Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Duterte, Trump Sign ABS-CBN Online Petition

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – An online petition calling for the renewal of the broadcasting franchise of ABS-CBN has garnered more than one million signatures!

Launched by the employees of the network, recently shutdown by the National Telecommunications Commission due to the expiration of its franchise, the petition appeals to members of the House of Representatives for the “immediate discussion and passing of the renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise.”

No less than Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. President Donald Trump have signed the petition.

Supporters and sympathizers of the network may sign the petition by logging on to  They can vote as many times as they want, even if they are robots.


Community Quarantine Made Simple

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  Many Filipinos have complained of the confusion brought about by their government’s levels and guidelines on community quarantine as part of the fight against Covid-19.

Not even Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque or Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar could come up with a (actress) Kim Chiu-type explanation of ECQ, MECQ, GCQ or MGCQ.

In the interest of public service, The Adobo Chronicles has come up with a simpler infographic that translates the various community quarantine levels into color codes.

We apologize to our non-Tagalog speaking readers, but an English translation of the quarantine guidelines is not currently available.  But seek the help of a Filipino near you.

VP Robredo Can’t Be Compelled To Release IQ Score — Supreme Court

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Voting 13 to 2, the Philippine Supreme Court today voted to junk a petition seeking for the release of President Rodrigo Duterte’s health records.

In a majority ruling jointly penned by the 13 justices, the high court said that the President, given previous public admission of health issues he has been having, cannot be compelled to release his otherwise confidential health records.

In making an obvious point to support its ruling, the court said that “in the same way, we cannot, by law, compel Vice President Leni Robredo to publicly release her IQ score, despite many claims on social media that she seems to be lacking in the intelligence category.”

Kudos to the Supreme Court for affirming every Filipino’s right to privacy and confidentiality!