LONDON, United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, London Bureau) – Call it lady luck or karma, but Vice President Leni Robredo has earned the reputation of being disinvited or uninvited — from Cabinet meetings to the ASEAN Summit.
Today, Robredo received yet another disappointing news: she is not on Queen Elizabeth’s guest list for next year’s wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
In statement read by spokesperson Georgina Hernandez, the VP said she is deeply saddened by the Royal snub, especially after Congress approved an increase in the OVP budget for 2018. A huge portion of the increase would go to foreign travel.
The positive side of the uninvitation: huge savings on taxpayer money.
ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – This year and in years past, many have criticized the chosen national costume of the Philippines’ representatives to the Miss Universe Pageant.
Well, it’s not going to happen again.
Binibining Pilipinas organizers have assured the public that henceforth, the national costume of Miss Philippines-Universe will “reflect our true culture and identity.”
For next next year’s Miss Philippines-Universe, the organizers have chosen an ethnic attire representative of the Gaddang ethnic group of Northern Philippines.
The chosen national costume was unveiled yesterday in Alfonso Lista, Ifugao with no less than Leni Robredo as the model.
Do we have a winner national costume for next year’s Miss Universe Pageant?
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – We all remember when Senator Antonio Trillanes and Representative Gary Alejano travelled to The Hague in The Netherlands to personally file a complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The couple accused Duterte of committing “crimes against humanity” for his deadly war on drugs.
Well, it seems that Trillanes is a true warrior fighting for justice and human rights. And it’s nothing partisan.
Today, the Senator told The Adobo Chronicles that he will leave shortly for The Hague, this time to file a complaint against ex-President NoyNoy Aquino and his administration officials for giving the go-signal to vaccinate Filipino school children against Dengue in early 2016.
The vaccine manufacturer has now aknowledged that the vaccine could cause serious Dengue disease to those who received the new drug but were not previously infected with the Dengue virus.
All in all, it is estimated that some 700,000 Filipino children were vaccinated with the drug at a time when it has not yet been approved for distribution by the World Health Organization.
”This is worse than Duterte’s war on drugs,” Trillanes said. “It’s tantamount to genocide. Aquino and his cohorts should be tried by the ICCC for crimes against humanity.”