Category Archives: Politics

Adobo Chronicles Self-Quarantines, Hit By Different Kind Of Virus

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Like most everyone else in the Philippines, the United States and many countries in the world, we at The Adobo Chronicles have also been quarantined, but for a very different kind of reason, a different virus that has hit us and hit us hard.  And it is very contagious.  No amount of handwashing, sanitizing,  social distancing or wearing of PPE will protect people, certainly not us.

Scientists have no name for it, but we’re calling it the Toxicity virus.

It’s very toxic and it manifests itself among politicians, the news media, social bloggers and among ordinary citizens.

Symptoms include:

  • Politicians’ disregard for the safety of other people, despite very clear and specific rules that they ought to follow but choose to ignore under the guise of humanitarian reasons. In reality, their actions show some utter lack of brain cells.
  • Speaking of the lack of brain cells, the virus also lingers among supposed leaders who have used crisis situations to self-promote their political ambitions while creating noise, being opposed to almost everything just for the sake of trying to be relevant and to survive their all but dead careers.
  • Members of the news and social media trying hard to assume professions and roles that they don’t have any clues about — professions like lawyers, virologists, scientists, medical professionals, economists, statisticians.
  • Doomsday-saying and rumor-mongering, evident in people who take pleasure in faking the news to sow fear in an already panicked population.
  • Post-sharing of anything that comes across social media, regardless of the ridiculousness and stupidity of the content being shared.  Hell, the more clicks, the more likes, the more re-shares, the better – VIRAL in the true sense of the word.
  • Over-eagerness, as manifested in the way rules are being enforced on the local level and down the chain of command. The desire to outdo rules already put in place on the national level. It is especially common among good-for-nothing, power-hungry, pseudo-leaders.
  • The unintelligible urge to defend individual rights even if these rights trample on the greater good of the greater number of people.

Our staff at The Adobo Chronicles have all been tested for this Toxicity virus. We’re positive and we have imposed self-quarantine for all. Indefinitely.

We haven’t manifested any of the above symptoms but we’re devasted by them.

See you all on the other side.

 

 

 

 

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Senator Leila De Lima Exempted From COVID-19 Testing

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!

Why Pete Buttigieg Dropped Out Of U.S. Presidential Race

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (The Adobo Chronicles, Indianapolis Bureau) – Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg ended his extraordinary presidential campaign on Sunday night, just hours before the Super Tuesday primaries.

After privately informing donors, staff, and key supporters, the 38 year-old Democrat addressed a rally in his hometown, saying that in the wake of Saturday’s South Carolina primary, his path to the nomination had “narrowed to a close for our candidacy, if not our cause.” Fresh-faced and articulate, he emphasized themes of hope, inclusion, and change. 

In speaking with The Adobo Chronicles after the rally, Buttigieg said that the main reason for his dropping out was not because he thought an openly-gay candidate cannot win the U.S. presidential election  Rather, he said it would be almost impossible for him to win because voters could hardly spell or pronounce his name.

Good point!