MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Once is fine. Twice is depressing. Three times is just too much to bear. And so, after three strikes with the Philippine Supreme Court, the opposition Liberal Party has decided to disband.
The decision came after the latest devastating ruling issued by the high court: it ruled that contributions towards Vice President Leni Robredo’s defense fund in connection with Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest were in violation of the Constitution.
The court’s decision pretty much declared that the fundraising campaign, “Piso para sa laban ni Leni” was unconstitutional.
The leadership of the Liberal Party all but gave up hope about remaining relevant at this time in Philippine politics where President Rodrigo Duterte has the support of an overwhelming majority of Filipinos.
“To wage a continuing opposition to the current administration is a waste of our time and resources,” Senator Franklin Drilon told The Adobo Chronicles.
“We’ll be back in 2022,” Drilon said.