MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a new Social Weather Stations (SWS), the Filipino people are showing grave concern about President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, telling him, “You’ve Gone Too Far.”
Eight five percent of survey respondents agreed that the controversial leader needs to slow down.
“We can’t take it anymore,” the Filipinos said, “having free health insurance, free medicines, free education, free irrigation for our farmers, free nutritious food for our poor kids, increased pension and more work security. Please give his some time to breath before you come up with more good news for us. We’re not used to this.”
MANILA, Philippines – While Filipinos focused their attention on the anti-Marcos burial rally held Friday at the Luneta Park, another group of protesters did their own thing at the University of the Philippines (U.P.) in Diliman, Quezon City.
Members of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity at U.P. ran naked through a student crowd with only their faces covered to protest against the hero’s burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
The Great Oblation Run, also known as “Ritual Dance of the Brave,” is a long-held tradition in the state university that began in 1977. It is held as a way for fraternity members to make known their stand on important national issues.
In addition to protesting the Marcos Burial at Libingan Ng Mga Bayani, they also asked the Duterte administration to stop extrajudicial killings and to end contractual labor.
But instead of rallying the crowd to support their demands, the protestors were criticized for displaying their small penises, as can be seen in a social media post by one very disappointed observer (see photo.)
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For a predominantly conservative Catholic country like the Philippines, same-sex relationships are frowned upon, if not ridiculed. But not for this college in this Philippine southern city.
The Golden Heritage Polytechnic College has a adopted a policy prohibiting its students from having a romantic relationship with the opposite sex as long as they are attending said school.
School president Tito Dichosa said that the policy, expressed clearly in a billboard in front of the campus, as well as on teachers’ uniforms, is aimed at preventing teenage pregnancies.
Dichosa said his only wish is for his students to finish college, adding that he gets frustrated whenever a student gets pregnant and stops studying.
Only same-sex relationships — those that do not result in pregnancies — are allowed by the school. Encouraged, perhaps?