MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Despite his being a continuing nuisance to Rodrigo Duterte, Chito Gascon of the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR) cannot be just fired by the president. Gascon’s appointment and term of office are protected by the Constitution and the only way to give him the pink slip is through impeachment.
Well, impeachment may not be that far away for Gascon, after an independent genealogy research firm found that the CHR Commissioner is a blood relative of a former Nazi, Heinrich Himmler who pretty much oversaw the Holocaust.
The genealogy study concluded that Gascon and Himmler may have been siblings, separated at birth, and the research firm has the photo to prove it. (See photo)
By the way, The Adobo Chronicles can confirm that both pairs of eyeglasses were made in Germany.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – ‘Never Again.’ It has been the battlecry for those who were opposed to the dictatorial regime of the late Ferdinand E. Marcos, in obvious reference to decades of Martial Law under the deposed strongman.
It is also the title of the one and only book by self-identified ‘investigative journalist’ and blogger Raissa Robles.
But now, the battlecry — and Robles’ book — are moot and academic, after President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law in Mindanao, a move upheld by both Congress and the Supreme Court.
So, what is Robles going to do?
Well, write another book, and she did.
The Adobo Chronicles learned from very reliable sources in San Francisco that Robles will soon launch a sequel to her first book. This time, it will be titled, ‘Never Again and Again.’
The new book chronicles the failure of anti-Marcos elements to prevent a repeat of a Martial Law declaration in the Philippines.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is known to be very accommodating, even to his harshest critics. He holds no grudge against them and that’s why he had appointed VP Leni Robredo from the opposition party to a Cabinet position as Housing Czar.
Now, Duterte has announced that performance artist and tour guide Carlos Celdran will join his trusted staff in Malacañang.
Celdran is openly critical of Duterte and his administration and is closely associated with the Yellow Party. The latest rumor about Celdran was that he was spreading “news” that the president was in a coma, after he disappeared from public view for a few days beginning last June 12, Philippine Independence Day.
Celdran has been appointed as Malacañang tour guide, with a Cabinet rank.
“With his knowledge about history, politics and Philippine culture, he is the best person to be appointed to this critical position,” the Malacañang announcement said.