The President & the Pope
President Arroyo had a private meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican that lasted about 10 minutes. Had it been a confession, it would have lasted 10 hours.
The President & the Pope II
The President reportedly told Pope Benedict XVI that the Philippines was not just the only Catholic country in Asia, but the “most devout.” Much to her surprise, the Pope was rumored to have replied in Filipino: “In fairness, hindi halata.”
The President & the Pope III
President Arroyo brought an image of the Sto. Niño Dormido for the Pope as a gift. Unverified reports say the aging pontiff couldn’t identify at first which one was the real image: the president or the Sto. Niño.
In Other News…
Administration candidate Ralph Recto has conceded defeat in the senatorial elections. He couldn’t wait to start working as governor of Batangas.
Re-elected senator Panfilo Lacson admitted that he wanted to chair the Senate Blue-Ribbon Committee. Lacson, however, denied that he wanted to rename it “Senate Pink-Ribbon Committee.”
No To GO
Tito Sotto says he has no plans of going back to the opposition. His priority now is to go back to his wife.
Lala Sotto, daughter of defeated senatorial candidate Tito Sotto denied that her dad and her mom, Helen Gamboa (who left for the US during the campaign period) have separated. Well, Ogie Alcasid also denied that he and wife Michelle were estranged. A few months later…
Militant students of UP Diliman staged a picket in protest of the 300-percent increase in tuition at the state university. The demonstrators insist that money alone does not guarantee quality students or education. Nope, they’re not taking a dig at La Sallistas.
After filing cases of estafa against his own children a couple of weeks back, former Manila Congressman Mark Jimenez has filed a string of estafa cases against his wife, son, and sister-in-law. So don’t be surprised, if one of these days, he decides to file a similar suit against himself.
Kris Aquino has decided to sign up with another beauty clinic considered as an indirect competitor of the Belo Medical Clinic she used to endorse. An excited James Yap has reportedly conducted an ocular of the rooms in the clinic.
Top 5 Reasons Why Kris Aquino Left the Belo Medical Clinic
5: Facialists on her new clinic are really bad looking. James could visit the clinic as often as he wants and she wouldn’t be alarmed.
4: She’s taken a closer look at Vicky Belo’s face and she realized, if the Belo Medical Clinic failed to make its owner beautiful, how do you expect it to do wonders on other people?
3: The last time she underwent a cosmetic enhancement at Dr. Belo’s Clinic, people thought she was Noynoy when she emerged out of the operating room.
2: As Belo endorser, she didn’t get a raise. But her husband did – when Hope was around.
And the No. 1 reason why Kris Aquino left the Belo Medical Clinic in favor of its competitor…
1: Wala lang. Pa-kyut. Papansin. Pa-Kris.