MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Duterte critic Senator Leila de Lima told The Adobo Chronicles today that she is recovering from severe depression.
De Lima said that it all started a few weeks before the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant which concluded Monday in Manila.
“For those few weeks, the country’s and media’s attention were focused on the beauty contestants,” the senator said, ” I can’t even get into the inside pages of the newspapers.”
She called for several press conferences but there was not a single news media outlet that attended.
But now that the pageant is over, De Lima said she will again be the darling of the media, especially Inquirer, Rappler, ABS-CBN and GMA News, not to mention the blogs of Cynthia Patag, Leah Navarro and Raissa Robles.
The Adobo Chronicles scored the interview with De Lima as she was discharged from a local mental therapy clinic.
De Lima’s first after-therapy media statement?
“The PNP under Duterte can now be considered as the most organized criminal group in the country. When you speak of organized crime in the Philippines, you speak of the PNP under Duterte.”
Well, the Miss Universe Pageant is over, but questions asked during the final night linger in the minds of netizens. Especially the question asked of Miss Philippines, Maxine Medina.
So as a form of therapy for many Filipino Miss Universe fans who were disappointed that the Philippines did not score a back to back win, The Adobo Chronicles is launching a contest among its readers.
It’s simple. All you have to do is answer the same question asked of Miss Philippines: “What is the most significant change you’ve seen in the world in the last 10 years?”
Answer the question in the comments section.
We will choose the best answer and award the winner with a P1,000 prize plus a signed copy of the book version of The Adobo Chronicles. Contest is open only to readers in the Philippines. (Readers abroad won’t have much use for pesos, plus it will cost us a lot of money to mail a copy of the book overseas.)
What are you waiting for?