DAVAO 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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Watch your language. This is the gist of an animal rights group’s advice to people.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) now says that the phrase, ‘bring home the bacon’ is quite offensive to pigs.
But it’s not only pigs that get hurt from human expressions. Worms, horses, birds and bulls as well.
So, PETA has come up with suggestions on how humans can tone down their offensive rhetoric agains animals (see chart).
Meanwhile, The Adobo Chronicles also came up with suggested language that can be substituted when talking about human beings — men, women, children, homosexuals and persons with disabilities:
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – The controversial footbridge along EDSA in Kamuning, Quezon City, is set to be inaugurated sometime this December.
The bridge, which some netizens are calling “skyway to heaven,” is a project of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and is widely criticized for its unusual height. MMDA has acknowledged that the footbridge is too steep for seniors and persons with disabilities but that it was meant to deter pedestrians from illegally crossing EDSA.
The Adobo Chronicles has learned that Senator Franklin Drilon and celebrity activist Juana Change, a.k.a. Mae Paner will be the special guests of honor during the inaugural program. The duo will cut the ceremonial ribbon at the foot of one end of the bridge then climb up and down the bridge to the other end. They will repeat the process and cross over back to where they started.
The program is scheduled for 12 Noon.
MMDA says it is expecting a huge crowd eager to witness Drilon and Paner demonstrate the health benefits of the footbridge.