MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Julian Felipe and Jose Palma, composer and lyricist, respectively, of the Philippine National Anthem must be turning in their graves.
First, Senate President Tito Sotto wants to change the last line of the anthem from “ang mamatay ng dahil sa iyo” to “ang ipaglaban ang kalayaan mo.”
Now, incarcerated Senator Leila de Lima has joined in the fray.
She wants to change the last line of the anthem instead to “ang makulong ng dahil shabu.”
Which revision do you like better? Let us know in the comments section.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Raïssa Robles, self-proclaimed investigative journalist and author of a book titled, ‘Marcos Martial Law: Never Again,’ is not a happy camper these days, thanks to President Rodrigo Duterte.
The President has just signed an Executive Order declaring September 21 this year, and every year thereafter as “Martial Law Appreciation Day.”
”We have to give credit where credit is due,” Duterte said. “Many Filipinos have greatly benefited from the Marcos Martial Law years. There was a massive build-up of infrastructure, Filipinos exhibited discipline, food supply and prices were under control, and the Philippines had the most beautiful First Lady anywhere in the world.”
Duterte himself has used Martial Law to put things in order in Mindanao, and the Mindanaoans are happy and forever grateful.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque urged all Filipinos to celebrate this new non-working holiday by sending a nice message to their Senators, Representatives and to media outlets like Rappler, ABS-CBN, Inquirer and others, expressing their thanks for the many good things that the Marcos Martial law has brought about in the lives of Filipinos.
The Adobo Chronicles reached out to Raïssa Robles and asked her if she plans to write a sequel to her book. She replied, “Never again!”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Speculation and rumor have flooded the Internet minutes after Spokesperson Harry Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte will make an important announcement at 3 p.m. on September 11.
Will the President declare Martial Law nationwide? Announce a Revolutionary Government? Step Down? Announce the return of former Comelec Any Bautista? Revoke the revocation of Senator Antonio Trillanes Amnesty?
Well, speculate no more.
The Adobo Chronicles has learned from very reliable sources in Malacañang that Duterte will officially declare that former President Ferdinand E. Marcos is a National Hero.
Duterte’s signed proclamation all but legitimizes the burial of the late dictator at Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery) which the President had previously authorized. It also mandates that beginning next year, September 11 will be national holiday throughout the Philippines to commemorate Ferdinand E. Marcos Day.
The biggest clue so far about Duterte’s looming announcement is that September 11 marks Ferdinand E. Marcos’ 101st birthday.
Perfect occasion for the hero proclamation.
The Adobo Chronicles tried to reach out to Raissa Robles, author of the anti-Marcos book, “Martial Law: Never Again,” but she could not be located. Is she now in hiding inside the Senate Building, like Trillanes?