MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Vice President Jejomar Binay criticized Mar Roxas for remaining in his position as Secretary of Interior and Local Governments after he had officially declared his candidacy for president of the Philippines in 2016. Roxas is President NoyNoy Aquino’s anointed successor.
“Common sense should tell Roxas that it would be inappropriate if not illegal for a cabinet official to remain in his appointed position while campaigning for political office,” Binay said. “Who knows if government funds are being used for the political campaign?”
“Roxas cannot have his cake and eat it too ” Binay told reporters.
“If he wants his cake, he can live in Makati City where the local government gives away free cake to its senior citizens during their birthdays.”
Roxas could not be immediately reached for comment.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – History was made yesterday when two same-sex couples were officially married at Manila’s City Hall in the Philippines, a country whose population is 80% Catholic.
Maria Arlyn Ibanez and her partner Joanne Reena Gregorio joined Pastor Crescencio Agbayani and his partner Marlon Pelipe in trooping to a civil registry office in Manila, to obtain a marriage license. “We expected it would be denied but we tried it anyway…. We thought maybe there would be a miracle and it would be approved,” Ibanez, a 33-year-old call centre worker, told Agence France-Presse.
Well a miracle did happen.
To the couples’ surprise, they were promptly issued a marriage license by the city hall clerk.
Apparently, the clerk got a little confused and thought that Ibanez was marrying Agbayani and Gregorio was marrying Pelipe. She did not notice that the license applications were for a male couple and a female couple, respectively.
Despite the error, the two same-sex couples remain legally married because divorce is not allowed in the Philippines.
The Philippines is the only remaining country (outside of The Vatican) in the world where divorce is still illegal.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Donald Trump is so confident he will win the Republican nomination and the general elections to become the next president of the United States that he has begun to assemble his cabinet.
Earlier, Trump named Sarah Palin as his Secretary of State. “She is beautiful, personable, a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and she can see Russia from her backyard in Alaska,” Trump said of the former governor and vice presidential candidate. “What better qualifications could I look for?”
Today, Trump also named conservative columnist Ann Coulter as his Secretary of Homeland Security. He accepted Coulter’s proposition to assume the all-important cabinet position.
Coulter made the proposition last week when she spoke at the Eagle Forum’s Collegian Summit at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. when she anounced, in answer to a question, “I would like to be the head of Donald Trump’s Homeland Security. I’ll get it all done before breakfast…I think I could kind of guess who the criminals are going to be at least 50 percent of the time. People who don’t speak English.”
Trump likes to be surrounded by women. That’s why he owns the Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe pageants. So expect more women in his cabinet.
Already, there are speculations that former Arizona governor Jan Brewer and former Minessota Representative Michele Bachmann are on Trump’s short list, as is Filipino American conservative blogger, Michelle Malkin.