QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Remember that time when Kris Aquino said on a live broadcast that she and President Rodrigo Duterte were now “friends?” (Best friends na kami ni PRRD!). It was over some issues Aquino had with then PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson.
Now, Uson is in a similar situation with Vice President Leni Robredo. In a recent post, Uson criticized Robredo over what she said were the VP’s photo ops during the distribution of relief goods to those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. Getting back at her, Robredo said Uson was a bearer of “fake news” while receiving taxpayer money in salary as Deputy Executive Director of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
But in the spirit of national unity and reconciliation, and in solidarity with the victims of this latest tragedy in the country, Robredo has offered an Olive branch to Uson.
”Mocha and I are now BFFs (Best Friends Forever). To prove her sincerity, the Vice President directed her staff to procure Hansel brand cookies — get this — Mocha flavor, as part of the relief goods to be disributed to the calamity victims.
All’s well that ends well!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leni Robredo has proposed to the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunl (PET), a compromise that would finally resolve the Vice Presidential protest filed by former Senator Bongbong Marcos.
In an urgent petition filed with PET, Robredo said she was willing to split the Vice Presidency with Marcos. (Earlier, Marcos again asked the High Court to proceed with his motion to nullify votes in 3 Mindanao provinces where he alleges widespread cheating happened.)
Robredo proposed that she be declared Vice President for Luzon (except the Ilocos Region) and Marcos be declared Vice President for Mindanao. As far as the Visayas is concerned, she suggsted a toss coin between her and Marcos to determine who will be declared VP.
In speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, Robredo’s spokesperson said the VP’s proposal is similar to the set up at many government and private sector companies where they have separate Vice Presidents for Finance, Operations, Human Resources, etc.
The Marcos camp has not yet commented on Robredo’s proposal.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – The President of the United States has his own plane (Air Force One) and helicopter (Marine One). The American VP has his own Air Force Two.
The Philippine President does have his designated Presidential plane and helicopters as well. But not the Vice President whose only function, as always pointed out by Leni Robredo, is “to wait for something to happen to the President.”
But Robredo wants to change that. She wants her own VP plane and helicopter.
The VP made the statement after she was criticized for her office’s slow response to humanitrian aid needed by those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.
Filipinos in Batangas and nearby provinces were crying “Where is Leni?”
Earlier, Robredo said she was on her way to hand checks to Taal eruption victims, but she just couldn’t find a bus that would take her from her VP residence in Quezon City to Batangas. She said she’s been waiting and waiting and waiting.
So today, Robredo demanded that her office be provided with a Vice Presidential plane and helicopter so that she can be more effective in responding to natural disasters that befall upon the Filipino people.
For her VP plane, Robredo says she prefers a Boeing 737 Max, the type of plane that has figured in recent fatal crashes which nobody on her staff told her about.