HERE’S PART 4 of our list of baseless and unfounded bits of information on or about political figures, government officials, and organizations in the Philippines.
106: From kindergarten to college, Ralph Recto was a scholar of Philip Morris Philippines Incorporated.
107: Tito Sotto is allergic to latex condoms.
108: Jejomar Binay has not lost an election since he first ran as president of his class in Grade III.
109: Editors and writers of UST’s The Varsitarian were each given a certificate of commendation by the UST administration for their recent editorial against the RH Bill, and the pro-RH bill professors of Ateneo and La Salle.
110: There are more Akbayan members than Liberals in the Aquino administration.
112: Edgardo Angara, the main author of the TRO’d Cybercrime Prevention Act doesn’t know the meaning of ‘e’ in e-mail and the ‘com’ in dot com.
113: Aside from target shooting, President Aquino is also good at 1-2-3 Pass!
114: Anignat Tpurroc, a Guatemalan-based psychic of Mayan descent predicts the Freedom of Information bill will be finally passed by Philippine Congress in 2061.
115: The blockbuster film ‘The Mistress’ was loosely based on the personal experience of an incumbent senator.
117: Ernesto Maceda is the person behind a hugely popular parody account on Twitter.
118: Nightly lotto draws are not conducted LIVE. All draws are pretaped. Winning numbers are pre-drawn. Winners are pre-determined.
119: Congressional candidate Annabelle Rama could write in Cebuano with one hand, and invectives with the other hand at the same time.
120: (By choice) Korina Sanchez has not set foot in Makati City since the vice presidential defeat of Mar Roxas in 2010.
122: Jovito Salonga and Juan Ponce Enrile still communicate with each other using Baybayin (Alibata).
123: PLDT/Smart big boss Manny V. Pangilinan is also a Globe postpaid subscriber. His subscriber name is Jude Edmund A. Demayo, and his cell number is 0916-7538-MVP.
124: A confidential survey on the party-list system in the Philippines showed party-list groups joined the elections due to these reasons: pork barrel (85%); power and influence (5%); fame (2%), and “Secret! Walang clue!” (8%).
125: Miriam Defensor-Santiago was present when Heart Evangelista said ‘Yes’ to Chiz Escudero.
126: As of Friday, official records show Richard Gomez’ huge image appears on at least 156 billboards in Lucy Torres’ congressional district in Leyte.
127: Vice gubernatorial hopeful Jinkee Pacquiao can neither spell nor pronounce ‘vice gubernatorial.’
128: Mikey Arroyo was Jeremy Renner’s stunt double in ‘The Bourne Legacy.’
129: At least 12 councilors in Quezon City have Herbert Bautista’s initials (HB) tattooed just below their navels.
130: A sealion is featured on the Seal of the President of the Philippines while a Philippine crocodile is featured on the seal of the House of Representatives.
For those who missed:
Rumors, Facts and Humor 1-50
Rumors, Facts and Humor 51-80
Rumors, Facts, and Humor 81-105
“The brain may die, but my compulsion for useless trivia lives on.”
― Molly Harper, Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs
Quote of the Day
“It’s not about passing a sin tax law. It is about passing a sin tax measure at the effective and proper rates. Otherwise, we’re just fooling each other.”
~Former senator Juan Flavier on Ralph Recto’s version of the Sin Tax bill
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