MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In preparation for the start of the campaign period for next year’s national and local elections, Senator Bam Aquino has urged Congress to pass a bill granting employees a one-time only 14th and 15th months pay.
Many will recall that proposals for a 14th month pay have been pending in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Aquino’s proposal will combine a 14th and 15th month pay for all employees, payable before the May 2019 elections. It will not be an annual payout.
Aquino told The Adobo Chronicles that his proposal will encourage Filipinos to vote for incumbent legislators who are seeking reelection. Like himself.
Quite a campaign strategy, we’d say!
LONDON, United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Paris Bureau) – British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a crucial parliamentary vote on her proposal for Britain’s departure from the European Union (Brexit), a humiliating retreat that puts the country’s economic and political future in limbo.
Already, some sectors have started orgnizing a new political movement aimed at the status quo, that of keeping Britain’s membership in E.U.
They’re calling the new movement Breenter.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has bared a massive opposition network, including several yellow politicians, Catholic bishops and companies, allegedly seeking to oust President Duterte from office.
Among those mentioned in Paolo’s Facebook page were Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Risa Hontiveros, Rappler’s Maria Ressa, FilAm Imelda Nicolas, several Catholic bishops, and companies including Jollibee.
Today, a leading mascot of Jollibee came out of his costume and denied being part of the network.
The mascot, who requested to remain anonymous on the grounds that he might incriminate himself, was seen in a photo with Robredo and several Catholic clergy which was previously posted on the Vice President’s social media account.
”I categorically deny the allegation,” the mascot said. “My role in my company is simply to promote Chicken Joy and other inexpensive Filipino fast food menus.”