FEARLESS PREDICTIONS [TAKE A GUESS]

31 12 2014

DAHIL SA MASELANG tema ng mga sumusunod na hula, mananatiling lihim muna ang pagkakakilanlan ng mga taong sangkot. Hulaan n’yo na lang!

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1: Sa ‘di inaasahang pangyayari, magpapang-abot sa iisang lugar ang misis ng isang pulitiko at ang matagal na nitong ibinabahay na kabit. Bagamat may tensyon, magiging kalmado ang sitwasyon dahil kasama ng kabit ang mga anak nila ng pulitiko. Mag-uusap sina misis at ang kabit na parang walang pagtataksil na nangyari. Awkward. [Hint: Vatican City]

2: Tatanggapin ng isang opisyal ng gobyerno ang alok na pagtakbo sa isang mataas na posisyon. Pagsisisihan niya ito. Kakalkalin ng kanyang mga kalaban ang kanyang personal na buhay. Pagpipiyestahan ng publiko ang kanyang kontrobersyal na buhay-pag-ibig at hahantong ito sa pagco-cool off nila ng kanyang kasintahan. Sad. [Hint: South America]

3: Isang babae ang lalabas upang idetalye ang naging affair nila ng isang may-asawang pulitiko. Kukuwestyunin ang intensyon ng babae at pagbibintangan itong nagpapagamit sa mga kalaban ng pulitiko. Malaking damage sa imahe ng pulitiko ang idudulot ng paglantad ng nasabing babae. Aalukin nila ito ng malaking halaga kapalit ng pananahimik. [Hint: Nativity Scene]

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4: Magpu-propose sa kanyang girlfriend ang isa pang pulitiko bago matapos ang taon. Sa harap ng marami pang pagdadaanang pagsubok sa pulitika ngayong 2015, kakailanganin niya ang isang taong magpupuno sa kanyang emosyonal at sekswal na pangangailangan. [Hint: Paano Ba Ang Mangarap]

5: Sasamantalahin ng isang personalidad ang tinatamasa niyang kasikatan upang pasukin ang pulitika. Gagamitin din nitong batayan ang mainit na pagtanggap sa isang malaking event recently upang tuluyang makinig sa udyok ng mga nakapaligid sa kanya. Mali ang kanyang magiging desisyon. Ire-reject siya ng mga botante. [Hint: Big Ben]

6: Hindi pa tapos ang kamalasan ng isang pulitikong mula sa isang kilalang angkan. Sasampahan siya ng patung-patong na kasong katiwalian bago matapos ang 2015. Madadamay sa asunto ang kanyang maybahay na nasa larangan din ng pulitika. [Hint: Michael Crichton]

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7: Aamin ang isang struggling male model sa naging relasyon nila ng isang high-profile male politician. Hindi siya paniniwalaan ng publiko dahil wala sa imahe ng kanyang ex-lover na pulitiko ang papatol sa kapwa lalaki. Ngunit isang sikat na male TV host ang magpapatunay na kahit siya ay niligawan ng nasabing pulitiko. Binasted niya ito. Hindi kaya alam ni misis ang extra-curricular activities ng kanyang mister o nagbubulag-bulagan na lang siya dahil mahal na mahal niya ito? [Hint: Victoria’s Secret]

8: Hindi tutupad sa kasunduan nila noong 2013 ng mas nakababatang pulitiko ang iniidolong politician. Hindi ito magpaparaya sa 2016. Sa halip, isang miyembro ng pamilya nito ang tatakbo sa pwestong matagal nang inaasam ng nakababatang pulitiko. Masama man ang loob, mapipilitang tumakbo sa mas mataas na posisyon si nakababatang pulitiko. Matatalo ito. Lalong sasama ang kanyang loob. [Hint: University of the Philippines]

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9: Magkakaroon ng Part 2 ang relasyon ng isang pulitiko at ng isang kilalang tao sa lipunan. This time, mas magiging seryoso na si pulitiko. Malapit na kasi ang pagpapa-file ng certificate of candidacy. Malaking tulong ang pagkakaroon ng kasintahang malakas ang hatak sa publiko. [Hint: Baptism]

10: Tuluyang magwawakas ang alyansa nina Influential Politician 1 at Influential Politician 2. Ang magiging mitsa nito ay ang ‘di inaasahang endorsement ni Politician 1 kay Politician 3 – ang mortal na kaaway ni Politician 2. [Hint: January 6]

11: Mali-link ang pangalan ng isang reporter sa kinu-cover nitong popular na pulitiko. Hindi ito ikatutuwa ng misis ni pulitiko at ipagbabawal sa mga events ng kanyang asawa ang nasabing reporter. [Hint: World Capital]

12: Sa isang social media post, a scion of a political family will be more open about his relationship with a guy. Hindi na ito bago. Mas inaabangan ang pag-amin ng kanyang ama. [Hint: Down South]
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~Lionel Suggs

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PAGE 2014: A YEAR-ENDER

27 12 2014

A LOOK BACK at the year’s unforgettable moments: triumphs, tragedies and controversies, and the people – good or bad – who made the headlines.

This is… Page 2014: A Year-End Report

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Story of the Year
The unprecedented arrest of three senators: Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada,
and Juan Ponce Enrile for the crime of plunder

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Exposé of the Year
The alleged anomalies in Makati City involving Vice President Binay,
his family and associates

The Top 7 of 2014

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1: The Filipino taxpayers – “Jail to the thief!”
2: Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and her staff
3: Justice Sec. Leila De Lima and her staff
4: President Aquino – ends the year with the highest trust/approval rating among the top government officials
5: The signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro
6: The proponents and supporters of the Reproductive Health Law – upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court; the proponents of the ‘The Graphic Health Warnings Law’
7: Michael Christian Martinez, the first Southeast Asian figure skater to qualify in the Winter Olympics
Special Mention:
The Voice Kids finalists: Darren, Lyca, Juan Karlos, Darlene
Teen basketball phenom Kobe Paras
Youth Olympics gold medalist Gabriel Luis Moreno (Archery)
The NU Bulldogs and its sports program
Princess Mary Superal, winner of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Golf Championship in Arizona
Alyssa Valdez and the Ateneo Lady Eagles #HeartStrong

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1: Jinggoy, Bong, Enrile
2: Vice President Binay: Trust and approval ratings plummet / Binay chickens out of debate
3: Janet Napoles and sacked Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong
4: Budget Sec. Butch Abad and other DAP proponents as SC rules: It’s unconstitutional
5: The MRT (Controversies, glitches, accidents, long lines, etc)
6: Arrested: Communist Party of the Philippines Chairman Benito Tiamzon and wife Wilma Tiamzon; retired Major General Jovito Palparan and Globe Asiatique’s Delfin Lee
7: Raided and transferred: Rich inmates at the New Bilibid Prison

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1: Cedric Lee and friends
2: US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton
3: Tau Gamma Phi Fraternity members for the reported hazing and death of a College of St. Benilde student in June, and another neophyte in Tagkawayan, Quezon last November
4: The SUV driver who hit and dragged an MMDA constable eventually killing him
5: The police-suspects in the EDSA-Mandaluyong robbery-abduction case, and the Biñan cops involved in the ‘Wheel of Torture’ game in a Laguna jail
6: Maserati driver Joseph Russel Abacan who punched and dragged another MMDA constable
7: Daily monstrous traffic in the metro

1bongWTF Was That?!?
1: Bong Revilla’s toy truck (First privilege speech)
2: Bong Revilla’s music video (Second privilege speech)
3: Bong Revilla’s ‘Bible-quoting’ shirt on the day he was arrested
4: ABS-CBN’s #MisteryosongSakit sa Pangasinan report: Hoax alert!
5: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada on his case against Drilon: “Based on Wikipedia” AND Atty. Renato Bondal on the price of Makati cakes: “Hula-hula lang!”
6: Ako Bicol Party-list Representatives Christopher Co and Rodel Batocabe’s “Bawal Sumingit sa Linya” bill
7: Lito Atienza’s proposed measure seeking to ban the airing of Koreanovelas on primetime TV

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1: Nancy Binay’s gown
2: DILG Secretary Mar Roxas to a staff member of the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club: “’Tang-i*@! Kailan pa nagkaroon ng ganyang rules!?! ’Tang-i*@! Walang bawal-bawal sa akin!”
3: Anne Curtis to Sam Concepcion: “Why are you here? Who invited you? You are not classy enough to be here!”
4: Mommy Dionisia’s voodoo act vs. boxer Timothy Bradley
5: Bonfire! The UP Fighting Maroons put an end to a 27-game losing streak in the UAAP men’s basketball
6: The sprawling Philippine Arena of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in Bulacan, the largest of its kind in the world
7: Billy Crawford goes berserk in a police station

mirThis Is War!
1: Vice President Binay vs. Sen. Antonio Trillanes, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, and Sen. Koko Pimentel
2: The Binays vs. former ally, ex-Makati Vice Mayor Nestor Mercado
3: Antonio Tiu vs. the Senate blue ribbon sub-committee
4: Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez vs. rehab czar Panfilo Lacson
5: Vhong Navarro vs. Cedric Lee
6: Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago vs. Cancer
7: Sharon Cuneta vs. her weight

LEILAAhnyareh?
1: The highly-touted Gilas Pilipinas in the Asian Games
2: The Kris Aquino-Herbert Bautista Romance
3: Manny Pacquiao, the basketeer and head coach
4: Nonito Donaire
5: TV5 [Big-name talents like Nora, Sharon and Aga have decided to leave]
6: News anchor Paolo Bediones puts the “bedio” in Bediones
7: BIR’s Shame Campaign

1ERGoing… Going… Gone!
1: PNP Chief Alan Purisima
2: ER Ejercito
3: Naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche [formerly] of Gilas Pilipinas
4: Former Benhur Luy lawyer Levito Baligod
5: Willie Revillame
6: Flappy Bird
7: Nokia, the brand name was ditched by Microsoft from its new smartphones

1MarThe Bashed! [They have become magnets for (online) criticism.]
1: Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas
2: Nancy Binay
3: Manny Pacquiao, the politician
4: Chicser (a local boy group)
5: Charice
6: Kris Aquino
7: Coach Lea Salonga during the blind auditions

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YES! (Proposals and Weddings – Showbiz Style)
1: Sen. Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista
2: Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera
3: JC Intal and Bianca Gonzalez
4: Aiza Seguerra and Liza Diño
5: John Prats and Isabel Oli
6: Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico
7: Chito Miranda and Neri Naig
Special Mention:
Yeng Constantino and Victor Asuncion
Nyoy Volante and Mikkie Bradshaw

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One World
1: Malaysia Airlines’ ill-fated Flights 370 and 17
2: Ebola outbreak
3: The ISIS Attacks
4: Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution
5: The Sochi Olympic Games
6: Robin Williams
7: FIFA World Cup

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#Trending, Fads and Faves
1: Makeup Transformation
2: Ice Bucket Challenge
3: All of Me by John Legend
4: Spotify
5: Flappy Bird
6: Loom Bands
7: The Kramers: Doug, Cheska, Kendra, Scarlett and Gavin
Special Mention:
Paolo Ballesteros

1BWBuzz Words and Phrases
1: Boom panes!
2: Hugot
3: World-class
4: Hacienda Binay
5: Parking Building
6: Bae
7: Nognog

1AIIt Figures
38: The number of women with whom Senator Enrile had had an affair according to his wife, Cristina Castañer-Enrile

13 percent: Vice President Binay’s alleged kickback from each infrastructure project in Makati City according to former close friend, and ex-Makati City vice mayor Nestor Mercado

19: The number of high-profile Bilibid inmates transferred to the NBI headquarters following a recent raid at the NBP

P306.75: The cost of each cake given to birthday and anniversary celebrators in Makati City according to city hall officials

14: The number of days Kris Aquino and Herbert Bautista were “officially” an item.

