OBAMA MANIA

Local Obama
Last November, supporters of Jejomar Binay hailed the Makati City mayor as the Philippines’ Barack Obama. Last week though, deposed president Joseph Estrada’s spokesperson Margaux Salcedo said, “If there is anybody who we can call Barack Obama of the Philippines, it would [be] former President Estrada.” I think Salcedo was being humble though. Erap actually has the complete package: Obama’s charisma, Clinton’s sex appeal, and of course, Bush’s brains.

Supporters of Jojo Binay say he is this country’s Barack Obama, and Erap’s spokesperson believes the ex-president is the Philippines’ Barack Obama. Asked if she could also be our own Obama, presidential contender, Loren Legarda said, “I don’t know. Basta ang alam ko, I used to be married to a Dick Cheney.”

Take Two
Barack Obama had to take his oath of office twice because of a mistake committed by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during the inauguration. Some people are making a big fuss out of Roberts’ flub. But you know what? That’s really nothing. Roberts only got the words wrong; Hilario Davide got the wrong president.

Recorded
A classical performance by four acclaimed musicians: cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Gabriella Montero, and clarinetist Anthony McGill during the Obama inauguration turned out to be pre-recorded. Carole Florman, a spokeswoman for the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, said the weather was too cold for the instruments to stay in tune. Irate fans believe Yo-Yo Ma’s Chinese parents had a hand in the “fake performance.”

Trillanes’ Expenses
A Commission on Audit report obtained by the Philippine Star showed that detained senator Antonio Trillanes spent more than half a million pesos for travel in the six months after his election in 2007. That was really surprising because the last time we all saw him out of jail, he was making his way on foot from Makati City Hall to The Manila Peninsula. Where is the travel expense in that?

According to the Commission on Audit, detained senator Antonio Trillanes spent more than half a million pesos for travel in the six months after his election in 2007. Visibly surprised by the COA report, new age guru Jaime Licauco said, “While it’s always possible for the senator to do astral travel, there was absolutely no need for him to spend a single centavo for that.”

Ateneo Turns 150
Ateneo De Manila University kicked off the celebration of its sesquicentennial or 150th year last week. Yup, Ateneo is 150 years old, and it shows! Then, they had the likes of Jose Rizal, Juan Luna, and Gregorio Del Pilar; today, you have the Jocelyn Bolantes, the Jose Miguel Arroyos, the Celso de los Angeleses, and the Jinggoys and Joseph Estradas.

Palparan’s Return?
Malacañang is considering former retired military general Jovito Palparan for a post in the Dangerous Drugs Board. Sought for a reaction on his impending appointment, Palparan said, “I hate Reds, alam n’yo ‘yan. Kaya ‘yong mapupula ang mata d’yan, magbago na kayo! Or else…”

The Vatican Online
You’ve probably heard about this. Pope Benedict XVI has launched his own YouTube Channel. The site is expected to become the second favorite among Catholic priests… next only to the YouTube channel of the Jonas Brothers.

below Again, Belo
Brokenhearted and still hurting from her break up with the 28-year-young Hayden Kho, 53-year-old cosmetic surgery expert Vicki Belo is reportedly spending some time alone overseas to “soul search.” But considering the extent of what she has done to her whole body, I wonder if there’s still a “soul” out there who’s willing to take it.

Record-Breakers
A 39-year-old Thai woman established a new world record by spending 33 days with 5000 scorpions. Back here, a Batasan Complex security guard is trying to establish his own record by mingling and spending three years with 238 crocodiles.

Personal esposo
I’d like to thank Philippine Star columnist William Esposo a.k.a. Chair Wrecker for the flattering write up on “The Professional Heckler” today January 25, 2009.

