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Duterte To Sign ‘New’ Amnesty For Trillanes, Other Mutineers

File photo: Trillanes, left, the mutineer (photo: ABS-CBN)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – There has been a lot of movement in the Cabinet of Philippine President Rodrigo Dueterte this week — the same week that the filing of Certificates of Candidacy for next year’s elections started.

Spokesperson Harry Roque is out, as is Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.  Enter Salvador Panelo as the new Press Secretary and Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations Teddy Boy Locsin replacing Cayetano.

But there is another major development in the Duterte administration:  the President wants to sign a ‘new’ amnesty for Senator Antonio Trillanes and others who have been accused of mutiny. (Nicanor Faeldon, one of the mutineers, has just been appointed new Chief of the Bureau of Corrections).

Many will recall that Duterte earlier ‘voided’ a similar amnesty for the mutineers under the previous Aquino administration based on the fact that it was not signed by Aquino himself.  Trillanes could not also produce documents of his ‘admission of guilt,’ a requirement for amnesty.

But Duterte wants to give peace a chance.  All we are saying….

New  Spokesperson Panelo says that the new amnesty will be unconditional, except for Trillanes, who must accept the amnesty in writing — fully notarized — and promise to become a Dutertard.

The Adobo Chronicles tried to reach Trillanes from his hospital bed at St. Luke’s but our calls were not returned.


Karambola Showdown: Leni Robredo And Mocha Uson To Face Off On Radio Show

73950BC7-AAE3-4B07-948F-645185D3BD90MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Not since the “Thrilla in Manila” has an event generated so much interest and emotion in the the Philippines.  This time, it’s not going to be a boxing match, but a radio show.

We all know that both ex-PCOO Asec Mocha Uson and Vice President Leni Robredo  — from opposite sides of the political spectrum — have their own radio talk shows.

Enter Karambola, the popular radio show featuring mostly Duterte supporter hosts.

The Adobo Chronicles has just learned that Karambola has invited the two talk show hosts, Robredo and Uson, to a live radio debate on an issue of national significance: Geography.

Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles, one of the Karambola hosts,  told us that the idea of the radio debate came about  because of the fact that Uson, in a previous statement, moved Mayon Volcano to Naga while Robredo recently  said that all Asian countries import oil, despite the fact that some of them are actually sources of imported oil — including countries in the Middle East.

The radio showdown, still to be scheduled, will be moderated by blogger Drew Olivar.

Bring out the popcorn and San Mig Light!

Duterte’s Medical Test Results Revealed, Critics In Shock!

C717B304-FE98-4036-80FD-3B096A0E9023MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The entire country had been holding its breath after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly admitted that his recent endoscopy and colonoscopy may have revealed something — perhaps, a “growth.”  Duterte had said that if it’s cancer, he’ll let the Filipino people know.

As anyone can imagine, Duterte’s critics and members of the diminishing Opposition could only be elated at the news.  This, they thought, could only be their only chance of getting back in power by Leni Robredo succeeding Duterte in the event that he gets incapacitated.

Well, today, Duterte critics got the shock of their lives after the President’s medical team revealed the rest results of his medical tests.

Indeed, there was not one “growth” but two, found  in the President’s colon and esophagus.

These were Davao durian seeds, which the President had previously accidentally swallowed. Doctors immediately removed the growths.

All’s well that ends well.  Except for the Opposition.