7: The final rank of Gilas Pilipinas in the Incheon Asian Games; the country’s worst men’s basketball finish ever in the quadrennial meet

21: The age of Ai-Ai De Las Alas’s current boyfriend – Gerald Sibayan, a former badminton varsity player in DLSU-Manila; she’s 50

indexMore! More!
1: Cases vs. corrupt politicians
2: Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s witticisms
3: Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares
4: Performances from Rachelle Ann Go
5: Peabody, Emmy and other international recognition for original Filipino TV programs
6: Aquino & Abunda Tonight
7: Comedian Boobay of the game show Celebrity Bluff
Special Mention:
The Legaspi Twins: Mavy and Cassy

Enough Already!
1: “News” articles that should fall under the category, “This should be news because?”
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2: ABS-CBN News.Com’s trademark “Why [insert name of celeb here] trended online” | SERIOUSLY, who gives a flying fuck?!
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3: Vacuous, pointless, and mostly, bot-generated “trending” topics on Twitter Philippines
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4: The PMPC Star Awards – unless they institute reforms
4.1 A dime a dozen “media awards” given by just about every school, college, or university in the galaxy to radio/TV programs and personalities

5: That song called Boom Panes.

6: Gullible people who ferociously react to fake news items online, and then re-post it. Think before you click idiots.

7: Toby Tiangco. Period.
Special Mention:
The comedy-commentary part of dzBB’s daily morning newscast

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In Memoriam: Notable Deaths
1: Entertainment: Mark Gil, Myrna “Tiya Pusit” Villanueva, Tado Jimenez, Roy Alvarez, Roldan Aquino, Ramil Rodriguez, Sampaguita Pictures owner Azucena Vera-Perez, Elaine Gamboa Cuneta, former EB Babes Maico Bartolome (drowned/Bulacan field trip)

2: Sports: Ely Capacio, former UP Maroon and PBA player Bryan Gahol, Olympian Anthony Villanueva, Kurt Bachmann, racecar driver Enzo Pastor

3: Government: Sen. Juan Flavier, Justice Serafin R. Cuevas, Jerry Barican, Raul M. Gonzalez, former senator Vicente Paterno, former NBI Chief Epimaco Velasco, former House Sec. Gen. Roberto P. Nazareno, Jesus T. Tanchanco Sr., Raul I. Goco

4: Media: veteran newscaster Harry Gasser, Manila Bulletin Publisher Don Emilio T. Yap, columnist and radio host Alvin Capino, Johnny “Johnny Midnight” Joseph, Raffy Marcelo

5: Fashion: Paul Herrera, Kenneth Chua, Aureo Alonzo

6: National Artists: Abdulmari Asia Imao, Ildefonso P. Santos, Jr., Francisco Feliciano

7: Claudine Barretto’s showbiz career

Sound Bites: The Quotable Quotes of the Year

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“Malinis ang kunsensya ko. I can look straight into your eyes Tita Ruby, you never brought any money to me.”
~Jinggoy Estrada

“The truth will set you free, as they say. So I decided to tell the truth so I don’t have to fear anyone. I don’t have to hide.”
~Socialite Ruby Tuason, close family friend and former Estrada aide

“Wala po akong pakialam kung murahin ako ng buong Pilipinas. Hindi ko kailangan ang palakpak ng buong taong bayan. ‘Di ko kailangang maniwala sila sa akin. And ‘di ako tatakbo sa politics, ‘di ko kailangan ang boto nila. ‘Di rin po ako mag-a-artista o magsho-showbiz, murahin nila ako kung gusto nila.”
~Businessman Cedric Lee

“If this guy would go to Davao and start to unload, pag nakita ko siya in the commission of a crime, I will gladly kill him. Siyempre hihintayin ko siyang lumabas. Pag lumaban ito and he puts up a good fight, I will not hesitate. I will do it for my country.”
~Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on alleged rice smuggler David Tan/Davidson Bangayan

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“I feel like a real champion.”
~Filipino Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez moments after making it to the Top 24

“I don’t think it’s an affair anymore. It’s a necessity.”
~Cristina Castañer-Enrile on the reported affair of her husband Juan Ponce Enrile with his chief of staff Gigi Reyes

“So kasalanan lahat ng mga babae? Walang kasalanan si senator kasi lalaki lang siya, natural lang. Gano’n ba?”
~Lawyer Gigi Reyes reacting to Cristina Enrile’s revelations

“Mrs. Enrile has her own reasons for muddling the facts, painting her own picture of her marriage and laying the blame on women, who, she said, were the ones who ‘offered themselves’ to her husband. Excuse me, I certainly did not offer myself to him.”
~ Again, lawyer Gigi Reyes reacting to Cristina Enrile’s revelations

“I apologize if we couldn’t act even faster.”
~President Aquino on the slow government response to Typhoon Yolanda

“Ako, gusto ko ring mag-cleansing sa Senado, kung pwede lang ba dahil non-educable nga sila. Naging propesor ako sa UP but I’ve never seen such a group so resistible to education as the Philippine Senate.”
~Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago

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Melanie Marquez: Apart from love, what else do you think we need?
Candidate: Thank you so much for that wonderful question. I think aside from love, all we need is beauty. Well, beauty is not about physical appearance alone. It is about what is inside of you. It is how you share, how you inspire other people, and through that we can achieve unity and it goes on and on and on.
~Bb. Pilipinas 2014

“Why are you here? Who invited you? You are not classy enough to be here!”
~A drunk Anne Curtis to Sam Concepcion

“It’s a triumph of reason over superstition.”
~Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago reacting to the SC’s decision on the RH Law

“Kris is too good looking to be dating Herbert. That’s all I have to say about it.”
~Former Makati representative Teddyboy Locsin

“And if the lines are long, we sincerely apologize to our fellow citizens about this difficulty. We are in the process now of acquiring the coaches.”
~Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda to MRT riders

“’Yong MRT lang ba ang puwedeng sakyan doon sa mga rutang dinadaanan nito? Baka naman puwedeng matuklasan ‘yong iba pang mga options. Hindi naman siksikan ‘yong mga bus na ‘yon.”
~Palace spokesman Sonny Coloma

“Bakit ako magli-leave of absence? Malinis ang aking konsensya. Wala akong kasalanan. Wala akong ninakaw sa taumbayan.”
~Jinggoy Estrada

“Those are suspicions of a wife,”
~Senator Enrile on his estranged wife, Cristina Enrile’s claim that he had an affair with 38 other women

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“’Tang-i*@! Kailan pa nagkaroon ng ganyang rules!?! ’Tang-i*@! Walang bawal-bawal sa akin!”
~DILG Sec. Mar Roxas berating a staff of the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club

“Alam ko kapag sinusunug-sunog ka, humahaba ang buhay mo. Ok lang. Keri! I must be in a good place right now, so they can burn me. Go ahead!”
~Kris Aquino reacting to protesting Hacienda Luisita farmers who torched her effigy

“Nagalit na naman ang aking kapatid. Sabi n’ya, nagpapapogi lang ako at his expense. I’ll have to be honest. Jinggoy and I are not close. He’s always furious with me.”
~JV Ejercito after signing the Senate’s pork scam report

“You say you’re happy? I don’t see that. With your face all botoxed and all, I don’t see that.”
~Claudine Barretto to sister Gretchen

“I am astounded to learn that I was supposed to have received a birthday gift from her one time 10 years ago in 2004. This never happened. I did not receive any such gift, in cash or kind, from Ms Napoles or her company nor through emissaries then and up to now.”
~Korina Sanchez

“I vehemently and in the strongest of terms deny knowing Janet Napoles at all and just as strongly deny receiving any gift in whatever form from her.”
~Mike Enriquez

“My God! Kung alam ko lang na ‘yong computer eh Napoles, hindi ko na tinanggap ‘yon. Kaliit-liit naman no’n.”
~Sen. Cynthia Villar whose name was mentioned in the Napoles affidavit

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“Well sa akin, ‘yong internal bleeding, mahirap idahilan ‘yon; kailangang ipakita din ‘yon.”
~Sen. Sonny Angara on Janet Napoles

“Our patient is human; she has her urges.”
~Dr. Efren Domingo, Janel Napoles’s personal doctor

“Bata pa lamang ako ay natuto na akong maghanap-buhay. Sa biyaya ng Diyos, sa aking tiyaga, sipag at pawis, at sa tulong ng mga taong nakilala ko, ito ay aking napalago hanggang sa aking narating ngayon.”
~Janet Lim-Napoles (Affidavit)

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“Tama na po ang awayan, tigilan na ang pulitika ng paghihiwalay. Tama na ang pambebengga.”
~Bong Revilla, June 9, 2014. Privilege Speech 2

“Kung mayroon man akong hindi napaligaya sa aking privilege speech, tayo ay humihingi ng paumanhin sa kanila. Iyong awitin na iyon ay inihandog ko sa 20 milyong kataong sumuporta sa akin.”
~Bong Revilla to critics of his privilege speecg with music video

“Papaano tayo makakatakbo kung nakakulong tayo? Pero malay mo, for the first time nakakulong pero nanalo pa.”
~Bong Revilla on running for president in 2016

“Lalabas ang katotohanan at maaabswelto tayo dito.”
~Bong Revilla, Imus, Cavite 6.19.2014

“We’re accomplishing what some people said was a near impossible task: to have these big personalities who are perceived as untouchable finally prosecuted.”
~Justice Sec. Leila De Lima

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“The mere fact na makukulong na naman ako, tumatayo ng balahibo ko e. Iniisip ko ang mga anak ko.”
~Jinggoy Estrada

“Wala pala talagang somewhere down the road para sa inyo and you can’t stop crying because ‘yong future na inakala mo, ‘yong pinagdarasal mo, that future that kept you going, that dream just disappears.”
~Kris Aquino

“We are going to pursue all those people who are instrumental in the heinous murder of this particular individual. This should not continue.”
~Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda on the death of a CSB student due to hazing

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“I’ve said it before, I say it again now. It is stupid, katangahan and kabobohan to allow your body to be beaten to a pulp by so-called brothers who had you convinced they will care for you the rest of your life. Our young are falling prey to and are being devoured by their quest for power via a brotherhood that is fake.”
~Inquirer Ma. Ceres P. Doyo, Frat torturers and their victims are weaklings

