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Philippine VP Robredo Admits Error In Her Video Message On President Duterte’s Drug War

IMG_9834.PNGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Last week, Philippine Vice President sent a video message to the United  Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs alleging that there have been some 7,000 drug-related killings by the police and vigilantes since President Duterte took office on June 30 last year.

Robredo all but mimics the number often quoted by the biased local and international media as well as elements out to destabilize the Duterte government.

Today, speaking from her office at the Boracay Mansion in Quezon City, the VP finally admitted she committed a grave error in that video message.

“I originally wanted to say that the Philippines has more than 7,000 islands,” she said, “but somwhere along the way during the recording, I got too overwhelmed by the camera and lights that I blurted out 7,000 drug-related deaths instead of 7,000 islands.”

Yun naman pala eh. (So that explains it.)

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Here’s What Senator De Lima Wanted To Write About Lascañas And Matobato

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CAMP CRAME, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles,  Quezon City Bureau) – Only in the Philippines can a criminally-charged and incarcerated senator continue to use official stationery to criticize political opponents and enjoy media attention on a daily basis.

Today, Senator Leila De Lima released yet another handwritten note, this time urging the Filipino people to listen to what self-confessed murderers had said in their testimonies before the Senate.

Edgard Matobato and retired police officer Arthur Lascañas had both testified at Senate hearings about the alleged Davao Death Squad (DDS) during the time that President Rodrigo Duterte was city mayor.  Both men had admitted to taking part in the DDS.  For Lascañas, he denied the existence of the DDS in his first testimony, but later recanted his sworn statement in a second hearing last week.

It appears, however, that De Lima had written a different version of her letter published in the news media.  What was published was a revised version upon the urging of her legal counsel.

In the first version, a photocopy of which was obtained by The Adobo Chronicles, the senator called Matobato and Lascañas “murderers, liars and perjurers.”  She also urged her supporters to listen to her “lying colleagues in the Senate,” although she didn’t mention any senators by name.

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