MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Malacañang on Friday downplayed China’s naming of five underwater features in the Benham Rise, comparing them to food that have Chinese names but are widely enjoyed by Filipinos.
“Wag natin palakihin yung issue na nagbigay ng pangalan yung Tsina dun sa mga underwater features na yan,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.
“Marami naman talagang pangalan na binigay ang tsina no. Siopao, siomai, ampao, pechay, hototay. Pero lahat naman po yan, eh hindi ibig sabihin na sila’y nang-aangkin,” he added.
Nevertheless, in order to address the concerns of critics, Roque said that President Duterte has ordered the renaming of the five features to Adobo, Pancit, Kare-Kare, Sinigang, and Pinakbet.
All‘s well that ends well.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines. (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Year after year, event after event, the number of people attending pro-Aquino and anti-Duterte protest rallies has been diminishing. This is a source of major, major disappointment for protest organizers who want to see massive crowds at these events.
Sunday, February 25 marks yet another anniversary of the EDSA People Power that toppled the regime of Ferdinand E. Marcos. Yet again, organizers have been very worried that only a few hundred people will show up.
So, in an effort to save face and to give the illusion that their anti-Duterte stance is alive and kicking, organizers have decided to move this year’s protest venue to Baguio City.
February 25 happens to be the day of the major street parade that is the culminating highlight of the month-long celebration of the city’s Panagbenga Flower Festival. More than half a million people are expected to attend.
Organizers are encouraging anti-Duterte and Yellow minions to go up to Baguio to attend the February 25 celebration.
”We will be taking aerial photos of our protest along Session Road, Baguio’s main thoroughfare. It will be an awesome display of people power,” they said.
Protest attendees are asked to bring a yellow-colored flower to the event — from sunflower to yellow rose. “Let’s paint the town yellow,” they added.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (The Adobo Chronicles, Seoul Bureau) – Hundreds of hungry athletes and visitors to the Winter Olympics have been contacting The Adobo Chronicles asking where in PyeongChang they can find a P.F. Chang’s.
The calls started coming in after ABC News aired a segment titled P.F. Chang 2018. Little did viewers realize it was a satirical piece on the Winter Olympics.
P.F. Chang’s is an Asian restaurant concept founded on making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. Created in 1993 by Philip Chiang and Paul Fleming, P.F. Chang’s is the first multi-unit restaurant concept in the U.S. to honor and celebrate the 2,000-year-old tradition of wok cooking as the center of the guest experience. Since inception, P.F. Chang’s chefs have been hand-rolling dim sum, hand chopping and slicing all vegetables and meats, scratch cooking every sauce and wok-cooking each dish, every day in every restaurant. P.F. Chang’s new Farm to Wok® menu highlights its wholesome, scratch-cooking approach and introduces new dishes and drinks for lunch, happy hour and dinner. Today, P.F. Chang’s has 210+ U.S. restaurants, including airport locations, plus 66 international locations in more than 19 countries across the globe.
Unfortunately, there is no P.F. Chang’s in PyeongChang.
But here’s good news.
There are several P.F. Chang’s locations in South Korea, if you’re willing to make that extra trip out of PyeongChang.