“I’ve never been unfaithful.”
~Former senator Kiko Pangilinan when asked by ‘Walang Pasaway’ host Mareng Winnie Monsod if he ever cheated on Sharon Cuneta

“Yes! I have cancer. Now I am entering another dimension of human life.”
~Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago

“I did [ask Dad] at dineny niya sa akin. Wala daw siyang ninakaw na halagang maski piso daw po.”
~Jack Enrile

“You are shameless. You slept with a man who is not even your husband.”
~ Fr. Romeo Obach to an unwed, teenage mom during a baptismal ceremony in Mandaue City

“I have decided not to accept his resignation. To accept his resignation is to assign to him a wrong and I cannot accept the notion that doing right by our people is wrong.”
~President Aquino on Sec. Butch Abad

“For the past 100 years, itinuturo po ng aming simbahan ang kusang pagkakaloob. Ito naman po ay walang pilitan. Kung anuman ang aming nakalap ay nagagamit lamang para sa mga pangangailangan ng simbahan.”
~Bro. Edwin Zabala, INC spokesperson

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“Hindi n’ya ho ka-level si Senator Trillanes. My father will not stoop down to his level.”
~Sen. Nancy Binay

“Dito sa Davao, maraming babaeng hipon. When I say Hi, you say pon!”
~Comedian Ramon Bautista hosting an event in Davao City

“Kawawa ang kapatid ko. The senators have the upper hand. Trial court ba ito? Ang feeling ko kulang na lang, ‘yong mga kasamahan ko ukitan ako dito sa noo ko ng M, magnanakaw.”
~Sen. Nancy Binay

“There’s no truth to it. It doesn’t affect me.”
~Sen. Grace Poe on rumors that Ferdinand Marcos and Rosemarie Sonora (Susan Roces’s sister) are her real parents

“It’s world class.”
~Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay on the allegedly overpriced Makati City Parking Bldg.

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“Me, in Binay’s pocket? I will have my head chopped off before a live audience by anyone who can prove that! Life is too short to waste on sucking up to a dynasty that I’m bent on crushing. No to Binay in 2016! Quote me, please!”
~Activist Mae Paner a.k.a. Juana Change

“Siguro that’s their opinion, ‘di ba? ‘Di ba, parang beauty din ‘yan eh. It’s in the eyes of the beholder. Siguro ganoon din yun sa building, ‘di ba? Para sa kanila, hindi ganoon kagandahan pero sa amin maganda na yan.”
~Sen. Nancy Binay

S’yempre, I’m honored, but also I’m relieved that I wasn’t made ninong, ‘di ba?”
~President Aquino on being Chiz Escudero’s best man

I can’t contain myself if I’m under the influence of alcohol.”
~Billy Crawford

“’Wag naman nating lahatin na kasama sa criminal gangs at criminal activities. Ninety nine percent, the overwhelming majority of the police forces, ay ginagawa ang trabaho nila sa mabuting paraan.”
~DILG Sec. Mar Roxas

“Sabi niya ‘Ma’am, natanggap ko na ‘yong cake, ang sarap ng cake.’ Parang hindi ko tuloy alam, idi-deny ko ba eh parang tuwang-tuwa s’ya sa cake. Pag deniny ko, baka hindi na matuwa sa akin dahil hindi pala ako ang nag-bake no’n.”
~Sen. Nancy Binay

“Hindi ko hinanap ‘to talaga, hindi ko hinanap. Dumating na lang siya talaga sa buhay ko.”
~Comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas on her 20-year-old boyfriend from DLSU

“It’s show time!”
~Cedric Lee to Vhong Navarro after his release from jail

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“Maraming nakikisawsaw, hindi lang Gabriela. Alam naman nating malapit na ang election, sila ‘yong maiingay na naghahanap lang ng issue. Ganoon lang kasimple iyon.”
~Richard Gomez on the controversial Coco Martin number in the annual Bench flesh fest

“Kasi gusto n’ya sikat agad siya, ‘yan ang nasa utak niya. Sarili lang niya ang iniisip niya eh.”
~Former PBA star Ramon ‘El Presidente’ Fernandez blasting Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes
“My soul is male, but I’m not going to go through that stage where I’m going to change everything.”
~Charice as interviewed by Oprah

“Malinaw ang misyon ng grupong ito: guluhin ang imbestigasyon ng Senate Blue Ribbon Sub-Committee at ilayo ang pansin ng media sa mga isyu ng korupsyon laban sa pamilya Binay. They picked the name Oplan Maligno since they expect the disinformation campaign to gain traction before the Halloween.”
~LP stalwart and Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice

“Mr. Erice, stop looking at the mirror. I’m sure naisip n’ya ‘yon no’ng pagtingin n’ya sa salamin at nakita n’ya ang sarili n’ya.”
~UNA’s Toby Tiangco

“Our place in Batangas.”
~Joanna Marie Binay on Instagram

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“Ako ho ang naghamon, wala hong atrasan ‘to kung ako ho ang tatanungin ninyo. Basta’t magkakaharapan po tayo.”
~Vice President Binay

“Ang dahilan ko, mga kababayan, ay dahil marami na akong naririnig. Na siya ay ganito, ako ay mahusay, ako ay debater, ako ay abogado, eh sobra na ang mga salitang ganyan, na kumpirmadong sinabi niya. Eh ayoko naman pong ‘yong pagkakakila n’yo sa akin, mga kababayan, ay mapang-api, mapagsamantala. Na itong isang tao ito ay alam mo namang kawawa, tanga o whatever, pinagsamantalahan ko. So tama na yun. Ayoko na.”
~Vice President Binay

“”For the sake of the country, sana umatras na siya at itigil na ang panloloko sa taumbayan, at kung magtuloy-tuloy siya dahil alam niyang may kikitain siya sa pagka-presidente, sana makita ng mga kababayan natin ang tunay na pagkatao niya.”
~Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV

“Ipinapaalala ni Pangulong Aquino ang kahalagahan ng paggawad ng katarungan para sa marami pang nakabinbing [isyu] bunsod ng diktadurya, kabilang na ang human rights violations at alleged ill-gotten wealth.”
~Palace spokesman Sonny Coloma reacting to Bongbong Marcos’s call for an end to the “feud” between the Marcos and the Aquino families

“Masyado nang malalim ang atraso ng mga Aquino sa mga Ejercito. Tinanggal na ni Cory Aquino si Erap bilang mayor at presidente. Ngayon naman, tinanggal ako saka si Senator Jinggoy.”
~ER Ejercito, unseated Laguna governor

“That’s out of the question. He’s not running for vice president. He prefers to tend to his business than run for vice president.”
~Sen. Cynthia Villar on former senator Manny Villar

“Sana huwag na po nating bigyan ng kulay. Kawawa na nga ho ‘yong tao, nando’n na at sumemplang na nga ho at pasalamat po tayo — pasalamat po kami, at least, hindi ho nasaktan si Secretary Mar.”
~Deputy palace spokesperson Abigail Valte

“All other comments are irrelevant and frankly, reflect more on the people making them.”
~DILG Sec. Mar Roxas reacting to online criticisms

“Based on our study, their removal from the NBP would validate the combined reports of anti-illegal drugs agency that the inmates control the narcotics industry in the country.”
~Justice Sec. Leila De Lima

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“Walang problema kahit malaki ang sa kanya, maliit lang sa akin; advantage s’ya ok lang ‘yan.”
~Manny Pacquiao on Mayweather’s proposed purse split in the event of a super fight
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“News is not just about information from media, it’s the current revelation of the two changing worlds of the good and the dark worlds.”
~ Wayne Chirisa

Happy New Year!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Inquirer.Net, PhilStar.Com, Rappler.Com, ABSCBNNews.COm, GMANews.Com, Interaksyon.Com, Gov.Ph, Office of the Vice Presiden, Spin.Ph, Yahoo Philippines, Philippine Entertainment Portal]





THE PRESIDENT’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

22 12 2014

Christmas Message
of
His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III
President of the Philippines
[Taped last December 20, 2014 at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall, Malacañan Palace]

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Mga minamahal kong kababayan,

Kaisa n’yo po ako at ang aking Gabinete gayundin ang mga lingkod-bayan sa ating pamahalaan sa pagdiriwang ng Kapaskuhan.

Sa kabila ng maraming pagsubok na pinagdaanan natin ngayong taon, ako ay humahanga, nagagalak at nagpapasalamat dahil nakatayo pa rin tayong lahat at sama-samang sasalubungin ang isang bagong bukas.

Ang kwento ng Pasko ay hindi nalalayo sa mga pangyayari sa ating paligid.

Ipinakita ng tatlong haring mago ang debosyon sa bagong silang na manunubos sa pamamagitan ng pag-aalay ng mga regalo. Ganyan din po ang ginawa ni Secretary Butch Abad, ang mamahagi, sa abot ng kanyang makakaya at kapangyarihan, ng pondo sa mga mambabatas para sa ikabubuti ng kani-kanilang nasasakupan.

Ang mga haring dumalaw kay Hesus ang dapat nating tularan – hindi ang tatlong taong ‘di ko na papangalanan – sa halip na magbigay ay sila pa ang kumukuha ng salapi ng taumbayan. Ang resulta – magpa-Pasko sila sa kulungan. Salamat sa Sandiganbayan.

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Si Hesukristo ay isinilang sa sabsaban upang maging halimbawa ng kababaang-loob at simpleng pamumuhay. Walang aircon units, walang music studio, walang WiFi, walang jacuzzi at lalong walang sex toy.

Nang maganap ang banal na pagsilang, ang nasa paligid nina Jesus, Maria at Jose ay mga pastol, mga tupa, at mga tuyong tangkay ng halaman at dayami. Walang orchid garden, walang rancho ng kabayo, walang cock farm, walang swimming pool, walang mansion, at lalong walang airconditioned piggery.

Katulad ng mga bituing naging gabay ng mga pantas patungo sa sabsaban, kailangan din po ng mga Pilipino ang patunubay tungo sa magandang kinabukasan. Upang makatiyak na tuwid na daan ang ating tatahakin, hindi lamang isa, hindi lamang dalawa kundi tatlong tala ang kakailanganin. Paki-click na lang po ang image na ito upang makita n’yo ang ibig kong sabihin.

Ngayong Pasko, marapat lamang nating isabuhay at pahalagahan ang mga nagawa ng Panginoon. Gamitin nating ehemplo ang anak niyang si Hesus sa araw-araw nating pamumuhay. Hindi man po sa pagmamalaki, ginagawa ko na po ‘yan. Single si Hesus, single pa rin ako. Ako na ang mabuting Kristiyano!

Sa huli, samahan n’yo po ako sa isang panalangin. Nawa’y ang mga taong nasa panig ng kadiliman ay magising sa katotohanang hindi kailanman magtatagumpay ang kasamaan. To quote John 8:12 And Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Mar my words! Totoo poe ‘yan!

Isang maligayang Pasko at masaganang bagong taon po sa inyong lahat!

