MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Opposition Senator Bam Aquino urged Filipinos to remember his uncle Ninoy’s ‘love of country.’
“Sa darating na Bonifacio Day, huwag nating kakalimutan na ang kanyang pagkamatay ay hindi lang dahil nabaril siya,” Aquino said in a statement.
“ Iyan po ay dahil sa napakalalim niyang pagmamahal sa ating bayan na mas ginusto niyang umuwi kahit na baka makulong at mapanganib ang kanyang buhay kaysa sa manatili sa Amerika na mapayapa naman at ligtas,” he added.
Bam apparently mistook Bonifacio Day as the day honoring Marcial Bonifacio, Ninoy’s alias used in his fake passport at the time he was gunned down at the Manila International Airport.
November 30 is a Philippine national holiday honoring Andres Bonifacio, one of the country’s national heroes.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chonicles, Manila Bureau) – A few dozen Filipino acitivists are protesting the Manila visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping on the grounds that China is a threat to the Philippines’ sovereignty in the light of the South China Sea territorial conflict, as well as growing Chinese investments in the country.
The activists don’t want the Philippines to have anything to do with China and are demanding that everything that reminds the Filipinos of China and the Chinese be permanently erased from the country’s landscape.
What landmark bests represents Chinese influence in the Philippines than the oldest Chinatown in the world — Chinatown in Binondo, Manila.
The protestors want Manila’s Chinatown permanently closed and replaced by an SM Super Mega Mall Village that would put the Mall of Asia to shame.
Little do the protesters know that the owner of SM is Henry Sy. Filipino. Chinese.
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.”
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