MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – You can’t have your cake and eat it too. This was the lesson learned today by incarcerated Senator Leila De Lima.
In a statement to the press, De Lima urged the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to do something about President Rodrigo Duterte’s “mendicant” policy towards China, amid the latter’s reported installation of anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems in the South China Sea, capable of hitting Palawan.
In a written statement, De Lima claimed the deployment of Chinese cruise missiles is the “single biggest existential threat” to the national security to the Philippines and the Filipinos.
However, the senator said the AFP continues to play “the monkey that sees, hears, and speaks no evil” on China’s aggression on the disputed seas, due to the President’s “amorous” affair with the Asian super power.
Of course, the AFP was not happy about De Lima’s statement and is suing the senator for libel and defamation of character.
”Her statement is not only considered inciting to rebellion but also dehumanizes the men and women of the Armed Forces,” a military spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles.
And we thought all along that monkeys like to eat saba (bananas). Well, maybe, not Leila ‘Saba’ De Lima.