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HOLY WEEK 2012

3 04 2012

AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS, a number of political figures, government officials, and other personalities participated in various Holy Week activities. Here are some of them.


President Aquino and sister, Kris just finished Visita Iglesia. Reports didn’t say though if they were able to win back the support of the INC.

The House of Representatives was planning to hold its own senaculo. Unfortunately, no one was willing to play the role of Judas who will betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. They demanded 70 million pesos each.

Chief Justice Renato Corona played Jesus in a senaculo in Tanauan City, Batangas. But the trial had to be extended for two hours because his lawyers kept raising objections.

Members of the prosecution panel were the main attraction in another Passion play. Congressman Sonny Angara was nailed to the cross. He was flanked by Cong. Rey Umali and Cong. Niel Tupas. #AlamNa

As a Roman soldier, Arnold Clavio stole the show in Tondo District’s annual Passion play. This, after he told Jesus Christ, “Hindi ka naman Nazarene eh. Nagkukunwari kang Hudyo.”

Breaking: The Holy Week surveys conducted by Pulse Asia and SWS showed a majority of Jews wanted a guilty verdict on Jesus Christ.


Modernong Talasalitaan:
Holy Week Edition (Rerun)

Makabagong kahulugan ng mga salita, parirala o pangungusap batay sa mga kaganapan sa ating kapaligiran. Ang kahulugan ay maaaring madagdagan, mabawasan, o maiba depende sa mga susunod na pangyayari.

1. Mahal na Araw
– Ang karaniwang tawag sa huling pitong araw ng Kuwaresma o Lent.
– Tumutukoy rin sa sitwasyong kinasasadlakan ngayon ng maraming Pilipino.
Halimbawa:
Lalaki 1: Pareng Cesar, pahiram naman ng 500, pambili lang ng gatas ni Junior.
Lalaki 2: Pasensya na pareng Andoy. Kulang pang pambili ng bigas at asukal ang pera ko eh. Mahal na Araw kasi. Nagtaasan nang lahat.

2. Penitensya
– Isang tradisyong ginagawa ng mga Katoliko tuwing Semana Santa.
– Tumutukoy rin sa pang-araw-araw na buhay ng mga ordinaryong Pilipino dahil sa kabiguan ng kasalukuyang pamahalaang pigilan ang pagtaas ng presyo ng gasolina at bilihin, pamasahe, tuition gayundin ang bayarin sa tubig at kuryente
Halimbawa:
Reporter: Mang Mario, magpi-penitensya ho ba kayo ngayong Biyernes Santo?
Lalaki: Bakit? Hindi pa ba sapat ang araw-araw na penitensya ko? Give me a break, would you? (Sa sobrang inis, nag-Ingles tuloy si Mang Mario)

3. Kalbaryo
– Ang lugar kung saan namatay si Jesus ayon sa Bibliya.
– Tumutukoy rin sa lugar na kinaroroonan ngayon ng maraming Pilipino
Halimbawa:
Teacher: Miko Ruiz! Where do you live?
Pupil: Sabi po ng nanay at tatay ko, nasa kalbaryo daw po kami.
Teacher: Very good! Pareho tayo! O s’ya, bili ka na ng tocino ko.

IN THE NEWS NOW…
According to Pulse Asia, public satisfaction with the performance of President Aquino went down. His net satisfaction rating has dropped from “58 percent” in December to “what the fu*k is happening to our country” in March 2012.

Malacañang downplayed the reported drop in the Chief Executive’s satisfaction rating. “Hindi po natin dapat intindihin ‘yan. Ang pamamalakad ay hindi survey-driven,” thus, explained President Arroyo Aquino.

The Fugitive
DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo says murder suspect Joel Reyes, a former governor of Palawan is still in the country. Robredo has instructed airport personnel to be on the lookout for ANYONE wearing a red bandana.

Bigot
Sen. Tito Sotto has been named “Bigot of the Year” by the pro-RH group Filipino Freethinkers. Sharon Cuneta is throwing a victory party!

Facebook Controversy
Remember the case of the high school student who was not allowed to attend the graduation ceremony over a controversial Facebook photo? In case you missed, St. Theresa’s College-Cebu defied the TRO issued by the court against the ban it imposed on the student. Now here’s the latest: the defiant school director is now being considered for the post of DOJ Secretary.

Overseas…
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi had won a parliamentary seat in Myanmar’s historic elections. When she retires from politics, Aung San hopes to be replaced by her son, Noynoy Suu Kyi.

‘King of the World’
James Cameron’s “Titanic” is being released in 3D. In the updated version, there were no icebergs because of climate change.

Academy Award-winning film “Titanic” is being released in 3D. Here’s a spoiler: the ship is going to sink.
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“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.”
~James A. Michener

Quote of the Day
“Ano ‘yan eh time to time parang…periodic surveys yan, alangan naman palaging nasa taas tayo. Hindi natin maiwasan na sometimes, natatyambahan na yung naiinterview ay hindi pa natin naasikaso nang husto. May panahon naman na ang naiinterview ay mga naasikaso na nang husto.”
~President Aquino on surveys

Have a safe Holy Week break!

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6 responses

3 04 2012
Anonymous

yo TPH blessed Holy week, just in keeping with this blessed occasion, Christ died in Golgotha in other words in the Philippines where pinoy’s suffer everyday from the heat, electricity fare, power outages (for our Mindanaoan brethren), and a Noynoying president. But we must not despair there is always a Easter at the end of everyone’s suffering.

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3 04 2012
The Soul Explorer

have a blessed holy week! 😀

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3 04 2012
sadik5401

May panahon naman na ang naiinterview ay mga naasikaso na nang husto.”
~President Aquino on surveys

ano ito? selective public service?

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3 04 2012
edwin

Thanks for keeping us sane 🙂

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4 04 2012
senior60

” ang mga naiinterview ay naasikaso/hindi pa naasikaso ”

kailangan pa asikasuin ang mga interviewee? in what way kaya?

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5 04 2012
libertas

somebody told me that you visit 7 pubs today.

drunk – and now i learn they meant churches.
cheers. feeling full of spirits. very merry holidays!

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