MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The debate on the West Philippines Sea (WPS) is getting weirder and weirder by the minute.
Many will recall that President Rodrigo Duterte publicly challenged former Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio to a debate. Carpio has been critical of Duterte’s actions (or inaction) on the Philippines’ claim over disputed territory in WPS.
When Carpio accepted the challenge, Duterte backed out and designated his Spokesperson, Harry Roque, to debate in his stead.
Today, Carpio announced he was designating actress Sanya Lopez as his representative to the debate. Lopez plays the role of the nanny of the children of a widower Philippine Vice President, in the GMA7 teleserye, “First Yaya.”
Carpio is confident that Lopez will perform very well in the debate, saying he will coach her prior to the event. He admitted that a Roque-Lopez match-up will be more interesting and entertaining than a Roque-Carpio debate.