MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –Subject to fact-checking by Rappler and Vera Files – Anti-Duterte retired entertainer Jim Paredes was deported back to Australia at dawn this morning. But it was all in error.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested Paredes and put him on the first available flight from NAIA to Sydney.
Apparently, overly-eager BI employees mistook Paredes as the Australian who was reported to be engaged in anti-government activities in violation of the Philippine Constitution. Foreign citizens are expressly prohibited to engage in such activities while in the country. Paredes holds Australian citizenship.
The real Australian concerned in the report turned out to be a 71-year-old nun, Sister Patricia Fox.
As he was being escorted to his plane, Paredes kept on shouting, “Look at me, look at me. Do I look like a 71-year-old nun?”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Subject to fact-checking by Rappler and Vera Files – Back from her junket to Europe, with other politicians including Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Vice President Leni Robredo defended the viral group photo showing her and her group posing and smiling at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.
Robredo said she sees nothing wrong with the photo, first posted online by Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat, Jr.
“Eh wala namang nakalibing doon, so anong problema?” (Nobody’s buried there, so what’s the problem?)
“What so disrespectful about that,” she added.
Dear Madam, that’s why it’s called Holocaust Memorial, not Holocaust Cemetery.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – GMA News is reporting that Vice President Leni Robredo has apologized for the viral photo showing her and other politicians posing before the camera — with all smiles — at the otherwise solemn and somber Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.
The photo, first posted by Ifugao Congressman Ted Baguilat Jr., was met with widespread criticism for the insensitivity to the historical significanc of the Memorial.
But apparently, GMA News misquoted Robredo. What she actually said was that she was apologizing for being Vice President.