Category Archives: Human Interest

Adobo Chronicles’ Suggested ECQ Home Activities

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) –It’s been over 40 days since the government put in place an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) throughout the entire island of Luzon.

You’ve scrubbed all your pots and pans, your toilet is squeaky clean, your closet has been organized in a way it has never been before in your entire life. So what is left to do to while away the remaining hours and days of your home confinement?

In the interest of public service, The Adobo Chronicles is sharing this to-do list put together by our home and social experts to keep you from losing your otherwise elite composure, or your sanity during this period of ECQ:

  • Remember your collection of torn denim pants? They’ll probably go out of fashion when this Covid-19 crisis is over.  Patch them all up. It’ll lessen entry points for the virus.
  • While you’re at it, sew up all the holes in your pairs of socks.
  • Time to clean up the molds on your collection of shoes!
  • You may have missed cleaning the Last Supper painting and giant spoon and fork woodcarving hanging on your wall. Dust them up!
  • You’ve been receiving tons of Facebook friend request lately, haven’t you? Accept them all — common friend or no common friend — then go back and unfriend them one by one. Then repeat.
  • It’s time to delete all those embarrassing photos of yourself that you have posted on your Facebook page.
  • Now is a good time to check the expiry dates of the cans and cans of sardines, pork and beans, and soups in your cupboard. And don’t forget the cartons of orange juice and milk in your fridge!
  • Haven’t you had enough collection of empty cardboard and styrofoam boxes you saved from your takeout meals? You know what to do. And don’t forget your collection of used plastic spoons and forks.
  • You’ve had the plastic covering on your couch and dining chairs long enough. Discard them! They may be harboring unwanted viruses and bacteria!
  • How many jars of spare coins do you have sitting on top of your credenza? Roll them up by denomination and give them to the homeless.  They especially need them in this time of crisis.
  • When was the last time you gave your Shih Tzu a bath?

Do you have other suggested activities? Let us know in the comments section. We’re in this together. We heal as one!

Senator Risa Hontiveros Files POGIE Bill

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Sensing that her Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) bill is headed for failure, Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros filed a new proposal she is calling ‘POGIE.’

POGIE stands for Pet Orientation and Gender Identity Expression.

Hontiveros’ new bill, which is aimed at protecting the rights of animals, will prohibit veterinarians from indicating the gender of newly-born pets in their birth certificates.  The proposal prescribes for a waiting period of 3 years (that’s 21 in dog years) before a pet owner can have his or her animal’s gender indicated on the birth certificate.

In batting for the new bill, Hontiveros said the 3-year waiting period will allow pet owners to observe the sexual behaviour of their animal companions.  It will ensure that their pets will not be wrongfully assigned a gender at birth.

The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), a volunteer-based, non-government organization whose aim is to prevent animal cruelty, has thrown its 100% support for Hontiveros’ proposal.

 

A Tale Of Two Presidents: Duterte And PNoy

613F01B8-5EF5-4F37-A95F-D79DF6AABD60.jpegDAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte donated his house in Margarita Village along J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City to the House of Hope, a charity group providing temporary shelter to children with cancer.

House of Hope Foundation vice president Fatima-Inderah Disomimba said during Kapihan sa PIA Friday, February 15, that the property was transferred to them last January based on a deed of donation signed by the President.

In the past years, Duterte allowed the use of his three-bedroom house at Margarita Village for the House of Hope but at that time, the title to the property was still under his name.

The Davao Children’s Cancer Fund, Inc. (DCCFI), or the House of Hope (aka Kids of Hope), mainly operates using donations.

Meanwhile, former President NoyNoy Aquino set up a barricade in the perimeter of the Aquino family home on 25 Times Street in Quezon City.