DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, if elected president, will build at 55-ft. wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Dutere, if elected, is aiming much higher.
Recent statements by the Davao City mayor challenged both the U.S. and Australia to sever their ties with the Philippines if he gets elected president. He was reacting to the Australian and American ambassadors’ criticism of his video clip in which he joked about the serial rape and murder of a female Australian missionary, saying “the mayor should have been first in line.”
Today, Duterte promised that if elected president, he will build a 71-ft. wall around the Philippine islands to keep foreign governments from interfering with the country’s and his administration’s domestic policies.
Why 71? That’s how old he is.
Welcome to P.I. (Philippine Islands). Make that Philippine Isolationist islands.