Category Archives: History

Raissa Robles Releases New Book On Martial Law

IMG_1610.PNGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s been years in the making, and now blogger (a.k.a. investigative journalist) Raissa Robles is finally releasing the sequel to her book, “Marcos Martial Law: Never Again.”

Shortly after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law in Mindanao Tuesday night following the terrorist siege of Marawi City, Robles started shipping out her new masterpiece titled “Martial Law: Together Again.”

Copies of the new book have been gathering dust in her garage for quite some time now and she can only breathe a sigh of relief that she can finally recoup her investment.

Congratulations, Raissa!

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40 Years Of Duterte Presidency Is Enough — Rep. Alejano

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Alejano (Photo credit: Sun Star)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Unbeknownst to Filipinos, Rodrigo Roa Duterte has been president of the Philippines 🇵🇭 for 40 years now. This, according to  Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano. Yes, the same Alejano who last month filed an impeachment complaint accusing Duterte of dereliction of duty in refusing to assert the country’s sovereign rights over Benham Rise and Panatag Shoal.

Alejano on Friday ridiculed the president’s pronouncement to send troops to unoccupied South China Sea islands and reefs claimed by the Philippines, saying nothing was left to grab in those disputed waters.

“Mr. President, you’re 40 years too late,” the Congressman said, “it’s time for you to step down.”

That’s right, Duterte should have done this when he first assumed the presidency 40 years ago.

Climate Change: As Temperature Dips To Record Levels, Baguio’s Plants Start Acting Weird

img_9214BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – The cold spell in the city is now on its down trend after the mercury level dropped to a chilly 7.3 degrees Celsius Wednesday morning which is now the fourth lowest temperature in the history of the Philippines’ undisputed Summer Capital.

From the 8 degrees Celsius lowest temperature recorded by the local office of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Tuesday morning, the mercury level further dropped opening the floodgates of the occurrence of frost in highly elevated areas in Benguet and Mountain Province that pose a serious threat to the growth of semi-temperate vegetables that are on their vegetative and flowering stages.

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Baguio freezes

As residents and tourists bundled up, the city’s most popular produce started acting up in the weirdest of ways.

Carrots embraced each other, strawberries turned purple or violet and became iced fruit candies, broccoli flowers have sprouted like cactus plants, and eggplants are mimicking penguins.

All because of climate change.

Will Baguio’s experience finally convince non-believers? Someone please share this with Donald Trump!