MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Embattled Senator Leila De Lima may be at odds with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, but she has 101% support from the Vice President.
As of press time, De Lima is holed up in her Senate office, waiting for the warrant of arrest to be served in connection with one of the drug trafficking cases filed against her.
Our Adobo Chronicles’ star photographer chanced upon Robredo waiting at the gates of the New Bilibid Prisons (see photo) where the senator is expected to join her former colleagues and casual acquaintances.
In the meantime, VP Leni Robredo sent her a sweet tweet early this morning, showing her unequivocal support for De Lima:
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has expressed disappointment that the Duterte administration has allocated only P1 million for a simple and quiet 31st commemoration of the EDSA people’s power revolution.
Despite the austere preparations, Palace officials said it would respect the intent of some groups, including the critics of President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs.
But Vice President Leni Robredo believes it deserves more than a simple and quiet commemoration as she underscored the importance of reverence to the past in order to “ensure quality of direction in our future.”
So, Robredo sent a Facebook private message to FilAm millionaire and Duterte critic Loida Nicolas-Lewis to match the P1 million from the Duterte administration to fund the EDSA commemoration.
“A P2 million budget would definitely be much better,” Robredo said.
The Adobo Chronicles asked Robredo how the matching P1 million from Lewis will be used. She said it can go towards paying Filipinos to show up at the EDSA commemoration.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Ask anyone who has to travel daily between home and work or school in Metro Manila. Traffic in most thoroughfares is a nightmare and it’s not limited to commute hours.
But now, Filipinos in the metropolis can breathe a sigh of relief. They couldn’t have it any better than many cities the world over.
The INRIX 2016 Global Traffic Scorecard has released its list of 1,000 cities around the world with the worst traffic congestion. Lo and behold, Metro Manila did not even make it to the top 1,000!
So, Metro Manilans, count your blessings!
(Or work harder to get into the radar of INRIX. Right now, it seems Metro Manila doesn’t matter!)