MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The 42,000-member Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas (League of Barangays in the Philippines) is demanding the immediate resignation of Senator Antonio Trillanes.
The League said Trillanes insulted the barangays which are the core units of the country’s political and community administration. “The national government is the tree, and we are the branches,” it pointed out.
It all started when Trillanes posted on his Twitter account, a criticism of President Duterte’s statement on the closure of Boracay, saying in jest that he will just give lands to farmers and convert the resort into a land reform area.
In his tweet, Trillanes said that Duterte is just ‘pang-Barangay,’ suggesting that it is a low-point in the President’s administration.
The League threatened that if Trillanes didn’t resign by this weekend, it will organize a protest rally against the Senator to be held at the Manila Peninsula. Manila Pen was the venue where Trillanes and the Magdalo group of mutineers stated a siege, demanding the ouster of then Presideng Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
What goes around comes around.