Category Archives: Health & Medicine

VP Robredo Can’t Be Compelled To Release IQ Score — Supreme Court

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Voting 13 to 2, the Philippine Supreme Court today voted to junk a petition seeking for the release of President Rodrigo Duterte’s health records.

In a majority ruling jointly penned by the 13 justices, the high court said that the President, given previous public admission of health issues he has been having, cannot be compelled to release his otherwise confidential health records.

In making an obvious point to support its ruling, the court said that “in the same way, we cannot, by law, compel Vice President Leni Robredo to publicly release her IQ score, despite many claims on social media that she seems to be lacking in the intelligence category.”

Kudos to the Supreme Court for affirming every Filipino’s right to privacy and confidentiality!

ABS-CBN To Enter Into ‘Katol’ Business

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Resilience and ingenuity are traits that Filipinos are known for and they’re evident especially in the business world.

Just hours after it was forced to go off the air due to the expiration of its broadcasting franchise, ABS-CBN announced it would enter into the katol business.

For the unfamiliar, katol is the self-burning coil popular in the Philippines, used to keep mosquitoes away.

A spokesperson for ABS-CBN told The Adobo Chronicles that the former network sees great potential in katol as prevention for mosquito-borne diseases like dengue.  It also foresees the product’s potential in fighting off the spread of viruses, including Covid-19.

“What we’re happy about,” the spokesperson said, “is that we don’t have to reinvent our company logo since what we have now pretty much resembles the katol. We just need to make some adjustments in our logo’s colors.”


GMA News: Covid-19 Swab Testing Goes Online!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) –  GMA News is reporting that swab testing for Covid-19 can now be done online. 

The good news came during a GMA News interview witn an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DWPH) who said the Philippines would now be able to conduct 31,600 coronavirus tests per day by next week.

It wasn’t clear from the report whether it would be DWPH or DOH that would be conducting the testing.

Regardless, the online testing will be in keeping with the country’s Covid-19 guidelines of social distancing — your nose swabbed from the comfort of your home via computer!