MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a lecture before senior high school students of the University of Santo Tomas, Vice President Leni Robredo suggested that Filipino youth should be banished to Hawaii, just like the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
Robredo was asked to share her thoughts and experiences regarding the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution that toppled the regime of Marcos, forcing him out of the country to an exile in Hawaii.
In her lecture, Robredo said of the People Power Revolution:
Leave it to the Vice President to conclude what was started in 1986.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines. (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Year after year, event after event, the number of people attending pro-Aquino and anti-Duterte protest rallies has been diminishing. This is a source of major, major disappointment for protest organizers who want to see massive crowds at these events.
Sunday, February 25 marks yet another anniversary of the EDSA People Power that toppled the regime of Ferdinand E. Marcos. Yet again, organizers have been very worried that only a few hundred people will show up.
So, in an effort to save face and to give the illusion that their anti-Duterte stance is alive and kicking, organizers have decided to move this year’s protest venue to Baguio City.
February 25 happens to be the day of the major street parade that is the culminating highlight of the month-long celebration of the city’s Panagbenga Flower Festival. More than half a million people are expected to attend.
Organizers are encouraging anti-Duterte and Yellow minions to go up to Baguio to attend the February 25 celebration.
”We will be taking aerial photos of our protest along Session Road, Baguio’s main thoroughfare. It will be an awesome display of people power,” they said.
Protest attendees are asked to bring a yellow-colored flower to the event — from sunflower to yellow rose. “Let’s paint the town yellow,” they added.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Americans have seen the last of Presidents’ Day. There will be none this year.
Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order renaming the federal holiday as ‘Ex-Presidents’ Day.’
For many decades, the national holiday was observed to honor all past presidents of the U.S. including the very first president, George Washington.
In signing the Exceutive Order, Trump said that ‘there can only be one sitting U.S. president, and that’s me right now. All the others are ex-presidents.’
This year, the new Ex-Presidents’ Day will be celebrated on Monday, February 19.