EARLIER this week, a coalition of Duterte diehards was launched in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Led by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, the ‘Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for
Duterte the Philippines’ – in a pledge, called for an end to “destructive politicking”. The title of the pledge was “Note To Ourselves.”
In her speech, Sara Duterte said, “Okay lang siguro if mag-away dito sa loob. Pero ‘pag reputasyon na ng bansa natin ang nasisira sa mga kapitbahay natin, mali po ‘yun.” To which, Presidente Duterte said, “Nang-aano ka eh! Inaano ba kita?”
Overheard at the launch:
Imee Marcos: O, Mayor Lani, nandito ka rin pala. Nasaan si Alan?
Lani Cayetano: Nandiyan lang. Nag-iikot.
Imee: So bati-bati na tayo?
Lani: Huh? Nag-away-away ba tayo?
Imee: Helloooo! ‘Di ba noong vice presidential debates, tinira-tira ni Alan ang pamilya namin? ‘Di mo ba natatandaan?
Lani: Paano ko matatandaan eh ang bata-bata ko pa no’n!?
Lani: Ay! Sorry naman, nagamit mo na nga pala ang excuse na ‘yon.
Imee: O, Mayor Lani, nandito ka rin pala. Nasaan si Alan?
Lani: Nandiyan lang. Nag-iikot.
Imee: So bati-bati na tayo?
Lani: Bati-bati? Nag-away-away ba tayo?
Imee: Hellllllooo?! ‘Di ba noong vice presidential debates, hindi tinigilan ni Alan ang pamilya namin? Paulit-ulit niya kaming tinawag na magnanakaw at human rights violator! Magnanakaw at human rights violator. Magnanakaw at human rights violator!
Lani: Tama, I remember that. Wait, hindi ba totoong magnanakaw at human rights violator kayo?
Imee: Excuse me! Check your facts! Hindi kami human rights violator. Hellllloooo!
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Imee: Uy, Alan! You’re here pala. Small world.
Alan Peter: I know, right? Who would’ve thought na magiging magkakampi pa tayo?
Imee: True. Nakakaloka ‘no?
Alan: Just a year ago, isa lang akong talunang VP candidate na naghihintay ng swerte. Ngayon, foreign affairs secretary na! Salamat sa pagkawala ni Yasay.
Imee: Pareho pala kayo ni Bongbong. Just a year ago, isa lang siyang talunang VP candidate na naghihintay ng swerte. Ngayon, magiging bise presidente na.
Imee: Salamat sa pagkawala ni Andy Bautista!
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Erap: Imee, kumusta? ‘Buti naimbitahan ka.
Imee: Uy, Ninong Erap, kayo pala ‘yan!
Erap: Siguro, we have something in common kaya tayo invited.
Imee: Ahmm, tapang?
Erap: Parang hindi.
Erap: ‘Di ko sure.
Erap: Tarantado! Anong alam mo sa plunder eh ang bata-bata mo pa no’n?
The Philippine Postal Corporation issued a commemorative stamp for the 100th birth anniversary of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Thank you Philpost! Martial Law victims can’t wait to spit on it.
During the launch of Tapang at Malasakit Alliance, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte vehemently denied reports she’s running for a national post in 2019. Even her father was like, “’Yan din ang sabi ko noon ‘day!”
Reports say Duterte’s eldest son, controversial Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo ‘Pulong’ Duterte will retire from politics in 2019 “to focus on his family.” In response, the Davao Group said, “Salamat Kapamilya!”
Defending his anti-drug war policy, President Duterte said, “I have been demonized” – drawing a howl of protest from the demon itself who said, “On the contrary, it was I who was Dutertefied!”
Myanmar had seized $4.6 million worth of smuggled crystal methamphetamine or shabu. Myanmar President Htin Kyaw was quick to deny rumors his eldest son, Pulong Kyaw was involved in the smuggling of the shabu shipment.
Revealing! A government witness has tagged Mar Roxas and Sen. Franklin Drilon as drug operators in the Visayas. Even more revealing, the witness says Roxas and Drilon are using the code names Tita Nani and Pulong in drug transactions.
Mocking officials of the European Union who are critical of the Duterte administration, Communications Sec. Martin Andanar said, “’Yong maiingay na palaiyot, ang problema sa kanila, hanggang ingay lang sila, wala namang napatunayan. Maiingay sila kasi kulang sila sa iyot.” A party-list solon described Andanar as “desperate.” Another called it, “shameful.” Duterte described him as “a fast learner.”
On radio, Martin Andanar defended his distasteful comments and insisted he was just joking. Which was totally unnecessary since his mere presence was in itself a bigger joke.
“Silence is complicity. Speak now or surrender your ground.”
“Hindi po ako papasok sa pulitika. Maayos na maayos na ho ang buhay ko sa show business. “Kasi kawawa naman ang mga senador doon, baka mabugbog ko lang, okay na po ako.”
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[Photos: Tapang at Malasakit: Philippine Star; Stamps: GMA 7; Martin Andanar: GMA 7]