MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Many elected officials have come under fire for alleged fake academic credentials, portraying themselves as having graduated from prestigious universities abroad.
But for Kabataan Party-list Representative Sarah Elago, her credential of having earned a Master’s Degree has been confirmed, thanks to the testimonial of Major General Antonio Parlade, Jr. of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed conflict (NTF ELCAC).
“ Elago and other leaders of militant groups have surely mastered the art of deception,” says Parlade. He made this statement in response to Elago’s claims that she is not an NPA member.
Congratulations to Elago! Master of Arts in Deception.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Move over, Winnie Monsod and ‘Bawal ang Pasaway.’ Here comes ‘Hindi Bawal ang Pasaway with Leila de Lima.’
If the Senator can tweet and send out handwritten dispatches from her jail cell, she surely can host her own political talk show, thanks to the generosity of ABS-CBN, the rival TV Network of GMA which hosts Monsod’s show.
De Lima’s show airs beginning October 15 and will be broadcast live each week from inside the PNP detention center in Quezon City.
A spokesperson for ABS-CBN told The Adobo Chronicles that De Lima will discuss a wide variety of topics, mostly focusing on criticism for the Duterte Administration. For the premier episode of her talk show, De Lima has invited Rappler CEO Maria Ressa as special guest.
She will also talk via skype with U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Richard Durbin who authored a Senate committee resolution urging the U.S. government to bar the entry of Philippine officials that had a hand in jailing De Lima.
NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – He’s been vilified, insulted, even cursed by his critics for wearing a loose necktie during his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the news media called him “unkempt.”
But fashion gurus at GQ magazine think otherwise. They actually complimented Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for his forward-looking fashion sense and rated him No. 1 among the world’s best-dressed men.
Duterte graces the cover of the upcoming issue of GQ magazine.
When reached by The Adobo Chronicles for comment, Duterte said he wasn’t really making a fashion statement. “I just wear what is comfortable.”