Category Archives: Science and Environment

President Duterte Appoints Raissa Robles New Flooding Czar!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Proving once again that his policies and actions are dictated by science and not by politics, President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed one of his critics to a top Cabinet-level position.

Self-proclaimed investigative journalist-turned-hydrologist Raissa Robles is the Administration’s new Flooding Czar.

Duterte was impressed by Robles expert analysis regarding flooding in Metro Manila.

In her latest tweets, Robles blamed the Dolomite Beach at Manila Bay for the extensive flooding going in the metropolis.

To back her credentials and expertise, Robles said she has been covering flooding in Metro Manila and Central Luzon since 1984. Such an impressive resumé!

Raissa Robles Blames Dolomite Beach, Central Luzon For Metro Manila Flooding!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Self-proclaimed investigative journalist Raissa Robles, who along with her husband once called The Adobo Chronicles “Abobo Chronicles,” has a new professional career — that of hydrologist!

In a tweet, Robles blamed Manila Bay’s dolomite beach and the entire Central Luzon for the flooding in Metro Manila.

Her credentials? She has been covering Metro flooding since 1984.

We recommend that President Rodrigo Duterte appoint her as the new Science and Environmental Czar for the Administration!

New Cockroach Variant Discovered In The Philippines!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Critics of Rodrigo Duterte have accused the President’s administration of always being late in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, whether it be the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines or identifying new variants of the deadly virus.

But thanks to Filipino scientists, the Duterte administration can claim the Philippines to be the first among all nations to discover a new strain of the cockroach.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in today’s press briefing unveiled the first photo of the newly-discovered cockroach variant. Many believe that the mutation was most likely inspired by the Filipinos’ penchant for designer bags, particularly the Gucci brand.

Vice President Leni Robredo, who herself fancies Gucci and other designer brands, has yet to issue a statement on the new discovery.