WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The U.S. Senators who voted for a resolution demanding the release of the incarcerated Leila De Lima have expressed elation over the news that the Philippine Senator is now free!
The resolution called for the denial of entry into the U.S. of Philippine officials and others responsible for what they called wrongful arrest and detention of De Lima, a harsh critic of President Rodrigo Duterte.
De Lima was jailed for drug-related charges.
The Sentors got the news from De Lima herself:
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – She had all the good intentions in trying to pin down Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, but the verdict is in: Karen Davila failed miserably.
The interview with Panelo on the subject of the non-renewal of the media franchise of her employer ABS-CBN ended up a big embarassment for Davila and her network.
And ABS-CBN is not taking it lightly. The network is rumored to be considering firing Davila and replacing her with DJ Chacha.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) — Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday released a disclaimer that while she supports an upcoming mobilization this weekend, she is not part of calls to oust President Rodrigo Duterte from his post.
(There are planned rallies this weekend to commemorate the EDSA People Power that led to the ouster of Ferdinand E. Marcos.)
In speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, Robredo said that in the (unlikely) event that the oust Duterte movement succeeds — she would go on self-exile to Hawaii and will not accept the position of President.
She however said that should a snap election be called to determine Duterte’s successor, she will file her candidacy for President. “I want to earn the right to lead the Filipino people, and not have the presidency handed to me on a silver platter,” she added.