MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Unbeknownst to Filipinos, Rodrigo Roa Duterte has been president of the Philippines 🇵🇭 for 40 years now. This, according to Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano. Yes, the same Alejano who last month filed an impeachment complaint accusing Duterte of dereliction of duty in refusing to assert the country’s sovereign rights over Benham Rise and Panatag Shoal.
Alejano on Friday ridiculed the president’s pronouncement to send troops to unoccupied South China Sea islands and reefs claimed by the Philippines, saying nothing was left to grab in those disputed waters.
“Mr. President, you’re 40 years too late,” the Congressman said, “it’s time for you to step down.”
That’s right, Duterte should have done this when he first assumed the presidency 40 years ago.