Category Archives: International

Philippine Government Cracks Down On Fake Rice

IMG_2360QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Filipino consumers have been very worried about rumors of fake rice being sold in the market. The fake rice reportedly consists of plastic and other synthetic materials.

The National Food Authority (NFA) has sent investigative teams to public markets across the country to make sure that rice retailers are not selling fake rice.

Today, the NFA issued a public service announcement — in partnership with The Adobo Chronicles — that would help consumers in detecting fake rice being sold in the market.

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Senator Trillanes Wants A Repeat Interview With BBC

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Voltes V — L-R: Trillanes, Pangilinan, Drilon, Hontiveros, Aquino

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – With his background as a soldier, Senator Antonio Trillanes is not taking the criticism about his interview on BBC sitting down. He’s fighting!

Those who watched the Trillanes’ live interview with BBC’s Stephen Sackur know that the senator was reduced to pieces as the British talk show host pulverized his every comment and response to questions.

Today, Trillanes demanded that he be given a second opportunity for a live interview with Sackur. After all, Pia Wurtzbach had several attempts before she finally became Miss Philippines, and eventually Miss Universe.

Only this time, Trillanes wants all of the Voltes V Senators present during the live interview.

The Voltes V includes Senators Kiko Pangilinan, Risa Hontiveros, Franklin Drilon and Bam Aquino.

Like a true soldier, Trillanes knows to request for backup when he needs it!

BBC has not responded to Trillanes’ challenge.

Senator Trillanes Goes On A Hunger Strike To Pressure ICC To File Case Against Duterte

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Alejano, left, and Trillanes in The Hague

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – During Senator Antonio Trillanes’ interview with the BBC, he expressed confidence that the International Criminal Court (ICC) will act favorably on his complaint that accused Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for crimes against humanity.

Trillanes, along with Representative Gary Alejano, personally traveled to The Hague in The Netherlands to submit the letter-complaint to the ICC.  Both lawmakers asked the international court to file a case against Duterte for the alleged extrajudicial killings committed by the former mayor of Davao City.

To pressure the ICC to act on his complaint, Trillanes today announced that he was going to stage a hunger strike that will last until the court convicts Duterte.  But instead of going all the way with his huger strike, the former member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines said he will, instead, just totally avoid eating rice.

Trillanes, who is known to be an advocate for unlimited rice (UNLI), has been called “sundalong kanin” by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre.

“Sundalong kanin” literally translates to “rice soldier,” and describes a soldier who is rendered useless.”

Upon hearing Trillanes’s plan for a hunger strike, Senator Cynthia Villar expressed her full support for her fellow  senator.  Villar had earlier proposed to ban the practice by Philippine restaurants of serving unlimited rice as part of their menu. She proposed this ban as a way for the country to attain rice self-sufficiency.