MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Several weeks ago, supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo shaved their heads in front of the Supreme Court as a way to demand that the 25% ballot-shading be considered in the ongoing recount of the 2016 Vice Presidential elections.
Votes for Robredo that were the result of just 25% shading were invalidated by the SC, acting as the Presidential Electorial Tribunal (PET).
In solidarity with her supports, Robredo herself shaved her head, to the amusement of President Rodrigo Duterte (see photo).
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Duterte Administration has been in the headlines recently for public statements supporting local ordinances that ban tambays (loiterers) in streets and public places. It has also been criticized for uplholding a ban on Filipino men who go half-naked outside of their residences.
Today, Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that the half-naked ban only applies to men who do not have a fit body or six-pack abs. “The beauty of Filipino men is part of our inherent natural resource,” Roque said.
So go ahead — if you have the body like Zac Efron, don’t be afraid to flaunt it. You are part of our tourist attractions.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leni Robredo flunked her first try at the bar exams. Now she’s at risk of being disbarred.
The Judicial Bar Council (JBC) is seeking to disbar the Vice President for violation of her lawyer’s oath.
”By continuing to go against the decision of the duly-constituted Supreme Court in ousting Maria Lourdes Sereno from her post as Chief Justice, Atty. Robredo is all but going against her oath to abide by the law. She therefore has no business being in the law profession” a spokesperson for JBC told The Adobo Chronicles.
The High Court recently affirmed its 8-6 decision ousting Sereno with a similar 8-6 vote on the latter’s Motion for Reconsideration.
JBC added that Robredo’s actions is tantamount to contempt of court.