QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Unless the courts step in to issue a restraining order, the MMDA plan to ban provincial buses and terminals on EDSA is set to kick in on June 1st.
Under the brilliant plan by luxury car-owning execs at MMDA, Metro Manila passengers going north like Baguio will have to hop on a city bus — luggage, bayong and Balikbayan box in tow —to Valenzuela City to take a provincial bus to Baguio.
Those going south like Bicol will have to take a city bus to Santa Rosa, Laguna to catch a provincial bus to their final destination.
Bicol, did you say?
Well, the country’s No. 1 (or is it No. 2?) Bicolana — Vice President Leni Robredo has thrown her 100% support for the MMDA plan.
”Sanay akong maghintay ng city bus along the highway, on my way to take the provincial bus to Naga, just like most people from the laylayan do,” she told The Adobo Chronicles.
Many will recall the viral photo of Robredo waiting to hail a bus from underneath an unnamed underpass in Metro Manila.
So she knows the drill, and has no problem whatsoever with the controversial MMDA plan.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Antonio Trillanes have had the luxury of traveling to other countries for speaking engagements and for personal reasons. But now, both face some challenges. Their Visas have been cancelled!
Unvetted sources tell The Adobo Chronicles that the Visa cards of Robredo and Trillanes, ending in xxxx1234 and xxxx6666, respectively, were compromised. Visa cancelled their credit cards to prevent further unauthorized or fraudulent use.
But no worries, both still have their MastetCard and American Express cards, so the traveling continues unabated.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles. Washington Bureau) – Former Philippine Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales was denied entry into Hong Kong by Chinese Immigration authorities for allegedly being a ‘security risk.’
Morales and former Foreign Affairs Sec. Albert Del Rosario have hauled Chinese President Xi Jinping to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity.
Morales then decided to fly to Washington, D.C. since she still had a valid visa to enter the U.S. of A.
Alas, Morales, by virtue of her Spanish-sounding surname, was again held in D.C. by Immigration officials on suspicion of being a Mexican trying to enter the U.S. illegally.
Donald Trump hates Mexicans and wants to bar them them from entering the U.S. via the land borders between the U.S. and Mexico (think Great Wall), or via air or ocean.
A spokesperson for Morales said that she and her vacationing family are on their way back to Manila, hoping they would be allowed re-entry into the Philippines.
Talk about double or triple jeopardy…