THIS JUST IN! Regal Films’ Mother Lily Monteverde has reportedly offered to produce a movie starring Local Government chief Jesse Robredo. Monteverde made the offer after palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda confirmed that Robredo “is an acting secretary.”
President Aquino on Tuesday admits differences with acting Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo. The President revealed Robredo has a different working style, a different philosophy, and a different take on shooting as a weekend hobby.
Sought for comment on the President’s statement, Robredo said, “Well yeah, he’s different.”
According to the President, acting Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo will be evaluated, and will probably remain in office for the next two months… or even more, depending on his threshold for humiliation.
No. 5: “Hi Secretary. Suwerte ka nga eh, may another two months ka pa. Samantalang ako, wala pang anim na linggo, sinibak na! Si Dr. Prisco Nilo nga pala ‘to.”
No. 4: “Hi Jesse, si Bise Presidente ‘to. Ay sorry, wrong dial.”
No. 3: “Hi Jesse, this is Mar. Two weeks ago, you’re out of the loop. Two months from now, you’ll be out of the group. Ramdam kita.”
No. 2: “Hello, Secretary Robredo?! Si Michael Rogas po ito ng RMN. Live and exclusive po kayo ngayon sa programa namin dito sa dzXL! Kumusta na po ang lagay n’yo? Ano po ang masasabi n’yo sa balitang hindi kayo ipinapakumpirma ng palasyo? May plano ba kayong mag-resign? Tatambay po ba kayo sa Luneta para maghintay ng tourist bus? Kailangan n’yo ba ng media? Huwag po kayong aalis sa kinaroroonan ninyo! Papunta na po d’yan si kasamang Erwin Tulfo!”
And the No. 1 message left on acting DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo’s answering machine…
“Jesse, si ‘Noy ‘to. Ganito na lang… mag-aral ka muna ng practical shooting. Kapag mahusay ka na, txt mo ko. Mas malaki ang chance mong ma-appoint permanently sa DILG. Hi nga pala kay Usec Rico Puno!”
The IIRC Hearings
The Incident Investigation Review Committee headed by Justice Secretary Leila continued its series of hearings on the August 23 hostage incident. Questioned on Tuesday were bus driver Alberto Lubang and acting chief negotiator Michael Rogas of Radio Mindanao Network.
Bus driver Alberto Lubang insisted that he escaped the hostage taker by removing his handcuffs using a nail cutter’s nail file. Unfortunately, local probers will not be able to verify the claim because the nail file was unintentionally turned over to the Hong Kong police.
Media and the Police
After a meeting with the Presidential Communications Group, representatives of various media organizations agreed to new restrictions on covering police operations. RMN vowed not to interfere with negotiations; ABS-CBN promised to limit live coverage; MBC pledged to stay in safety zones, and GMA assured that Mel Tiangco would be more calm and composed.
A security guard and an employee were hurt when a BDO branch in SM City Dasmariñas in Cavite was robbed by at least five armed men last Monday. The robbers were able to escape but Cavite police refused to take the blame saying President Aquino will assume responsibility anyway… after 11 days.
The cellar-dwelling, underachieving UP Fighting Maroons will likely finish the season with a 0-14 win-loss slate… fueling speculations that the squad is composed of acting basketball players.
Sonya Thomas of Alexandria, Virginia devoured nearly 181 chicken wings in 12 minutes to win the ninth annual National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York. The previous world record was held by the Philippines’ Maria Venus Raj.
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
Hong Kong lawmakers are asking for compensation from RP for the death of eight tourists. Your take:
– Sige, pagbigyan na para matigil na lang. 38.01%
– Sumosobra na huh! Nag-sorry na si Presidente. Tama na ‘yon! 50.76%
– Pag-iisipan ko pa. 11.23%
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