MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Recent news photos of tarpaulin banners hung in parts of Metro Manila declaring the Philippines as a province of China have hit home for the Aquinos — former President NoyNoy, self-proclaimed Queen of Media Kris and Opposition Senator Bam.
The prospect of the Philippines becoming part of China greatly bothers them, fearing that they will lose all their privileges and stature if and when that happens.
So the three Aquinos have decided to be proactive and prepare for that eventuality.
Today, they all filed a petition to legally change their surname from Aquino to Cojuangco (the late President Cory Aquino’s maiden name). They believe that being Cojuancos (of Chinese in origin) would ensure that they continue to be privileged citizens once the Philippines really becomes a province of China.