Category Archives: History

Huge EDSA Rally Planned On First Anniversary of Philippine ECQ!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – A non-partisan coalition of groups has announced that on March 17, it will hold a huge mass rally on EDSA (site of the historic gathering that led to the ouster of then President Ferdinand E. Marcos), to commemorate the first anniversary of the Philippines’ Enhanced Community Quarantine, or ECQ.

The ECQ was first imposed in all of Luzon island and subsequently across the country by President Rodrigo Duterte to mark the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, Filipinos were banned from leaving their homes, going to malls and churches, and forbidden to travel. There were also many localized lockdowns and a host of restrictions and innovative health protocols that boggled people’s minds.

The national government’s Covid-19 policy-making body, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has surprisingly issued a blanket permit for Monday’s mass rally, provided that participants adhere to these rules:

  1. Wearing of face masks
  2. Wearing of face shields
  3. No texting or talking on cell phones
  4. No public display of affection (holding hands, kissing, hugging)
  5. No conversations or laughter
  6. Above all: strict observance of physical distancing. Health Secretary Francisco Duque will be in attendance at the rally with his tape measure to ensure adherence to the one-meter rule.

Donald Trump Added To Mount Rushmore Presidents Monument

KEYSTONE, South Dakota (The Adobo Chronicles, South Dakota Bureau) – Just in time for the commemoration of Presidents’ Day, a new addition to the Mount Rushmore Presidential Monument has been unveiled.

Visitors to the national landmark in Keystone, South Dakota will see the addition of Donald Trump to the carved images of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

It’s a project that was started soon after Trump assumed the Presidency in 2016. It wasn’t supposed to be finished until 2024 after Trump finishes his second term. Alas, that second term never came to fruition, so the project was accelerated in time for this year’s Presidents’ Day commemoration.

Robredo To Filipinos: We’ll Survive 8 Years of The Covid Pandemic

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City) – Philippines’ Vice President Leni Robredo said today that Filipinos will easily survive 8 years of the coronavirus pandemic without any problems.

Citing the fact that Filipinos survived 8 years of World War II, she said that “there is no reason for us not to weather up to 8 years of Covid-19, as long as we strictly follow health protocols.”

Earlier, Robredo, in her weekly radio program, talked about the country being in the worst Gross National Product (GDP) today since the war that lasted till 1947, contrary to historical accounts that WW II lasted from 1939 to 1945, or just 6 years.