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Bongbong Marcos, Mar Roxas Comics Tied For First Place In National Book Store’s Best Selling Fiction

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s history in the making.  For the first time ever, two comic books made it to the top of National Book Store’s Bestselling fiction list, and it’s a tie.

Tied for first place is Mar Roxas’ “Sa Gitna Ng Unos,” and Bongbong Marcos’ “Asikasong Bongbong: Tuloy-tuloy.” Both are political campaign materials released in the last six months.  Roxas is running for president while Marcos is seeking the vice presidential post.

Roxas’ book depicts the former Interior Secretary as a hero during the height of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) while Marcos’ piece illustrates his life, career, and passion for public service.

Now, another presidential candidate, Vice President Jejomar Binay is very jealous and wants to come out with his own comic book.  Binay has put out a call to hire a writer and illustrator to work on his book.  So far, no one has come forward or responded to his call.


The Philippines’ Politics Of Secrets

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In Philippine politics, what you see is not necessarily what you get. (Well, actually, it’s not just in the Philippines).

It has been long rumored that incumbent President NoyNoy Aquino secretly supports Senator Grace Poe’s candidacy to become his successor, despite the fact that he has publicly endorsed and ‘anointed’ former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to become the next president of the Philippines. Roxas is running under Aquino’s Liberal Party.

Poe was Aquino’s original choice to be Roxas’ VP running mate, but  she declined and instead opted to run for president. The senator has since been leading in the polls while Roxas has consistently  been rated at the bottom of the presidential pack.

But it seems there are more secret deals that Filipino voters may not be aware of.

Reliable sources indicate that Roxas has all but accepted the fact that he is not going to win the election.  However, the same reliable sources said there is a standing agreement between Poe and Roxas (with Aquino’s blessing, of course), that if Poe becomes president,  she will appoint Roxas as Philippine ambassador to the United States.  Roxas’ wife, broadcaster Korina Sanchez, has reportedly been wanting to live in Washington, D.C. to be part of the U.S. capital’s social elite.

Many political observers have also expressed opinion that Miriam Defensor-Santiago strategy has always been to recruit Bongbong Marcos, son of the late Ferdinand E. Marcos, as her vice presidential running mate.  The young Marcos knows that being the running mate of Santiago, who is dealing with cancer, is his best and quickest ticket to the presidency.  Should anything happen to Santiago, Marcos becomes president.

As far as Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is concerned, it is believed that he is not really interested in becoming president.  He just wanted a national forum — through the campaign — to promote what he has done in his city in as far as peace and order is concerned.  His ultimate goal? To win the Nobel Peace Prize!

Last but not least, Vice President Jejomar Binay’s main objective for running is to avoid prosecution in graft and corruption charges that are expected to be filed against him once his VP term expires.  The charges are in connection with the overpriced Makati City parking structure that was started during his term as mayor of the city.  If Binay becomes president, he will continue to be immune from lawsuits, as are all presidents during their term of office.

Speaking of secrets, many are wondering who among the presidential candidates has the backing of the United States.  That, dear readers, is top secret.

Philippine Elections: Grace Poe And Bongbong Marcos Emerge As Leaders In New Poll

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If Philippine elections were held today, Senators Grace Poe and Bongbong Marcos would be elected president and vice president, respectively.

In a new poll conducted by The Adobo Chronicles, the Poe-Marcos pairing garnered 41.46% of the votes, compared to Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo who got 29.27% to land in second place.

The unique poll paired presidential candidates with vice presidential aspirants of a political party other than their own.  The survey was premised on the fact that in Philippine presidential elections, voters can elect a president and vice president that belong to opposing parties. (Incumbent Vice President Jejomar Binay does not belong to the same party as President NoyNoy Aquino.)

In third place was the Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Gregorio Honasan with 19.51% of the votes.

The rest of the pairings garnered less than 5% each, with Binay and Chiz Escudero gaining 4.88%.  Mar Roxas and Alan Peter Cayetano were in the bottom with 2.44%, along with Antonio Trillanes who was not paired with any presidential candidate.