QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has a piece of advice for. Carlos Yulo, Filipino gymnast who is competing in the Tokyo Olympics.
Yulo could possibly be the first Filipino to win gold in the Olympics. He is currently World Artistic Gymnastics champion.
In a text message to Yulo, Robredo said that if the Filipino olympian wins the gold in Tokyo, he should salute the Philippine flag when the national anthem is played during the medal awards ceremony.
Robredo is known for saluting the Philippine flag, despite being a civilian, instead of the usual protocol of putting the hand against the chest.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Senator and boxer Manny Pacquiao may not be able to return to his country after his title fight next month with Errol Spence, Jr. in Las Vegas.
The reason? President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a report by CNN Philippines’ Triciah Terada, is mulling closing his country’s borders if the spread of Covid-19 continues to accelerate.
This puts in jeopardy Pacquiao’s planned candidacy for President in the 2022 elections and the chance to prove his allegations of widespread government corruption under the current Administration.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – GMA News is reporting that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for Emerging Infectious Diseases has reinstated the ban on children 5 years old and above from leaving their homes.
The decision is a reversal of an earlier announcement to the contrary. So typical of IATF.
But the good news is that children 4 years old and below may now roam free since the IATF regulation did not mention them.
At the same time, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that in addition to children 5 years and above, adults who think and act like kids will also be covered by the home quarantine order.
That should ease road traffic, especially in the National Capital Region!