DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Burea – President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants to “close” popular beach island Boracay if its environmental problems are not resolved in 6 months.
“I will close Boracay. Boracay is a cesspool,” Duterte said on Friday night, February 9, during the Manila Times Business Forum in Davao City.
Duterte said the sewerage problem in the top tourist destination is wreaking havoc on the island’s ecosystem.
But when asked by The Adobo Chronicles why he was so concerned about the deterioration of Boracay, he said that he wants to build a Malacañang for the Visayas in this prime tourist destination.
Eventually, we will have a presidential palace in each of the three islands – Luzon (Manila), Mindanao (Davao) and the Visayas (Boracay).
’Whenever we have visiting heads of state or foreign dignitaries, we will bring them directly to the Malacañang of the Visayas to spare them from the traffic nightmare and pollution in Manila,’ Duterte said.
’And what better way to host our foreign guests than in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world,’ he added.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (The Adobo Chronicles, Seoul Bureau) – All eyes were on Pita Taufatofua, Tonga’s flag bearer at the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Once again, he marched shirtless and oiled as he waved his country’s red and white flag.
But Taufatofua could have met his match in the person of Michael Martinez, one of the Philippines’ two Olympians.
Alpine Skier Asa Miller carried the Philippine flag. But The Adobo Chronicles learned that figure skater Martinez wanted to go shirtless and oiled as the flag bearer to show his amazing body transformation since competing in the last Olympics.
Alas, the Philippine Olympic Committee had already named Miller as the flag bearer before Martinez came up with the proposal.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If there is one thing that Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio hates the most is being called ‘pangit’ (ugly). She is ready to take anyone who calls her that to court.
So, when the blogosphere erupted with the rumor that during today’s Senate hearing on fake news, Senator Grace Poe called Laurio, ‘pangit,’ both Poe and Laurio called it fake news.
What Poe actually told Laurio was”: ‘May pangil ka rin’ (you also have fangs).
(Poe was chiding Laurio for saying that many pro-Duterte bloggers have hit her with below-the-belt comments and criticism.)