MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros has made herself clear about the reinstatement of the death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines, saying it’s not a deterrent to crime. She is opposed to it.
But Hontiveros seems to have softened her stance.
This, after President Duterte signed the law creating the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA).
The lady Senator says that she will support the death penalty bill with a compromise proposal: instead of sending convicted criminals to the electric chair, “we should send them to space.”
Her idea is for death row inmates to acompany unmanned rocket ships that will be launched by the new space agency. “It will be a one-way trip to space for these crminals,” Hontiveros said. “It will be a kinder, gentler way of imposing the capital punishment.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Acknowledging that they don’t have the numbers to impeach President Rodrigo Duterte over his stance on the West Philippine Sea, Vice President Leni Robredo and the token Opposition Senators have come up with a more viable alternative.
Robredo and Senators Panfilo Lacson, Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros and Kiko Pangilinan are proposing a wides-scale branding of all Philippine fish in the sea.
”Branding” is a common practice among ranchers of tattooing their herd uisng a branding iron for purposes of identification of ownership.
Under the proposal, the Philippine Coastguard and the Bureau of Fisheries will immediately brand all fish that swim in the country’s territorial waters. Instead of the usual number, the fish will be branded with the Philippine flag.
Robredo and the Senators said that upon completion of the fish branding, they plan to file a petition with the United Nations to declare all branded fish to be the exclusive property of the Philippines. Chinese and other non-Filipino fishermen will be ordered to throw back into the sea all branded fish they catch.
“All we are saying,” Robredo told The Adobo Chronicles, “is give fish a chance.”
PARAÑAQUE CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s a hefty price to pay to have a flawless, uninterrupted water supply in the Philippines.
Residents of one of the cities in Metro Manila received a shock of their lives when they were notified that as part of a water supply improvement project, they will have a water service interruption for the next 90 years.
We can only commiserate with residents of Parañaque.