Category Archives: Government

FILIPINO SENATORS PROPOSE NEW PHILANDERING LAW

Marcos
Marcos

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Outside of The Vatican, the Philippines is now the only country in the world that denies divorce to the majority of its citizens. It is the last straggler among the most devout of Catholic countries where the church has fought hard to enforce the sanctity of marriage.

Not even Pope Francis, who visited the Philippines earlier this year, seems to be able to soften the stance of the country’s dual-faced politicians and ultra conservative church leaders.(Francis has urged his bishops to take a more forgiving stance toward divorced Catholics. But with divorce being illegal in the Philippines, Francis’ appeal is a moot point.)

Today,  Philippine senators have rejected a proposal to legalize divorce in the Philippines despite surveys showing majority of Filipinos agreed to legalize “irreconcilably separated” couples.

Many legislators admitted that a divorce law would have little to no chance of passing both houses of congress. President Aquino, a devout Catholic, had previously said he does not favor divorce.

In an alternative move, Senator Bongbong Marcos, with full support from his fellow legislators from all sides of the aisle, said he will introduce a bill that would legalize philandering. “It already is a widespread practice in the country,” Marcos said, ” we might as well make it part of the law of our land.”

It is common knowledge that many Filipino politicians are certified philanderers.

Not everyone is happy about the proposed new bill.  Wives of philandering politicians said they will vigorously oppose it. Mistresses of philandering politicians are undecided whether or not to support the bill. They are afraid that their secret affairs with the politicians will be made public once the bill becomes law.

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IF ELECTED PRESIDENT, DUTERTE WILL ABOLISH CONGRESS, BINAY WILL ABOLISH THE PRESIDENCY

Binay, left, and Duterte
Binay, left, and Duterte

BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to end corruption by abolishing Philippine Congress, and to increase the salaries of government employees, if he is elected president in 2016. Duterte is considered one of the strong contenders for president, although he has not  yet decided whether or not to run.

“If we will follow the presidential form of government, it will take us 40 to 50 years before we can achieve the needed reforms,” Duterte told guests during the Federalism Forum here last Thursday.

Reacting to Duterte’s statement, Vice President Jejomar Binay who is considered the frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, countered by saying that if elected, he will abolish the Office of the President. Instead, Binay said he will establish a monarchy.

“I believe that the Royal form of government is the only answer to the country’s problems,” Binay said, adding that too much politics is the root of all corruption in the Philippines.

Binay said that a monarchy will also eliminate the need for future elections which are always tainted with fraud, since the head of the monarchy is always determined by ascendancy.

Imagine Malacañang, the presidential palace, occupied by Haring Jejomar (King Jejomar), Reyna Elenita (Queen Elenita), Prinsepe Junjun (Prince JunJun), Prinsesa Abigail (Princess Abigail) and Prinsesa Nancy (Princess Nancy).

So if you want a monarchy for the Philippines, vote for Binay in 2016!

TOP TEN REASONS WHY PRESIDENT AQUINO WILL NOT RESIGN

Photo: Inquirer.net
Photo: Inquirer.net

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Amid charges of violating the constitution, nepotism, ineptitude and dodging responsibility in the massacre of 44 police officers in the Mamasapano misencounter with rebel forces in Mindanao, Philippines President NoyNoy Aquino continues to stand firm and oblivious to his growing unpopularity and calls for his resignation. Here are the top 10 reasons Aquino will not step down:

  1. He is rumored to be dating newly-crowned Miss Philippines Universe Pia Wurtzbach. Without his title of president, he has no other qualification as far Wurtzbach’s long list of what she is looking for in a future husband is concerned.
  2. If he steps down, his sister Kris will lose the only qualification she has as a TV host – being a presidential sister.
  3. Aquino knows he will lose immunity from criminal and other charges once he steps down, so he is desperately clinging to his remaining 14 months of being convict-free.
  4. If and when he leaves the presidential palace (Malacañang), he will be an ordinary resident of Quezon City. He doesn’t want to be under the jurisdiction of Mayor Herbert Bautista, who is romantically linked to his sister Kris.
  5. Vice President Jejomar Binay
  6. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay
  7. Senator Nancy Binay
  8. Congresswoman Abigail Binay
  9. If he gets charged and convicted, he does not want to be rooming with incarcerated Senators Bong Revilla, Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada.
  10. If he gets charged, convicted and becomes ill, he does not want to share a hospital room with former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who remains in hospital arrest.