OF CORRUPTION AND DONATIONS

POPE
IN A RECENT sermon, Pope Francis said corrupt people must be tied to a rock and thrown into the sea. Filipinos who welcomed the suggestion still wondered though: Do we have enough rocks?

According to Pope Francis, the corrupt must be tied to a rock and cast into the sea. In totally unrelated news, Tanda, Pogi and Sexy issued a joint statement saying they were good swimmers.

Pope Francis said Christians who donated money to the Church but stole from the state must be tied to a rock and thrown into the sea. Or ocean – just to accommodate everybody.

Popular Online
According to a survey by Global Language Monitor, Pope Francis is the Internet’s most talked about person in 2013. Apparently, the survey was conducted way before Korina Sanchez criticized Anderson Cooper on radio.

Pope Francis is the Internet’s most talked about person this year – while the most talked about food is pork.

noyCeasefire
Reports say Malacañang supports the call for a humanitarian ceasefire with the communist rebels. President Aquino should also back the call for a humanitarian ceasefire with the Romualdezes of Tacloban.

Appeal
During his visit to the town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, President Aquino appealed to local executives, “Sana lahat mabilis makausap. Maliwanag ang sinasabi. Hindi na magdadaldalan. Lahat kumikilos.” The local execs replied, “Sana kayo rin.”

Looting and robbery in Guiuan has prompted officials to impose a curfew in the town. When are we imposing a curfew in both the Senate and the Lower House?

Donations
Criticized for initially shelling out – what TIME magazine described as an “insulting” US$100,000-donation to the Philippines, China is now sending US$1.64 million in humanitarian aid. Beijing dismissed allegations of indifference to the Philippines saying “We won’t do that to our province.”

Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na of South Korea has donated US$100,000 to the victims of typhoon Yolanda. And China was like, “Whateverrr!”

Arriba!
“In solidarity with the sufferings” of typhoon victims, Colegio De San Juan De Letran-Manila announces two “No-Aircon” days: Nov. 18 and 21. Again, that laudable gesture is for the suffering victims of the typhoon – not for the Letran Knights who suffered another loss to the San Beda Red Lions in the NCAA finals.
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“Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond.”
~ Jessy and Bryan Matteo

Thank you Lakers!

lakera

Sound Bites
“Bilang pangulo n’yo, bawal akong magalit. Maski gaano ang inis ko, dadaanin ko na lang sa asim ng sikmura.”
~President Aquino, Eastern Samar, 11/17/2013

Anderson

Have a safe week ahead!

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[Photos: Telegraph.Co, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Lakers.Com]

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