MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – A concurrent resolution from the Senate and the House of Representatives authorizing the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to extend ABS-CBN Corp’s franchise is enough to allow the network to operate until lawmakers decide on a new one, said Senator Grace Poe.
But a leading lawyer, none other than Vice President Leni Robredo, debunked Poe’s statement and proceeded to lecture the Senator.
”How can either House of Congress concur with the other to resolve the franchise issue when these are two separate and independent branches of the legislature,” Robredo said.
”It’s plain common sense,” the VP pointed out, adding that “just like it is common sense for me as VP not to concur with any and all of the President’s pronouncements or executive orders, it is equally common sense for Senators never to agree to anything emanating from the House of Representatives and vice versa.”
To each his/her own…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted ABS-CBN’s public apology over money owed by the network for not airing the then Presidential candidate’s political campaign ad.
But Duterte said ABS-CBN should just donate the remaining ₱2.6-million the network owes him to its favorite charity.
ABS-CBN gladly obliged and announced it was donating the money not to one, but two of the network’s favorite chairites: ABS-CBN Foundation and the Kapamilya Foundation.
This is what is called “quits.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The U.S. Senators who voted for a resolution demanding the release of the incarcerated Leila De Lima have expressed elation over the news that the Philippine Senator is now free!
The resolution called for the denial of entry into the U.S. of Philippine officials and others responsible for what they called wrongful arrest and detention of De Lima, a harsh critic of President Rodrigo Duterte.
De Lima was jailed for drug-related charges.
The Sentors got the news from De Lima herself: