THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS is investigating Liberal Party’s Jamby Madrigal for conducting a game on Twitter and Facebook with an iPad as prize. Well, that is totally wrong! She should be giving away at least 100!
Liberal Party’s Jamby Madrigal is giving away an iPad on Twitter. Not to be outdone, UNA is giving away Loren, Mary Grace and Chiz.
Have you been following the word war between Manila politicians over a Bingo game? Mayor Lim said it was illegal gambling. Isko Moreno insisted it was political harassment. I believe it’s publicity.
Guide for Voters
The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting released “The 10 Commandments for Responsible Voting,” a guide for voters. The PPCRV said we should not vote for candidates who use “guns, goons, gold, and glitter;” “tainted with graft and corruption,” and “living an immoral life.” The group also advised the public not to vote “because of utang na loob, popularity, good looks, or pakikisama.” In short, leave the ballots blank.
Ces vs. Borneo
Journalist Ces Drilon was offended by the tweets of a member of the staff of senatorial aspirant Teddy Casiño. Reports say Teddy’s legislative officer Vince Borneo called Ces a “teleprompter reader.” Borneo also tweeted, “You have to hit at bitches to keep them in check.” When Ces Drilon read the tweets, she saw red.
The Court of Appeals ruled that actor Aga Muhlach and his wife Charlene Gonzales are registered voters of San Jose, Camarines Sur. The inexperienced Muhlach is seeking a seat as a member of the Philippine legislature. I have no idea why Bicol is being punished.
In Russia… a politician was found dead inside a barrel filled with cement. Nah. I don’t think it would be fair to use the names of Sen. Panfilo Lacson and former president Joseph Estrada as punchlines. I’ll never do that.
A Russian lawmaker was found dead inside a barrel filled with cement. Authorities have identified a suspect. They’re just gathering concrete evidence.
In the US… Burger King’s Twitter account was hacked and replaced with the logo and photos of its rival, McDonald’s. When will hacktivists replace Burger King’s and McDonald’s’ current menus with real food?
In a statement, Burger King’s rival McDonald’s said, “Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking.” And then ended the statement with a smiley.
Contrary to what I predicted, the South Korean pop sensation sang ‘Gangnam Style’ not 30 times but twice, just twice in his sold-out concert last Saturday. What a Psy of relief!
“A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.”
~James Freeman Clarke, Sermon
““Nagulat na lang ako na biglang sa media na dinadaan ang mga reklamo, hindi ng ninong [Erap] ko, kundi ng ibang mga kandidato sa kanilang hanay. Wala pong kondisyon na dapat sumama kayo sa sortie namin. Walang kondisyon na ganoon. Ang sinabi lang ni Senator Jinggoy, ‘Sana sa bandang huli makasama ka sa aming miting de avance.’ Sabi ko, bilang Pilipino naman, syempre gusto ko namang magpasalamat lalong lalo na kung tinulungan ninyo ako.”
~Senatorial candidate Mary Grace Poe
Enjoy the rest of the week!
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