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Adobo Chronicles Exclusive: Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Responds To Critics


DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As the May 9 Philippine presidential elections draw closer, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte seems to be the growing target of his political rivals as well as the media. Duterte has been in front-page headlines locally and internationally in the last several days.

Duterte agreed to sit down with The Adobo Chronicles to answer the allegations and criticism hurled against him.  Here is a complete transcript of the interview:

AC: Your video clip in which you joked about the serial rape  and murder of an Australian missionary has been met with strong protest by the Australian government.  What do you say to Australian government.

DUTERTE:  Keep out, Australia, keep out!

AC: Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas has called you a “dictator” and “the biggest and gravest threat to our democracy.”  What do you say to him?

DUTERTE: Keep out, Mar Roxas, keep out!

AC: The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has urged Catholic Filipino voters to reject your candidacy for president.  What do you say to the bishops?

DUTERTE: Keep out, CBCP, keep out!

AC: Your own daughter Sara said that she was raped and was not offended by your video clip.  What do you say to her?

DUTERTE:  Keep out, Sara, keep out!

AC: Is there anything else you’d like to say to us, other than “keep out?”

DUTERTE:  Get out, Adobo Chronicles, get out right now!

(End of transcript)



Philippine Presidential Candidate Scheming For His Own Election Loss?


DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Despite latest national polls showing him ahead of his rival candidates for president of the Philippines, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is secretly planning and strategizing for his own loss in the May 9 elections, and he’s not being coy about it.

Previously, the controversial mayor asked Filipinos not to vote for him if they won’t vote for his vice presidential runningmate Alan Peter Cayetano. (In the Philippines, voters can elect a president from one political party and a vice president from another).

Right there, Duterte has lost the votes of Filipinos supporting VP frontrunners Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos.

Yesterday, Duterte told Catholics should not vote for him because, per the Philippine Catholic Bishops, a vote for him would be a vote for hell. That’s easily three-fourths of all voters.

So, how does Duterte expect to win when he’s asking people not to vote for him? Was this his grand plan from the very beginning?  Is this a faux Duterte campaign to be president? Is he secretly supporting the candidacy of his rival Senator Grace Poe?

Actor Dingdong Dantes Beats Mar Roxas And Jojo Binay In New Poll; And He’s Not Even A VP Candidate

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles,  Manila Bureau) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is leading in an ongoing poll conducted by The Adobo Chronicles on who Filipino voters want to be their next president.  Duterte has so far gained 33% of the votes.

But what is surprising is that actor Dingdong Dantes is beating administration candidate Mar Roxas and Vice President Jejomar Binay, and he’s not even a candidate.

Dantes is in a statistical tie with Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Grace Poe.  The three are tied at 22%.

Roxas and Binay are currently at 0%.

You can still vote in the poll HERE.