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Adobo Chronicles Exclusive: Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Responds To Critics


DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As the May 9 Philippine presidential elections draw closer, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte seems to be the growing target of his political rivals as well as the media. Duterte has been in front-page headlines locally and internationally in the last several days.

Duterte agreed to sit down with The Adobo Chronicles to answer the allegations and criticism hurled against him.  Here is a complete transcript of the interview:

AC: Your video clip in which you joked about the serial rape  and murder of an Australian missionary has been met with strong protest by the Australian government.  What do you say to Australian government.

DUTERTE:  Keep out, Australia, keep out!

AC: Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas has called you a “dictator” and “the biggest and gravest threat to our democracy.”  What do you say to him?

DUTERTE: Keep out, Mar Roxas, keep out!

AC: The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has urged Catholic Filipino voters to reject your candidacy for president.  What do you say to the bishops?

DUTERTE: Keep out, CBCP, keep out!

AC: Your own daughter Sara said that she was raped and was not offended by your video clip.  What do you say to her?

DUTERTE:  Keep out, Sara, keep out!

AC: Is there anything else you’d like to say to us, other than “keep out?”

DUTERTE:  Get out, Adobo Chronicles, get out right now!

(End of transcript)



Philippine Presidential Candidate Rodrigo Duterte Surges In Worldwide Popularity

imageSYDNEY, Australia (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Up until last week, almost no one outside of the Philippines knew who Rodrigo Duterte was.  He is, of course, the mayor of Davao City, who is running for his country’s presidency in the upcoming May 9 national elections.

But thanks to the power of the Internet, Duterte is now one of the most popular politicians worldwide.  Even mainstream media in Australia, Europe and North America are paying very close attention.

But the tough-talking, foul-mouthed Filipino politician is becoming the talk of the world for all the wrong reasons.  It was his comments making light of rape and murder that’s giving him the spotlight, and he is unapologetic about it. In those comments, he joked that he was mad that a beautiful female Australian missionary was repeatedly raped by many men before being killed.  He was mad because he believed that the mayor should have been first in line.

The Adobo Chronicles has learned that Time magazine is already considering naming Duterte as 2016 Person of the Year.  His only competition for the honor so far are the Filipino fanatics who overwhelmingly support his candidacy, and, of course, Donald Trump.

Once again, the Philippines is front and center on the world stage — outside of boxing and beauty pageants, that is — thanks to the mayor.

Madonna Arrested In Australia!

imageMELBOURNE, Australia (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau ) – Singer Madonna has been arrested in Melbourne, Australia hours after she pulled down the top of a 17-year-old fan, exposing the latter’s breast.

The incident happened during the singer’s concert during which she invited the girl on stage.

“She’s the kind of girl you just want to slap on the ass. And pull,” Madonna said, as she yanked down the girl’s strapless top to briefly reveal one of her breasts, while the crowd kept on cheering, The Guardian reports.

The weird move was caught on video and has now gone viral. (Because we are a family-oriented site, we chose not to include a link to the video, but you can always Google it!)

“I’m sorry, sexual harassment,” the singer added. “You can do the same to me. Good luck,” she said, pointing to her cinched costume.

Australian authorities told The Adobo Chronicles that no one — not even an international celebrity like Madonna — is above the law.  “Her act constituted a violation of laws against indecent exposure, sexual assault, and violating a minor,” the authorities said. “It was same-sex assault, but an assault nevertheless,” they added.

Madonna’s spokesperson said that the whole thing was an accident, some “wardrobe malfunction which the young girl seemed to enjoy.”

The singer has been released after posting a $1 Million bail, which to her is a mere spare change.

As a result of the incident, Madonna is now forever banned from entering Australia, the second country to impose such restriction.

Madonna is also banned from entering the Philippines, after she disrespected the Philippine flag during her ‘Rebel Heart’ concert tour in Manila last February.

The singer is filing an appeal before the United Nations asking that both Australia and the Philippines rescind the ban against her, citing artistic freedom and freedom of speech.