UPDATED (As of 7AM, Wednesday) Despite the High Court’s decision allowing her to leave the country, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was prevented by Immigration authorities to board her flight Tuesday night. Immigration officials said they were just following orders from Chief Justice Leila De Lima.
Interviewed on ANC, lawyer Ferdinand Topacio said “’Ipapatanggal ko ang itlog ko kapag ‘di bumalik ang mga Arroyo.” This just in: Topacio’s balls have filed a petition for temporary protection order.
THE SUPREME COURT has voted to allow former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to leave the country and seek medical treatment abroad. The decision was met with loud boos from Malacañang people who thought their lawyers did enough to win.
Malacañang lost despite the fact that it dictated the tempo early on and was obviously the more aggressive fighter throughout the legal battle.
Arroyo won against Malacañang, 8 justices to 5. Sought for reaction, Mrs. Arroyo said, “I think I clearly won the fight.”
When Mario Lopez learned about the Hight Court’s decision, he opined, “Gloria Arroyo is Noynoy Aquino’s Joe Frazier.”
The Supreme Court has allowed former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to leave the country. When she heard the good news, Mrs. Arroyo instructed her aide to prepare her red scarf.
The Dominican Republic has issued a statement denying Justice Sec. Leila De Lima’s unverified report that former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had sought asylum in the Carribean nation. De Lima has apologized to the Arroyos. But that, too is unverified.
Pacquiao for Prexy?
Interviewed on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Top Rank CEO and boxing promoter Bob Arum said he’d help Manny Pacquiao win the Philippine presidency when Pacman turns 40. Asked how, Arum replied he’d recommend to the Comelec the use of CompuBox to tally the votes.
On the eve of his fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny Pacquiao and wife, Jinkee reportedly had a very nasty argument. Loyal fans refused to believe the report because it came from Secretary Leila De Lima.
Interviewed by ABS-CBN News’ Dyan Castillejo, Manny Pacquiao apologized to the fans for not meeting their expectations. The report didn’t say if he had apologized to Jinkee for committing transgressions.
Filipinos are divided on the result of the Pacquiao-Marquez fight. They seem to agree on one thing though – Dyan Castillejo is the female Jake Joson.
Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao was not in her usual self last Sunday. It was revealed she was suffering from arteritis.
Quoting Turkish authorities, the National Bureau of Investigation says Ramona Bautista is no longer in Turkey. So where is she now? In hell?
Dr. Willy Ong, a Department of Health consultant said prolonged exposure to air pollution can shorten your life. In other news, experts say if you go swimming you’ll get wet.
“It’s over! Pls. reply.”
An online survey showed 40 percent of social media users were likely to break up with their significant other through Facebook, text message, or email. Others, like Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago do it through a bank teller.
ABS-CBN News reported that the comedy flick ‘Praybeyt Benjamin’ is now the highest-grossing local movie of all time. I don’t know about you, or the others but I’ve seen the film and I am demanding a refund. Boo!
“Kumita lang nang malaki, maganda na? ‘Di ba pwedeng overhyped muna?”
“The more laws and order are made prominent; the more thieves and robbers there will be.”
Quote of the Day
“That’s the problem when you deal with media too much. I hope she learns her lessons. She should be more prudent this time. Kailangan may ammunition bago ka bumaril.”
~Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Justice Sec. Leila De Lima’s unverified asylum report
You Have Spoken
Para sa ‘yo, sino ang dapat nanalo?
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– JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ 35.38%
– DRAW 31.41%
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