MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Commenting on the budget request from the Department of Agriculture for agricultural research, Senator Cynthia Villar urged the Government to utilize albularyos (folk, herb doctors) and manghuhulas (fortune tellers) instead.
During a recent Senate budget deliberation, Villar questioned the need to put more money into research, saying: “Bakit parang lahat ng inyong budget puro research? Baliw na baliw kayo sa research. Aanhin ninyo ba ‘yung research? (Why is your budget all about research? You’re crazy about research. Of what use is research to you?)
Speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, Villar said the government should utilize our indigenous experts more — the albularyos and manghuhulas — to help plan and implement government programs. “It literally costs just pennies,” she said.
Is a Nobel Prize in store for Villar in the field of science, medicine, economics or technology for her earth-shattering idea?
NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – On September 23, 2019, 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg addressed the assembled world leaders at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit held in New York City.
Accusing world leaders of stealing her dreams and her childhood by their inaction on climate change, she opened her speech to the General Assembly with an impassioned introduction, which was widely covered by the media.
Her speech was met with both praise and criticism, with some expressing doubt whether or not she wrote it herself.
Now it can be told. Speaking to The Adobo Chronicles, Thunberg said she was duped into reading the now controversial speech.
When they invited me to the summit, I was told I would simply be providing some entertainment by reading excerpts from the German fairy tale book, “Hansel and Gretel.”
Now you know!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros has made herself clear about the reinstatement of the death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines, saying it’s not a deterrent to crime. She is opposed to it.
But Hontiveros seems to have softened her stance.
This, after President Duterte signed the law creating the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA).
The lady Senator says that she will support the death penalty bill with a compromise proposal: instead of sending convicted criminals to the electric chair, “we should send them to space.”
Her idea is for death row inmates to acompany unmanned rocket ships that will be launched by the new space agency. “It will be a one-way trip to space for these crminals,” Hontiveros said. “It will be a kinder, gentler way of imposing the capital punishment.”