QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo addressed the Filipino nation last night via her Facebook page, complete with a purple dress, eyeglasses, hair in a bun, and a set of recommendations focused on the government’s policies on combatting the coronavirus.
But netizens immediately accused Robredo of premature campaigning for the 2022 Philippine Presidential elections. (Existing rules by the Commission on Elections do not prohibit any form of early campaigning. The poll body previously explained that since the law only recognizes a person to be an official candidate once the campaign season kicks off, it created a window that allows politicians to have advertisements and TV show episodes ahead of the start of the campaign.)
But while Robredo denied that her address was aimed at promoting her possible candidacy for President in 2022, an Adobo Chronicles investigation proved otherwise.
So, what gave Robredo away?
One of the books her handlers displayed at the video-taped address was titled “Thinking Beyond Politics,” authored by Francisco Magno.
But wait, there’s more! The full title of the book is “Thinking Beyond Politics: A Strategic Agenda For The Next President.”
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – In what many are saying as her attempt to mimic President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), Vice President Leni Robredo took to her Facebook account last night to address the Filipino people.
Wearing a pair of eyeglasses, donning a purple dress, her hair in a bun, and with hands clasped, Robredo firmly and emphatically laid out her solid and well-thought of points for the country to more effectively deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
To demonstrate that she was heartfelt and serious about her recommendations, she let her hair down towards the end of her address. With that, she seemed to tell her viewers: “This is the real me, not the fake me.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday expressed hope that the late senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.’s life would inspire Filipinos to live with “courage and patriotism.”
Duterte made the statement as he joined the nation in commemorating Aquino’s 37th death anniversary.
Reacting to the statement, former President NoyNoy Aquino thanked Duterte for his kind words and made a comeback at Ninoy’s critics, saying:
”See what I’ve been saying all along? My dad was a patriot and courageous man. Even Duterte says so.”
Meanwhile, The Adobo Chronicles just learned that Opposition Senators Risa Hontiveros and Franklin Drilon have filed a resolution urging the government to transfer Ninoy’s remains to the Libingan ng mga Bayani, next to the remains of his nemesis, President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
We heal as one.