MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Move over, Otso Diretso. Here comes Siete Palabras!
Today, the Liberal Party formally announced its line-up for the 2022 Senatorial elections, fielding seven candidates, one less than the last elections’ eight who were all flushed into an embarrassing zero win.
The LP also revealed the magic seven’s new, improved campaign tag — Siete Palabras — which it hopes would appeal to the country’s Roman Catholics (Siete Palabras refers to Jesus Christ’s Seven Last Words prior to His crucifixion.)
Pro-Duterte netizens quickly criticized the campaign tag, saying that it aptly characterizes the seven candidates who are “all talk.”
The magic seven are ABS-CBN actress Angel Locsin, VP daughter Aika Robredo, convict and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, actress Vilma Santos, blogger Francis Baraan IV, blogger Jover Laurio and Sharon Cuneta’s daughter Kakie Pangilinan.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If there’s an app for that, there’s also a task force for that.
It is no secret that the Duterte administration has a penchant for creating task forces for almost everything — from the Covid-19 response, to the PhilHealth and other corruption investigations at other agencies, to the Boracay rehabilitation, to typhoons and other calamities. Many members of these task forces — numbering about 15 as of latest count according to Rappler — are retired army generals or members of the Armed Forces.
So in order to coordinate the activities of these task forces, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an Executive Order creating a new agency, the Task Forces of the Philippines (TFP). It will be an attached agency to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
As of press time, Duterte is yet to name the head of this new agency who will be called Task Forces Czar. Rumors have it that the President is considering Senator Bong Go to fill the position.
Spokesperson Harry Roque, the goal of the TFP is to make sure that the left hand knows what the right hand is doing.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – It’s been more than two weeks since the November 3 U.S. Presidential elections and even with Joe Biden being the projected winner in the race, Donald Trump is showing no signs of conceding. He and his allies continue to entertain the idea that January 20, 2021 will be an inauguration of a Trump second term.
The Adobo Chronicles polled our panel of political and law experts and asked them what they think will happen if Trump refuses to leave The White House.
The experts were unanimous in their response: Trump will be under (White) House Arrest.