MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Critics of Rodrigo Duterte have accused the President’s administration of always being late in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, whether it be the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines or identifying new variants of the deadly virus.
But thanks to Filipino scientists, the Duterte administration can claim the Philippines to be the first among all nations to discover a new strain of the cockroach.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in today’s press briefing unveiled the first photo of the newly-discovered cockroach variant. Many believe that the mutation was most likely inspired by the Filipinos’ penchant for designer bags, particularly the Gucci brand.
Vice President Leni Robredo, who herself fancies Gucci and other designer brands, has yet to issue a statement on the new discovery.