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P.S. Suportahan po natin ang pelikulang Feng Shui 2 ng kapatid kong si Kris, an official entry to the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival. Kakaiba po ang ginawa niyang pagtili sa sequel na ‘yan. In short, pinaghirapan po n’ya ang proyekto. Suportahan naman natin. #FengShuiforBestPicture #AwardsForCocoandKris #TopGrosser #Number1 #surena #PraybeytBenjaminBasura #BimbyFortheWinThough

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[Photos: Gov.Ph, CrystalLinks.Com, AlanBandy.Com]





HOPELESS, HOPEFUL

19 12 2014

AN INCUMBENT CONGRESSMAN and two other politicians were found to be the registered owners of several firearms confiscated inside the luxury villa of convicted criminal Peter Co in the New Bilibid Prison. Which explains why when you look up the meaning of the word ‘politician’ in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, it says there, “See criminal.”

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Official records reveal a Walther PPK pistol found inside the ‘kubol’ of drug lord Peter Co is registered under the name of Guimaras Rep. Joaquin Carlos Rahman Nava. Sources say Nava can’t wait to deny his links to the convicted drug lord. The public can’t wait to not believe him.

Bilibid Balladeer
Henry Colanggo, the convicted leader of the Waray-Waray and Ozamiz bank robbery group and one of the inmates living in a luxury villa inside the national penitentiary is also a recording artist. In fact, in the recent PMPC Star Awards for Music, he won Best New Male Recording Artist even besting the talented and very popular rapper-songwriter Abra. The award made Colanggo happy but he made the PMPC ha₱₱ier.

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Critics say the PMPC had lost its credibility when it gave the award to a convicted robbery gang leader. Which begs the question, what credibility?

Happy, Hopeful Christmas
According to a Social Weather Stations survey, 7 out of 10 Filipinos expect a happy Christmas. The other three were Bong, Jinggoy and Enrile.

In a recent survey, the SWS asked some 1,800 respondents if they were expecting a happy Christmas this year. It’s a YES according to 64 percent of Filipinos in Metro Manila; 72 percent in the rest of Luzon; 71 percent in Mindanao; 72 percent in the Visayas, and 0 percent in the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison.

According to Pulse Asia, 34 percent of Filipinos are expecting a more prosperous Christmas season for their families this year. And the Binays were like, “True!”

The Advice
Speaking before youth members of the Jesus is Lord Church Movement, President Aquino called on the youth to discuss politics and government instead of spending time on selfies and Clash of Clans. Such encouraging words from someone who quit playing video games at the age of 50.

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Using UP’s grading system, the Senate subcommittee on public services recently conducted an MRT-3 commuters’ survey. Of the 13 stations, four got a [failing] grade of 5.0: Taft Avenue, Shaw Boulevard, Cubao, and GMA-Kamuning. The Santolan-Annapolis station got a 2.75 while Ayala and Magallanes stations were both given a 2.5. The rest received a grade of 3. When UP students were asked about the MRT survey, they said, “It was fun!” When Ateneo students were asked about the same MRT survey, they replied, “What’s MRT?”

Booked
For the first time, US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the murder of transgender Jennifer Laude appeared before the sala of Olongapo City Judge Roline Ginez-Jabalde. Throughout the hearing, Pemberton was noticeably staring at Judge Jabalde, checking if she’s really female.

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The annual Simbang Gabi started last Tuesday. Some friends are determined to complete the nine-day series of dawn masses. I’m hoping to see them get promoted to Level 2 Catholic.

Birthday Pope
Last December 17, Pope Francis turned 78. Or as Senator Enrile would say, “So young!”

Online Censorship
The Belarus government has tightened its control of online media. A bill that seeks to shut down online content deemed offensive by the government has been endorsed by Information Minister Titus Sottoshenko.

Stroke
A recent study has revealed that garbled text messages may be a sign of stroke. Unless the “garbled” messages were sent by some Filipinos. They’re just probably jejenese. Eow kua! muZta na poWz! Klala mo p q? Jejeje #kathnielislove #joshanerocksdavao #jejeje

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Sony cancelled the showing of the movie ‘The Interview’ – a political comedy about a fictional plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un after hackers believed to be sponsored by North Korea threatened to launch an attack. Maybe these North Korean wackos can do something about the annual MMFF.
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“Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges.”
~ H.L. Mencken

Sound Bites
“Walang problema kahit malaki ang sa kanya, maliit lang sa akin; advantage s’ya ok lang ‘yan.”
~Manny Pacquiao on Mayweather’s proposed purse split in the event of a super fight

“We agree with the prosecution that to allow the accused-movant to leave his detention cell will not only set a bad precedent, but will likewise be regarded as a mockery of the administration of justice.”
~The Sandiganbayan on Jinggoy’s request to spend Christmas in his home.

Happy weekend!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: House of Representatives: Nava; Ivory Records: Colanggo; Rappler: MRT; Philippine Star: Simbang Gabi; Sony: The Interview]





PRISON BREAK

16 12 2014

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A SURPRISE DOJ INSPECTION at the New Bilibid Prison Monday shocked the rich inmates, the jail wardens and Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. Luxury quarters for convicted high-profile drug lords and robbers have wide-screen TV sets, WiFi, airconditioning units, a 60-square-meter music studio, a generator set, a strip bar, a jacuzzi and a sauna. But the rich convicts have already denied owning them and identified Antonio Tiu as the real owner.

At least 19 convicted criminals at the New Bilibid Prison are staying in luxury villas with flat screen TV sets, WiFi, airconditioning units, CCTV cameras, a 60-square-meter music studio, a generator set, a strip bar, a jacuzzi, and a sauna. Some inmates have Rolex, Cartier, Philip Stein, and Officine Panerai watches while one reportedly owned a diamond-studded Patek Philippe. Even Imelda Marcos puked when she heard the news.

Luxury villas at the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City have wide-screen TV sets, Playstation 4, WiFi, airconditioning units, a music studio, a generator set, a jacuzzi, a sauna and a strip bar. Or as Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla put it, “Hashtag inggit much.”

According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the inmates’ quarters “could pass for high-end condominium units.” There were flat screen TV sets, Playstation 4, WiFi, airconditioning units, a music studio, a generator set, a jacuzzi, and a sauna. Take note Mayor Junjun Binay. That’s how you define ‘world-class.’

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Some of the rich inmates who occupied the luxury villas were Peter Co, Eugene Chua, Vicente Sy, George Sy, Tony Co, Willy Chua, Michael Ong, Tom Chua, Jacky King, Willy Sy, and Sam Li Chua. Even Bilibid is now owned by the Chinese.

Found in the luxury ‘kubol’ occupied by convicted drug lord Peter Co were firearms, expensive wine and liquor, cell phones, laptops, a conference table, and a money-counting machine – fueling speculations that Co was not a drug lord but a lawmaker.

High-profile inmate Herbert Colanggo said one of his expensive watches was a gift from an uncle who is a congressman. Colangco is the leader of a robbery gang. Apparently, it runs in the family.

Banned substance like shabu was also confiscated. Bureau of Corrections Director Franklin Bucayu was quoted to have said that some Bilibid personnel “may have facilitated the entry” of the prohibited items. MAY HAVE?!? No, Mr. Bucayu. They just appeared. It’s called magic. Your men are innocent.

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Justice Sec. Leila De Lima and a group of NBI officers, who conducted the inspection, also discovered a life-size inflatable sex doll. To be fair to the inmates, even President Aquino found that one “fascinating.”

Confiscated from Peter Co’s assistant, Jojo Baligad, also a convicted drug lord, was a life-size inflatable sex doll. Now that explains his Relationship Status on Facebook: It’s Complicated.

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The DOJ ordered the suspension of visiting privileges for the 19 inmates – including conjugal visits. Everyone got mad – except for Jojo Baligad.

The high-profile inmates have since been removed from the New Bilibid Prison and were transferred to the NBI headquarters in Manila. Shady NBI personnel thanked the DOJ for providing them “business opportunities.”
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“We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.”
~Hunter S. Thompson

Sound Bites
“Based on our study, their removal from the NBP would validate the combined reports of anti-illegal drugs agency that the inmates control the narcotics industry in the country.”
~Justice Sec. Leila De Lima

Have productive week!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos 1-4: Agence France Presse, GMA News/DZBB, Jen Calimon/TV5; ABS-CBNNews.Com, Philippine Daily Inquirer]





DISTRUST

12 12 2014

PAGASA says we should expect cooler days ahead. Apparently, temperatures have dropped. In fact, if the numbers keep dropping, Grace Poe will catch up with it.

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Reacting to Grace Poe’s surge in the latest survey, Binay defender and UNA interim president Toby Tiangco said, “We are truly happy for Grace because we are the true allies and supporters of her father, the late Fernando Poe Jr.” In response, FPJ was like, “Kung maka-namedrop naman ‘tong kumag na ‘to!”

In the latest Pulse Asia survey, DILG Sec. Mar Roxas has dropped to sixth place. From 13 percent in September, his rating fell to only 6 percent in November. Worse, online bashers say his rating wasn’t even wearing a helmet when it fell.

The Plunge
According to Pulse Asia’s latest survey, Vice President Binay suffered a very significant drop in his trust and approval ratings. Or as the Liberal Party calls it, “Christmas gift.”

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The most notable and biggest drop for Vice President Binay came from Class E, considered to be the poorest of the poor: from 71 percent in September to 46 percent in November. Man does not live by cake alone.

Of the government’s top five officials, Vice President Binay registered the highest disapproval and distrust ratings. You know things are getting f*ckd up for Binay when even Frank Drilon is faring better in the trust department.

Vice President Binay is now the most distrusted top government official. Rumors say the level of distrust has gone so high, some recipients of Binay’s cakes are asking the delivery guy to taste it for them first.

Good Deed
Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay has canceled the annual New Year’s Eve countdown party along Ayala Avenue. The 30-million peso budget will be donated instead to local government units nationwide affected by Typhoon Ruby. That’s a big boost to those LGUs and an even bigger boost to Binay2016.

Papal Visit
Preparations for the upcoming Papal visit are underway. The Vatican says Pope Francis wants to meet with a group of people who needs his prayers the most. Organizers plan to bring him to Batasan Complex.

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Heaven
In his recent regular weekly address at St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis declared that animals go to heaven. The statement brought consolation and relief to veterinarians, animal lovers, and congressmen.

Torture
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, authorities say torture still happens in the Philippines. And it goes by its other name, “traffic.”

Fireworks
Quezon City will strictly limit the sale of fireworks to ensure public safety. Residents are not too happy. They fear that their New Year’s Eve celebration would be very much like the romance between their mayor, Herbert Bautista and Kris Aquino – “wala nang spark.”

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Enjoying Rape
Starlet Nathalie Hart a.k.a. Princess Snell drew flak from netizens for posting a photo on Instagram with the caption, “According to my dads lesson: If rape is inevitable, lay back and enjoy it! #ihavethebestadvicer #mvdadisthebest hahaha” The starlet has since apologized for the “irresponsible” rape post. She has yet to apologize though for raping basic grammar.
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“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
~Abraham Lincoln

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“All other comments are irrelevant and frankly, reflect more on the people making them.”
~DILG Sec. Mar Roxas reacting to online comments

Have a fun weekend!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Inquirer.Net: Presidential Survey GFX; ABS-CBN News: Pulse Asia GFX; iamnathaliehart: IG]





RUBY, KORINA, ANACONDA, AND OTHER STORIES

9 12 2014

NATURE has unleashed one of the strongest typhoons this year: Ruby (international name: Hagupit). Again, somebody must tell Mother Nature to stop sending disasters that cause widespread destruction. Many of our politicians and incompetent government officials are already doing that.

