QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – If you are planning to enrol in law or accounting course at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, you are advised to make alternative plans.
Beginning next semester, U.P. Diliman is abolishing its law and accounting courses.
The difficult decision was reached today by the U.P. Board of Regents after the tax-funded state university failed to place in the top ten in the most recent Bar and the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) board exams.
“We cannot in conscience continue to offer these courses when none of our graduates 🎓 make it to the top ten board examinees,” the board said.
U.P. students are expected to stage a rally at the Diliman campus this week to protest the decision by the Board of Regents.
Well, that’s what U.P. students are good at. Rallies.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Yesterday, The Adobo Chronicles reported on a national survey which showed that “16 out of 100 million Filipinos opposed President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
We were wrong, and we sincerely apologize.
There are actually 17, not 16 Filipinos, who are opposed to the Mindanao Martial Law.
We inadevertently forgot to count Senator Bam Aquino among the survey respondents who expressed disapproval of Martial Law in Mindanao.
Apparently, during our tabulation, our vision was impaired because of the bright yellow t-shirt worn by the senator. It was too glaring for our tabulators.
Again, our apologies.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo has been ousted as titular head of her own Liberal Party after she publicly expressed support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
The ouster resolution was signed by the top leaders of the party. It happened at around 2pm today while Robredo was reportedly taking a nap at her office in Quezon City.
Signers of the resolution included Chairman Emeritus – Former President Benigno Aquino; Chairman – Senator Franklin Drilon; Vice Chair – Representative Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.; President – Senator Francis Pangilinan; Vice President for Policy -Representative Henedina R. Abad; Treasurer- Governor Alfonso Umali, Jr. (Oriental Mindoro); Secretary-General – Representative Josephine Ramirez-Sato (Occidental Mindoro).
“By supporting Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law, Robredo contradicted the position of the Liberal Party 🎉 . It makes us stupid and fragmented in the eyes of the Filipino people,” the resolution said. “We cannot continue to keep a balimbing (turncoat) in our ranks.”
Moral of the story: Never take a nap during office hours.