MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine women’s groups led by GABRIELA are finalizing plans for a huge protest rally — involving 30,000 — on March 8, International Women’s Day.
The mass action is aimed at calling attention to what they say is the dictatorial regime of President Rodrigo Duterte. The women are also staging the rally in support of embattled Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno who is facing an impeachment complaint in Congress.
The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Sister Mary John Mananzan of the Movement Against Tyrrany, one of the protesting groups, and we asked her for the truth in as far as the expected attendance at the rally is concerned.
As a messenger and servant of God, Sister Mananzan could not lie and she told us the real score.
She said the 30K that they promised refers to 30 kilos of Jollibee Chicken Joy that they have ordered to feed whoever attends their rally.
Truth be told.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines has a Magna Carta for Women, but none for ugly spouses. But that could change very soon, thanks to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
Alvarez, who according to reports, has ‘abandoned’ his wife and justified it on religious grounds, is not backing down on his priority legislation that would introduce civil unions in the Philippines.
Now, the Speaker says his proposed bill would also benefit “ugly and rich” people who remain married only because of their money.
“Ngayon kasi kapag absolute community of property…karamihan ngayon, kung hindi babae or lalaki, kahit na medyo pangit, kapag maraming pera pakakasalan mo,” he said during an interview with Karen Davila.
Alvarez said that an amendment to the Family Code would make complete separation of property the default, instead of the absolute community of property, in the absence of a marriage settlement.
So if you’re rich but ugly, you’ve got a friend in the Speaker of the House.
Isulong ang Magna Carta for ugly people!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – “Grab her by the p****.”
Well, that infamous quote was of course attributed to Donald Trump in a video tape of a conversation he had with television host Billy Bush.
Sexual harassment which seems to be a growing epidemic in the United States can come in different forms, physicial and verbal.
In Manila, the American President is being accused of sexual harassment — towards Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
Philippine news media outlets are reporting that Trump told Duterte’s Executive Secretary: “I like Duterte very much.”
Too bad, Duterte is hopeless straight and is very happy with Honylet Avanceña.
Well, there’s always the thing called ‘bromance,’ the close but non-sexual relationship between two men.