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Typhoon Ruby was initially categorized as a super typhoon. People got so scared. Millions had to leave their homes. Even PNP Chief Allan Purisima was seen packing up his things.

Typhoon Ruby spared Metro Manila. Ruby was supposed to directly hit the capital but when she saw EDSA last Friday evening and another MRT technical glitch on Monday morning, Ruby told itself, “You don’t need further destruction.”

While Tyhoon Ruby was pounding Eastern Visayas, a pregnant woman gave birth to a bouncing baby girl at an evacuation center. The proud mother named her baby after the typhoon. Equally proud is the baby’s father, Lindol.

Korina, Again
News anchor Korina Sanchez got flak for making a joke about the typhoon on TV Patrol last week. During the anchors’ banter segment, Ate Koring said she was hoping typhoon Ruby would hit Japan instead of the Philippines since the Japanese were better prepared for it. Angry netizens lashed back at Korina for being “insensitive.” Her husband, DILG Sec. Mar Roxas wasn’t spared by detractors as well. Liberal Party stalwarts hope critics would just hit Korina instead of Mar because she’s better prepared for it.

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While inspecting typhoon-hit areas in Samar on a motorcycle, DILG Secretary Mar Roxas lost his balance and fell down from the motor vehicle. Roxas was unscathed after the fall but started to worry when he saw the motorcycle’s plate number: MR 2016.

Luckily, Mar Roxas wasn’t hurt. But the DILG chief admitted he was surprised by the unexpected fall. He thought it was 2010 all over again.

Inspired?
According to Rappler, President Aquino “seems smitten” with a pretty flight attendant. The President used to date sexy stars and news personalities. Now, he’s into a flight stewardess. He’s definitely taking things to another level.

Rappler says President Aquino seems smitten with a flight stewardess. Close friends of the girl are advising her to buckle up for a bumpy ride.

Plans
At the 28th Annual Bulong-Pulungan Christmas party held recently, President Aquino said he would not seek another elective post after 2016. Instead, he’s thinking of writing a book. It’s not true though that he plans to call it ‘Diary ng Panget Too’ or ‘56 Years of Solitude.’ But he might consider ‘Eat, Pray, Smoke.’ Let’s wait.

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Naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie who announced that he’d let an anaconda ingest him alive before TV cameras disappointed his viewers when he abandoned his mission. He did manage to have his body constricted by the snake but when its jaws began to wrap around his helmet, he decided to back off. Paul Rosolie’s decision angered the public – but was praised by Toby Tiangco, Jonvic Remulla, and JV Bautista.

Widely promoted as a TV show in which a man will be eaten alive by an anaconda, Paul Rosolie’s 2-hour special on Discovery Channel angered viewers when no actual swallowing took place. Instead, he was just shown fighting off the snake – which is very ordinary. Filipinos fight off crocodiles everyday.

More Successful
According to a Harvard Kennedy School of Government study, left-handed people earn less than right-handed people. Unless your name is Manny Pacquiao.

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A Russian scientist reportedly discovered a mountain-sized asteroid that could crash to Earth during its three-year orbital cycle. Korina Sanchez is confident Japan can handle that.

New Words
Last week, new words like ‘man crush,’ ‘duck face,’ ‘hawt,’ and ‘xlnt’ (excellent) were added to the Oxford English Dictionary. And today’s teenagers were like, “What’s a dictionary?”
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“Living things have been doing just that for a long, long time. Through every kind of disaster and setback and catastrophe. We are survivors.”
~ Robert Fulghum

Sound Bites
“Sana huwag na po nating bigyan ng kulay. Kawawa na nga ho ‘yong tao, nando’n na at sumemplang na nga ho at pasalamat po tayo — pasalamat po kami, at least, hindi ho nasaktan si Secretary Mar.”
~Deputy palace spokesperson Abigail Valte

Poll Results
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Goodbye Ruby! Don’t come back.

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: GMA News/Eric De Castro: RubyPH; Rappler: Roxas; Discovery Channel; Pixabay: Asteroid GFX]





THE SECOND HALF

5 12 2014

THE YEAR is almost over. Here’s a recap of some of my [personal] favorite posts from July to the present. In case you missed it…

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Like Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada, Senator Enrile was examined by doctors in Camp Crame. The results: Blood Pressure 200 over 90; Pulse, 84, and Heart, It’s Complicated.

Enrile’s former chief of staff and rumored girlfriend Gigi Reyes was also arrested last Friday. Or as Cristina Enrile calls it, ‘the best day of my life.’

The Sandiganbayan ordered the transfer of Gigi Reyes to the BJMP jail at Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City. The anti-graft court denied her petition to be detained in Camp Crame. Prosecutors hailed the ruling as a victory for justice, taxpayers, and Cristina Enrile.

On Wednesday night, Gigi Reyes experienced anxiety attack – allegedly, so she was rushed to the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital. On Friday night, she was transferred to the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City on suspicions she had a heart problem. Doctors immediately examined her and concluded she has a condition called, “still in love and couldn’t move on.”

The lawyer of Janet Lim-Napoles says the pork barrel queen is happy now because, “She has given up her life for the Lord.” This morning, the Lord replied, “No, thanks!”

The Sandiganbayan granted Gigi Reyes’s petition to undergo a brain scan at the PGH. The controversial lawyer, who is facing plunder charges reportedly banged her head against the wall last August 5. Aww, that’s unfortunate. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the wall.

A news report says Jinggoy Estrada is suffering from the same illness as Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: arthritis of the neck. The report has been dismissed as baseless and preposterous mostly because Jinggoy doesn’t have a neck.

The Anti-Money Laundering Council has discovered that Bong Revilla lied in his SALN. Among other things.

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Vice President Binay’s rating in Pulse Asia’s September 2014 survey on Filipinos’ presidential preferences dropped to 31 percent from 41 percent in June. Rumors say Binay is depressed because he lost 10 percent – something that’s unusual for him. He’s so used to gaining 13 percent.

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says he will run for president in 2016 if Vice President Binay is adopted by the Liberal Party. In short, the next elections will probably be a choice between Estrada and Binay. One is a womanizing, graft-tainted, long-serving politician and the other one is Erap.

Of the government’s four highest-ranking officials, Vice President Binay got the highest trust and approval rating. It was so high… Junjun Binay had to take the elevator.

Vice President Binay insists corruption allegations against him and his family are politically-motivated because he continues to top presidential surveys. Detractors should also be wary of the fact that mudslinging the Binays is a waste of mud.

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Makati residents gathered in front of the building to show their support for the Binays. One resident held a placard that said, “Walang corrupt sa Makati.” In totally unrelated news, wala na raw Katoliko sa Vatican City.

The alleged Binay estate in Rosario, Batangas has an air-conditioned piggery – the second of its kind to be built in the Philippines… after Batasang Pambansa.

The release of his youngest daughter’s Instagram photos has angered Vice President Binay. For him, what Alan Peter Cayetano did was too much. Joanna Marie Binay who captioned one of her photos, “Our place in Batangas.” has since deactivated her Instagram account. Antonio Tiu couldn’t help but pity the young Binay. He was so affected he came close to admitting that he owned the Instagram account.

Reports say tycoon Manny Pangilinan is being considered by Vice President Binay as a potential running mate in 2016. Interesting. One is an intelligent, hardworking guy who has made billions from his empire and the other one is Manny Pangilinan.

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According to the latest Social Weather Stations survey, 55 percent of Filipinos were satisfied with President Aquino’s performance. The rest were Noranians.

According to online reports, President Aquino’s motorcade halted traffic on Haight St. in San Francisco, California when his entourage dropped by a McDonald’s restaurant to eat lunch. After finishing his meal, President Aquino bought some McDonald’s toys for his allies in Congress. Each of his solon-friends will get a Hamburglar.

According to the latest Pulse Asia survey, 6 in 10 Filipinos do not want a second term for President Aquino. The six were identified as Jojo, Junjun, Nancy, Abby, Anne, and Elenita.

November 7 marks the first anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda. President Aquino and his men visited the areas most severely damaged by the super typhoon. First stop, Malacañang.

A group wants President Aquino to seek a second term saying he’s “the best and only successor.” The group calls itself “MORE2COME.” Personally though, President Aquino finds “MORE2COME” a bit of a challenge. At his age.

Phivolcs says Mayon Volcano is restive again and an “eruption is possible within weeks.” When President Aquino heard this, he said, “’Buti pa ‘yong Mayon, pumuputok pa.”

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On her 85th birthday, Imelda Marcos prayed for strength to prolong her existence. In response, God gave her formalin.

On her birthday, Imelda visited her constituents and handed them cash gifts. The people thanked her for giving them back their money.

Imelda Marcos is confident of reclaiming Malacañang through her son Bongbong Marcos. If Marcos Jr. gets elected, his wife Louise will have too many shoes to fill.

Arrested
Jovito Palparan, the retired major general who was labeled as “The Butcher” by leftists has been arrested in Manila. The lone informant will receive a bounty of 2 million pesos. The NBI has submitted his name to the President, the DOJ and the BIR.

Reports say the intelligence operation to capture retired Major General Jovito Palparan was codenamed Project Runway. When arresting agents came face to face with Palparan though, they changed the operation code to Ambush Makeover.

At least 10 police officers were allegedly behind the EDSA-Mandaluyong robbery-abduction case last week.Two of the cops were “repeat offenders.” SPO1 Ramil Hachero and PO2 Jonathan Rodriguez were slapped with the same charges in 2011. Apparently, they never learned. Hachero and Rodriguez are the Jinggoy Estrada of the police force.

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Manny Pacquiao has been drafted in the PBA by the team that earlier named him as coach. The world class boxer-turned actor-turned politician-turned TV host-turned motivational speaker-turned cager will suit up as KIA’s playing coach. That explains why TV5’s latest programming puts the PBA under the category ‘Sitcom.’

At the PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday, KIA also picked Manny’s cousin, the unheralded and the inexperienced Rene Pacquiao. Observers believe he was chosen only because of Manny’s influence and popularity. Rene Pacquiao is the Nancy Binay of the PBA.

Congested
According to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, the congestion rate of jails nationwide is now at 326 percent. In fact, some detention cells reportedly have congestion rates of more than 1,000 percent. However, not all facilities with criminals are congested. Exception: Batasang Pambansa.

Attraction
Manila Crocodile Park’s newest attraction is a huge croc named Longlong – a robotic replica of Lolong, once the world’s largest crocodile in captivity. Made of fiber glass and steel, Longlong can crawl, open its mouth, move its head, and deliver privilege speeches.

Brownouts
Several areas in Metro Manila and adjacent provinces are experiencing rotating brownouts. Or as the Aquinos would call it, “legacy.”

