MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In his address to the Filipino nation last night, Rodrigo Duterte revealed that he had offered to resign as President of the Philippines because he was sick and tired of corruption.
Vice President Leni Robredo wasted no time and asked her spokesperson, Barry Gutierrez, to prepare her Presidential acceptance speech.
”Please immediately draft my address to the nation so we could go on Facebook Live as soon as possible,” she told Gutierrez.
However, Gutierrez informed Robredo that Duterte also announced that Facebook will be banned in the Philippines.
So what gives?
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Donald Trump has made it clear in some of his public statements that he will refuse to recognize the results of November’s U.S. Presidential elections if he loses.
This means, of course, that Trump will not vacate The While House even when his term expires in January.
But the camp of former Vice President Joe Biden is leaving no stone unturned and has come up with a “Plan B.”
A Biden spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles that should Trump refuse a peaceful transition, the official residence of the President of the United States will be moved to the State Capitol of Connecticut in Hartford, one of the most impressive and statuesque capitols in the country. It doesn’t only like like a Capitol Building; it also looks like a palace.
So what happens if Trump refuses to leave The White House on Pennsylvania Avenue? The spokesperson said that Trump will be placed on house arrest. At The White House.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s a classic case of musical chairs. Teddy Boy Locsin is the new Presidential Spokesperson, and Harry Roque is taking his place as Foreign Affairs Secretary.
The reshuffle was announced by President Rodrigo Duterte in what many believe is his strategy of dealing with infighting within his Cabinet.
It all started when Locsin tweeted that “The Philippines has only one President,” in reaction to an Inquirer news story on Duterte’s U.N. General Assembly speech where he mentioned that the arbitral ruling on the Philippines’ claim over the West Philippine Sea is now part of international law. In that news story, Roque was quoted as saying that the Philippines should now pursue a multilateral approach to the territorial dispute.
Sources close to Duterte told The Adobo Chronicles that as a good tatay (father), the President opted to deal with the brotherly conflict between Locsin and Roque in a neutral manner without siding with either Cabinet member.
Good move, Tatay Digong!