SENATOR GRACE POE has zoomed past Vice President Binay as the top choice for president according to the recent Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations surveys. Analysts described Poe’s surge as Toby Tiangco’s biggest accomplishment yet.
From 29 percent in March, Vice President Binay got 22 percent in the latest Pulse Asia survey. Binay lost seven percentage points while Toby Tiangco lost his job.
Vice President Binay has a new spokesman: former Cainta, Rizal mayor and former ABS-CBN reporter, Mon Ilagan. As a reporter, Ilagan was trained to tell only the truth and the facts. I wonder how he’ll adjust to his new job.
According to the Vice President, the results of the recent surveys were a “wakeup call.” To reclaim the top spot, he vows to visit more towns, help more OFWs, and prevent Toby Tiangco from opening his mouth again.
Liberal Party secretary-general Mel Senen Sarmiento says DILG Sec. Mar Roxas is “still the man to beat” in 2016 despite placing fourth with only 10 percent in the latest Pulse Asia survey. Sarmiento is the representative of Western Samar in Congress. In high school, he was twice voted as “Most Likely to Rely on Miracles.”
What they actually told the media
(What they really wanted to say)
Sen. Grace Poe
Ako ay nagpapakumbabang nagpapasalamat sa tiwalang ipinagkakaloob ng ating mga kababayan.
(Foundling pala huh. O, loko!)
Sec. Mar Roxas
Personally, I was touched and deeply thankful to the people for the 150 percent rise in their trust in me.
(Tumaas na ng 150 percent pero pang-apat pa rin?? Bwakanangina, ano ba ‘toooo?!)
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte
I am not running. It would be against the wishes of my family.
(‘Pag ‘di kayo tumigil sa paulit-ulit na tanong, ipatutumba ko kayo. Yawa!)
Vice President Binay
Mas determinado akong ipagpatuloy ang aking laban para sa taumbayan.
(Hello. Hello, Toby? Toby, choppy ka. Toby, si VP ‘to. Hayup ka! Tingnan mo ‘tong ginawa mo! Gago!)
Last week in Cainta, Rizal…
Question: Ano sinasabi ng mga tao sa picture?
A: Ang hindi lalapit, hindi bibigyan ng bag na may name ni Vice President.
B: Mga bata, smile kayo. Sige na. May mga reporters. Kunwari, masaya kayo’t nakita n’yo kami.
C: O, lapit kayo mga totoy, lapit. ‘Wag kayong matakot. Tao rin kami.
On Sunday, June 21, the world celebrated Father’s Day. Or as Kendall and Kylie Jenner would say, “Ano ‘yon?”
The teen favorite Pinoy Big Brother is on TV again. #PrayForOurYouth
Frat violence erupted again in UP Diliman. Reports say members of the Upsilon Sigma Phi Fraternity attacked four members of the Alpha Sigma Fraternity then fled using a getaway car. Five suspects have been arrested, charged and forced to understand that “It’s already 2015 so stop behaving like you’re in the ‘90s idiots!”
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
“Kung mabibigyan pa ako ng ating mga kababayan ng mas higit pang pagtitiwala at pagkakataon, nais ko sanang makapaglingkod bilang pinakamataas na pinuno ng ating Inang Bayan.”
~Former senator Panfilo Lacson
“UP Diliman will act firmly, initiating immediate preventive suspension on students involved in the assault and promptly conduct hearings. We will impose the full penalty for those found guilty, and this is expulsion. There is no place for cowards in UP,”
~UP Diliman Chancellor Dr. Michael Tan
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[Photos: Grace Poe: Rappler; Tiangco: Inquirer.net; Sarmiento: Congress.Gov; Binay/Cainta: @Team_Inquirer; Frat Men: Katrina Son/GMA News]