Category Archives: Human Interest


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – She is done saluting the Jose Rizal Monument in Luneta. Been there. Done that. This year, in observance of the national hero’s day, Vice President Leni Robredo is doing something different.

Sources close to the Office of the Vice President tell The Adobo Chronicles that on December 30, Robredo will go on Facebook Live and reenact scenes from Rizal’s ‘Noli Me Tangere,’ particularly the role of Sisa.

In Rizal’s novel, Sisa, unable to stand up to her abusive husband, and later the Guardia Civil, went from one traumatic event to another, causing her to eventually lose her sanity due to the mental burden. This insanity manifested in her wandering around San Diego, calling out her children’s names, and singing songs out of nowhere.

Robredo’s co-host of her weekly radio show, Ka Ely, said that the VP is perfect for the role. Playing an insane woman is not an easy chore, he said. “But all Leni needs to do is to act as her crazy herself.”


LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Legazpi Bureau) – There have been many sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) all over the world, but nothing compares to yesterday’s sighting in the Philippines.

A rare cloud hat resembling a “salakot” was spotted at the peak of Mayon Volcano on Thursday afternoon. The volcano is famous for its perfect cone.

Netizen John Cidric Santillan was able to capture the rare and special sight from Rawis, Legazpi City.

The Philippine government has sought the assistance of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to investigate the sighting.

Meanwhile, the government is asking Filipinos to report any encounters with alien-looking creatures in Legazpi City and the province of Albay.

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!