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?”
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte is known to often go off-script when reading his prepared speeches. His speech at last weekend’s graduation ceremonies of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) was no exception.
Last year, Duterte failed to address and acknowledge Vice President Leni Robredo who was also present at the PMA graduation ceremonies. So this year, his speechwriter made sure that he acknowledged the presence of Robredo.
But alas, Duterte went off script again right at the beginning of his speech.
In acknowledging Robredo, Duterte addressed her as the “outgoing Vice President of the Philippines.
Unfortunately, the incoming VP, Bongbong Marcos, was not present at the ceremonies.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – In a hastily-called press conference in the summer capital of the Philippines, Vice Presidential spokesperson Georgina Hernandez defended her boss’ wardrobe at last weekend’s graduation ceremonies of the Philippine Military Academy.
”There was a bit of a misunderstanding with the organizers of the ceremonies,” Hernandez said. “We were given the impression that the Vice President would be helping serve lugaw to the graduates and guests at the reception following the graduation program. That’s why Robredo wore an apron.”