MANILA, Philppines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The official campaign period for the 2022 Philippine elections hasn’t started yet but already, two Presidential candidates are conceding!
Vice President Leni Robredo and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno have all but conceded that they are the only two Presidential aspirants who haven’t worn a military uniform either as an officer or reservist.
Even Vice Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte has donned the uniform representing valor, loyalty, integrity and service to the country. Other candidates include former police chief Panfilo Lacson, General Antonio Parlade, President Rodrigo Duterte, Manny Pacquiao and Bongbong Marcos.
Robredo and Moreno have also conceded that they need to project themselves in other ways during the campaign to show that they are worthy to be Commander-in-Chief.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – For standing between two of the most powerful feuding nations of the world, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
The announcement came in Stockholm just hours after Duterte announced that he was withdrawing his earlier decision to end the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States in his country. The VFA allows American military forces to come and go and use Philippine facilities for bilateral training or military exercises.
Duterte has also maintained cordial relations with China, despite the ongoing territorial dispute over areas of the West Philippine Sea and his country’s victory in a United Nation’s arbitration court.
“By standing between the U.S. and China, Duterte has diffused the conflict between the two powerful countries and has practically averted the possibility of war,” a Nobel Prize statement said.. “We commend Duterte’s peace efforts which we hope will be recognized by the Nobel Peace Price committee,” it added.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is known as a master strategist. He manages to always take the upper hand when negotiating with world leaders.
Today, Duterte sent a message to President-elect Joe Biden, proposing to permanently reinstate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) which allows America to maintain a military presence in the Philippines, under one condition.
The condition? That the incoming Biden administration institute a new immigration policy that would grant Filipino citizens a visa-free entry to the United States.. Duterte calls it the Visiting Filipinos Agreement.