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SENATOR FERDINAND MARCOS, JR. PROPOSES THREE VICE PRESIDENTS FOR PHILIPPINES

Marcos, Jr.
Marcos, Jr.

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – ABS-CBN is reporting that The Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) and the Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka (PMM) will sign a unity accord to launch the tandem of Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as candidates for president and vice president, respectively, in the May 2016 elections.

But Marcos clarified today that neither he nor Duterte has made a decision about running in 2016.

However, the son of the late dictator Fernand E. Marcos unveiled a proposal which he says could create a formidable team that will definitely crush Vice President Jejomar Binay’s presidential ambition (only Binay has officially declared his candidacy for president).

Marcos is proposing to quicky amend the Philippine Constitution to allow for the election of a president and three vice presidents, one each of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippines’ three main islands.

“It’s time we stop governing the country from Manila,” Marcos said. “Having three vice presidents would ensure that the issues and concerns of all Filipinos are represented in the central government,” he added.

Asked by reporters what his team would be composed of if the electoral change is approved and implemented, Marcos said, “Easy. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. for president, Senator Chiz Escudero for vice president for Luzon, Miriam Defensor Santiago (who is from Iloilo) for vice president for the Visayas, and Davao City Mayor Rodrgo Duterte for vice president for Mindanao.

Majority of congressmen and senators seem to like the proposal, so a swift and quick constitutional amendment could easily happen in time for the 2016 presidential elections.

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THE ADOBO TOUR PART 4: MADAM TUSSAUDS WAX MUSEUM WANTS TO REPLICATE MARCOS CRYPT

imageBATAC, Ilocos Norte (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Adobo Chronicles crew members were treated to a special private tour of the Ferdinand Marcos Presidential Center which houses the late president’s refrigerated crypt. The center is located in Marcos’ hometown of Batac, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines.

The visiting public is prohibited from taking photos or videos of the crypt, and so were we.

We learned from one of the center’s docents that the world-famous Madam Tussauds wax museum has been negotiating with the Marcos family to replicate the crypt for display at its London site. Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussauds. It is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying waxworks of historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and infamous murderers.

Marcos’ widow, Imelda, has reportedly refused to grant permission to Madam Tussauds to, in her words, “waxate” the crypt until after the Aquino government has allowed her husband’s burial in the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (National Heroes’ Cemetery).

Mrs. Marcos also reportedly wants Madam Tussauds to donate an undisclosed percentage of the daily proceeds from the London museum — effective when the wax Marcos crypt is installed — to the poor people of the Philippines.

Already, Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares has her eyes set on the potential donation from the Madam Tussauds. Always vigilant, this taxwoman!

ANOTHER COUP IN THE PHILIPPINES?

imageManila, Philippines – Reliable sources within the Philippine military seem to confirm that a coup has been handed to NoyNoy Aquino on Christmas eve, but no one knows the whereabouts of the president.

Coups in the Phlippines – both successful and unsuccessful – have been staged against every Philippine president since the late Ferdinand Marcos fled to Hawaii following the EDSA People Power Revolution.

What’s different about this latest coup is that the instigator is no less than Kris Aquino, the president’s sister, who, in addition to her career in television, reportedly has her own political ambitions.

Upon further investigation of the report, military officials confirmed that they did intercept a cell phone message from Kris to NoyNoy. Apparently, the message said, “Mr. President, tomorrow morning, I will hand you a coup as my Christmas present to you. Please meet me at our hacienda in Tarlac.”

What the static-ridden message actually said was, “Mr. President, tomorrow morning, I will hand you the keys to a 2014 Nissan Sports Coupe as my Christmas present to you. Please meet me at our hacienda in Tarlac.”