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“TARA NA!”

13 08 2011

TOURISM SECRETARY Alberto Lim – earlier rumored to be one of three Cabinet members, who had been giving President Aquino a headache, has resigned. Lim was quick to deny though that he copied or got the idea from Migz Zubiri.

Tourism Secretary Bert Lim has resigned for personal reasons. President Aquino has accepted the resignation also for personal reasons.

Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim has stepped down from his post. Some observers believe Lim made a wise decision. After all, he was just serving at the pressure of the President.

Shortly after Secretary Lim announced his resignation, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda spoke, “Secretary Lim has been a conscientious and highly dedicated member of the President’s official family. He has put in place enduring policy foundations for tourism’s growth and he has done so with tenacity, integrity and vigor.” Ahh, eulogy.

Secretary Lim admitted that one of the reasons why he quit was that he had gotten tired of traveling. He just had enough of it. In fact, for a moment, he had thought of asking Secretary Leila De Lima to place him on the Immigration watch list.

Just last Thursday, Secretary Bert Lim and the Department of Tourism launched a campaign called “Pilipinas, Tara Na!” The next day, Lim left.

Interviewed by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Education Secretary Armin Luistro said Cabinet members who attended the August 3 meeting were clueless about Lim’s abrupt resignation. Among other things.

Rumors have been floating that advertising veteran Ramon Jimenez will replace Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim. In fact, Jimenez is reportedly looking forward to taking his oath of office in Mati, Davao Oriental.

In Other News…
An official of the Philippine Olympic Committee says members of the bemedalled Philippine Dragon Boat Federation “should retire.” To which, the public said, “You first.”

President Aquino warmly welcomed the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation in Malacañang Friday. The President told the paddlers, “We will strive to remove politics from sports.” And Peping Cojuangco was like, “Bring it on!”

During their courtesy call, the Dragon Warriors gave President Aquino a signed paddle. The President thanked the paddlers for the gift, which, he said would be useful during cabinet meetings.

ABS-CBN has donated 1 million pesos to the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation. Take that Malacañang!

Largest Human Cross
The University of Sto. Tomas has set the record for the world’s largest human cross. The Guinness World Records announced the good news just days after UST set a national record for the most controversial art exhibit.

Traffic and TV5
A TV5 news crew was reportedly caught violating traffic rules in Pasay City Friday while trailing President Aquino’s convoy. Authorities gave the driver a traffic violation ticket. TV5 says it is now investigating the incident. If found guilty, members of the news crew will be penalized by making them watch reruns of “Babaeng Hampaslupa” 24/7.

Ernie and Bert
Producers of the children’s show Sesame Street has released a statement insisting that Ernie and Bert are just friends and definitely, not gay. They admitted however that Ernie and Bert are fond of Big Bird.
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“Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.”
~Thomas Jefferson

Quote of the Weak
“This is the first time in the history of Philippine politics that an entire family is persecuted.”
~Ang Galing Pinoy Party-List Rep. Mikey Arroyo

Personal
The Tatt Awards voting is still on. Just click this site and vote for your favorites in the 10 categories. The Professional Heckler is a finalist in the WordSlayer category.

Salamat sa mga walang sawang sumusuporta. Ibinigay ko po ang best ko sa project na ito. Pinaghirapan po namin ito. Thank you Mother Lily sa iyong tiwala. Support everyone. Suportahan po natin ang pelikulang Pilipino. Wait, mali. Pang-Film Fest pala ‘yong linyang ‘yon. Sorry.

You Have Spoken
Sa kontrobersyal na work of art ni Mideo Cruz, ano ang stand mo:
Offensive. Kabastusan. Pag-abuso sa freedom of expression. 55.67%
Nauunawaan ko ang trabaho ng isang artist. Live and let live. 32.51%
Wala akong pakialam. 11.82%

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22 responses

13 08 2011
rojan88

hahaha. ung paddle na binigay ng PDBT ihampas sana ni pinoy s POC at PSC nang matauhan yang mga yan. hehehe

naks napakagaling talga ni Ang Galing Congressman, This is the first time daw na buong pamilya ang napepersecute,,eh syempre this is the first time din na buong pamilya ang nangurakot ng pera ng bayan eh.san ka pa. hehehe

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13 08 2011
jerry_08

POC accuses PDBF team members of steroid use? I didn’t know that the Mayweathers are POC officials. Un-freaking-believable.

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13 08 2011
reviewer22

Why didn’t they get those PR people from DOH? They had catchy slogans. :))

PNoy will probably provide cash incentives to the shooting team or any philippine race car team. 🙂

Though I grew up enjoying the two, you can’t help but question Ernie and Bert’s orientation. They were not brothers but lived in the same apartment. Neither didn’t mind that they were seen taking their baths. It was quite rare or even never that they had girls in their apartments. And finally their fondness to birds! Ernie kept squeaking his rubber duckie and Bert caressed his pigeons. 🙂

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13 08 2011
danny

…di na tlga kailangan ang diaryo. basta blog ni Prof. PH nabasa ko, well-informed na, may bonus pang ngiti.

…let’s vote for Prof. PH mga ka-blogs.

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13 08 2011
reviewer22

Ngayon ko lang na basa sa internet ang response ni PNoy: “Let us respect whatever is left of their privacy.” (not referring to Sec. Bert Lim and Former Senator Migs Zubiri but to the questionable relationship between Ernie and Bert of Sesame Street.)

Sana magsalita na ang dalawa. At the very least aminin nila na may bromance sila. :))

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13 08 2011
khantoo

akala ko nung bata ako magkapatid yung si ernie and bert. kasi magkasama sila sa iisang bahay.

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13 08 2011
marian

I think it was POC official Tamayo(?) who said that members of the PDBF should retire since they are past their prime. HIJO de P*****! Yun lang po!

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13 08 2011
parisianchic

Entire family???! FINE! Sali nyo na si Luli ! LOL

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14 08 2011
senior60

kailan kaya si luistro?

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14 08 2011
senior60

puppets lang ang dalawa tuldok

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14 08 2011
senior60

matanong nga si albertas kung sang-ayon ba siya kay

jefferson na, ” travelling makes a man less happy “

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14 08 2011
Michael Blando (@embugan)

http://mic-rants.blogspot.com/2011/80/on-art.html please leave bert and ernie alone, kids don’t care about gender they just want to play and watch sesame street.

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14 08 2011
derdo

Enjoyed every single bit here!

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14 08 2011
silentrai

Natawa ako dun sa linya sa Tatt Awards…
“Wait, mali. Pang-Film Fest pala ‘yong linyang ‘yon. Sorry.”
haha bumenta!

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14 08 2011
mimi

i always thought big bert is creepy..and scary. i dont mind the bromance between bert and ernie… ok lang yun.

e teka, bakit yung isa sa teletubies di nila napansin naka hand bag? yun ang bekiii!

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16 08 2011
hikatalomato

and same goes to all pathetic guys who carry their girlfriend handbags. i’m think these guys have micropenis, that they need extra effort just to get laid

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15 08 2011
amateur heckler
16 08 2011
hikatalomato

please don’t “desanctify” this blogsite by giving us a link to an envelopmental journalist

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16 08 2011
Anonymous

only one thing i’m sure about ernie and bert: they both love birds

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16 08 2011
hikatalomato

only one thing i’m sure about ernie and bert: they both love to hold birds

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17 08 2011
etchosera

Ayyyyyyy! Ako rin! Ako rin!

I also love removing their feathers if I don’t like the colors.

Hikata, are you a bald eagle?

Ahihihihihi!

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18 08 2011
hikatalomato

no i’m not etchos. i’m a dressed chicken.

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