THREE DAYS AFTER the brawl between San Beda’s men’s basketball team and San Sebastian’s women’s volleyball team, the San Beda Red Lions and the San Sebastian Stags figured in another bench-clearing melee Monday at the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Final Four at The Arena in San Juan City. The game was the day’s second most intense fight-marred event next only to the First National Criminal Justice Summit at the Manila Hotel.
Last Monday, President Aquino took a jab at the Supreme Court in front of no less than Chief Justice Renato Corona. It was a very awkward moment. The only thing more awkward was Midas Marquez’ microphone incident.
With Chief Justice Renato Corona seated just a few feet away, President Aquino cited a litany of alleged questionable decisions made by the Supreme Court – the same ‘transgressions’ he enumerated when he spoke last week before the members of the Makati Business Club. He’s like the Mo Twister of Philippine politics right now. He can’t move on.
Senator Lacson has suggested that President Aquino and Chief Justice Corona meet in private. If the talk’s going to be secret, I know of a perfect venue then. Tokyo!
Chief Justice Renato Corona opted to ignore President Aquino’s tirade saying, “Hayaan n’yo na. Magpapasko naman.” When he got home though, he unfollowed him on Twitter.
Constitutionalist Joaquin Bernas likened President Aquino to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Sorry, I can’t see any similarities except for the cigar.
According to the November survey of Pulse Asia, President Aquino still enjoys a high trust and appreciation rating. His ratings are so high, he’s now above the law.
Pulse Asia says 7 of 10 Filipinos appreciate the President. I don’t know who those seven are but I can identify the other three: Lizzy, Shalani, and Iza C.
Asked about his love life, President Aquino said, “Unlike poverty, it’s not being addressed.” No wonder, we haven’t really heard much about his monthly dates otherwise known as Conditional Crush Transfer.
Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be transferred from the St. Luke’s Medical Center to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) on Friday. Media organizations are expected to cover the event live. A concerned Willie Revillame has reportedly asked TV5 not to insert any footage of the transfer during his show.
Reports say Judge Jesus Mupas will decide within 15 days whether or not former President Arroyo will be allowed to use a cell phone or laptop. Mupas will also decide within 10 days whether or not he’ll approve Mikey Arroyo’s friend request on Facebook.
According to Elena Bautista-Horn, former President Arroyo may want to write a book using her laptop while confined at the VMMC. In fact, this morning, an anxious Mrs. Arroyo asked Mrs. Horn, “Will my book be read by one million?”
Do you remember last week’s global survey saying Vienna was the nicest place to live in the world? Well, another survey identified the most secure places in the world today. On top of the list is the VMMC.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines promoted boxing icon Manny Pacquiao to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Army reserves. Lt. Col. Pacquiao is the highest-ranking official in the Pacquiao household next only to Jinkee, the Commander-in-Chief.
The discovery of the first planet outside our solar system which could become home to humans has been confirmed. ‘Buti pa ‘yon confirmed na, si Piolo hindi pa.
“One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.”
Quotes of the Day
“My psychologist friend said matigas ang stand ni PNoy, trying to compensate for something.”
~ Atty. Ferdie Topacio on President Aquino’s tirade against the Supreme Court
“I admire Corona. He does not go down to the level of the president’s ranting.”
~Constitutionalist Fr. Joaquin Bernas
Congratulations to the winners of “The Chico and Delamar’s The Morning Rush Top 10” book. They are:
1: Lawrence C. Caranto (Baguio City)
2: Janice Erni-Manongdo (Parañaque City)
3: Haide P. Acuña (Cebu City)
4: Shyrell Vey Tana (Makati City)
5: Victor Rafael Dugay (Taguig City)
6: Emmanuel Ramos Ortile (Nueva Ecija)
7: Christine Purugganan (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
8: Manicar Vallejos Manguera (Tarlac City)
9: Zara Kirsten C. Palma (Davao City)
10: John Ahmer Toledo (Pasig City)
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