QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – It was just recently that Vice President Leni Robredo, after reading a press statement, ignored a reporter wanting to ask a follow-up question by saying, “Wala nang question, merienda na lang.”
Well, it happened yet again at another Vice Presidential press conference where Robredo rebuffed another news reporter who wanted to ask a question.
The Vice President quipped, “Wala nang question, wacky picture na lang.”
Robredo seems to have mastered the art of evasion.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The ‘no-half-naked in public’ policy supported by the Duterte Administration is nothing new. Local governments have instituted such ordinance way before Rodrigo Duterte became president. The City of San Juan, for instance, had passed a local ordinance way back in 2013.
Emboldened by the support of the President, many local governments in Metro Manila are taking this prohibition to a much higher standard.
City Councils are adding teeth to the law by prohibiting citizens — men and women — from wearing bikinis or skimpy one-piece swim suits. The new prohibition covers all public swimming pools.
The amended ordinance requires swimmers to wear rash guards. A violation comes with a fine of P1,000 for the first offense, P5,000 for the second offense, and imprisonment of no more than 6 months for the third offense.
So the next time you swim in a public pool, be sure to come prim and proper.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Several weeks ago, supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo shaved their heads in front of the Supreme Court as a way to demand that the 25% ballot-shading be considered in the ongoing recount of the 2016 Vice Presidential elections.
Votes for Robredo that were the result of just 25% shading were invalidated by the SC, acting as the Presidential Electorial Tribunal (PET).
In solidarity with her supports, Robredo herself shaved her head, to the amusement of President Rodrigo Duterte (see photo).