MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Following a Rappler fact check on its website belying claims that Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. (Bongbong) has returned to Malacañang, it now appears that Vice President Leni Robredo is the one who has returned to the Palace.
Senator and gentleman-in-waiting extraordinaire Bong Go released a photo showing Robredo walking with the President inside Malacañang. It was Go’s way of proving that Duterte is alive and healthy, contrary to recent speculation.
It wasn’t clear why Robredo paid a visit to Duterte. Sources close to the Palace said the President is considering re-appointing the VP to his Cabinet, possibly as the Overall Czar for the country’s war against Covid-19. This would be Robredo’s third appointment as a Cab member.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau)- All that talk of essential and non-essential goods in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis in the Philippines had finally been put to rest. Lugaw (rice porridge) is indeed essential.
In a quaint neighborhood in this summer capital of the Philippines, Vice President Leni Robredo opened her very first campaign headquarters in her bid to become President in 2022. It was timed to coincide with the final day of Holy Week, Easter Sunday.
It was an inconspicuous opening in Baguio City, with no fanfare, simple as the Filipino food which has become Robredo’s political trademark – lugaw.
Many more similar campaign headquarters are expected to rise in the next few weeks, leading up to the exact day that the elections will be held a year after, in 2022.
Campaign memes and jingles will soon fill the pages and airwaves of both mainstream and social media, heralding the bold and much anticipated bid by Robredo to become President of the Lugaw Republic.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Potential Presidential candidates aligned with President Rodrigo Duterte will face tough competition come the 2022 Presidential elections, thanks to a new Opposition Coalition spearheaded by former Chief Justice Antonio Carpio.
Carpio claims that they have talked to many people, left and right. “It’s a broad coalition,” he says.
In media interviews, Carpio also assured the Filipino people that the coalition will only include and endorse competent people. “So that excludes Senator Manny Pacquiao,” he added.
The new coalition has chosen a very catchy name: 1SAMPAYAN, translated as “one clothesline.”
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa immediately reacted to the news and promised full support for the coalition. “We will hold the line,” she said.