MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Now that President Rodrigo Duterte has backed out of his own challenge to debate former Antonio Carpio on the West Philippine Sea territorial issue with China, the former Supreme Court Justice said he’s ready and willing to debate anyone. That includes Spokesperson Harry Roque or any of the President’s alter egos.
The Adobo Chronicles asked Carpio if he really meant “anyone.” He answered: “Yes, including Kim Chiu.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Many Americans are familiar with President Barack Obama’s “beer diplomacy” when he hosted an intimate meeting — over beer — at The White House in an attempt to resolve a racial profiling issue.
Well, move over, Mr. Obama.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made headlines this week when he introduced his own diplomacy, not over beer, but over alcohol. It happened at Malacañang Palace, the Presidential residence, as he welcomed China’s Foreign Minister Want Yi who was visiting the Philippines.
It was all caught on tape! One Filipino netizen described Duterte as “alcohol dispenser.”
And it worked! The Chinese official said his country was donating half a million doses of a Chinese vaccine to the Philippines.