Category Archives: Human Interest

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!


The Kings And Queens Of The Philippines


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Now that ‘Sunday Beauty Queen’ has been named best picture of the Metro Manila Film Festival, it’s time to name the Kings and Queens of the Philippines, based on their impact on the events of 2016.

President Duterte:    Mura King

President Duterte: Pu King (short for P*tang *na)

Senator Leila de Lima: Dakdak Queen

Vice President Robredo: Dakdak Queen II

Vice President Robredo: Long Distance Queen

General Bato: King Tokhang

Senator Trillanes: Bu King

Mocha Uson: Blog Queen

Cynthia Patag: Laos Queen (not the country)

Raissa Robles: Reklamo Queen

Sass Rogando Sassot: Pisass (Pizzazz) Queen

Kris Aquino, retired: Queen of No Media

Ferdinand E. Marcos: Libing King

Yellow Forces, Coalition Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang (CARMM), Black Friday Movement:  Hukay Kings and Queens

Renato Reyes (Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Secretary General): Rally King

Former President Fidel Ramos: King Kingan

Loida Nicolas-Lewis: Di Maka Move-on Queen

Loida Nicolas-Lewis: Long Distance Queen II

Korina Sanchez: Atraso Queen  (wait lang kayo, ha)

Former President NoyNoy Aquino: King Inangyan

Mar Roxas: King Inangyan II

Did we miss anyone?  Please add them in the comments section.

Happy New Year, all ye Kings and Queens!

Singapore Names Orchid In Honor Of Philippines Senator Leila De Lima

IMG_7621.PNGSINGAPORE (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Just moments after it announced it was naming a new orchid plant species to honor Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the government of Singapore said it was similarly honoring Duterte critic Senator Leila De Lima.

Duterte is in Singapore for an official state visit.

The new orchid will be named Dendribium Rodrigo Roa Duterte 

The lady senator’s orchid will be named Delima Delirium.