QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – It was supposed to be three consecutive days of “Oust Duterte” rallies, held in conjunction with the commemoration of the People Power Revolution that forced then President Ferdinand E. Marcos into exile in Hawaii.
It would have been a gold mine for fish ball vendors who could have sold thousands of sticks of the favorite street food.
But alas, the rallies attracted only a few hundreds which meant huge losses for the vendors on their investment.
Frustrated and angered by the false promise of brisk business, the fish ball vendors staged their own protest at the EDSA Shrine, condemning the ‘Oust Duterte’ organizers for their incompetence, lack of organization and non-existent support and following.
The vendors told The Adobo Chronicles that from now on, they will boycott all rallies and marches organized by the anti-Duterte groups.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – She had all the good intentions in trying to pin down Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, but the verdict is in: Karen Davila failed miserably.
The interview with Panelo on the subject of the non-renewal of the media franchise of her employer ABS-CBN ended up a big embarassment for Davila and her network.
And ABS-CBN is not taking it lightly. The network is rumored to be considering firing Davila and replacing her with DJ Chacha.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) — Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday released a disclaimer that while she supports an upcoming mobilization this weekend, she is not part of calls to oust President Rodrigo Duterte from his post.
(There are planned rallies this weekend to commemorate the EDSA People Power that led to the ouster of Ferdinand E. Marcos.)
In speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, Robredo said that in the (unlikely) event that the oust Duterte movement succeeds — she would go on self-exile to Hawaii and will not accept the position of President.
She however said that should a snap election be called to determine Duterte’s successor, she will file her candidacy for President. “I want to earn the right to lead the Filipino people, and not have the presidency handed to me on a silver platter,” she added.