Former senator Mar Roxas has finally accepted the top post in the DoTC. Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa is throwing a victory party.
Mar Roxas will no longer be appointed presidential chief of staff. Jojo Binay’s winning streak continues.
Before he was named DoTC secretary, Mar Roxas was supposed to be appointed presidential chief of staff. It was a choice between a vacant post and an imaginary one.
Following his appointment, incoming DoTC secretary Mar Roxas said he’s picked a theme song, “Trains and Boats and Planes” by Dionne Warwick. Meanwhile, his subordinate in the LTO – Virginia Torres has also chosen her theme song, “Babalik Ka Rin.”
Reports say President Aquino and Mar Roxas had a heart-to-heart talk lasting three long hours Monday night. The meeting would have not lasted that long if it was a mind-to-heart talk.
Reports say President Aquino had a heart-to-heart talk with Mar Roxas Monday night. After three long hours, he accepted his offer – the first time in more than a year that someone actually said “yes” to the President.
The following tweets were intercepted minutes after President Aquino announced the appointment of former senator Mar Roxas:
Mula Presidente to VP to Chief of Staff to DoTC? Hanggang kailan ako magpaparaya?
11 minutes ago
@MrPalengke Ewan ko sa ‘yo! Maghanap ka ng katabi mo tonight!
7 minutes ago
@MrPalengke What’s with the tweet? We’ve talked about this right?
7 minutes ago
Binabati ko ang bagong kalihim. Ipinapangako ko pong bibilisan namin sa Commission on Appointments ang pagkumpirma sa kanya. (Baka magbago pa ang isip n’ya, mahirap na!)
6 minutes ago
A very bad choice. For several reasons. (Watch out for my column on this subject tomorrow.)
5 minutes ago
Congratulations team! To 2016 and beyond!
3 minutes ago
2 minutes ago
@Official_Samar @Jojo_Ocho_Ocho Uy! Hintayin n’yo muna akong makauwi. Sama ako d’yan!
2 minutes ago
May araw din kayo!
1 minute ago
@MrPalengke eow powz! paramdam lang. zee you zoon zir!
30 seconds ago
@ Jojo_Ocho_Ocho Malaswaaaaa!
20 seconds ago
Voting 13-7, the Senate has approved a bill postponing this year’s ARMM elections to 2013. Incumbent officials will be replaced though by officers-in-charge to be appointed by Malacañang. President Aquino is expected to hold a jobs fair in August for qualified Liberal Party members only.
The Senate & the Lower House have voted to postpone the ARMM elections. Disappointed with the outcome of the voting, socialite Tingting Cojuangco has left for Tunisia where elections are expected to happen soon.
New York Representative Anthony Weiner finally admitted that he sent a lewd photo of his underwear-clad crotch to a young woman over Twitter. But Weiner says he will not resign… although he is close to accepting an offer to become the next IMF chief.
Despite admitting that he lied about sending lewd pictures to women, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner refuses to resign. The embattled solon is prepared to face all the charges that may be leveled against him. That’s according to his spokesperson, Elena Bautista-Horn.
“Power, like a desolating pestilence,
Pollutes whate’er it touches.”
~Percy Bysshe Shelley
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- Insulto pa rin sa mga biktima ng Martial Law. 61.65%
- Wala akong pakialam. 8.27%
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