MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – There are several ways to win an election: joining a political party, being a part of a group of candidates, or… campaigning in tandem.
The senatorial (mid-term) elections are closing in on Filipinos. Many coalitions, political slates and independent candidates are already setting their sights on the 2025 contest.
The greatest buzz is that former Presidential and Senatorial candidates are teaming up for increased chance of victory in 2025.
One such tandem is that of ex-Vice President Leni Robredo and defeated senatorial candidate Chel Diokno who are trying their hand at a possible comeback. And they’re doing it in tandem. They are calling themselves “Le-Che,” which is in reference to Leni and Chel.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If a woman’s maiden name is Maria Clara and marries Mr. Ibarra Rizal, she will no longer be called “Mrs. Rizal,” thanks to a House Bill passed recently.
The bill allows married women to retain their maiden name.
So now, it will be more difficult to determine whether a woman is married or not because she will continue to be called “Miss” or “Ms.” regardless of martial status — assuming the Senate and the President give their stamp of approval.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Who could forget the “Otso Diretso” the eight mid-term Philippine senatorial candidates who scored a resounding zero in the 2019 polls?
Well, yet another mid-term elections are coming up in 2025, and already, the political opposition has lined up its potential senatorial candidates, one less than in 2019.
Netizens were quick to react to the announcement, saying that the “Otso Diretso sa Inodoro” (8 direct to the toilet), will reincarnate as “Siete Walang Suwerte” ( 7 with no luck), indicating that they expect yet another bad luck for the opposition’s magic 7.
But this is a free country and the Democratic processes work quite well. So there is no stopping the opposition from adding insult to injury as far as the mid-term senatorial elections are concerned.
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