MAKATI CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Despite consistently being fourth in national polls, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas says that he is very confident he will be elected next president of the Philippines.
In a recent statement, Roxas said that even Makati City, known to be the bailiwick of Vice President Jejomar Binay, is “now very yellow,” referring to the color of the Liberal Party under which he is running.
Reacting to Roxas’ comment, Binay who is former mayor of Makati and whose wife and children have ruled Makati for over a decade, just laughed it off. “Ano siya, hilo?” he said (What is he, dazed and confused?).
To prove his point , the Roxas campaign released a photograph recentlly taken of Makati, complete with its skyline and the shanties that line its perimeter. The photos shows a yellowed-out city seen through the eyes and camera lenses of the Liberal Party.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – If there is a poster lady for the Aquino administration’s mantra of daang matuwid (straight path), it is none other than Congresswoman Leni Robredo, who is the Liberal Party’s vice presidential candidate. She is law-abiding, lives a life of simplicity, and has no qualms about criticizing the adminsitration or her party for failed policies or programs, as well as missteps.
So it is not surprising that today, she withdrew her candidacy as LP presidential candidate Mar Roxas’ running mate.
The reason? Roxas just violated the law.
Rules of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) prohibit candidates from early campaigning. For the 2016 presidential elections, the campaign period set by the elections body is February 9 to May 7.
Roxas’ campaign, however, has just released a music video featuring celebrities and sports personalities which is obviously a campaign material in violation of the law.
While Robredo participated and appeared in the video, she told The Adobo Chronicles that she had no idea that the campaign material would be released this early. She thought it was recorded for release on or after February 9.
Well, the video has gone viral but has also become exhibit A, in an elections violation case that could be filed against Roxas and the Liberal Party.
Robredo wants no part of the illegal activity, so she decideed to withdraw her VP candidacy.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Presidential candidate Mar Roxas on Tuesday raised the possibilitythat the “laglag bala scheme” at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) may be part of a “demolition job” against the government, coming just days leading to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Summit in Metro Manila.
The former Interior Secretary’s words, somehow, were very similar to what singer and Yellowtard Cynthia Patag said the day before on her Instagram account. Or shall we say exactly the same.
Patag was not happy that Roxas was mimicking her, and is planning to sue the Liberal Party standard bearer for plagiarism.
Roxas countered by saying that Patag didn’t know what she was talking about, labeling the scheme as “dagdag bala” instead of “laglag bala.”
Here’s Patag’s Instagram post. We’ll let our readers decide who copied whom: