SOUTH KOREAN Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won has resigned over the sinking of a ferry that left 302 people dead or missing. For failing to “respond quickly and efficiently” to the crisis, Mr. Chung apologized just two weeks after the tragedy. Or in the words of President Aquino, “Too early.”
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won took full responsibility for the recent ferry disaster, apologized, and resigned. If Chung was Filipino, he’ll deny responsibility, blast his critics, and blame the previous administration.
Criticized by angry Koreans, Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won apologized and then, tendered his resignation. And Jinggoy Estrada was like, “Pwede pala ‘yon?”
Janet Lim-Napoles underwent surgery last week. According to doctors, she’s recovering real fast. But her lawyer says she’ll probably stay in the hospital for three more weeks – or until such time as another organ gets fckd up and a surgery becomes necessary. #paraparaan
The Wack Wack Golf and Country Club suspended the membership of DILG Sec. Mar Roxas for two months for “failing to maintain good order at all times.” Earlier reports say Roxas lost his cool and cursed at club employees. He was harshly criticized for cursing. This morning, Roxas vowed not to do that again – in Wack Wack.
President Obama also had the chance to meet Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa. The eagle and the Gold Eagle.
Joint Press Con
On the issue of territorial disputes in the Pacific, US President Barack Obama reminded everyone, “Our goal is to make sure international rules are respected.” To which Beijing replied, “Our goal is to remind you that the US owes us more than a trillion dollars. Tse!”
Vice President Jejomar Binay and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas were among those who welcomed US President Barack Obama at the airport. Binay and Roxas got the surprise of their lives when Obama told them, “Two ambitious men standing before me but I have only one photo in my hand, and this photo represents the person who will still be in the running towards becoming the Philippines’ next top leader.” Obama did not reveal who his choice was.
Authorities nabbed fugitive businessman Cedric Lee and a companion in Samar Province last Saturday where they were hiding. But Cedric maintained he didn’t hide and he wasn’t arrested; he voluntarily turned himself in. This guy should try showbiz. He’s got a knack for comedy.
Influential businessman Cedric Lee was arrested in Samar. The head of the arresting team is praying he won’t get sacked from his post.
The Roman Catholic Church has declared two new saints. Given the scale of corruption in predominantly Catholic Philippines, we certainly need more.
Two popes were declared saints and two devils were arrested. What a religious weekend!
Malang, currently the largest freshwater crocodile in captivity in the Philippines temporarily escaped last April 22. Luckily, the locals found it. But the crocodile protested the capture, saying he only took a break because they were on recess.
Militant farmers from Hacienda Luisita torched an effigy of former Central Azucarera De Tarlac board member Kris Aquino. The presidential sister was unfazed though. Her reaction was, “I must be in a good place right now, so they can burn me. Go ahead!” Breaking her silence, Tates Gana told the farmers, “Can I join you?”
Manny Pacquiao’s wife, Jinkee gave birth to their fifth child, Israel on Sunday, April 27. Pacman is verifying reports the new baby’s taxable.
The Russian parliament has banned swearing or cussing in film, TV, and music. It has yet to ban cussing in golf courses though so that’s good news for you-know-who.
PBB All In
Apparently, a new season of Pinoy Big Brother has started. If you want to know the mentality of today’s youth, go to Twitter and read their posts. #PrayforPinoyTeens
“A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful.”
~Charles W. Pickering
“When I saw the people’s sadness and fury, I thought it was natural for me to step down with an apology.”
~South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won
“Alam ko kapag sinusunug-sunog ka, humahaba ang buhay mo. Ok lang. Keri! I must be in a good place right now, so they can burn me. Go ahead!”
~Kris Aquino reacting to protesting Hacienda Luisita farmers who torched her effigy
Naniniwala ka bang tatakbo sa pagka-presidente si Panfilo Lacson sa 2016?
YES. Amoy na amoy! 61.36%
Abangan na lang. ‘Wag mag-speculate. 25%
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[Photos: Thank you Channel News Asia, @GovPh, Zyann Ambrosio, ANC, Rappler, and The Manila Times]