MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been quoted in the past about his threat to dump the bodies of illegal drug lords and pushers into Manila Bay.
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada beat him to it, except that instead of human bodies, Estrada dumped trash into the Bay only to be picked up again as part of a publicity stunt.
That gave Duterte an idea.
Reliable sources told The Adobo Chronicles that the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday will include a proposal to throw his most ardent critics in the Senate into the Bay to be picked up again.
It is part of Duterte’s message to the Filipino people that the Senate needs some cleanup. But it is also a message that he will tolerate all criticism against him and his administration, and that he has no intention of permanently silencing them.
The senators who will be temporarily dumped into the Bay include Antonio Trillanes, Bam Aquino, Risa Hontiveros, Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and Franklin Drilon.
Philippine National Police Director Ronald ‘Bato’ de la Rosa will lead Duterte’s cleanup drive.