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.
MAKATI CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte is running on a campaign promise to do to the entire Philippines what he did as mayor of Davao City: eliminate corruption and establish peace and order.
Not to be outdone, Vice President Jejomar Binay told supporters today that if elected president, he will do to the entire country what he did to Makati City when he was mayor: give all senior citizens a cake on their birthday.
With Binay’s latest pronouncement, he just won over 6 Million voters to his side. It is estimated that six percent of the country’s 100 Million population are seniors.
MAKATI CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – In the U.S., presidential candidate Donald Trump’s grand plan to curb illegal immigration is to build a great wall along the southern border with Mexico. In the Philippines, Vice President Jojo Binay, candidate for president in the 2016 elections, has a grand plan to end poverty in his country.
The Philippines is known for the wide gap between the rich and the poor, and nowhere is it more evident than in the Vice President’s own city of Makati. (Binay and his wife Elenita are ex-mayors of Makati and their son Junjun is the current, albeit suspended mayor).
In his plan, unveiled today at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati, Binay says he will erect giant billboards all over the country to hide the squatter shanties that are practically obliterating the beautiful skyline of progressive cities, including Makati.
“If we can’t lick ’em, then we should join ’em,” Binay said as he showed a model of what Makati’s skyline will look like with giant billboards hiding the squatter shanties from view. He said the cost of the building the billboards will be offset by the rent to be paid for by the advertising companies.