Be Proud
The 8th National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute showed 3 out of 10 Filipinos were overweight and obese. To those three, don’t be sad and don’t feel bad. Double chin up!

Three years after signing a five-year [rumored] billion-peso contract with TV5, actress Sharon Cuneta has severed ties with the Kapatid Network. Sources say it wasn’t an easy decision. The Megastar will leave the network with a heavy heart, hips, arms, and thighs.

1JBVideo Scandal
TV host Paolo Bediones has filed a formal complaint against people who released and uploaded copies of his sex video. The PNP says the uploaded sex video is a vital piece of hard evidence that will definitely stand up in court.

Part 2 of newsman Paolo Bediones’s sex video is reportedly being shared online. Bediones has since apologized to his home network, and to Hayden Kho for ‘copyright infringement.’

Cheaters
A new study has revealed men over 5’10” are twice as likely to cheat on their partners. And Kris Aquino was like, “True!”
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“I once saw a politician walking a dog, and I thought, “How absurd—an animal walking an animal.” Then I thought, “If given the choice, I’d rather vote for the dog.”
~Jarod Kintz

Sound Bites
“That’s out of the question. He’s not running for vice president. He prefers to tend to his business than run for vice president.”
~Sen. Cynthia Villar on former senator Manny Villar

Have a great weekend! Stay safe.

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.





ADULTERY

2 12 2014

ASHLEY MADISON, the controversial website that encourages adultery has been launched in the Philippines. But Justice Secretary Leila Lima reminds the public, adultery is punishable under the Revised Penal Code. De Lima urges telecom companies to block the site – drawing criticisms from some netizens, Internet freedom advocates, and Bong Revilla.

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Ashley Madison, a controversial website that encourages adultery was recently launched in the Philippines. Joseph Estrada described it as “too late.”

A website that promotes adultery has been launched in the Philippines. Ashley Madison’s tagline is, “Ang buhay ay maikli. Mangaliwa.” Senator Enrile completely disagrees. With the ‘buhay’ part.

Top 5 Submitted But Rejected Taglines for Ashley Madison

No. 5:
Bibliya na ang nagsabi: Humayo kayo’t magpakarami.
Mangaliwa.

No. 4:
1,2,3 asawa ni Marie
Araw-gabi, walang panty.
Mangaliwa.

No. 3:
Ibagsak ang rehimeng US-Aquino!
Mangaliwa.

No. 2:
Kung Diyos nga, nakapagpatawad, misis mo pa kaya?
Mangaliwa.

And the No. 1 rejected Ashley Madison tagline:

Hindi ka man dating pangulo
Wala ka man ngayon sa Senado
Kakayanin mo.
Mangaliwa.

1BiazonAdultery Map
China has released an “adultery map” which identified areas where the most number of government officials who are unfaithful to their partners are staying. In the Philippines, that area is called “session hall.”

No Bail
The Sandiganbayan has junked the petitions for temporary liberty filed by Janet Lim-Napoles, Bong Revilla, and his chief of staff Richard Cambe. According to the Sandiganbayan, “There exists strong evidence that accused Revilla, Cambe and Napoles, in conspiracy with one another, committed the capital offense of plunder.” Hence, no bail for Napoles, no bail for Revilla, no bail for Cambe. Sounds like gold, frankincense and myrrh for taxpayers. Merry Christmas!

In a statement, Bong Revilla expressed disappointment that his bail motion was junked. The action star said, “Hindi pa tapos ang laban… darating din ang tamang panahon.” And Vice President Binay was like, “I cannot promise.”

Victims?
A third motorist has surfaced claiming he also had a bad encounter with mauled MMDA traffic enforcer Jorbe Adriatico. All three have denied rumors they were in cahoots with Cedric Lee.

1alThe Debutante
Legendary folk singer Freddie Aguilar’s girlfriend, Jovie Albao celebrated her 18th birthday recently. What a milestone! Just a little over two years ago, Jovie admitted she was carbon dating Ka Freddie.

It has been two years since Ka Freddie Aguilar married Jovie. Who could forget that moment? Ka Freddie was a dashing, proud groom while Jovie was a pretty flower girl.

Mass Extinction
Scientists say the planet is on the verge of its sixth mass extinction. With daily Twitter trending topics like #KathNielonGGV, #ChicserInvadesMetropolisAlabang #JaDineForever and #JoshAneRocks, maybe this generation deserves that.
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“The only thing worse than the guilt was the fear of getting caught.”
~Elin Hilderbrand, A Summer Affair

Sound Bites
“Masyado nang malalim ang atraso ng mga Aquino sa mga Ejercito. Tinanggal na ni Cory Aquino si Erap bilang mayor at presidente. Ngayon naman, tinanggal ako saka si Senator Jinggoy.”
~ER Ejercito, unseated Laguna governor

“Mismong ang Korte Suprema ay inuphold ‘yong desisyon ng Commission on Elections na isang independent constitutional body. Ipinapakita natin sa mga mamamayan na hindi balewala ang mga tadhana ng batas na kinakailangang sundin ang mga patakaran.”
~Palace spokesman Sonny Coloma reacting to ER Ejercito’s tirades

Poll Results
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Happy December!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Ashley Madison, Nick&Zuzu.com, ABS-CBN News]





ELEVATORS

28 11 2014

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MANNY PACQUIAO was feted in Makati City last Thursday. A motorcade was held in honor of the People’s Champ for beating Chris Algieri. Joining Pacquiao on the float were his trusted aides as well as Ilocos Sur Gov. Chavit Singson and Mayor Junjun Atienza.

Mauled
An MMDA traffic constable was reportedly dragged and mauled Thursday morning by a certain Joseph Russel Abacan Ingco who was then driving a flashy sports car. Unconfirmed reports say Ingco, who is facing charges of serious physical injuries, is 39 years old and a huge fan of Chris Brown, Cedric Lee and Claudine Barretto.

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An MMDA traffic constable was allegedly punched several times by Maserati driver Joseph Russel Abacan Ingco last Thursday. Witnesses described Ingco as a dangerous foe who landed more blows than Chris Algieri.

At press time, mauling suspect Joseph Russel Ingco has yet to surrender to authorities. In a statement released through his lawyer on Friday, Ingco said, “the truth will come out.” To which, his victim said, “You first!”

Bribery
According to a survey conducted by the Office of the Ombudsman, fewer Filipinos now give bribes to government officials or employees. They just drag, and punch them several times then flee.

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The Supreme Court upheld a Comelec ruling that ousted Laguna Governor ER Ejercito for overspending in the 2013 elections. ER can now concentrate on overspending for the promo of his film fest entry.

The High Tribunal upheld a Comelec decision removing ER Ejercito from his post. ER can now focus on removing his pores for his next movie poster.

Elevators
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“INDAY, you call Berto na. Mali-late na ‘ka mo sa school si Katarina.

Yes ma’am.

And you tell him to use the service elevator pag-akyat ok? Not the passenger elevator.

Yes ma’am.

Uy, you’re all there na pala. Sorry. I didn’t notice. Anyway, I just wanna make kwento lang sana about this elevator controversy on social media. It’s so unfair kasi. It’s as if the property manager murdered or made kawawa some less privileged people when in fact, she did not.

One morning kasi, I was in a hurry. Pag-press ko ng elevator, there were like two yayas inside and a driver and another madungis-looking guy. Pagtingin ko sa dalawang yaya, they were like giggling. Yeah, they were like this o, making faces pa. When I hopped in, na-realize ko why they were behaving that way. Gosh, ‘yong blouse ko pala kakulay ng uniform ng isa sa mga yaya. Pati ‘yong design ng pocket, halos pareho. I wanted to die. Promise. I was so like, “Do I stab myself na lang?” But since I was running late na, wala na akong choice. Tongue inah.

Heto pa! Habang pa-down ang elevator, may mga eksena pa sila. The driver was singing this uber annoying OPM. I forgot the title but it went something like, “Neseyo ne eng lehet, patty ang poozo ko…” Eeew. He was like serenading the two yayas who were so kilig. Kainis! I swear, never again!

I was so malas yata that week kasi the next day, when I invited some friends to the condo, may nakasabay naman kaming maid. She was like carrying two brown bags of veggies. ‘Tapos nabutas yata ‘yong isang bag kaya ‘yong stench ng radish and onions kumalat sa buong elevator. My friends hate radish pa naman ‘coz it smells like poopoo. I was so embarrassed. Gusto ko nang mag-vanish sa sobrang hiya. Promise.

It didn’t end there pa. Bad luck comes in threes nga yata. Around 10 o’clock, when I was making hatid my friends sa lobby, sakto namang sumakay ‘yong plumber na laging nagsi-service sa adjacent unit. Kadiri ang amoy huh! I can’t even! Parang lumipat sa damit ko ang smell ng kung anumang corrosive material na nasa toolbox niya. Nakakasira ng gabi! ‘Di ba?!?

Before the week ended, I called the attention of the management. Kasi nga, there’s a service elevator naman for tsima-a-a and drivers and tuberos and construction workers, and other Manongs and Manangs of this world, why are they being allowed to use the freakin’ passenger elevator?!? I mean, I paid millions of pesos for my unit, hellooooo?!! Siguro naman, I have the right to complain ‘di ba?

And that’s not even discrimination. That’s putting things in order. And helllooooo, may nag-complain na bang tsimay o driver d’yan? Nein! Zilch! It’s just those super OA social media people who are raising hell over a non-issue! Again, hellllooooo, it’s been happening like everywhere! Anong problema n’yo?! You haven’t even stayed in a condo so please… shut the hell up.

Anyway, ayoko nang patulan pa ang mga ‘yan. I have better things to do. I’ll shop na lang. You know, when I’m so inis, I spend. Habit ko na ‘yan. Wait! Inday?

Ma’am, nasa baba na po si Berto. Ihahatid ko na po si Katarina. Pwede po ba akong mag-passinjir elebeytor?

Aba, natural! Alangan namang iwan mong mag-isa sa elevator si baby girl.

Ambot sa imo!

Ano’ng sabi mo?

Wala po ma’am.

Good! Pagbalik mo, mag-service elevator ka!

Pisting yawa!

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A 65-year-old Frenchman claims to have developed a pill that makes people’s farts smell sweet – like roses or chocolates. Talk about eau de toilette!

A Frenchman has developed a pill that makes people’s farts smell like chocolates. People will soon be asking, “Who’s eating a Toblerone? Can I have some?”

Ser Chief
On Friday, the drama series ‘Be Careful With My Heart’ aired its last episode. The airing of the finalé shocked so many Filipinos who asked, “You mean, may ‘Be Careful With My Heart pa?!?”
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“Reducing a group to a slur or stereotype reduces us all.”
~DaShanne Stokes

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Sound Bites
“It’s hard to please everyone, but this is just how the world is.”
~Katherine P. Garrido, Property Manager, Icon Residences

HAVE A FUN WEEKEND!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: GMA News: Pacquiao, ABSCBN News: Ingco; NewsRealBlog.com: Nanny Cartoon;  Poch Ceballos: Memo]





MANNY MATTERS

24 11 2014

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MANNY PACQUIAO scored a convincing win against undefeated American Chris Algieri Sunday noon in Macau. Analysts say vintage Pacquiao is back. They described his performance as “world-class.” Pacquiao was quick to deny though that his training equipment were overpriced.

