ANOTHER DOSE of totally baseless information and factoids or or about political figures, government officials, and other prominent individuals and organizations in the Philippines.
131: Since the launch of her TV ad, Mary Grace Poe has uttered the word “Poe” 2,728 times.
132: In high school, Nancy Binay was voted “Most Likely to Win a National Election Even Without A Track Record.”
133: Cynthia Villar and Florence Nightingale were frenemies in their past life.
134: According to a study, men speak an average of 7,000 words per day. Richard Gordon speaks 14,000.
135: The first thing that Pope Benedict XVI did after resigning was to learn the ‘Harlem Shake.’
136: Five percent of survey respondents said they would vote for Alan Peter Cayetano because of Gerald Anderson who played the role of the reelectionist senator in ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya.’
137: The Office of the Vice President has a pet dog named Jejemon – Jejemon Binay.
138: If she wins in May, Jamby Madrigal will donate 50 units of iPad to Comelec.
139: Ninety-seven percent of party-list group nominees are millionaires. The rest are getting there.
140: Reelectionist Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim drafted his concession speech as early as January.
141: The number of complaints against Globe and Smart is more than twice the number of complaints received by all government offices and agencies combined.
142: Sen. Kiko Pangilinan’s wife Sharon is still very active on Twitter. She tweets using a parody account.
143: An MMDA report identified Quezon City as the “deadliest city for pedestrians” in 2012. Another study named it as the city with “the most number of epaliticians who are proud of it.”
144: Congressional aspirant Annabelle Rama has not fought with anyone publicly for almost four months now – an all-time, personal record.
145: Risa Hontiveros is a huge LA Lakers fan.
146: There are more Filipinos in Sabah than in Sulu.
147: Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista are just good friends.
148: A music lover since birth, former Senate President Ernesto Maceda has never missed a single episode of ‘Glee.’ He’s starting to get hooked on ‘Pretty Little Liars’ too.
149: Isko Moreno once bagged the 250,000-peso grand prize in a Bingo game.
150: Jack Enrile believes he’d lose the elections if his last name wasn’t Enrile.
151: When the RH Law was passed, the Diocese of Bacolod banned gays and lesbians from attending Sunday masses.
152: President Aquino’s ringback tone is ‘Pusong Bato.’
153: Congressional candidate Aga Muhlach thought Bicol was a province.
154: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo left the country for the United States via Cebu last Sunday.
In case you missed, Rumors, Facts and Humor 1-4.
“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
~Larry J. Sabato, Pendulum Swing
“It’s so good to hear. People were clapping. It’s music to the ear.”
~Vice President Binay’s reaction when he was introduced as “the next president” during an UNA campaign sortie
Have a safe and fun weekend!
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