On Ninoy Aquino Day, A Traffic Nightmare on EDSA

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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It was meant to be a reprise of the thousands upon thousands of people who came out to Manila’s streets to mourn the murder of Senator Ninoy Aquino, as well as the millions who took to EDSA during the People Power Revolution that ousted the late Ferdinand E. Marcos.

The Liberal Party and the rest of the groups opposed to President Rodrigo Duterte had hoped to make this special holiday an opportunity to display Yellow power as a prequel to the ouster of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

And so it happened. EDSA was a virtual parking lot on this Ninoy Aquino Day, a traffic nightmare never before experienced by Metro Manila commuters.

No, it wasn’t because a million pro-Aquino and anti-Duterte people rallied at the EDSA monument.  Rather, it was because of heavy rains that marked the holiday.

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NAIA To Be Renamed MIA Monday

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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – On Monday, August 21, Filipinos observe a national holiday, Ninoy Aquino Day.

Highlight of the commemoration will be the renaming of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) back to its original name, Manila International Airport (MIA).

The International Pilots Association (IPA) hailed the move. It will now be much easier to say MIA than NAIA when communicating with the air control towers.

Rappler’s Pia Ranada Appointed Assistant Secretary of PCOO

IMG_3768.JPGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Yesterday, The Adobo Chronicles reported that Rappler CEO Maria Ressa fired star reporter Pia Ranada after the latter wrote a story on the alleged appointment of Nikki Prieto-Teodoro as the new Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.  Rappler quickly retracted the story because it was fake and unconfirmed.

But no worries, Ranada will not be unemployed.  She has just been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as a second Assistant Secretarty of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).  Ranada will be working closely with ASEC Mocha Uson.

Despite her differences with President Duterte, PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar told The Adobo Chronicles that Ranada will be a great assset to the Duterte administration because of her penchant for gossip and fake news.

“Her expertise will counter all the fake news being spread by anti-Duterte news media both here and abroad,” Andanar said.

Well, all’s well that ends well!

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