MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s bad enough that the Liberal Party could come up with only 8 candidates for its 2019 Senatorial slate. Only 5 of the 8 are bright, according to Yellow stalwart and cheerleader Vicky Garchitirena.
Garchitorena headed the Presidential Management Staff in the early years of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. She now is a ranking stalwart of the Liberal Party as Vice President for Women. She is also a Twitter addict.
In a post on her Twitter account, Garchitorena praised Bam Aquino, Gary Alejano, Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc and Erin Tañada as the ‘best and brightest’ among the LP Senatoriables. No mention of Mar Roxas, Florin Hilbay or Romulo Macalintal.
The unmentioned threesome are reportedly outraged at Garchitorena and have called her a ‘fake’ Yellow (Opposition).
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Opposition Senator Bam Aquino has been very vocal about the rise in inflation rate in the country. It has been his battlecry on his social media accounts, consistently pointing to the increasing prices of rice and other basic commodities.
With the recent rollback in gas prices and the stabilization of rice supply and retail cost, Aquino has found a new calling: to protest what he sees would be the next economic problem of the country: deflation.
Aquino has definitely mastered the art of making a mountain out of a mole.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Now that President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly admitted that he personally acted on the complaint of South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) regarding the Philippine Navy’s multibillion-peso frigate system deal, Senator Antonio Trillanes wants the Senate to issue a warrant of arrest for former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go.
Go was accused of intervening in the deal on behalf of another supplier that he allegedly favored.
During a previous Senate Hearing on the Frigate deal, Go, along with other Duterte adminsitration officials, personally appeared to deny the allegations.
”What he did was clearly in contempt of the Senate,” Trillanes said. “One does not lie before the Senate after taking the oath to tell the truth and nothing but the truth.”
The Adobo Chronicles asked Trillanes where in the Senate Go should be detained. “In my office, of course,” he responded.
Well, in the event Trillanes once again seeks refuge inside the Senate Building to avoid a possible warrant of arrest for him from Branch 148 of the Makati Regional Trial Court, then he would have a roommate.