Abalos vs. De Venecia III
Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos will file a 20-million peso libel case against businessman Jose “Joey” De Venecia III for damaging his reputation. Abalos’ plan shocked even his wife who seriously doubted if the Comelec chief’s reputation was worth that much.
In an exclusive interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Evelyn Catherine Silagon, a 52-year-old former freelance public relations practitioner vehemently denied that she is the mistress of Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos. It’s true, she is not. She was.
Three solons have endorsed the impeachment complaint filed against Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos. The House needs at least 80 solons to transmit the complaint to the Senate. “Cong, may 200 ka dito.”
Abalos’ Offer to Neri
Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos reportedly offered Romulo Neri a bribe. Initially, the 57-year-old bachelor almost said yes… because he thought he heard bride, not bribe.
President Arroyo calls on Myanmar to release detained Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and all political detainees. The president is so proud of the fact that in the Philippines, the government’s political adversaries are never jailed. They just disappear.
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago apologized for saying that China “invented corruption” during a heated hearing on the NBN project. Miriam said, “I will never denigrate the Chinese because I am married to one.” At least now we know who her basis was when she made that remark.
Corruption? What Corruption? (Headlines from online news websites)
Wednesday evening: RP ranked 131st in corruption perception index
Friday noon: Ombudsman disputes RP ranking in corruption index
Friday afternoon: Incumbent Leyte solon sentenced to 18 years for graft & corruption
UAAP: La Salle vs. Ateneo
The Ateneo Blue Eagles won over the De La Salle Green Archers to force a rubber match on Sunday. Grocery stores near La Salle noted a sharp increase in the sales of Kleenex tissues.
Enjoy your weekend!