MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In one, hard-hitting analysis by a certain JC Punongbayan, Rappler accused Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of establishing a Panda Ring — you know, pandas — those lovable, furry, black and white animals found only in China (and some lucky zoos).
Punongbayan was commenting on the 29 agreements signed by Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the latter’s state visit to the Philippines. He called the Philippine President’s move “excessive.”
But let’s think positive.
This could mean that the Manila and other zoos across the country will soon be hosts to Chinese pandas.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s Black Friday in the United States — the day after Thanksgiving when millions of American consumers troop to the malls and other business establishments to avail of a huge sale on goods and services.
In the Philippines, Black Friday is a political movement where public protests are staged to call attention to national issues ranging from press freedom to Martial Law to the burial of the late Ferdinand E. Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (National Heroes Cemetery.)
Alas, the Filipino Black Friday is no more. It has been sold to China.
This was confirmed by protest organizers who said that the supposed sale of the Philippines to China as part of the signed agreements between Rodrigo Duterte and his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping included their Black Friday Movement.
The Adobo Chronicles could not independently confirm the agreed-upon sale price for the movement. Was it at full price or a huge discount?
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chonicles, Manila Bureau) – A few dozen Filipino acitivists are protesting the Manila visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping on the grounds that China is a threat to the Philippines’ sovereignty in the light of the South China Sea territorial conflict, as well as growing Chinese investments in the country.
The activists don’t want the Philippines to have anything to do with China and are demanding that everything that reminds the Filipinos of China and the Chinese be permanently erased from the country’s landscape.
What landmark bests represents Chinese influence in the Philippines than the oldest Chinatown in the world — Chinatown in Binondo, Manila.
The protestors want Manila’s Chinatown permanently closed and replaced by an SM Super Mega Mall Village that would put the Mall of Asia to shame.
Little do the protesters know that the owner of SM is Henry Sy. Filipino. Chinese.