MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If you have the guts to dare, you must also have the stamina to be dared. This was a hard lesson learned by Senator Risa Hontiveros.
Prior to Rodrigo Duterte’s trip to Beijing a few weeks ago, Hontiveros dared the President to stand up to China and protest the presence of Chinese vessels around Pagasa Island occupied by the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea.
Well, shortly after Duterte arrived from his China trip, the news media have reported that China has started withdrawing its vessels from the disputed territory.
So now, Duterte is returning the favor to Hontiveros by daring the Senator to migrate to any foreign country of her choice that would accept her.
A recent ‘story’ by Rappler says “migrate” was the most searched word on the Internet following the zero win of the Opposition in last month’s Senatorial elections.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles. Washington Bureau) – Former Philippine Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales was denied entry into Hong Kong by Chinese Immigration authorities for allegedly being a ‘security risk.’
Morales and former Foreign Affairs Sec. Albert Del Rosario have hauled Chinese President Xi Jinping to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity.
Morales then decided to fly to Washington, D.C. since she still had a valid visa to enter the U.S. of A.
Alas, Morales, by virtue of her Spanish-sounding surname, was again held in D.C. by Immigration officials on suspicion of being a Mexican trying to enter the U.S. illegally.
Donald Trump hates Mexicans and wants to bar them them from entering the U.S. via the land borders between the U.S. and Mexico (think Great Wall), or via air or ocean.
A spokesperson for Morales said that she and her vacationing family are on their way back to Manila, hoping they would be allowed re-entry into the Philippines.
Talk about double or triple jeopardy…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippines’ Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin is making good on his promise to help expedite the migration of Filipinos who are disappointed with results of the May 13 midterm elections in which the entire Opposition Senatorial slate was practically wiped out.
Locsin announced that the Philippine and Canadian governments have signed a Memorandum of Agreement whereby Filipinos wanting to immigrate to Canada will be accommodated in the containers of trash that will be shipped back to Canada.
The shipment consists or containers of trash that were shipped to the Philippines from Canada years ago under the guise of being recyclable plastic.
Earlier, President Rodrigo Dutete threatened to declare war on Canada if it didn’t take back its trash immediately.
Philippine envoys in Canada have been recalled as a consequence of the trash conflict.
Locsin told The Adobo Chronicles that Filipinos who will be shipped to Canada with the trash won’t spend a single dime, and that they will be exempted from securing a visa for entry into Canada.
A pretty good deal that can’t be refused!