MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Jan Carlo “JC” Punongbayan, staffer at Rapppler and an assistant professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics (UPSE) has been declared ‘persona non grata’ by the Philippine government.
This after he described the specialty hospitals like the Heart Center, Lung Center and Kidney Institute as “bopis centers.” Bopis is a popular dish that uses a pig’s lungs and heart as its main ingredients.
The medical directors of the said centers condemned Punongbayan’s tweet, saying that it is not only an insult to the good work of the specialty hospitals but also to the thousands of Filipino patients diagnosed with heart, lung and kidney disease.
The directors also blacklisted Punongbayan. If, God forbid, would ever need treatment at these hospitals, he will be outrightly rejected and refused admission.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It is very rare to see government programs achieve a 100% success rate. Even the administration of Philippine President Bongbong Marcos realizes that.
Marcos recently announced the Philippines will achieve 97.55% rice sufficiency in five years. That means 2.45% of Filipinos will still go hungry, at least as far as the national staple of the country is concerned.
But look to the good side. The 2.5% insufficiency will leave some room for private traders engaged in rice importation to keep their business alive. It will also make the job of the next president easier — minus 2.5% is not that far off from 100%
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Even Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) get bogged down by bureaucracy.
After a year since its founding, Leni Robredo’s Angat Buhay Foundation (Angat Pinas) is finally launching its website. Many have questioned why it has taken that long when common sense dictates a website should have been among the first projects of the NGO.
Well, there’s more.
Angat Buhay is also launching a donation portal to raise funds IN America. That says a lot for an NGO whose mission is to uplift the lives of Filipinos.
Indeed, very uplifting to promote the culture of mendicancy!
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