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.
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.
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!”
The latest Social Weather Stations survey showed the number of hungry Filipinos had dropped to 47 percent. The rest are dead.
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!”
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!”
“Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.”
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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