MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In the interest of national unity and reconciliation, Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo have agreed on an out-of-court settlement of the former Senator’s electoral protest in connection with the 2016 Vice Presidential Elections.
Instead of pursuing the ballot recount, Marcos and Robredo have signed an agreement that they will equally share the six-year term of the position of Vice President.
According to the signed agreement, Robredo will serve three of the six-year term while Marcos will serve the remaining three.
So Robredo will be Vice President until June 30 of 2019 while Marcos will be VP from then until 2022.
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal, acting as the Supreme Court, has unanimously approved the agreeement.
All’s well that ends well.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte will have a news headline when he delivers his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. The Philippines’ inflation rate has just dropped from 5.2% to 0.1%!
The good news was announced by the Central Bank of the Philippines in a hastily-called press conference at the Manila Peninsula Hotel.
Central Bank Governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr. said that the primary factor that led to the decline of the inflation rate was the sudden influx of cash in the National Capital Region (NCR). This, in turn, resulted in greater demand for goods and services and increase in overall market productivity.
Thanks to the organizers of the anti-SONA rallies for handing out cash — as much as P10,000 each — to those who agreed to attend tomorrow’s mass protests.
To avail of the P10,000 payment, one must sign a notarized statement of intention to appear at the rallies. Fifty percent of the payment is payable upon submission of the statement and the other half is payable upon submission of a selfie photo showing the rallyist at the protest venue.
The State of the Nation is strong!
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Mover over, Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Egypt. The Philippines just earned a spot — no, two spots — in the new list of ‘Wonders of the World.’
Bohol province just made it to the list with its Chocolate Hills.
And Baguio City is now recognized for its Chocolate Lake at Burnham Park.
Congratulations to Bohol, and especially to Baguio!