MEMOIR

AFTER A PUBLIC SPAT with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s promotional video documentary was shown on ABS-CBN followed by the release of his memoir by ABS-CBN Publishing. Observers say the book was good but the timing was better.

Senator Enrile’s book launch was a well-attended event. Former presidents, first ladies, generals and their wives, businessmen, influential politicians, ex-activists turned government executives, prominent lawyers, Botoxed society women, etc. I mean, this is what ails this country. Really.

According to reports, President Aquino wasn’t able to read Enrile’s memoir before he went to the book launch. Otherwise, he would have skipped the event.

Described by many as a political survivor, Senator Enrile’s memoir opened with a detailed account of his childhood. He was one of only two babies who survived the infamous slaughter of the innocents.

“Juan Ponce Enrile: A Memoir” has 754 pages. It ends with an intense narrative on Renato Corona’s impeachment trial and begins with a heartwarming chapter on Enrile’s friendship with his pet velociraptor.

Senator Enrile’s book costs P1,650 per copy. It’s available at National Bookstore’s “Believe It Or Not” Section.

In Other News…
The filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2013 midterm elections begins October 1. It also marks the unofficial start of the campaign period.

From October 1 to 5, politicians will troop to Comelec offices to file their certificates of candidacy. We have a term for that: circus.

Joke
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes was quoted to have said that the country’s party-list system had become a big joke. 1-AAAAgree ako d’yan!

Poll watchdog Kontra Daya says socialite Margarita ‘Tingting’ Cojuangco, wife of former Congressman Peping Cojuangco is the first nominee of a party-list group that claims to represent small farmers. Unconfirmed reports say the group is called “Lokohan Na ‘To!”

Hungry
The latest Social Weather Stations survey showed the number of hungry Filipinos had dropped to 47 percent. The rest are dead.

The Priest
Did you hear the news about the Church official from Cebu who admitted to smuggling religious artifcats made of ivory? It turned out that the same Church official once faced a lawsuit for sexually abusing an altar boy. The report has compelled Satan to issue a statement saying, “I have never been this proud. Keep it up Monsignor!”

Heaven-Sent?
After taking her oath as a member of the United Nationalist Alliance, aspiring lawmaker and talent manager Annabelle Rama said, “Parang hulog ako ng Sto. Niño para sa aking mga kababayan na, alam ko, kailangang-kailangan nila ang tulong ko.” To which the Sto. Niño replied, “I have nothing to do with that. Promise!”
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“Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.”
~Paul Collier

Quote of the Day
“I’ve been judged and condemned many times but I feel only the ultimate judgment of God and history.
~Juan Ponce Enrile

Have a great week ahead!

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15 thoughts on “MEMOIR”

  1. Backslapping and worse at enriles book launch – all the hypocrites/turncoats together!
    No martial law victims in attendance, they were either unavoidably detained, inexplicably missing, or unfortunately dead!
    Never trust an autobiography – doubly so that of a politician. They only exaggerate the good and delete the bad in an effort to control history/their legacy.
    Enrile tries to be the ‘good filipino’. Albert Speer, hitlers right hand man, tried to be the ‘good nazi’, but history proved him as evil/manipulative as they come. Enrile – the truth will out.

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  2. As an aside – sort of.
    Just back from an assignment in singapore.
    All politicos should visit – at their expense – not for the shopping, but to see how to run a country, albeit a city state, and adopt best practices in managing businesses/investments/environment – and not a tacky political poster or celebrity billboard in sight!
    Style and modernity meets integrity and professionalism.

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  3. The problem is sometimes history is not truthful and twisted to suit an individual or group’s agenda. Likewise, Filipinos are poor students of history hence, we always commit the same mistakes.

    If you ask a student or a person who didn’t experience martial law, they will tell tell you that martial law was good and beneficial to Filipinos. They will also tell you that Enrile was a hero due to his performance in Corona’s trial. This only shows how Filipinos don’t study or learn from our history. Mahilig tayo sa sabi-sabi at tsismis without research.

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  4. DoJ to open cybercrime office with 100 repeat 100 prosecutors! Talk about priorities.
    Martial law in the digital age.
    Clearly an election strategy from the outset.
    Bow down, keep quiet, or be jailed.
    The country reaches a new low..
    a price will be paid in terms of social unrest and international condemnation.

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  5. DoJ to open cybercrime office with 100 repeat 100 prosecutors! Talk about priorities.
    Martial law in the digital age.
    Clearly an election strategy from the outset.
    Bow down, keep quiet, or be jailed.
    The country reaches a new low..a police state
    a price will be paid in terms of social unrest and international condemnation.

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