Category Archives: Law Enforcement

City-wide Hunger Strike Looms in Baguio

F112987A-C7FB-4E45-B424-1C39568186BBBAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Hundreds of thousands of Baguio City residents are threatening to on a hunger strike beginning on March 1 this year.

March 1 is the start of the implementation of a new city ordinance that prohibits fish vendors from cleaning and scaling the fish that they sell at the Baguio City Public Market.

The ordinance is supposed to address environmental and drainage problems caused by vendors offering this free service to their customers.

Most Baguio residents who rely on fresh fish for their daily meals are not happy and so they are orgnizing a city-wide hunger strike that will last until the city government repeals the new ordinance.

”I’ve never scaled or cleaned fish in my entire life,” says one Baguio resident. “It was so convenient for me that the fish vendors always do it for me.”

“This whole thing smells real fishy,” said another resident who goes to the market everyday to purchase fish for her family’s meals.

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Rappler Now A Blog

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler CEO Maria Ressa has all but given up hope that the courts will overturn the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) order revoking the online news source’s license as a media company.

The SEC decision was based on the Constitutional provision bannning foreign ownership of Philippine media.

So, in order to continue its mission of spreading fake news, Rappler has reconstituted as a blog and has taken on a news name (and logo) as BlogpleR.

Unliike media companies, blogs are not subject to ownership restrictions.

In the spirit of unity, Asec Mocha Uson has recommended that Ressa, Pia Ranada and others from the extinct Rappler be accredited as bloggers so that they can still be part of the  Malacañang Press Corps (MPC).

 

Philippines To Ship Luxury Car Scrap Metal To Canada

 

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Smuggled luxury cars, top; Canadian trash, bottom

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In 2013, a shipment from Canada arrived in the Port of Manila, disguised as recyclable plastics. But upon inspection by Customs, it was discovered that the 103 shipping containers had nothing but old wires, CDs, used plastic cups and soiled adult diapers. 

The Philippines wanted to ship back the trash but Canada has consistently rejected the idea.

Forward to 2018.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte presided over the crushing of dozens of smuggled luxury cars as a clear message that his government will not tolerate any form of illegal shipment.

In an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that Duterte has instructed the Bureau of Customs to ship the scrap metal from the crushed luxury cars to Canada. Roque said that it was Duterte’s answer to the Canadian trash shipment of 2013.

Now it’s even, but Duterte’s move was described by many as more classy: BMW, Mercedes, Lexus and Lamborghini scrap metal vs. soiled adult diapers.