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Risa Hontiveros Calls For Senate Hearing On Missing PhilHealth Funds

59C45AAC-3CE5-40D0-A073-0FAC780014C9MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Senators are having so much fun with investigative hearings “in aid of legislation.” The hearings not only provide them the opportunity to have their few minutes of fame.  It also helps distract from the fact that they are part of a do-nothing Senate.

Risa Hontiveros is one Senator who basks in the pleasure of Senate hearings, whether it’s about ‘fake news,” illegal drugs or whatever.

So today, she called for a Senate hearing on the alleged missing PhilHealth Funds amounting to P1.7 billion, during the time that she was connected with the health insurance agency.

For starters, she had summoned herself to be one of the resource persons for the hearing.

Very Sunset Boulevard: ”Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up”



In Its News Headline, Rappler Uses Wrong Philippine Air Lines (PAL) Logo

80643F97-17C4-4A01-91D1-CD3149A73618MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Remember when the Phlippine News Agency (PNA) used the wrong logo of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for  its news story?

Yes, that was the news story that used the logo of Dole, the pineapple company, instead of that of the government agency.

Well, this time it was Rappler that made a booboo.

In its headline story about Philippine Airlines (PAL) paying up on the billions its owed the government, Rappler used the wrong logo.  It used that of the U.S.-based online payment company, PayPal.

But at least, Rappler conveyed the correct message that PAL paid.