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.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Richard Heydarian, GMA News’ self-proclaimed resident political analyst, is scratching his head over a mysterious phenomenon on his Facebook account.
The supposedly anti-Administration media personality suddenly noticed that his 116K + followers had suddenly disappeared. He wondered if he had said something that offended his fans and allies.
To confirm the phenomenon, Heydarian posted a question on his FB page: “Hello, is anyone there?” He waited and waited and waited, but there was zero response — zero likes and zero comments.
GMA News’ correspondent Chiara Zambrano has been assigned by the network to investigate.
This is a developing story.