MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday said the government should not wait for armed aggression to happen in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) before invoking the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the United States (US).
Lacson’s statement stemmed from the Reed Bank incident in which a private Chinese vessel rammed a Philippine fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea. Many analysts are interpreting his statement to mean that the Philippines, with the aid of Uncle Sam, should go to war now with China, with or without any military confrontation with the Asian giant.
Lacson hopes that by his posturing with the U.S. , he will gain points in his rumored bid to succeed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte whose 6-year term ends in 2022.
These are indeed bery exciting times…
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – It is not uncommon for the news or social media to speculate on the health condition of President Rodrigo Duterte when he misses a scheduled meeting or appearance, or even when they notice a slight change in his skin tone.
So when they saw photos and video clips of Vice President Leni Robredo at last weekend’s graduation rites of the Philippine Military Academy, similar speculations started to surface.
At issue was what appeared to be Robredo’s weight gain, some even pointing out that the dress she wore was ‘bursting at the seams.’
And how could anyone miss Duterte’s comment that the Vice President no longer smiles at the President? Was there a connection with the alleged weight gain?
To end all speculation, the Office of the Vice President. (OVP) released a statement explaining the weight gain.
”The VP was in so much stress prior, during and after the May 13 Philippine elections, the results of which showed a devastating loss by the Opposition. Additionally, she was so busy warding off questions from the news media regarding allegations by ‘Bikoy’ implicating her and others in a supposed plot to topple the Duterte administration.”
”Robredo was her usual self whenever reporters mobbed her with questions she refused to answer: she would ask them to just join her for snacks (meryenda).”
”The OVP staff noticed that Robredo was binging on tikoy and biko, perhaps as a subconscious reaction to the Bikoy issue and the issue of biko that surfaced in connection with Viko Sotto’s now successful quest to become mayor pf Pasig City.”
So now you know…
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – He graduated from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in 1995 but now Senator Antonio Trillanes has been decommissioned and stripped of his military insignia.
The PMA Board of Regents unanimously approved the decommissioning after President Rodrigp Duterte questioned Trillanes’ manhood and called him shameless.
“I nurtured you in the PMA, all expenses and lodging paid by the people, and yet you have the gall to stage a mutiny and after that because the President was so unpopular,” Duterte said, referring to the former Navy officer.
PMA said it will not allow any of its graduatesbto tarnish the good name and reputation of the country’s premiere military institution, especially those whose manhood is being questioned by the Commander-in-Chief.