Category Archives: Travel

ADOBO CHRONICLES EXCLUSIVE: VP Leni Robredo’s Expenses For L.A. Trip

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LOS ANGELES, California (Exclusive to The Adobo Chronicles) – Last week, Rappler’s star reporter Pia Rañada exposed the cost of President Rodrigo Duterte’s foreign trips which ran into millions.  The Rappler “exclusive” however failed to report on the trillions for the country that were the direct result of the presidential trips.

Now, our star reporter, Pol Pinoy, has an exclusive for The Adobo Chronicles.

We wanted to avail of actual numbers from the Office of the Vice President (OVP) for this report, but despite the Freedom of Information (FOI) act, Leni Robredo and her social media staff have consistently denied requests for data from the news media.

So, Pol Pinoy painstakingly resorted to true-to-life estimates on the total cost of Robredo’s travel to Los Angeles, California, to grace a symphony event.

Please note that these numbers are mere estimates and have not been audited by the Philippines’ Commission on Audit (COA).

Meanwhile, the OVP continues to appeal for donations to help with the relief and rehabilitation of the victims of the terrorist siege in Marawi.  Please contact OVP on how you can send them your hard-earned money to help boost Robredo’s image.

IMG_2304.PNGAs for what Robredo is bringing back to the Philippines from this trip, this is it, a self-portrait, a gift from the event organizers:

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MRT Mystery: Stations Are Packed But Trains Are Empty!

IMG_2213MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Metro 🚋 Manila’s Railway Transit System is no stranger to criticism, scandal and the constant ire of the commuting public, all because of long queues to reach the ticket booths and train platform, delays, technical problems and safety issues.

But the MRT management is puzzled by a phenomenon that appears to have begun on June 12, Independence Day.

There are still long queues and the stations along the entire stretch of EDSA are jampacked.  But each passing train is practically empty, and commuters are not fighting their way to get on board as is normally the case.

It took an investigative team from The Adobo Chronicles to help solve the mystery.  We interviewed hundreds of commuters at various MRT stations.

We finally found the answer MRT officials were looking for:

Starting last June 12, the government started offering free wi-fi service at the train stations along EDSA. Since then, commuters have been availing of the free service to check their social media accounts, send texts to their friends and family, and browse the Internet — all without using up their pre-paid data.

It’s a service that tech savvy Filipinos are quite thankful for, and for all good reason!

 

 

 

Philippine Government Inaugurates Free Wi-Fi Service For Filipinos

IMG_2143MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As a fitting celebration of the Philippines’ Independence Day, the government tody inaugurated its free wi-fi service for Filipinos, starting with the entire stretch of EDSA, Metro Manila’s main thoroughfare.

The always reliable GMA News is also reporting that when completed, the project — a campaign promise by President Rodrigo Duterte — will extend all the way to Cuba!

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