MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Representative Gary Alejano has a lot of time on his hands.
Just after returning from The Netherlands where he and Senator Antonio Trillanes submitted a complaint against President Duterte before the International Criminal Court, the Akbayan Partylist Representative now wants a name change for the Philippines.
Under House Bill 5867, Alejano proposed the creation of a “Geographic Renaming Commission” which would “study the possibility and the feasibility of renaming our country.”
The lawmaker, a former Marine captain turned mutineer, said the possible name should “appropriately address and define us as a people and nation.”
Alejano explained that renaming the country would rid it of the vestiges of colonialism; establish the national identity; and define how the nation, people, and national language would be addressed internationally.
So, in order to assist the future commission (which will have a budget of P30 Million) in coming up with a final decision, The Adobo Chronicles is conducting a nationwide poll on what our readers think would be the best and most appropriate new name for the Philippines.
We propose the following five names:
- Kingdom of Lapu-Lapu
- Adobo Republic
- Baboy-an Islands
- Laylayan Islands
- Facifica Falayfay
Please vote in our poll: