Cavite City, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Esquire magazine is reporting that nothing’s better than free lechon to motivate Caviteños to stay at home. Or brandy. Fundador.
In the Cavite municipality of Alfonso, Mayor Randy Salamat is encouraging his constituents to stay at home by offering up a reward of 10 lechon to the barangay with zero or the least number of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) violators.
Alfonso’s “Best in Lechon” contest will start on April 27 and end on May 15. According to Salamat, the 10 pieces of lechon will be donated by two Alfonso citizens, Ysrael Landico and Dodo Credo.
Not to be outdone, the mayor of an unnamed nearby town is offering a case of Fundador brandy to the barangay with zero ECQ violators.
Anything to keep Filipinos indoors amid the threat of Covid-19.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – While members of the Philippine Senate and their staff have been scrambling to get tested for COVID-19 due to their interaction with someone who tested positive for it, incarcerated Senator Leila de Lima is exempted.
One Senator, Migz Zubiri recently revealed he had tested positive for the coronavirus while his colleagues have gone into self-quarantine.
De Lima’s exemption was at her own request, In a handwritten note, she said there was no need for her to get tested because she had been in quarantine for 3 years now — in jail.
Makes sense. Except in the event that one of her jail guards or police escorts turns out to be a carrier of the dreaded virus!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The recently-declared Enhanced Community Quarantine for the entire Luzon island due to the threat of further spread of COVID-19 or the corononavirus has its pros and cons.
But let’s focus on the pros, particularly the huge money savings for Filipinos in the areas under quarantine because of the temporary closure or suspension of businesses. Here’s a partial list:
- POGOs are suspended
- LOTTO is suspended
- SOGOs are closed
- Beer houses are closed
- Massage parlors are closed
- Retail shops at Malls are closed
- Starbucks is closed, except for take-outs
- McDonald’s is closed, except for take-outs
- Jollibee is closed, except for take-outs
- Government offices , except for those in charge of essential service are closed, and that means savings on bribes.
Be safe, everyone!