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imageManila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Despite being considered the social media capital of the world, the Philippines has not kept up with most countries when it comes to Internet speed.  This, despite the fact that Internet service costs an arm and a leg, possibly also a foot.

The Philippines ranks 21st, out of 22 countries in Asia, just one notch above war-torn Afghanistan. Internet experience in the country is reminiscent of AOL’s dial-up service in the early 1980’s.

By way of comparison, Singapore’s broadband speed is 122.43 Megabits per second, followed by Hong Kong with 102.99 Mbps.  The Philippines’ download speed is 3.64 Mbps.

Senator Binay
Senator Binay

To remedy this embarrassing situation,  Senator Nancy Binay, daughter of Vice President Jojo Binay, has formally filed a bill that would significantly increase Internet speed in the Philippines.

In her proposal, the senator wants to limit ownership of smart phones to one per household.  In addition, each household can also own one desktop or laptop computer.

“By limiting the number of people using Internet-enabled devices, we can significantly reduce the demand for Internet access and there will be more download capacity to go around,” Binay said.

Asked how the one-per-family rule will be implemented, Binay proposed issuing licenses to owners of smart phones and computers. If a license applicant resides in a household which had already been previously issued a license, the application will be denied.  In addition, smart phone and computer vendors can only sell their goods to customers who can present a valid government-issued license to own an Internet device.



MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Senator Nancy Binay, daughter of Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay, was the epicenter of jokes at last year’s presidential State of the National Address (SONA) for wearing a gown that made her look like an air balloon.

On Monday, July 27, at President NoyNoy Aquino’s final SONA, Binay is making sure that there will not be a repeat embarrassment from last year.

She proudly announced that she will walk this year’s red carpet wearing a gown designed by Colombian Alfredo Barraza, the same artist who designed MJ Lastimosa’s evening gown at the last Miss Universe pageant in Florida.  Lastimosa wore a multi-colored gown and headdress that made her look like a giant meringue wedding cake.


Binay, however, refused to divulge the theme and design of her gown, except to say that it will have the colors of the Philippine flag — red, white, blue and yellow. “I don’t want to spoil the surprise,” she said.


Photo: Inquirer.net
Photo: Inquirer.net

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Amid charges of violating the constitution, nepotism, ineptitude and dodging responsibility in the massacre of 44 police officers in the Mamasapano misencounter with rebel forces in Mindanao, Philippines President NoyNoy Aquino continues to stand firm and oblivious to his growing unpopularity and calls for his resignation. Here are the top 10 reasons Aquino will not step down:

  1. He is rumored to be dating newly-crowned Miss Philippines Universe Pia Wurtzbach. Without his title of president, he has no other qualification as far Wurtzbach’s long list of what she is looking for in a future husband is concerned.
  2. If he steps down, his sister Kris will lose the only qualification she has as a TV host – being a presidential sister.
  3. Aquino knows he will lose immunity from criminal and other charges once he steps down, so he is desperately clinging to his remaining 14 months of being convict-free.
  4. If and when he leaves the presidential palace (Malacañang), he will be an ordinary resident of Quezon City. He doesn’t want to be under the jurisdiction of Mayor Herbert Bautista, who is romantically linked to his sister Kris.
  5. Vice President Jejomar Binay
  6. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay
  7. Senator Nancy Binay
  8. Congresswoman Abigail Binay
  9. If he gets charged and convicted, he does not want to be rooming with incarcerated Senators Bong Revilla, Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada.
  10. If he gets charged, convicted and becomes ill, he does not want to share a hospital room with former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who remains in hospital arrest.