SIPAG AT TIYAGA

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!”