MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Previously, we reported that Philippine President Aquino has all but given up the prospect of bringing a First Lady into the presidential palace (Malacañang) before his 6-year-term expires in June of 2016.
The bachelor president had hoped that Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, whom he had been reportedly dating earlier this year, would be that First Lady.
That possibility is now out the door with Wurtzbach winning the Miss Universe crown last Sunday, making her committed contractually to the Miss Universe Organization for a full year.
In lieu of a First Lady, Aquino has decided to bring in a First Dog named Apollo, who, like Wurtzbach, is of German heritage.
Wurtzbach is half-German.
Apollo is a German Shepherd.
At least Aquino is consistent with his preferences.