Make Adobo the Official National Dish of the Philippines
The Filipino people are a patriotic nation. We take pride in our heroes, from Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio, to modern-day heroes like Manny Pacquiao. We are blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches and mountains in the world. We are also characterized by our fondness for food, so it is surprising that we do not have a national dish.
Informally, ask any Pinoy what our national dish should be and he or she will instantly say, “Adobo!” complete with a twinkle in their eye and a rumble in their stomach. Adobo is a deeply personal dish to every Filipino. From Batanes to Tawi-Tawi, every Filipino family has their own way of making adobo, their own special heirloom recipes handed down from the mothers of their mothers. The versatility of adobo makes it so that you can adjust and fine tune the recipes according to personal taste, and to the availability of local ingredients.
Most nations around the world have their own national dishes, and it is time for the Filipino to take pride in what is uniquely our own. Ours is not the first effort to make adobo the national dish of the Philippines. In 2014, House Bill 3926 http://bit.ly/1Hw9QSd was filed in congress to declare adobo as our National Dish, along with several other new national symbol proposals, but to this day, the bill is still up for final deliberation.
Hence, the Adobo Movement was born.
It’s about time for us to unite once again and push for adobo to be the National Dish!
The Adobo Movement is a movement that hits close to home because adobo is a dish that is both personal, as it is national. Adobo is familiar; it reminds us of home, it rekindles our longing for family, it identifies us as a Filipino and as a nation.
Our goal is to hit at least 500,000 signatures to support House Bill 3926 to officially instate adobo as the National Dish of the Philippines.
Let us unite our hearts and our bellies! Let us come forward and claim adobo as our national dish! Let us stand up for adobo!
Be part of the Adobo Movement! Magsama-sama tayo itaguyod ang petisyon! Subo mga kapatid!
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