Category Archives: Travel

Kris Aquino: My Father Died For Japan

TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles, Tokyo Bureau) – Kris Aquino came to the defense of his father Ninoy in a scathing Facebook and Instagram message directly addressed to PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson.

Aquino was protesting Uson’s posting of a video showing Ninoy being kissed by two women.  It was Uson’s way of criticizing those who have made a big deal about President Rodrigo Duterte kissing a member of the audience on the lips during a meeting with the Filipino community in South Korea.

In her message, Aquino said that his father was a hero and that he died for THIS country

Aquino was in Japan when she made that statement.

 

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Manila Goes 100% Airconditioned!

9898AF70-066A-4878-BFB7-A0EA496726A1MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – May is the hottest month in Manila with an average temperature of 85°F (30°C).  

Thanks to airconditioned taxis and buses, commuteres can comfortably go from one point to another without having to bear extreme heat.

But majority of the population commute by jeepney, those open, military-style, King-of-the-Road mode of transportation.

Leave it to Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada who has implemented a unique program that makes commute within the city 100% airconditioned.  Yes, jeepneys included.

(See photo)

 

DFA Cancels Passports of Leftist Solons Opposed To National ID System

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L-R: Brosas, Zarate, Elago

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leftist members of Congress say that the proposed National ID law “infringes on people’s right to privacy.”

“This is an infringement of our right to privacy, right against surveillance and other forms of civil rights. That is why we are opposing this national ID system,” Gabriel Rep. Arlene Brosas said.

“That is additional ammunition for the Duterte administration that is wont to silence, harass and criminalize those who oppose its policies. They can use this for intensified surveillance,” Kabataan Rep. Sarah Elago said.

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate also suggested that the ID system could make Filipinos vulnerable to data breach.

“We know there are several breaches of information these days and it is also a big concern that the system will be operated by a foreign company, Unisys,” he said.

“It is not far-fetched that our data can be hacked and used for criminal or commercial purposes,” he added.

One thing good about this Administration is that when you complain, it listens and makes an effort to resolve your problem or issue.

So today, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) revoked the Philippine passports of Brosas, Elago and Zarate, saying that it respects the privacy of these solons.

”Applying for a passport means you have to freely divulge personal and private information and we’d like to respect the solons’ privacy by revoking their passports.,” DFA Secretary Alan Cayetano told The Adobo Chronicles.

Problem solved!