QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Vice President and 2022 Presidential aspirant Leni Robredo said that drug tests should be ”random and unannounced.”
She was obviously reacting to a voluntary drug test taken by Presidential candidate frontrunner Bongbong Marcos in what many believe was a response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s earlier statement that one of the Presidential candidates is using cocaine.
Robredo told The Adobo Chronicles that Presidential and other candidates should be tested for drugs while they are sleeping to avoid possible manipulation and circumvention of the tests and results.
Robredo herself has not taken a drug test, unlike most other Presidential candidates who have voluntarily taken it.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a television interview on ”Rated Korina’” a program hosted by Dilawan (and wife of defeated Presidential candidate Mar Roxas), Korina Sanchez, Vice President and Presidential aspirant Leni Robredo said she is willing to work with VP candidate Sara Duterte if they both win in the elections.
When the Presidential daughter and VP running mate of former Senator Bongbong Marcos heard of Robredo’s comment, she responded: ”Asa ka pa.” (Don’t hope against hope).
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines’ Commission on Elections (Comelec) has passed a resolution requiring two separate tests for all 2022 Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates.
Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez told The Adobo Chronicles that as part of its disqualification and nuisance candidate rules, the poll body will require the candidates to take a drug test and an I.Q. test.
Those who fail the drug test will automatically be disqualified from running and those who fail the I.Q. test will be declared nuisance candidates.
So far, Presidential candidates Panfilo Lacson and Bongbong Marcos, and VP candidate Tito Sotto have taken the drug test and have all tested negative.
The deadline for candidates to take the drug and I.Q. tests is November 30. Failure to do so will also mean automatic disqualification from running in the 2022 elections.