While the odds were clearly not in his favor, Chris Algieri bravely faced his opponent and did not back out. Take that Vice President Binay!

The lopsided fight lasted 12 rounds. The judges scored it 119-103, 120-102, and 119-103 all for Manny Pacquiao who retained his WBO welterweight title. To be fair, Chris Algieri retained his Mr. Photogenic title.

CompuBox statistics showed Manny Pacquiao landed 229 of 669 punches thrown while Algieri landed 108 of 469 blows. That’s 229 vs. 108. Both boxers were nothing though compared to the Vice President who’s also landed. Something like 350… hectares.

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As expected, Mommy Dionisia became a side attraction on Sunday. Before Manny Pacquiao showcased his craft, Mommy D showed some witchcraft.

At least 16 congressmen flew to Macau to watch Manny Pacquiao’s fight last Sunday. There was this super awkward moment at the NAIA when airport personnel alerted authorities about a possible attempt at wildlife smuggling.

Inspiration. While throwing punches at Pacquiao, Chris Algieri was imagining the championship belt. While throwing punches at Algieri, Pacquiao was imagining Kim Henares.

Pic of the Weak
Ano ang gustong sabihin ng lalaki sa bandang kaliwa?

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A: “Kay Manny ako titingin, kunwari ‘di ko alam na may nakatutok na camera. Baka kasi masabihan na naman akong papansin.”

B: “Mga dalawa o tatlong laban pa siguro ‘tong bata ko. ‘Wag muna sana s’yang magreretiro. Sayang din ang kikitain ‘no!”

C: “Leche kasi itong security, inagaw ang nakasanayan kong puwesto. Buwisit!”

D: “Sa mga Pinoy na nanonood ngayon: wala akong pakialam sa mga batikos n’yo! Punyeta kayong lahat! Mamatay kayo sa inggit!”

1BiazonAlias
Pork scam whistleblower Benhur Luy revealed that Janet Lim-Napoles also used the codename “Cong. Biazon” for Jinggoy Estrada. When Ruffy Biazon heard this, he vowed to inquire, investigate, and lose weight.

Pic of the Weak 2
Ano ang gustong sabihin ng lalaki sa gitna?

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A: “Ang laki kasi ng t’yan ng gagong ‘to. Kalahati lang tuloy ng katawan ko ang kita sa picture.”

B: “Mommy naman, anong nakakatawa do’n?! Kasalanan ko ba kung look-alike ko raw si Ruffy Biazon? Choosy pa ba siya?!”

C: “Parang may nararamdaman akong kakaiba ah. Amoy kandila. Syet. Kinikilabutan ako. Feeling ko, may naglalakad na kaluluwa sa aking likuran.”

D: “Tengene nemen. Bakit nagiging kamukha yata ni JV ‘tong si Jude. Hindi ko yata keri.”

Pic of the Weak 3:
Location: Makati City Hall Quadrangle, November 10, 2014
Ano ang sinasabi ng matandang lalaki sa dalawa nitong kasama?

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A: “Ilang beses ko pa bang dapat sabihin? Wala kayong dapat alalahanin! Sigurado na tayo sa 2016! Chill!”

B: “Pakisabi kay Nancy tigil-tigilan na ang pagsasalita sa media. Minsan kasi walang kwenta. Pati ako napapailing na lang.”

C: “O, nasaan ang mga payong n’yo? Ang init-init, ‘di kayo nagdala – ‘tapos kung kailan gabi saka kayo magpapayong. Kaya kayo nababatikos eh!”

D: “Ipaliwanag n’yo ‘yan! Bakit dinuguan ang pa-birthday sa akin ng Makati Councilors’ League? Baaaakit!?!%$#2@!”

Useless
According to a recent study, regular exercise may not help improve the blood sugar level of Type 2 diabetics – especially if the exercise involves running back and forth – between the couch and the refrigerator.
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“The road to hell was paved with the bones of men who did not know when to quit fighting.”
~Paulette Jiles

Sound Bites
“The fans deserve that fight…. I am ready to fight him next year.”
~Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“You want to say it’s campaigning, bakit? What’s wrong with what I’m doing?”
~Vice President Binay on his market tour

Have a great week!

[Photos: PDI: Biazon/Jinggoy, GMA News.Com: Binay, Jinggoy/Jude, and Chavit/Pacquiao]





BINAY’S FAVORITE THINGS

21 11 2014

VICE PRESIDENT Binay sings ‘My Favorite Things’ from ‘The Sound of Music.’

Sing along with the veep by clicking this:

Condos and mansions
A horse ranch and chickens
Pig farm with aircon
A huge orchid garden

A car park dubbed as
a world-class building
These are a few of my favorite things

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Ebeng Baloloy
and Gerry Limlingan
Know all my secrets
But wait, where are they now?!

Toby and Jonvic,
hosannas they sing
These are a few of my favorite things

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Boy scouts, Tiu, APO
Enrile and Erap
Noynoy’s four sisters
And LPs who’ll lipat

Palace and power in 2016
These are a few of my favorite things

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When the news bites
When the probe stings
When I’m feeling mad
I just count my money:
That’s my favorite thing
And then I don’t feel… so bad.

[Repeat from the top]

Pic of the Week
When Bong Revilla and former Makati City Mayor Elenita Binay, both charged with graft, bumped into each other at the Sandiganbayan, ano kaya ang sinabi nila sa isa’t isa?

1BI:
BONG: Ma’am, proud po ako dahil kayo ang kahanay ko. I am in good company.
MRS. BINAY: Ulol! Ikaw lang ‘yan.

II:
BONG: Ma’am, alam n’yo bang naniniwala ako sa kasabihang, “Birds of a feather, flock together?”

MRS. BINAY:

BONG: Jooooooke! Kayo naman ‘di na mabiro!

III:
BONG: Ma’am, may chance pa kaya akong maging runningmate ni Vice?

MRS. BINAY: Bakit? May chance ka bang lumaya bago mag-2016?

BONG:

MRS. BINAY: Jooooke! Akala mo ikaw lang. Hihihi

IV.
BONG: Ma’am, totoo bang sa inyo ang hacienda sa Batangas?

MRS. BINAY: Totoo bang kumita ka kay Napoles?

BONG:

MRS BINAY:

BONG AND MRS. BINAY: Joooooke!!!
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“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”
~Socrates

Sound Bites
“Ipinapaalala ni Pangulong Aquino ang kahalagahan ng paggawad ng katarungan para sa marami pang nakabinbing [isyu] bunsod ng diktadurya, kabilang na ang human rights violations at alleged ill-gotten wealth.”
~Palace spokesman Sonny Coloma reacting to Bongbong Marcos’s call for an end to the “feud” between the Marcos and the Aquino families

Enjoy your weekend!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: JMBlicious via Rappler: Binay Karaoke; Trish Roque: Bong and Binay]





WALKERS

18 11 2014

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AFTER BEING criticized over Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin walked out of the G20 summit, a gathering of the world’s largest economies in Australia. “He has been prejudged by the other leaders,” according to his spokesman Jonvicov Remullev.

After being grilled on the issue of Ukraine occupation, Russian President Vladimir Putin walked out of the G20 summit. Putin was offended when one of the leaders showed a photo of his daughter beside a swimming pool with the caption, “Our place in Kiev, Ukraine.”

Home
According to a recent study, a clean house can lead to ethical behavior. Apparently, both houses of Congress are dirty.

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The Philippine College of Physicians criticized acting Health Sec. Janette Garin and top AFP officials for visiting without any protective gear and interacting with quarantined Filipino peacekeepers who have just arrived from Ebola-hit Liberia. The peacekeepers couldn’t wait to come home. Garin couldn’t wait to become secretary.

Top health and military officials without any protective gear visited and interacted with more than a hundred quarantined Filipino peacekeepers who have just arrived from Ebola-hit Liberia. The good news is there’s cure for Ebola. The bad news is there’s still no cure for stupidity.

Check-Up
Detained senator Bong Revilla stayed overnight at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City for a check-up. Bong underwent a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and a Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) of the brain. The doctors found nothing.

Word War
The heated exchange between Tacloban City Mayor Afred Romualdez and rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson continues. On Monday, Romualdez renewed his call for Lacson to resign saying, “He keeps complaining.” Oh, hello there pot. I am kettle. Why so black?

1pllComet Landing
For the first time in history, scientists at the European Space Agency successfully landed a washing machine-sized spacecraft on a moving comet. Great. We can land a space probe on a moving comet yet we can’t even make Binay face a probe or a debate.

Scientists successfully landed a spacecraft on a moving comet. Nice! We can make a space craft visit a comet but we can’t even make our own President visit Tacloban.

Last week, humans successfully landed a spacecraft on a comet. Initially, the spacecraft was refused entry because the guards insisted they had to seek permission first from Antonio Tiu.

Scientists at the European Space Agency successfully landed a spacecraft on a moving comet. We would like to send our condolences to Santa Claus who lost one of his reindeer.

Chocolates
Chocolate makers say there’s a looming shortage of chocolates in the world. And the Binay family was like, “O, baka naman pati d’yan, gamitin kaming punchline!”

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A 91-year-old Polish woman who was pronounced dead by a doctor woke up in a morgue 11 hours later. That was one creepy rehearsal!

Janina Kolkiewicz, a 91-year-old woman who was declared dead by a doctor woke up in a morgue several hours later.  He was discovered by a funeral home employee who asked her, “How are you feeling?” And Janina replied, “I don’t feel any pressure right now. My family is the most important persons in my life.”
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“Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.”
~Charles Simmons

Sound Bites
“Hindi nakakahawa ang Ebola ‘pag wala pang sintomas ang pasyente pero kailangan ang maigting na pagbabantay.”
~Acting Health Sec. Janette Garin

“Siguro meron silang mahusay na intention sa pagpunta doon, kaya lang siguro ay nag-ingat sana sila nang kaunti by wearing protective gear para magpakita sila ng ehemplo sa iba?”
~Former health chief Esperanza Cabral reacting to the visit of DOH and AFP officials to Caballo Island

Poll Results
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I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: AlJazeera – Putin; AFP – Garin; BeforeItsNews.Com – Comet; WPXI.com – Polish Woman]





PICK-UP LINES AND POLITICS

15 11 2014

Modern Pick-up Lines for Filipinos
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Sana si Antonio Tiu ka na lang?
Bakit?
I want you to own me.

Elevator ka ba sa Makati City Hall?
Bakit?
Bidder kasi ako. Gusto kong ma-trap inside you.

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Makati City Hall Parking Building ka ba?
Bakit?
Sobra-sobra ka kasing magmahal!

Si Nancy Binay ka ba?
Bakit?
Kasi… lumalabas ang buwan at mga bituin kapag kasama kita.

Miss, alam mo bang para akong si Senator Trillanes?
Bakit?
Kasi… lagi akong ‘galit.’