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20 thoughts on “OBAMA MANIA”

  1. Magaling lang magsalita si Obama but he is not really as smart as what the mostly liberal (read communist) American media portrays him to be. Mai-impress ka talaga pag nag-speech si Barack. Teleprompter dependent yun and the most inexperienced president in US history. Sa panunumpa pa lang niya palpak na. Registered communist ang parents niya, tapos yung binabanggit niyang Frank (na naging mentor niya while he was in Hawaii) sa libro niyang “The Audacity of Hope” was the highest ranking American communist leader at the time. Then there’s Wright (a former Muslim), Pfleger, Ayers, hay naky haba listahan ng mga kaibigan nyang leftists. So what do you make of this?

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  2. Paano nangyaring si Trillanes eh nag-incur ng ganoon kalaking “travel expenses”? Wasn’t he in jail all the time? Or was he, really? Sabi rin naman expenses daw iyon ng 38 staff members ni Trillanes. Ganun kadami ang staff niya? Grabe ha, andaming alalay ng isang nakakulong lang na Senador.

    Regarding Binay and Erap’s claims of being the Obama of the Philippines, that is so funny. Neither of them is believable to be like Obama. Grabe.

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  3. isa si trillanes sa pinakamaraming staff sa senate along with lito lapid and bong revilla (as compared to joker arroyo na 3 lang ang staff). i wonder kung ano ginagwa ng mga staff nil? in trillanes’ case, nakakulong siya and he can’t even attend to his legislative functions (attending sessions and committee hearings), so im really surprised for the need to have that many staff. in bong revilla and lito lapid’s case, isa lang masasabi ko, masarap ang buhay ng staff nila kasi wala naman din ginagawa ang mga principal nila. yun nga lang, kaban ng bayan ang nasasayang

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  4. i like how obama captured the whole world through his presidency.. grabe… ang laki ng influence niya… dahil na din sa black and naging discriminated siya or naging part ng mga minority sa amerika siguro that thrived him to do his best… i like the things that he said during his speech na he will end the discrimination or the war (i don’t know the exact words) of blacks and whites, gays and straights, poor and rich… etc etc.. nalimutan ko yung mga yun.. basta congrats to him

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  5. people should start looking beyond the rhetoric and start looking afor substance. CHANGE? what change? how? do this people even know where Obama stands on abortions issues? He is VERY pro-abortion. Three days into office, he overturned the Mexico City Bill – essentially allowing the US taxpayers to fund abortion ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    Change we can believe in = Erap Para sa Masa.

    Elections slogans. Very Good Speech Writers. Period.

    Get the a grip. Start understanding, stop swooning.

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  6. to liz…

    yeah i also read that he repealed rules on Friday that restricted federal money for international organizations that promote or provide abortions overseas… for now i don’t know his reasons why he did that… so if you can liz, can u provide us other information regarding this issue so that we will be enlightened… thanks…

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  7. The Bush policy (The Mexico City policy) bans U.S. taxpayer money from being given to international family planning groups that either offer abortions or provide information, counseling or referrals about abortion as a family planning method.

    With Obama overturning that policy (without media coverage) United States will provide millions of dollars to abortion (as a family planning method) assistance around the world. Even anti-abortion (and pro-life) taxpayers will be forced to back something they believe is morally wrong.

    Family planning is one thing. “bailing out” the abortion industry is another. Giving condoms and birth control pills is one thing. pro-actively expousing abortion is another.

    This is my main beef with Barack Obama (and the Democrats in general). It does not help that he stopped (via executive order) the prosecution process of terror suspects from Gitmo, and ordered its closure during the first 2 days of in office (will the US free those suspects? where will they keep them? it would be beyond stupid to keep them on US soil, so where? back to the own countries with their terror-connections suspicions on their backs? i do hope Obama has GREAT plans for that.) On the 3rd day, he repealed the MC policy. Women’s health, women’s privacy are the main t alking points of the pro-abortion movement. When did women’s health become a euphemism for “allowing that kid in your womb to get sucked out after it is cut into pieces, alive?).

    This is just ridiculous. A liberal president is fine. Debates are healthy. But Obama, from his Senate voting record, is the MOST liberal of them all. So far-OFF the aisle. It will be interesting to see how he keeps his promise of “changing” Washington will turn out then he never had a single record of bipartisan working history, or working on a single bill with Republicans.

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