SAN JOSE, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) – It’s that time of year when The Adobo Chronicles picks its “Woman of the Year” to recognize that one person who has had the most impact on local and international news headlines and developments.

Our choice was easy. Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has had an unprecedented presence in the news headlines this year, thanks to her well-oiled press and social media machinery, spouting criticism on almost anything and everything about the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. She did it in such bilingual audacity, making her sameness with both the masses and the social elite a true cosmetic wonder.

But because she is not the first Filipino woman to be given a similar honor, we chose to name her something that would be exclusive to her: “The Other Woman of the Year.”

In 1986, former President Corazon Aquino became the first Filipino to become TIME’s Person of the Year. In 2018, Maria Ressa was included in Time’s Person of the Year 2018, as one of “The Guardians”, a number of journalists from around the world combating the “War on Truth”. 

We congratulate La Leni, our 2020 Other Woman of the Year!

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