Without a viable VP candidate for the ruling party, President Aquino courted Sen. Grace Poe for weeks. But if latest reports are to be believed, he was unsuccessful. His losing streak with women continues.
Vice President Binay has filed a P200-million damage suit against his perceived enemies: Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Amado Tetangco and officials of the Anti-Money Laundering Council, two senators, a congressman, former Makati City officials, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Binay did not file a case though against his worst enemy: the truth.
On Wednesday, President Aquino warned against electing dishonest and self-serving leaders – prompting Vice President Binay to reply, “Hindi naman ako affected. Belat.”
President Aquino will deliver his last State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27. I have heard that the President would be more relaxed since he’s been doing it for years. Incidentally, many SONA attendees are saying the same thing about stealing people’s money.
Some 2,700 guests are expected to attend President Aquino’s last State of the Nation Address. The House of Representatives has earmarked at least 2M pesos for catering and reception. A Lower House official said the goal was to not exceed last year’s budget. To achieve this, durian candies will be served for dessert.
Vice President Binay says he will attend President Aquino’s SONA as “leader of the opposition.” His daughter, Nancy will also attend the SONA as one of the more vocal critics of the administration. As opposed to last year’s SONA in which she attended as a replica of a weather balloon.
Nancy Binay says she plans to auction the gown she wore during last year’s SONA. This early, she has received bids from at least 10 people. All of them are meteorologists.
According to Nancy Binay, she’ll be wearing another Randy Ortiz creation on Monday. Apparently, Ortiz hasn’t learned his lesson.
The menu for Monday’s State of the Nation Address has been made public. To be served to the rich and the powerful after the President has delivered his last SONA, the menu includes bread sticks with quattro formaggio artichoke dip; cappellini a la puttanesca; shrimp and capsicum vinaigrette in shot glasses, and black angus with soft pan rolls with caper mayonnaise. A reminder of the state of their own, separate nation.
Commuters are appealing yet again to the DOTC to act on the problems of the MRT-3. On Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, passengers were forced to walk on the rails and transfer to buses because of defective trains. That’s awful. That’s infuriating. That’s the true state of the nation.
Life in Space
With a budget of $100 Million, a Russian billionaire has teamed with American physicist Stephen Hawking to look for intelligent life in space. Those guys are searching for intelligent life in space; we can’t even find one at the DOTC!
“It’s now very common to hear people say, ‘I’m rather offended by that.’ As if that gives them certain rights. It’s actually nothing more… than a whine. ‘I find that offensive.’ It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. ‘I am offended by that.’ Well, so fucking what.”
“Ang hablang panakot ay depensa ng kurakot.”
~Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Vice President Binay’s suit against everyone
“Jojo Binay says it was a mistake to declare too early his presidential ambition, thereby inviting his early demolition. It was not prematurity that did him in; it was what he did as mayor. In fact, Jojo Binay ‘s early declaration catapulted him to the top of the surveys even as Mar Roxas’ tenacious timidity kept him at rock bottom.”
~Teddyboy Locsin, Idiot Idea
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[Photos: Aquino/Poe: Inquirer.Net; SONA Fashion: GMANetwork.com SONA Menu :@TinaPPerez/GMA News]