MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Many elected officials have come under fire for alleged fake academic credentials, portraying themselves as having graduated from prestigious universities abroad.
But for Kabataan Party-list Representative Sarah Elago, her credential of having earned a Master’s Degree has been confirmed, thanks to the testimonial of Major General Antonio Parlade, Jr. of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed conflict (NTF ELCAC).
“ Elago and other leaders of militant groups have surely mastered the art of deception,” says Parlade. He made this statement in response to Elago’s claims that she is not an NPA member.
Congratulations to Elago! Master of Arts in Deception.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It all started with a challenge that he take public transportation to work after he said there is no mass transportation crisis in Metro Manila. Now, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo faces a fine of P5,000 for violating Republic Act 4136, or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code.
At issue is Panelo’s PR stint in which he was photographed sitting on the steps of a jeepney (see photo) as part of his public commute to Malacanang Palace.
Overloading in public utility vehicles is prohibited under Joint Administrative Order 2014-01 issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
The jeepney driver also faces a similar fine.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – For the more than two and a half years that she has been incarcerated at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Senator Leila De Lima has never been cut off from the outside world.
She has been very active on social media, tweeting and posting screen captures of her handwritten dispatches to her supporters.
The PNP has had it with De Lima’s free ride on Camp Crame’s Internet network that it just presented a bill to the Senator representing her share of charges as invoiced by PLDT, Crame’s Internet provider.
”We are afraid the Commission on Audit (COA) might flag our excessive PLDT Internet bills, a huge percentage of which is a result of De Lima constantly accessing Crame’s wifi network,” a PNP spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles. “After all, we pay PLDT with taxpayer money, “ he added.
De Lima faces solitary confinement with no Internet access if the bill is not paid. Her bill reportedly runs in the tens of thousands of pesos.