OCTOBER 5 marked the start of the annual bar exams. Good luck to the future liars. I mean, lawyers. Sorry!
An 88-year-old man from Bulacan is taking the bar exams for the third time. Because of his advanced age, the Bar Exams Committee approved his request that his test questions be written in hieroglyphics.
Bienvenido Hilario, an 88-year-old man from Bulacan is probably the oldest examinee in this year’s bar exams. He has taken the bar three times. He was still very young when he first took the bar. He was like 85.
Reporters covering the bar exams in UST were surprised to see Bienvenido Hilario, an 88-year-old examinee. And in an even more surprising twist, Hilario’s mother was there to support him.
The Manila City government prohibited the sale and distribution of liquor around University of Santo Tomas where the annual bar exam is being held for four Sundays. In related news, the Manila city government reported an increase in liquor sales in and around De La Salle University after its painful loss to FEU in the UAAP.
According to the latest Pulse Asia survey, 6 in 10 Filipinos do not want a second term for President Aquino. The six were identified as Jojo, Junjun, Nancy, Abby, Anne, and Elenita.
A multi-sectoral group led by several Catholic bishops is calling for the resignation of President Aquino. The bishops scored the President for failing to uphold the Constitution, failing to curb corruption, and failing to give them Mitsubishi Pajeros.
A group wants President Aquino to seek a second term saying he’s “the best and only successor.” The group calls itself “MORE2COME.” Personally though, President Aquino finds “MORE2COME” a bit of a challenge. At his age.
War-torn Afghanistan ranked last in the Global AgeWatch Index. It’s the worst place to grow old – if at all.
In China, several journalists who accepted bribes “from financially vulnerable companies in exchange for flattering coverage” were arrested, charged, and detained. On Twitter, award-winning journalist Marites Vitug asked, “Will we see this happen in the Philippines?” And if I may add, “Do we have enough detention cells?”
Actor Richard Gomez said people (like Sen. Pia Cayetano and other women’s rights advocates) who spoke against an offensive act in the recent underwear show were only making noise because of the upcoming elections. Which is funny because if there’s someone who needs to make noise to win an election, it’s Richard Gomez.
In a TV interview, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista revealed that he and Kris Aquino were never officially on. He said there never was a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. Kris is keeping mum on the issue but close friends say she won’t stoop down to Herbert’s level mainly because it’s too low.
The police official whose business card was allegedly used by model Alyzza Agustin to dodge a traffic infraction mulls filing charges against the model. Police Chief Supt. Alexander Ignacio dismissed rumors he’s a womanizer and denied reports that Agustin was his girlfriend. This morning, Agustin got a call from Kris Aquino who said, “I can relate.”
Congressman Manny Pacquiao had a lackluster professional basketball debut. He scored just a single point and got a single rebound in a tune-up game Saturday. If it’s any consolation, that’s way way better than his performance as a congressman.
Manny Pacquiao scored 1 point and got 1 rebound in KIA Sorento’s loss to Blackwater in a pre-season game Saturday. After the game, Manny Pacquiao promised, “Lalaro ako sa opening para ma-inspire ang team ko.” That’s good news for his team, and even better news for the other team.
Confirmed! Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao, 65 and her 39-year-old boyfriend Michael Yamson are living together. Last Saturday on Startalk, Mommy D talked about artificial insemination – boldly declaring, “Gusto kong i-inject ang semilya niya sa kuwan ko.” In the interest of fairness and balanced reporting, we’ll try to get the side of the ‘semilya.’
“Any society that produces twice as many lawyers as it does poets and preachers is doomed.”
“Maraming nakikisawsaw, hindi lang Gabriela. Alam naman nating malapit na ang election, sila ‘yong maiingay na naghahanap lang ng issue. Ganoon lang kasimple iyon.”
“Kasi gusto n’ya sikat agad siya, ‘yan ang nasa utak niya. Sarili lang niya ang iniisip niya eh.”
~Former PBA star Ramon ‘El Presidente’ Fernandez blasting Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes
Have a productive week ahead!
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[Photos: Dexter Ganibe/Bienvenido Hilario; PhilStar.Com/More2Come; KickerDaily/Coco Martin; @PBAonTV5/Pacquiao]