Category Archives: Military

Philippine Military Academy Decommissions Graduate Senator Antonio Trillanes

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.

 

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Matteo Guidicelli Joins Philippine Army Reserves, Maria Ressa Signs Up With U.S. Army

E7674335-DCA1-4438-9F65-474CF549D052MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  They’ve both graced the covers of magazines— Maria Ressa as one of Esquire’s sexiest women alive, and Matteo Guidicelli as Inside Showbiz’ hearthrob Filipino-Italian actor.

Matteo recently made headlines when he joined the Philippine Army Reserves.

Not to be outdone, the Rappler CEO signed up for the U.S. Army reserves.

Ressa is a dual citizen of the Philippines and the United States.

Of Watergate And Frigate

A3DF237B-1131-45B3-9ADE-9F684321A764.jpegMANILA, 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.