MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a recent visit to the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Miss Universe Catriona Gray said she is considering joining her country’s military after her reign is over.
In the meantime, Gray says she would love to train with China’s “pink army,” the elite, all-women division of the country’s Armed Forces.
”I’m very impressed with their precision, skill and discipline, but also with how they maintain their beauty and womanhood while wearing their uniform,” Gray told The Adobo Chronicles.
The Filipina beauty queen says she hopes to emulate the Chinese women soldiers and instill the same kind of service, loyalty and beauty once she has joined the AFP.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – During his State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated Monday that he chose military men to be part of his Cabinet because they followed orders.
“Kapag sinabi mong walang corruption, walang corruption,” he added. (If you tell them no corruption, there will be no corruption.)
He added that members of the armed services were aware that he was a lawyer, and that he would never issue any illegal order.
So, as Duterte begins the final 3 years of his presidency, he has ordered all his Cabinet Secretaries and Undersecretaries — men and women — to undergo a 3-month military training to instill in them discipline, integrity and loyalty in serving his administration and the Filipino people.
Malacañang told The Adobo Chronicles that the only exemptions to his order are members of his Cabinet who have been ex-military men and those who have undergone R.O.T.C. (Reserved Officers Training Corps) in their younger years in college.
Sa ika-uunlad ng Bayan, disiplina ang kailangan. (Discipline is needed for the nation’s progress.)
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…