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THE TWO-MINUTE SONA THAT PRESIDENT AQUINO NEVER DELIVERED

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) –  Now it can be told. President NoyNoy Aquino had two separate drafts of his last State of the Nation Address (SONA).  One was the two-hours and ten minute-speech he ended up delivering; the other was a short and sweet two-minute speech.

Apparently, Aquino chickened out on the two-minute speech at the last moment.

Today, Malanañang released to the press a copy of the undelivered two-minute speech after the presidential palace was pressured on the issue of Freedom of Information (FOI).

Here’s the full text:

Sa inyong lahat na aking mga boss, magandang gabi po. It na po ang aking huling SONA, kaya gagawin ko pong maikli at matamis (short and sweet).

Wala pong dapat sisihin sa mga problema ng bayan at mamamayan sa panahon ng aking administrasyon kundi ako at tanging ako lamang. Humihingi ako ng tawad kay Ginang Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sa mga paratang at paninisi na aking binigkas sa aking mga nakaraang SONA.

Sapagka’t ako po ay tao lamang na sadyang maraming pagkakamali tulad ng lahat sa atin.

Makakaasa po kayo na ginawa ko lahat ng aking makakaya upang tahakin ang matuwid na daan, subalit sa totoong buhay, wala naman talagang daang matuwid, patungo man sa Baguio o sa mga pook sa Mindanao.

Ipagdasal na lang po natin ang ikauulad ng ating Inang Bayan.

Sana, mas maging masuerte ang p*tang in*ng Mar Roxas na yan sa pagtahak sa liku-likong daan ng ating mahal na bayan.

Muli, tanggapin ninyo ang aking paghingi ng tawad.

Magandang gabi po at God Bless!

(For an English translation of the speech, select all, copy then paste on Google Translate.)

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REVISED: PHILIPPINE SONA’S BEST-DRESSED

Robredo at the Blue Carpet
Robredo at the Blue Carpet

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Yesterday, we announced our choice for the best and worst-dressed at the State of the Nation Address (SONA) red carpet ceremonies held last Monday . We named Senator Nancy Binay the best-dressed and Senator Loren Legarda the worst.

Based on new information we just received, we have revised our choice for best-dressed.  The award now goes to Representative Leni Robredo, widow of the late  Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo.image

We arrived at our new choice after we found out that Robredo sneaked out of the red carpet and used the back stairway to get into the assembly hall. A photographer caught the great escape and the photo has now gone viral on social media.

We understand that the red carpet-shy Robredo has been doing this for three years in a row now, except that this hear, she was caught in the act.

We congratulate Robredo for this honor.

PHILIPPINES: SONA HAS BROUGHT OUT A FEW ROMANTIC COUPLES

Left photos: Villanueva and Aquino; right photo: Robredo and Escudero
Left photos: Villanueva and Aquino; right photo: Robredo and Escudero

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Like we said in a previous report, photos don’t lie, which we have the goods to show for.

Not only did we confirm through these exclusive photos that TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva and presidential sister Kris Aquino seem to be an item, we also can now confirm that Senator Chiz Escudero (newly-married to actress Heart Evangelista) and Representative Leni Robredo, widow of the late Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo, may as well  be.

Among Filipino men, when they clasp their hands in the tradition of a prayer, it had better something serious. Like romance.

And it all happened during President NoyNoy Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.