HAGONOY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – She was panting so hard and could hardly deliver her campaign speech on behalf of the Liberal Party’s presidential standard bearer, Mar Roxas. She had to walk all of three kilometers to get to the site of the political rally.
“She” is none other than presidential sister and talk show host Kris Aquino who has received a lot of flak after photos of her using the presidential chopper for her campaign sorties went viral on the Internet.
She appealed to the crowd to defend her.
Earlier, President Aquino defended his sister saying that she had the right to use the taxpayer-funded presidential chopper because she is one of the country’s biggest taxpayers.
The Aquino camp has consistently denied that Kris used the government chopper for campaigning which is prohibited by law.
Yet, in her very own words, she said she was on board the presidential chopper enroute to the Hagonoy campaign rally when she decided to open the door, get off and just walk the three kilometers so that the crowd won’t have to wait any longer for her campaign appearance.
Straight from the horse’s mouth, here is Kris Aquino’s admission:
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Filipino champion boxer Manny Pacquiao promised that he will allow Timothy Bradley to knock him out on April 9 if the American two-time former WBO welterwieght title holder campaigns for him on television.
Pacquiao is running for a seat in the Philippine Senate in the May 9 elections, but strict rules from the elections body (Commission on Elections, or COMELEC) prohibit candidates from using television airtime to campaign if it creates an undue disadvantage to other candidates.
So Pacquiao made a deal with Bradley, and Bradley agreed.
During their televised pre-fight news conference on Wednesday, Bradley publicly voiced his support for Pacquiao’s senatorial bid. “He is truly, truly, to me, the only one out there that’s gonna do right for the Filipino people,” he told reporters.
So, if you planning to watch Saturday night’s Pacquiao-Bradley fight in Las Vegas, we’re sorry to be a spoiler: Bradley will win by a knockout in the 7th round.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s official. DC Comics has created a new superheroine — Leni, The Pinay Wonderwoman. It is based on the biographical sketch of vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo.
The new comic book is the third to be released in the Philippines, inspired by the 2016 elections.
Earlier, Marvel released a comic book based on the heroic adventures of presidential candidate Mar Roxas. It followed an earlier comic book of yet another Pinoy superhero, Bongbong, depicting the true-to-life story of Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., who is running for vice president.
We have not received any word on whether the other presidential and vice presidential candidates will have their own comic books released before the May 9 elections which could very well become a comic convention that will surely draw millions of superhero fans here and overseas.