ROYAL BABIES

25 07 2013

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THE ROYAL BABY’s name has been made public. Can we now go back to discussing the pork barrel scam? Please.

It seems like senators have distanced themselves from the alleged mastermind of the reported P10 billion-peso pork barrel scam – Janet Lim-Napoles. Congressmen and government officials refuse to talk about her. Talk about Royal babying!

PDAF
Despite the reported P10-B pork barrel scam, the government’s proposed national budget for next year still includes some 27 billion pesos in pork barrel funds! Yes, that’s 27 billion pesos! Or as Janet Lim-Napoles would say, “Fabulous!”

Victim?!?
On the reported 10 billion-peso pork barrel scam, lawyer Lorna Kapunan insists that the whistleblower was the mastermind, and that her client, Janet Lim-Napoles is the real victim. And that unicorns are real; Elvis Presley is alive, and Jose Rizal is the father of Adolf Hitler.

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Rappler Exclusive
Rappler.Com published a photo showing Janet Lim-Napoles in a party with lawmakers like Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada. Sought for reaction, Gus Abelgas said, “Hindi nagsisinungaling ang ebidensya.”

CIDG vs De Lima
Officials of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) are furious at DOJ Sec. Leila De Lima. This, after the DOJ chief presented two witnesses who testified that the CIDG stole P20M and 80 kilos of shabu from recaptured Chinese drug traffickers. According to the CIDG, the witnesses destroyed the cops’ “reputation.” To which De Lima retorted, “What’s there to destroy?”

Cedula
Sen. Francisco Escudero has filed a bill seeking the abolition of the community tax certificate or cedula. Breaking: Local government officials have drafted a resolution declaring Escudero ‘persona non grata.’

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Last Tuesday, President Aquino watched the concert of Dionne Warwick at the Big Dome. There was this awkward moment when Warwick announced that she’s dedicating her last song – ‘That’s What’s Friends Are For’ to President Aquino and Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon.

Bureau of Corruption
Customs Deputy Commissioner Juan Lorenzo Tañada says it will take at least 12 long years to eradicate corruption in the agency. And he was being optimistic at that.

Deputy Commissioner Juan Lorenzo Tañada says it will take at least 12 years to eradicate corruption in the BOC. In other news, eradicating corruption in Congress will take at least 12 generations.

MMFF 2013
Bong Revilla has pulled out his entry from this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. I’m stunned. That decision was just remarkable! Thank you Senator!

With Bong Revilla now out of the 2013 MMFF, Laguna Governor ER Ejercito is hoping that the MMDA will choose his film as a replacement. Dear Bong, please reconsider. Thanks.

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The name of the Royal baby has been announced! It’s George Alexander Louis. Fortune-tellers see a bright future for Prince George. One of them predicted that he’s going to slay a Lannister.

William and Kate have announced the name of their baby boy. It’s George Alexander Louis. Prince George is third in line to the throne. Like Kris Aquino. [Or Bimby maybe.]
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“Don’t let a thief into your house three times. The first time was enough. The second time was a chance. The third time means you’re stupid.”
~C. JoyBell C.

Elsewhere
Rappler: Administration solons linked to pork barrel scam

Sound Bites
“Hindi po natin magagamot sa loob ng tatlong taon. Honestly po kailangan po ng minimum dalawang termino ng administrasyon. Dalawang pangulo na parehas ang mindset kasi po ang totoo po n’yan matapos ang termino ni PNoy kung hindi katulad ng kay PNoy ay back-to-square one po ang mangyayari.”
~Customs Deputy Commissioner Juan Lorendo Tañada on getting rid of corruption in the BOC

Have a great weekend!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photo: Philippine Daily Inquirer, People Magazine, Rappler]








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