JUST MARRIED

SENATOR MIRIAM Defensor-Santiago and Atty. Narciso Santiago Jr. renewed their vows Saturday. Among the attendees were prominent and controversial politicians including Vice President Jejomar Binay, Ilocos Rep. Imelda Marcos, Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, former president Joseph Estrada, and Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Bong Revilla, Antonio Trillanes IV, Pia & Alan Peter Cayetano, Loren Legarda, Miguel Zubiri, and Manny Villar.  Observers say there was ease in finding  these VIPs inside the Cathedral.  They were all seated in a row labeled: ‘This is where your taxes go.’

Aside from known political adversaries like President Aquino and Congresswoman Arroyo, and Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa and Mr. & Mrs. Mar Roxas, the ruby anniversary of Sen. Miriam and husband Jun also brought together business rivals; executives from competing broadcast networks, and publishers/owners of leading broadsheets. The event thus made Senator Santiago the frontrunner for next year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

In keeping with tradition, the Santiago couple invited Imelda Marcos, Heart Evangelista, Edgardo Angara, and Mar Roxas – something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago picked President Aquino as best man… fueling speculations it was a shotgun wedding.

Top 10 Things Overheard at the Santiagos’ Renewal of Vows

No. 10: “I now pronounce you husband and strife.”

No. 9: “Hello Mr. Vice President! Finally, nakita rin kita in person. Thank you sa iyong Solomonic solution. Matutuwa si Ferdie. Don’t worry, ‘di ka pababayaan ng aking mga constituents sa 2016.”

No. 8: “Ay! Siya ba ‘yong mister?!? Akala ko, assistant ni Mr. Shooli sa ‘Mongolian Barbecue.’

No. 7: “You’re so sexy in your gown. Sabay ba tayong uuwi mamaya?” | “Edong, not here, ok? Maraming tao. Behave!”

No. 6: “Hindi ko sisimulan ang misa hangga’t ‘di lumalabas ang mga pro-divorce na nasa loob ng cathedral, with the exception of Senator Santiago. Bibilang ako ng tatlo. Isa… ”

No. 5: “I’m warning you Mar. ‘Wag na ‘wag na ikaw ang unang babati sa Ochoa na ‘yan kung ayaw mong mag-away na naman tayo pag-uwi sa bahay!”

No. 4: “Senator Trillanes, hi! I don’t think we’ve been introduced. I am Manny Pangilinan. I’m pleased to meat, er meet you.”

No. 3: “O, nagulat kayo ‘no? Inisship n’yo, ‘di ako shishipot dahil naoshpital ako lassht week. Neck neck n’yo!

No. 2: “Pare naman! Wag mo nang kunin ang number! ‘Yong syota n’yan, beinte-dos anyos na Brazilian model. Ikaw, singkwenta’y uno na!”

And the top thing overheard at the Santiagos’ renewal of vows…

“Do you take this woman to be your awfully wedded wife?”
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“Non-marriage now is apparently a fashion among young people. I think they’re missing out on something. It’s very nice to come home and obtain catharsis by scolding your husband if you do not scold anybody in your office.”
~Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago

Quote of the Weak
“Galit ang DENR sa nangyari na ‘yon. Puro plastic!”
~Ang live na reaksyon ng news anchor na si Noli De Castro sa TV Patrol (6/20/211) matapos iulat ni Jorge Cariño ang pagsasama-sama ng magkakalaban sa pulitika at negosyo sa ruby anniversary ng mag-asawang Miriam at Jun Santiago noong Linggo

In Other News
According to the latest Social Weather Stations survey, President Aquino’s net satisfaction rating dropped from “very good” to “good.” Bad.

Malacañang downplayed the latest drop in President Aquino’s net satisfaction rating. According to presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda, “the level of dissatisfaction did not increase nationally.” It remained at 18 percent plus or minus shooting buddies.

You Have Spoken
Sa pagkakaugnay sa isa’t isa nina Kris Aquino and Sen. Chiz Escudero, your take:
– WALANG masama. Bagay naman sila. 7.22%
– UTANG na loob. Tigilan na ‘yang isyung ‘yan! 78.33%
– Hintayin na lang natin ang susunod na kabanata. 14.45%

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Mabuhay!

HEADLINE: JOSE RIZAL

IN COMMEMORATION of Dr. Jose Rizal’s 150th birth anniversary, I’m posting an updated version of a blog article originally published in 2009.

Top 10 Possible Headlines If Dr. Jose Rizal Were Still Alive

No. 10:
Jose Rizal posts new Twitter record;
Pinoy Methuselah overtakes Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber with 13 million followers

No. 9:
Pacquiao pays courtesy call on PH’s super senior statesman;
Rizal hails People’s Champ’s heroics, looks forward to bout vs. Floyd Jr.

No. 8:
10 million-strong Rizalistas confirm bloc voting plans in 2013;
Candidates expected to flock main headquarters of 150-year-old Supreme Leader

No. 7:
Rizal rejects 500-million peso offer to endorse Belo Medical Clinic

No. 6:
Hitler scion claims Rizal is his great, great, great grandfather;
seeks financial support from revered Filipino icon

No. 5:
Senate, House agree to conduct joint hearing on Rizal’s “immortality;”
Gerontologists, arbularyos, Church rep invited as resource persons

No. 4:
Who’s Who in politics, business, arts & culture expected to attend Rizal’s
150th birthday bash; CBCP rejects invitation

No. 3:
Divorce Bill/RH Bill advocates find ally in Jose Rizal;
Catholic Church threatens to excommunicate 150-year-old statesman

No. 2:
After Noli and Fili:
Rizal announces release of two new books on betrayal, abuse of power, and corruption;
“Merci” and “Glori” to hit bookstores Friday

And the No. 1 possible headline if Rizal were alive today…

President Aquino confirms break-up with latest gf;
Rizal gives unsolicited advice to PH leader: “Tigilan mo muna ‘yan. Magtrabaho ka na muna! Ok? Thx, bye!”
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“One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again.”
~Dr. Jose P. Rizal (Letter to Mariano Ponce – 1890)

Have a safe and productive week ahead!

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