BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – In Baguio City, the Philippines’ Summer Capital, front liners, including police officers, are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) at all times.
The city is known for the discipline of its citizens particularly in following mandated health protocols aimed at curbing the further spread of the coronavirus.
As seen in the photo, taken along the city’s main thoroughfare, Session Road which is closed to vehicular traffic on Sundays, police officers wear their PPEs with pride: face mask, face shield, hand gloves and g-string.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As part of its no-nonsense campaign to rid Metro Manila’s roads and highways from traffic obstruction, agents of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday arrested dozens of Filipino commuters for blocking a major thoroughfare (see photo).
Those arrested were released later after they argued with police that they weren’t blocking the road. They were blocking the sun.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – The controversial makeover of Manila Bay by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is nothing compared to what the agency did in Baguio City.
DENR has imported white sand/dolomite from Cebu and dumped it on part of the beach at Manila Bay. The move has elicited not just a few criticism from environmentalists as well as politicians and netizens.
In Baguio, DENR has replaced the murky water at the city’s Burnham Lake with water imported from the Pacific Ocean, and the result was amazing. The lake now sparkles with blue water, providing a scenic backdrop for the for-hire paddle boats that Burnham Park is famous for.
So far, there have been no complaints from Baguio residents.
The lake’s new look awaits tourists as the city begins to open up outside tourism later this month.