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Si Lito Lapid ka ba?
Bakit?
Kasi… you say it best when you say nothing at all.

Sana si BIR Commissioner Kim Henares ka na lang.
Bakit?
Para lagi kang nakabantay… ‘tapos hahabulin mo ako.

Sana sa MRT na lang tayo nakatira.
Bakit?
Para lagi tayong super close at halos ‘di na mapaghiwalay.

TT(Rated SPG)
Sana si Manny Pacquiao ka na lang.
Bakit?
Para patutumbahin mo ako, tapos magdi-dribble ka at magshu-shoot!

Sana EDSA ka na lang.
Bakit?
Para lagi kang masikip.
Boom!

And finally…
Usufruct

Sana si Vice President Binay ka na lang.
Bakit?
Ay, ‘wag na lang pala. Ayoko na.

Untitled
DESPITE RECENT tensions between China and the Philippines over disputed territories, President Aquino attended the APEC Summit in Beijing. The President says there’s no reason for him to skip the summit in the Chinese capital… unless it changes its name to ‘Tacloban.’

In Beijing, Russian president Vladimir Putin reportedly flirted with Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan who was seated beside her husband. Putin just gave China a dose of its own medicine: disrespecting boundaries and occupying territories.

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Russian president Vladimir Putin reportedly flirted with Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan by grabbing a coat and wrapping it around the First Lady’s shoulders. Before Putin did that, he whispered to President Aquino, “Watch and learn.”

“Open Sources”
Former Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada who claimed that the P700-million Iloilo Convention Center was overpriced attended the Senate hearing last Thursday. When grilled by senators, Mejorada admitted that he had no evidence to back his allegation, and revealed that he got the information from “open sources” like Wikipedia, a free-access, free content, and free-to-edit online encyclopedia. Mejorada vowed to return to the Senate with proof. But first, he’ll do some research on BuzzFeed and 9gag.

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago who described Manuel Mejorada as “a big dud” said he could be held in contempt “for wasting the time of the Senate.” And Lito Lapid was like, “Harsh!”

Valuable
When asked to name the most valuable book to humanity, 37 percent of respondents in a recent survey answered, “The Bible.” The remaining 63 percent answered, “What’s a book?”
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“People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.”
~Blaise Pascal, De l’art de persuader

Sound Bites
“In the 2016 presidential elections, when I am rid of my lung cancer, I intend to claim the presidency I won in 1992.”
~Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

Happy weekend!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: GMA News: Tiu; Joseph Vidal/Senate: Mejorada; SpinPh: Pacquiao; YahooPH: Lito Lapid; PDI: Binay]





BINAY VS. TRILLANES: THE FLIPTOP BATTLE (EXCLUSIVE!)

11 11 2014

“Ako ho ang naghamon, wala hong atrasan ito kung ako ho ang tatanungin ninyo. Basta’t magkakaharapan po tayo.”
~Vice President Binay, October 29, 2014

BREAKING: Binay’s promise

On Tuesday at the Marines headquarters, Vice President Binay announced that he has decided to back out of his debate with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. After his speech, the birthday celebrator had lunch with Marine officials. There was one tense moment when Binay was served… chicken!

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Last October 29, Vice President Binay said, “Walang atrasan!” However, on Tuesday at the Philippine Marines headquarters, Binay announced that he was backing out. After his keynote speech, he was served lunch. But Binay didn’t touch his food. He’s already full. He has just eaten his words.

On his 72nd birthday, Vice President Binay announced that he has decided to withdraw from a scheduled debate. And Nancy Binay was like, “I taught him well.”

Usufruct
According to the World Happiness Report, the Philippines is the 8th happiest country in the world. And then Vice President Binay backed out of the debate, and people couldn’t stop laughing. We’re now ranked third.

Unconfirmed reports say the KBP has no plans of cancelling the event… mainly because Antonio Tiu has volunteered to debate on behalf of Vice President Binay.

The Debate: Fliptop Version
What if the debate between Binay and Trillanes pushed through in the form of a fliptop rap battle? Let’s try.

Yo! Oras na para simulan ang asaran.
Binay vs. Trillanes… wala nang atrasan.
When I say, hee-… you say pon.
Ooops, mali! I thought I was Ramon.

Wala sanang mapipikon sa aking mga hirit
Hindi ko naman gustong kayo ay magalit
‘Meron tayong free will,’ sabi nga ni Ms. Zenaida Seva.
Kung ‘di mo trip ang post na ‘to, makaaalis ka na!
Break it down.

Let’s start!

Trillanes:
Madlang pipoooooool… kumusta na kayo?
Sonny Trillanes po… isang hamak na sundalo
Galit sa magnanakaw, kalaban ng maligno
Ang masaktan, guilty; ang pikon ay talo!
Yo!

Binay:
Yo mong mukha mo!

Entrada mo pa lang, nami-mersonal ka na
Pati mga maligno, idinamay mo pa
Ok lang sana kung orig ang ‘yong tira
Pero ‘yang punchline mo, nakaw lang kay Korina!
Boom!

Trillanes:
Basta’t usapang ‘nakaw’ pamilyar kang tunay
Obvious na obvious ka naman, sanay na sanay
Kasi nga, 28 years na ‘yang pamilya mo sa puwesto
Hindi pa tuli ‘yang si Junjun, kumikita na kayo!
Basag!

Binay:
May panyo ka ba d’yan? Papunas naman sa ‘yo
Sayang ang chance kong ‘to, kaharap ko’y santo

Heto ang salamin, tingnan mo ang ‘yong repleksyon
(Pauses, Trillanes looks at himself in the mirror)

Natatandaan mo pa ba ang milyones mong gastos noon?
Ang sabi’y travel expenses habang ika’y nakakulong
Maling-mali si Ate Guy, may himala pa pala ngayon
Paano ka nakapag-travel? Nag-astral projection?
Wasak!

Trillanes:
Teka lang, teka lang, ba’t lumalayo ka
Tuesday pa lang ngayon, tumu-throwback Thursday ka na
Na-explain ko nang lahat ‘yan, ‘wag mo nang ipilit
Pag-usapan na lang kaya natin ang iyong naging kabit?

Binay:
Gago ka ah!
Masyado nang personal ang ‘yong banat at atake
Palibhasa wala kang alam kundi coup d’état at mutiny
Ano bang nangyari no’ng makipag-debate ka kay Enrile
‘Di ba’t nag-walk out ka at umiyak na parang baby?
Uha! Uha!

Trillanes:
Ulol!
‘Wag mo nang ilayo ang usapan sa tunay na isyu
Ikaw ang owner ng hacienda; ‘di kung sinu-sinong chu-Tiu!
That Instagram post of your daughter kinda helped seal your fate
Kung hindi talaga kayo guilty, ba’t kailangang i-deactivate!?
Yari!

Binay:
Shut up!
Taumbayan na ang huhusga at hindi kayong mga taga-Senado
Dakdak kayo nang dakdak, ba’t di kayo magsampa ng kaso?
Ay, oo nga pala, bagsak ang ratings n’yo ni Cayetano
Mas mataas pa nga nang ‘di hamak ang rating ng aming aso
Awooo!

Trillanes:
OA naman no’ng aso! Ano ‘yan, imported Labrador
World-class ba ang dog house ‘tapos may elevator?
Oooops, sorry… did I just hit a nerve?
Wala akong pakialam. That tirade was so deserved!

Binay:
Pakyu!

Trillanes:
Ha-ha-ha
Turo ba ‘yan ni Tiangco?

Binay:
Tama na! That’s enough. Good luck na lang sa 2016
‘Pag ako ang nanalo, saan ka kaya pupulutin?

Trillanes:
Matagal pa ‘yon tanda, marami pang pwedeng maganap
Dito nga lang sa debate, urong agad ang ‘yong bayag!

Binay:
Sitenta’y dos na ako, natural lang na umurong ‘yon. Tanga!
At least ‘di ako tulad ng iba d’yan na asa na lang sa Viagra!

Trillanes:
O sha, sha… tama na. Manahimik ka na!
Magbabasa muna ako ng comments sa social media.

Binay:
Walang sinabi ‘yang social media mo sa mga aktwal na botante sa probinsya
Konting paawa, konting drama… sa akin ang simpatya.

Trillanes:
Asa ka pa!

Binay:
Lalo ka na!

Trillanes:
Nognog!

Binay:
Alam ko.
Gago!

Trillanes:
Magnanakaw!

Binay:
Tarantado.
Asan ang pruweba mo?

Trillanes:
Maghintay ka lamang d’yan.
Marami pang malalaman ang taumbayan.

Binay:
Push mo ‘yan!

Trillanes:
Whatever.
Vice Ganda ikaw ba ‘yan?

Binay:
[Inantok. Napagod. Birthday pa naman. Hindi na sumagot.]

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Vice President Binay has decided to back out of his scheduled debate with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Here’s that piece of news according to newspaper headlines and Twitter accounts:
Philippine Daily Inquirer: Binay chickens out of debate

Philippine Star: Binay on debate: Ayoko na!

Manila Standard Today: Trillanes bullies Binay after veep backs out of debate

The Daily Tribune: Binay won’t stoop down to Trillanes’s level

The Manila Times: Binay made the right decision – political analyst

The Manila Bulletin: Binay’s birthday wish: good health and better life for Filipinos

@Rapplerdotcom: Binay withdraws from debate, gets flak from netizens

@GMANews: Binay umurong sa debate, ayaw pag-usapan ang “use of rock”

@ABS-CBNNews: Here’s why “#KathNielonGGV” and “#BinayFriedChicken” trended on Twitter

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Hours before Vice President Binay backed out of the highly anticipated face-off, the KBP announced the four topics for the canceled Nov. 27 debate. In case you missed it:

No. 1: If crime does not pay, why are politicians very rich?

No. 2: Bakit walang senador, kongresista, governor o mayor ang umaangal o nagrereklamo kapag tinatawag silang buwaya?

No. 3: Have you stolen even a single centavo from Filipino taxpayers? If not, who are you kidding? Show proof.

No. 4: Kung ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan, ipaliwanag ang mga sumusunod na trending topics sa Twitter:
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“He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human

Sound Bites
“Ang dahilan ko, mga kababayan, ay dahil marami na akong naririnig. Na siya ay ganito, ako ay mahusay, ako ay debater, ako ay abogado, eh sobra na ang mga salitang ganyan, na kumpirmadong sinabi niya. Eh ayoko naman pong ‘yong pagkakakila n’yo sa akin, mga kababayan, ay mapang-api, mapagsamantala. Na itong isang tao ito ay alam mo namang kawawa, tanga o whatever, pinagsamantalahan ko. So tama na yun. Ayoko na.”
~Vice President Binay

“”For the sake of the country, sana umatras na siya at itigil na ang panloloko sa taumbayan, at kung magtuloy-tuloy siya dahil alam niyang may kikitain siya sa pagka-presidente, sana makita ng mga kababayan natin ang tunay na pagkatao niya.”
~Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV

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Break it down. Yo!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Dennis Datu – Binay/Cake; Philippine Daily Inquirer]








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