QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – The Philippine eagle has been the country’s national bird since 1995, replacing the red maya. Now, Vice President Leni Robredo wants to change that.
Robredo wants the eagle replaced by the yellow bird as the country’s national symbol, urging her colleagues in Congress to initiate and pass the appropriate legislation.
It wasn’t hard for observers to conclude that Robredo’s choice of the yellow bird had something to do with the colors of her Liberal Party and the Opposition — yellow and black.
But when The Adobo Chronicles asked the Office of the Vice President for the rationale of Robredo’s proposal, Spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said: “It makes perfect sense. Just like the yellow bird, the opposition Liberal Party is now on the list of endangered species.”
As the old song goes, “Yellow bird, up high in banana tree. Yellow bird, you sit all alone like me…”