Category Archives: Health & Medicine

GMA News Report: New Covid-19 Variant Found In San Juan!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau)- GMA-7 News is reporting that a new, more transmissible Covid-19 variant has been discovered in San Juan City, Metro Manila.

The new variant has been named Francis Zamora, in honor of San Juan’s city mayor.

A GMA News reporter reporting live in San Juan was seen walking away from the scene seconds after news host Arnold Clavio confirmed the discovery. It was for fear of being exposed to the new variant.

At the same time co-host Susan Enriquez was also seen live on the set, covering her mouth because she wasn’t wearing a face mask.

Here is the full GMA-7 news report:

Philippine FDA Receives EUA Application From Mexican Vaccine!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines continues to expand its Covid-19 portfolio as more vaccine doses arrive from manufacturers from Asia and Western countries.

The Food and Drug. Administration just announced that it had received an application from a new vaccine manufacturer in Mexico which requires only one dose.

The vaccine, Corona Extra, has been proven safe and effective in clinical trials in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

A spokesperson for the vaccine manufacturer told The Adobo Chronicles that there have been no reported deaths as a result of inoculation with Corona Extra. It has been proven effective in fighting the coronavirus with just the right amount of alcohol content. There were only a few reported side effects, mostly nausea which resolves itself the next morning.

The FDA said that it is currently evaluating all the data submitted by the manufacturer and is expected to decide soon whether or not Corona Extra will be given Emergency Use Authorization in the Philippines.

This is a developing story.

A Case Of Mistaken Identity Or A Case Of Being ‘Shunga?’

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The self-proclaimed elitist U.P. law graduate Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon who calls her detractors ‘shunga’ (idiots), is getting a dose of her own vaccine.

In a recent Twitter post, she asked her followers where she could procure Covid-19 vaccine doses for her driver and staff knowing pretty well that buying or selling them is illegal under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) status.

One of those who called her out for her tweet was ABS-CBN executive Mark Lopez.

Right away, Guanzon, in a follow up tweet, called the ABS-CBN official ‘elitist rich boy’ and asked him to ‘shut up.’

EXCEPT that the Mark Lopez who criticized her was not the ABS-CBN top executive, but Mark Lopez, the DDS blogger and social media influencer.

A case of mistaken identity, or a case of being ‘shunga?’