CRITICIZED FOR IGNORING travel advisories issued by at least six countries last November, President Aquino said those advisories quoted specific threats on a mall. “Dear Terrorists: Next time, kung aatake kayo, umatake kayo sa pinagbantaan n’yong lugar, okay? Kung mall, mall! Huwag n’yong lituhin ang aming pangulo.”
Reacting to criticisms that the government ignored travel advisories issued by at least six foreign governments last year, President Aquino said those warnings had no basis, and specifically quoted an imminent attack on a mall. “Dear Foreign Governments: Next time, kung maglalabas kayo ng travel advisory, puwede ba isama n’yo na pati bus, train, at iba pang PUVs dito sa Pilipinas? Ayan tuloy, nasisi pa kayo.”
On Wednesday, President Aquino reiterated that last year’s travel advisories issued by at least six countries had no basis and insisted that the warning was about a possible terror attack on a mall, and not on a bus. “Dear Bus: Next time na may banta sa ‘yo ng terorismo, magsalita ka okay? At ikaw naman mall, por diyos por santo naman, safe ka na pala, ‘di ka man lang nagsabi sa gobyerno!”
According to President Aquino, the government is not pointing yet to any particular individual or group as being behind the bombing of a passenger bus in Makati City last Tuesday. Therefore, you’re not off the hook yet, GMA!
DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo revealed that authorities were looking at three angles in the bombing of a passenger bus in Makati City. At press time though, the police have yet to determine the right angle.
According to Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, police are eyeing three angles in the bombing of a bus in Makati City last Tuesday: terrorism, destabilization and diversionary tactic. And that’s just half of the information gathered by the DILG. The other half will be revealed soon by Undersecretary Rico E. Puno.
Chief Supt. Jose de los Santos, head of the special task force investigating the bombing of a bus in Makati City says his men have finished the cartographic sketches of the two suspects. He promised to release the sketches Thursday. Promise huh? Baka drawing lang ‘yan.
Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police reported a 41-percent decrease in criminal activities in the country. In fairness, hindi halata.
“Every crime is born of necessity. If you want less crime, you must change the conditions. Poverty makes crime. Want, rags, crusts, misfortune – all these awake the wild beast in man, and finally he takes, and takes contrary to law, and becomes a criminal.”
~Robert Ingersoll, A Lay Sermon
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Saturday Night Life
Last January 22, we played another game on Twitter. The topic: Song titles to describe famous Filipinos. Here are some of the entries that were tweeted and RTd. Enjoy!
1: From @bochokoi – Exec. Sec. Jojo Ochoa: Hari ng Sablay
2: From @mas10ph – President Aquino: All By Myself
3: From @atotibonjing – ex-President GMA: Sana Maulit Muli
4: From @dexdixidexy – Shalani Soledad and President Aquino: Bad Romance
5: From @princejayr – Mai Mislang: I Started a Joke
6: From @iamjustinjay – DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo: Hanging By A Moment
7: From @brymcasa – Ellen Lising: Thriller
8: From @iamjustinjay – ex-Sen. Mar Roxas: Kung Ako Na Lang Sana
9: From @Kent_Ryan029 – ex-Sen. Tessie Aquino-Oreta: Just Dance
10: From @breakawayjay – ex-Maj. General Carlos F. Garcia: Billionaire
11: From @bochokoi – ex-Sen. Jamby Madrigal: Babae Po Ako
12: From @breakawayjay – Sen. Ping Lacson: Already Gone
13: From @ericus – Exec. Sec. Jojo Ochoa: Laklak
14: From @Lainezism – Atty. Sixto Brillantes: Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok Ko
15: From @cookiecaliao – PNoy and his women: Isang Linggong Pag-ibig
16: From @IMGoryo – DILG Usec. Puno + Jojo Ochoa: The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
17: From @kaka25yehey – PGMA: All The Small Things
18: From @kaka25yehey – ex-Maj. Gen. Garcia: Almost Paradise
19: From @ylanna1925 – GMA: I’ve Had The Time Of My Life
20: From @knightkira – ex-PresGMA – Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
21: From @princejayr – Mkti City Mayor Junjun Binay & Kris: Ebony and Ivory
22: From @iamvixen_1218 – Jake Joson: Walking After You (si Jake Joson ang Pambansang Anino)
23: From @ylanna1925 – Shaina and John Llyod: Stuck on You
24: From @jayspogi – President Aquino: Can’t Buy Me Love
25: From @tweetearl – Manny Villar and the Presidency: If I Had You
26: From @iamDanyel – Samar & Balay Groups: Invisible War
27: From @chaestra – AVE Partylist Rep. Eulogio Magsaysay: Rude Boy (Rihanna)
28: From @jmreyes816 – ex-Senators Maceda and Osmeña: I’m Coming Out
29: From @botchangbalut – Alvin Elchico of ABS-CBN News: Gasolina
30: From @markycortez – Lauro Vizconde: Waiting in Vain
31: From a journalist who requested anonymity – Vicki Belo/Ellen Lising/Madame Auring/Jinkee Pacquiao: Am I the Same Girl
32: From @krephel – Ellen Lising: Bring me to Life
33; From @copochax – Senator Enrile: 100 years
34: From @IMGoryo – Ted Failon & Gretchen Fulido: Tukso
35: From @mas10ph – Madam Auring: The Ghost in You
36; From @andredashpaul – Sen. Ping Lacson: Somewhere Out There
37: From @marmieliquigan – Joel Cruz: Smells Like Teen Spirit
38: From another journalist who requested anonymity – Mar Roxas, Korina Sanchez and Malacañang: Impossible Dream
39: From @Ro_nnie – Bro. Mike Velarde:Umbrella
40: From @Harr1etTheSpy – Senator Enrile: Barely Breathing
41: From @pilyosopo – Senator Lito Lapid: Nothin’ on You (by B.O.B.)
42: From another anonymous journalist: President Aquino’s Cabinet: Estudyante Blues
43: From @gianjuliano – Jamby Madrigal: Man in the Mirror
44: From @ericus – Sen. Trillanes and the freed rebel soldiers – Who Let the Dogs Out
45: From @iamjustinjay – DOT Usec Romano upon his resignation – Nilunok Kong Lahat
46: From @marielitams – Corrupt MMDA traffic enforcers – Ilagay Mo Kid (Hagibis)
47: From @annabanana168 – ex-PGMA: Don’t Stop ’til You get Enough
48: From a prominent person who requested anonymity PNoy and his Porsche: Only Hope
49: From @belfrans – President Aquino: Alone
50: From @bethangsioco – President Aquino: Ang Boyfriend Kong Baduy
51: From @ericus – Sharon Cuneta: Hips Don’t Lie
52: From @scuzzzy – President Aquino:Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman
53: From @scuzzzy – Donald Tsang to PNoy: Answer The Phone
54: From @pinoyoragon – DOJ on Lacson: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
55: From @mikay_michelle – Steeeeeeeeve Dailisan of GMA News: Longer
56: From @martian09 – Sharon Cuneta: Bigger Than My Body
If you want to join our game, just log on to Twitter between 9:30 and 11:30PM every Saturday. No need to register. Just follow me here.
Thanks to Chico of RX93.1 for the idea. Translate ‘molecule enraged’ to Filipino using Google Translate. Go! Matatawa ka, pramis!