MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a master of delegation.
He has designated his Spokesperson, Harry Roque, to debate with former Justice Antonio Carpio, after the latter accepted the President’s challenge for a “one-on-one” to discuss the West Philippine Sea issue with China.
Now, after receiving flak from his decision to be vaccinated with Sinopharm which has not yet received emergency use authorization from his own FDA, Duterte has again designated Roque to receive the second dose of the said vaccine.
Duterte had earlier said that the Philippines will return the 1,000 doses (minus the one he had already been inoculated with) of the Sinopharm vaccine donated by China.
This means only 998 doses will be returned since Duterte had already received one dose. Duterte will hold on to a second dose to be used by his designee, Roque.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The debate on the West Philippines Sea (WPS) is getting weirder and weirder by the minute.
Many will recall that President Rodrigo Duterte publicly challenged former Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio to a debate. Carpio has been critical of Duterte’s actions (or inaction) on the Philippines’ claim over disputed territory in WPS.
When Carpio accepted the challenge, Duterte backed out and designated his Spokesperson, Harry Roque, to debate in his stead.
Today, Carpio announced he was designating actress Sanya Lopez as his representative to the debate. Lopez plays the role of the nanny of the children of a widower Philippine Vice President, in the GMA7 teleserye, “First Yaya.”
Carpio is confident that Lopez will perform very well in the debate, saying he will coach her prior to the event. He admitted that a Roque-Lopez match-up will be more interesting and entertaining than a Roque-Carpio debate.