WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – U.S. President Donald Trump isn’t a bit worried that Congress will not give him the funds needed to build his great wall along the southern border. He has repeatedly said that he is going to build that wall no matter what.
Today, The White House announced that Trump has decided to outsource the building of pre-fabricated walls to the Philippines.
”It will not only greatly reduce our costs, but will also further enhance the economic partnership between the U.S. and its former colony,” a White House spokesperson said.
The pre-fabricated walls will be made of Philippine bamboo.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed the agreement with Trump, saying that it is all part of his government’s “Build, build, build” program.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo vehemently rejects suggestions that she has overblown the taho incident involving a Chinese national and a Filipino police officer.
Jiale Zhang, 23, a fashion design student, threw the soy snack at PO1 Willam Cristobal when she was not allowed to enter the train at the Boni Avenue Station of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) because she was carrying food. The MRT-3 management earlier imposed a liquid ban in train stations as a security measure.
Robredo called the incident a ‘wake up call’ and an insult to authorities, the Philippines and the Filipino people.
Asked what she would do if she were President, Robredo said she would build a wall made of indigenous materials around the entire Philippine Archipelago to keep Chinese nationals out, including all undocumented immigrants.
A la Donald Trump.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teddy Boy Locsin has appealed to his Canadian counterpart, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to take in Maria Ressa and grant her political asylum in Canada.
Locsin was encouraged by a tweet posted recently by Freeland expressing concern about the security and safety of the Rappler CEO.
Ressa faces tax evasion charges but has making the rounds of international news media outlets claiming that she was being harassed and intimidated by the Duterte government simply because she was a journalist.
For his part, Locsin promised that if Canada granted Ressa asylum, he will bat for the Canadian trash shipped to Manila years ago to stay in the Philippines, no more questions asked.