Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Philippine lawmakers headed by Senator Tito Sotto III are seeking to revive the death penalty, following an alarming increase of heinous crimes in the country.
Previously, Republic Act 7659 provided for the imposition of capital punishment for certain serious crimes like murder, treason, kidnapping and rape. The death penalty was abolished in 2006 by Congress with the approval of then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
So, what made the lawmakers change their minds?
The lawmakers saw a video on ONN, reporting that the U.S. State of Ohio has instituted a new way of executing death row inmates, replacing the often controversial lethal injection. Ohio now uses a high-tech, robotic beheader that is considered more humane, comfortable, smooth, hygienic and quick.
In his proposed bill, Sotto said that the death penalty will be restored only on the condition that the Philippine government purchase several of the robotic beheaders from Ohio.
Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – In the U.S., the Helmet Law means bike and motorcycle riders are required to wear helmets to prevent head injuries in accidents. In the Philippines, it means riders must take them off!
House Bill No. 4438, or the Helmet Ban Bill, will allow local government units in the Philippines to ban the use of helmets in their respective jurisdictions. Bill author Celso Lobregat, representative from the province of Zamboanga, said that his measure is intended to curb crimes perpetrated by criminals riding-in-tandem (two to a motorcycle).
There has been a recent spate of incidents in which helmeted motorcycle riders snatch bags and purses from pedestrians.
“It is an easy choice for us,” Lobregat said, “we’d rather protect the purses and bags of pedestrians than the lives of motorcycle riders. If they happen not to be criminals and figure in injury or fatal accidents, then so be it.”
An investigative report by The Adobo Chronicles shows that Lobregat himself was involved in a motorcycle accident when he was a teenager. He wasn’t wearing a helmet and suffered serious injurious to his skull and brain.
Could there be a connection between the lawmaker’s accident and his idiotic bill?
Hollywood, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – First, she revealed that she had eye surgery so that she would look less Asian to land an on-air TV job. Then she recently announced on her TV show that her grandfather was a polygamist.
‘Big Brother’ host Julie Chen has all the trimmings of a TV personality that would do everything to keep her ratings at the optimum level. And it seems to be working.
So what’s next?
Investigative reports from TMZ and People magazine may have uncovered what appeared like a three-year strategic plan prepared by her publicist in which her next major announcement would be that she is a transgender woman. It may seem to answer one of frequently asked questions about her low, baritone voice.
The Adobo Chronicles could not independently confirm the reports.