Category Archives: Politics

Duterte Reveals Shortlist For New DSWD Secretary (UPDATED!)

IMG_3895.PNGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Now that the Commission on Appointments has rejected Judy Taguiwalo as Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), President Duterte has released his shortlist of possible appointees to the Cabinet post.

In keeping with the ‘grassroots’ qualities of Taguiwalo, Duterte’s list includes:

  • Mutya ng Masa and ABS-CBN reporter Doris Bigornia 
  • Tsinelas Queen Korina Sanchez 
  • Queen of All Media Kris Aquino
  • Wildflower’s Emilia Ardiente, Queen of Taray

Queen of Laylayan VP Leni Robredo was dropped from the list because she might just quit the Cabinet post again like she did when she was appointed Housing Czar by Duterte.


On Ninoy Aquino Day, A Traffic Nightmare on EDSA

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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It was meant to be a reprise of the thousands upon thousands of people who came out to Manila’s streets to mourn the murder of Senator Ninoy Aquino, as well as the millions who took to EDSA during the People Power Revolution that ousted the late Ferdinand E. Marcos.

The Liberal Party and the rest of the groups opposed to President Rodrigo Duterte had hoped to make this special holiday an opportunity to display Yellow power as a prequel to the ouster of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

And so it happened. EDSA was a virtual parking lot on this Ninoy Aquino Day, a traffic nightmare never before experienced by Metro Manila commuters.

No, it wasn’t because a million pro-Aquino and anti-Duterte people rallied at the EDSA monument.  Rather, it was because of heavy rains that marked the holiday.

NAIA To Be Renamed MIA Monday


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – On Monday, August 21, Filipinos observe a national holiday, Ninoy Aquino Day.

Highlight of the commemoration will be the renaming of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) back to its original name, Manila International Airport (MIA).

The International Pilots Association (IPA) hailed the move. It will now be much easier to say MIA than NAIA when communicating with the air control towers.