LONDON, United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Paris Bureau) – Stephen Sackur wants to do something different for an upcoming episode of his BBC talk show, “Hardtalk.” He wants a live showdown between Philippine Senatorial candidate Bong Revilla and British comedian Rowan Atkinson, more populary known for his TV character, Mr. Bean. Not an ordinary showdown, but a dance showdown.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – After all, Leni Robredo has some delicadeza left in her. She is promising to vacate her position as Vice President if none of the Otso Diretso Senatorial candidates makes it to the top 12 in Monday’s Philippine midterm elections.
While this may be wishful thinking on the part of many Filipinos, they are hoping that Robredo will be woman enough to take full responsibility for a possible zero win for the eight Opposition candidates. She has taken on the responsibility of “leading the Opposition,” but a zero win for the Otso would mean a failure of that leadership.
Already, Otso has scored zero in as far as the endorsement by the block-voting Iglesia Ni Cristo is concerned. None in the Opposition slate made it to the INC endorsement. Is this a foreboding of what will happen on May 13?