Category Archives: Human Interest

The Adobo Chronicles’ I.Q. Test

Do you know what your I.Q. test score is?  No problem! As a public service feature, The Adobo Chronicles is publishing this simple, do-it-at-home I.Q. test.  Share with your friends and loved ones.

Just fill in the blanks:


(Photos with official VP Seal courtesy of Leni Robredo’s Facebook page.)

SCORE GUIDE: 3 correct answers = Genius; 2 correct answers = Very Superior Intelligence; 1 correct answer = Superior Intelligence; 0 correct answer = well, we’d rather not say.


Philippine President Duterte Takes A Leave Of Absence

img_9471DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – There’s maternity leave, and paternity leave.  In the Philippines, there is also a lolo leave (grandfather leave.)

Today, President Duterte took a leave of absence, his first since assuming office last July, to visit his new-born grandson.

Duterte’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday, according to a photo posted by her husband, lawyer Mans Carpio, on Instagram.
Stonefish, the couple’s third child, was born at 12:56 p.m. Duterte was pregnant with triplets but lost two to miscarriage.

The proud lolo was seen all smiles as he visited the nursery.

It wasn’t clear whether the presidents’ leave of absence was with or without pay.

Knowing the president though, that lolo leave probably lasted just a couple of hours and he is now back at work.

Congratulations to the proud grandpa!

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.

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!