Category Archives: Politics

Senator Hontiveros Tweets China Protest, Wearing Mask Made In China

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros knows the power of social media, and so she uses her Twitter account to criticize the Duterte administration and everything and everyone that’s connected to the President, including China.

In an obvious reference to China’s claim over territories in the South China Sea that the Philippines asserts its sovereignty over, Hontiveros posted a selfie wearing a face mask she ordered from the online shopping portal Lazada.

The mask had an inscription that says, “Amin ang Pinas,” (The Philippines is ours).

In her caption, she stated: “To China: Amin ang Pinas. Ngayon at magpakailanman.” (To China: the Philippines is ours. Now and forever.)

But alas, Hontiveros failed to notice the fine print on the face mask she wore. It was made in China!

Many netizens also noticed her selfie showed her with a clenched fist, a trademark widely attributed to Duterte and his supporters.

Karen Davila Accused Of Political Bias

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Karen Davila, news anchor for the now defunct ABS-CBN Broadcasting network, likes to think of herself as the Philippines’ female version of BBC’s Stephen Sackur, always ready with her hard-hitting questions of her guests. She has interviewed top politicians, celebrities and controversial personalities, among them Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto and Senator and champion boxer Manny Pacquiao.

But now, Davila is being accused of political bias after she interviewed Vilma Santos, Representative for the Lone District of  Lipa, Bagangas regarding her Congressional vote to grant ABS-CBN a new franchise.

Critics reminded Davila that she should always present both sides of any news story or controversy which she failed to do when she gave Santos air time (via Internet) to explain her vote.

Davila received a strongly-worded protest-letter from the Noranians, demanding that their idol and Vilma Santos’ onscreen nemesis — Nora Aunor — be given equal time on her program.

The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Davila at the parking lot of ABS-CBN’s Mother Ignacia compound and we asked her for her reaction to the letter.

She said she already sent a text to Aunor inviting her to a guest on one of her future shows.

EDITORIAL: I Would Like Leni Robredo To Win The Presidency In 2022

by the Publisher

I WOULD LIKE LENI ROBREDO TO RUN FOR, AND WIN THE PRESIDENCY IN 2022. No kidding,  but only under a specific scenario that’s been playing in my mind in the last 100 days. You can blame it on Covid-19 and the seemingly endless community quarantine that has become ridiculously pathetic if not comical by each passing day. Too much time on my hands.

So here’s the scenario:

In the spirit of unity and healing coming out of the devastating and divisive pandemic that has scared the sh*t out of the Filipino people and their clueless politicians, Robredo and Bongbong Marcos kiss and make up, sealing an unprecedented compact not by blood but vials of the new coronavirus vaccine. They decide to run for President and Vice President, respectively, under a strange bedfellow coalition they agree to call “We Win As One.”

That wasn’t an error in sentence construction. I said “respectively,” and I meant Robredo for President and Marcos for Vice President.  After all, Robredo has already been VP and Marcos really wants to work his way up. He has time.

It doesn’t matter who they run against. Their coalition is a sure winner —100% —combining Marcos’ 97% support and Robredo’s 3%.

They win in a landslide and they are inaugurated — in a single ceremony — at noon on June 30, 2022, in the year of our Lord.

Then the unexpected happens. A new strain of the coronavirus hits the country, as it does the rest of the world.  The new strain affects humans differently.  It doesn’t affect the respiratory system.  It affects human IQ.

Robredo is infected by the new virus, just 14 days after the inauguration. U.P. scientists confirm her IQ takes a big hit and has rendered her incapacitated to run the country.

Marcos, on the other hand, appears to be immune from the new virus, as he has developed potent antibodies when he tested positive for Covid-19 in 2020.

In her genuine desire to be of service to the Filipino, Robredo abdicates the Presidency, and the corona virus-free Marcos takes over.

Marcos takes his oath as President on July 15, 2022, from Batac, Ilocos Norte — the Malacañang of the North, with live coverage by the new, improved PCOO and the resurrected, second largest TV network, ABS-CBN 2.0.