Trump Calls Duterte And We Have The Transcript

img_7353NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – President-elect Donald Trump’s phone conversations with world leaders have created jitters among members of the diplomatic community.

Trump’s unorthodox and naive calls with, for instance, the leaders of Pakistan and Kazakhstan may have put the United States’ official position on and relationships with the two countries at risk.

Now, Trump has also called the controversial Philippines president, Rodrigo Roa Duterte and we have a full transcript of their conversation:

TRUMP: Good afternoon Mr. Doo-ter-tey.

DUTERTE:  It’s Du-ter-te.  And it’s 3 a.m. here in the Philippines.

TRUMP:  Well, I never apologize, so I’m not going to say, “I’m sorry.”

DUTERTE: You just did, you son of a whore.

TRUMP: Hey, hey, watch your language.  I’m the president of the most powerful country in the world.  Yours is just a third world country.

DUTERTE: Maybe, but I am friends with powerful countries that are your enemies, like China and Russia.

TRUMP: Well, why can’t we be friends as well.  After all, people are calling you the “Trump of the Philippines.”

DUTERTE: Let me correct you, p*tang i*a mo.  You’re being called the Duterte of America.

TRUMP: Wrong.  But anyway, about the Miss Universe Pageant that will be held in your coountry in January…

DUTERTE:  No, I am not going to invite you as our guest.

TRUMP: But I used to own the pageant, including during the two times it’s been held in Manila.

DUTERTE: Yeah right, and the ladies were complaining that you had barged into their dressing rooms while they were all naked.

TRUMP: But I didn’t do anything.

DUTERTE: You didn’t grab them by the p…

TRUMP:  Of course not.  I’m just all talk.  I don’t walk the talk.

DUTERTE: Well, that’s the difference between the two of us.  I talk a lot, but I also walk the talk.

TRUMP: Now I see why you don’t want to be called the “Trump of the Philippines.”

DUTERTE:  And you should never be called the “Duterte of America.”

TRUMP: Well, it was nice talking to you,  Mr. Doo-ter-tey.

DUTERTE: It’s Du-ter-te.  And do me a favor, will you?  Go take a walk, you son of a whore.

(dial tone)

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Philippines: Democracy Is Dead, Zombies Rally

img_7350MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Several rallies were held over the last week protesting the burial of the late Ferdinand E. Marcos in the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (LNMB).  The protesters had all sorts of messages on their placards.

One particular group of young protesters proclaimed,”R.I.P. Democracy.”

Since the right to protest is a key element in Democracy and if Democracy is dead, we can assume the protesters were zombies.

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Anti-Marcos Burial Protesters To Picket Manila’s Ukay-Ukay Stores

img_7349MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau).  They’ve come by the hundreds, or thousands — depending on who’s counting. They’re the activists protesting the burial of the remains of the late Ferdinand E. Marcos in the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (LNMB).

They’ve rallied at Luneta, on EDSA and in school campuses.  Now, they’re running out of new venues and strategies to attract more participants in their protests.

Until now.

Today, the Movement for All-Around Protests (MAAP) announced that beginning on Monday, they will picket ukay-ukay stores throughout Metro Manila, and eventually across the country.

“Ukay-ukay” are considered to be the Filipino version of the flea market where used items ranging from clothing to kitchen and garden gadgets are sold at cheap prices

The term “ukay-ukay” is said to have originated from the Filipino verb “hukay” or “halukay” that means to dig.

The MAAP told The Adobo Chronicles that they found it appropriate and symbolic to picket the ukay-ukay stores because these outlets accurately reflect what the protesters are demanding: to dig or exhume (hukay) Marcos’ remains.

The group has even come up with their chants and battlecry: “Marcos, Hitler, Dictador, Tuta” and “What do we want? Ukay-ukay.  When do we want it? Now!”

The protesters hope that their new strategy will attract more than the 3,000 or so participants they’ve had in previous rallies.

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