MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he personally acted on the complaint of South Korean firm Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) regarding the Philippine Navy’s multibillion-peso frigate system deal.
Duterte said he gave the letter to his top aide Bong Go and asked him to “give it to legal.” Lawyers, in turn, referred the letter to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
Go has been accused of intervening in the selection of the combat management system (CMS) for the two HHI-built frigates of the Philippine Navy. This was earlier denied by Malacañang and Lorenzana.
Go allegedly favored another South Korean firm, Hanwha Systems, to provide the CMS for the warships.
Well, after this admission by President Duterte, expect the issue to be the subject of a scandal investigation. Like Watergate involving former U.S. President Richard Nixon. Except that there would be no need to give a name to the multibillion-peso scandal. It speaks for itself: Frigate.
SINGAPORE (The Adobo Chronicles, Singapore Bureau) – The historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jung-on came to an end with The White House announcing a major breakthrough in as far as militarization is concerned
Trump sought Kim’s advice on how to stage a grand military parade, Korean style.
The U.S. President is expected to show off his military’s strength come Veteran’s Day in November, when he stages his own grand parade in Washington, D.C. Trump’s military parade is expected to cost American taxpayers up to $50 Million.
Kim obliged and gave his most expert advice on how to stage a grand military parade.
Make sure to include Washington, D.C. in your travel plans this November. It’ll be a spectacle never before seen in America!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Both the Department of National Defense and the Philippine National Police have opposed the lifting of “no tattoo” rule for potential recruits.
“Any good reason why we will lift it? We would like to keep it that way…The military imposes strict rules on haircut and even mustache, why not tattoo? Tattoos are ugly and connotes gangster image,” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Monday.
Upon hearing of Lorenzana’s comments, Presidential daughter Sara Duterte, speaking from China; and Whang-0d, the last remaining mambabatok (tattoo artist), speaking from Sagada both said:
”Do I look like a ganster?”