SENATORIAL CANDIDATE Cynthia Villar has apologized following her much talked about statement about Filipino nurses on television. To be fair to the former congresswoman, the apology was well-thought-of. It was obvious she’s not under time pressure.

Team PNOY bet Cynthia Villar had said sorry to the nurses and their families. I’ve read her apology, and to be fair to the former lady solon, it was a sincere, heartfelt, and genuine damage control.

Team PNOY spokesperson and Marikina Representative Miro Quimbo said Mrs. Cynthia Villar was “unfairly treated” especially by users of social media… or as Mrs Villar would call them, “Room Netizens.”

Mrs. Cynthia Villar has apologized for her controversial statement during a televised debate. To err is human; to forgive is up to the nurses.

A Social Weather Stations survey showed 37 percent of Filipinos were optimistic that their quality of life would further improve in 2013. They are called politicians.

The latest SWS survey showed 37 percent of Filipinos were positive that their quality of life would improve this year. The rest were realistic.

sabahSabah Standoff
On Monday, President Aquino revealed that the Sabah standoff was a result of a conspiracy. On Tuesday, presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the government would name the alleged conspirators once they’ve gathered enough evidence against them, or against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Whichever comes first.

Elections 2013: Ansabe/Hindi Masabi
Ansabe: “Kapag ako ay nahalal sa Senado, gagawa ako ng batas para sa blah blah blah…”
Hindi Masabi: “Ba’t nga ba ‘di ko naisip agad ‘yan? Nine years naman ako sa Kamara ah.”

Ansabe: “Hindi kayo iniwan ng tatay ko, hindi ko rin kayo iiwan!”
Hindi Masabi: “Pero bago mangyari ‘yan… ‘wag n’yo muna akong iwanan. Sa Mayo a-trese. ‘Wag kalimutan.”

Ansabe: “Lalabanan natin ang ipinagbabawal na gamot upang maligtas ang inyong mga anak.”
Hindi Masabi: “’Wag kayong tumulad sa kapatid kong pasaway… addict ang pucha!”

Ansabe: “Ipagpapatayo ko kayo ng farm to market roads.”
Hindi Masabi: “Pwede ring farm to pocket. Mas gusto ko ‘yon.”

Ansabe: “Maglalaan ako ng budget na pambili ng pesticides, fertilizers, at binhi.”
Hindi Masabi: “Kung nasa Metro Manila kayo, pag-usapan na lang natin kung paano lulusot. Basta, may budget!”

Ansabe: “Lilipulin natin ang mga magnanakaw sa pamahalaan.”
Hindi Masabi: “Jooooke!”

Kuratong Baleleng
The Supreme Court ruled with finality that Panfilo Lacson and his men were innocent of summarily executing suspected members of Kuratong Baleleng gang in 1995. Fine, we get it. Those Kuratong guys committed suicide.

rrJust Friends
Former Akbayan representative and Team PNOY senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros has denied rumors she and political adviser Ronald Llamas are an item. She also denied that they are going out – which was believable since Ronald Llamas prefers watching DVDs at home.

The Department of Health reported that 35 percent of Filipino workers (both in government and private sectors) are suffering from mental disturbance. The rest were in denial.

According to the Department of Health, 35 percent of Filipino workers (both in government and private sectors) are mentally disturbed. Ulol! Sinungaling! Bobo! Saksakin kita d’yan ng lapis eh.

Chavez, 58
Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez is dead. His vice president accuses his enemies of causing his cancer. His other lieutenants are blaming GMA.

Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez is dead. Venezuelan election is forthcoming. His successor’s got some big ego to fill.

In the United States…
Scientists say a baby born with HIV that causes AIDS appears to have been cured. The baby was identified as Magic Johnson.

A baby who was born with HIV has been cured. The good news: recent tests reveal there was no HIV in the baby’s blood. The bad news, there were traces of horse meat.
That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.
~ Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Sound Bites
“Mulat tayo na may mga taong nagkutsabahan upang humantong tayo sa sitwasyong ito, isang sitwasyon na walang agarang solusyon. Sa mga taong nasa likod nito, ngayon pa lang sinasabi ko sa inyo, hindi kayo magtatagumpay. Pananagutin natin ang nagkasala sa bansa.”
~President Aquino on the Sabah standoff


I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.


Villar’s Lament
After his name was dragged into the road project controversy, Senate President Manuel Villar told the press, “Hindi sa pagmamayabang, kung anumang yaman na mayroon ako ngayon, resulta ng sipag at tiyaga.” When he courted the uber-wealthy Cynthia Aguilar (Villar), nagsipag siya. And when she finally said yes, do’n na siya nagsimulang magtiyaga.

This Just In!
Amid the “road to nowhere” controversy, Senate President Manuel Villar has categorically denied that he was behind the emergence of a new religious cult that calls itself, “Ang Bagong Daan.”

Villar’s Freak Accident
Senate President Manuel Villar knocked his head against the head of another man as he was going up the stage at Sunday afternoon’s oath-taking of new doctors at the Philippine International Convention Center. Some of the guests believe it was intentional on Villar’s part because the unidentified man has a strong resemblance to Ping Lacson.

Rumors say another minor commotion ensued also at the PICC when the list of new doctors was handed out. It was discovered that names of some non-passers were listed. Minutes later, Senator Villar issued a statement denying allegations he had a hand in the “insertions.”

Mar Roxas Defends GF
Sen. Mar Roxas defended his rumored girlfriend against Senate President Manuel Villar’s insinuations that she is using her radio program to destroy Villar’s presidential bid. Roxas insisted that his broadcaster-girlfriend is just doing her job… something that Villar must fully understand because it’s not easy, and it takes a lot of hard work, guts, and patience to become a multi-awarded character assassin.

Another Roxas Reacts
Dismissed Court of Appeals Associate Justice Vicente Q. Roxas believes his dismissal from the judiciary was politicized… or at least that’s how he perceives it; that’s how his family looks at it; and that’s how ABS-CBN reports about it.

The PCGG Chairman
PCGG Chairman Camilo Sabio is facing disbarment over his alleged attempt to influence his brother, Court of Appeals Justice Jose Sabio, to rule in favor of GSIS in its bid to take over Meralco. But as fate would have it, Jose Sabio wasn’t influenced… mainly because Meralco’s offer was more tempting than his brother’s.

Suicide Attempt at the Airport
Claiming that her husband has abandoned her, a woman attempted to commit suicide by hanging herself at the NAIA Terminal 3. But the suicide try went kaput when the ceiling of the terminal collapsed.

Ateneo vs. La Salle
The rivalry between ADMU and DLSU further heats up as the two collegiate teams meet anew in the UAAP men’s basketball finals. Ateneans, in particular are so proud of their team whose coach Norman Black together with players Chris Tiu, Kirk Long, Jobe Nkemekolam, Vince Burke III, and Rabah Al Hussaini (while waiting for Game 1) will be busy shooting for the latest campaign of United Colors of Benetton.

Ateneo vs. La Salle II
It will be another exciting cage battle as DLSU and ADMU face each other in the UAAP men’s basketball finals. La Sallistas in particular, are so proud of their team. Asked why, a La Sallista replied, “Yeah, we’re so proud of our team!”

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