MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – While standing firm and defiant amid calls for his resignation, Philippines President NoyNoy Aquino has reportedly come up with an exit strategy, just in case.
Political, religious and activist groups have demanded that the embattled president step down due to his inability to effectively manage the government. The calls for his resignation have escalated since allegations have surfaced regarding his ‘role’ in the slaying of the 44 police officers (PNP-SAF) during a ‘misencounter’ with rebel forces in the southern island of Mindanao.
According to inside sources at Malacañang, the presidential palace, Aquino is looking at an exit strategy similar to what happened in 1986, when then President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled to Hawaii after the people power uprising.
The same sources said that instead of fleeing to Hawaii, Aquino is looking to be exiled in a new South Pacific island in Tonga.
This new island recently formedas a result of an underwater volcanic eruption off the coast of Tonga last month. Experts believe a volcano exploded underwater and expanded until an island formed.
The experts also believe that the “new” island is expected to erode back into the ocean in a matter of months. So Aquino needs to act on his exit strategy soon before the island disappears.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Bowing to intense pressure, and to clear the air once and for all about the use of her personal email account for official communication during her term as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton today released all of her email records to the media.
Political opponents and reporters, especially from FOX News, scrambled to read and scrutinize the tens of thousands of email messages that Clinton released and were very disappointed that there was not a single email that could constitute a ‘political bomb.’
Most of the emails were addressed to U.S. ambassadors in foreign countries which she had visited, informing them of her flight arrival and duration of her visits. The rest were personal notes to Bill Clinton, asking the former president to make dinner arrangements at their favorite restaurants in Washington, D.C. and New York. There were a few emails sent to Barbara Streisand asking her how she was doing, and one email to Monica Lewinsky wishing her the best in her tell-all book endeavor.
Now, Republicans, who were counting on the email issue to become as explosive as Watergate and the Iran Contra Affair, are instead dealing with a far greater political fallout resulting from the open letter to Iran signed by 47 of their colleagues in the Senate.
HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Mr. and Mrs. George Clooney must love the Philippines so much.
First, it was reported that international human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, a.k.a. Mrs. Clooney, has filed a case against the Philippine government before the United Nations over the continued detention of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Now, Hollywood insiders are confirming that George Clooney is set to direct a film about the pork barrel scandal that has rocked Philippine politics and business, leading to the arrest and incarceration of businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, Senators Bong Revilla, Jr., Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile, among others.
Clooney is known to be fascinated by political and other big scandals. In fact, his latest film project is an adaptation of the book Hack Attack by journalist Nick Davies. It is about Davies’ investigation into Rupert Murdoch’s media empire which uncovered the phone-hacking scandal that rocked the British establishment and resulted in the closure of the News of the World. “This has all the elements – lying, corruption, blackmail – at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London,” Clooney said about the film project.
“The pork scandal in the Philippines has the potential of being a film epic because of its magnitude and the number of people, agencies and companies that were involved,” Clooney said.
Clooney himself will play the role of Bong Revilla, Jr. It is rumored that TV host and presidential sister Kris Aquino will play the role of businesswoman and pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.