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.
MANILA, Philippines – The Aquino administration has finally found a permanent solution to the Philippines’ nagging problem of homelessness: create new housing units for the homeless — in jail!
The administration has rolled out its 22nd Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project involving the construction and maintenance of a P50.2-billion modern prison facility at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija, north of the capital.
The proposed facility could accommodate 26,880 inmates, including staff housing and administrative buildings, areas for rehabilitation (sports, work and religious activity), and would be installed with high security equipment.
This is just the first of several initiatives to rid Metro Manila of homeless families and street children. Metro Manila has the highest homeless population in the world.
“There’s just not enough money to go around,” a presidential spokesperson said, “so the government needs to address one problem at a time. Since we can’t build dwellings for the millions of homeless people, we think that building prisons will help address the problem. In the prisons, inmates practically get a free roof over the heads plus free meals.”
The spokesperson added that the reason the new prison facility will be built in Nueva Ecija is precisely to decongest and rid Metro Manila of homeless families. “It will eliminate eyesores especially when we are have visiting dignitaries and tourists,” he said.