FLIPTOP AND POLITICS REDUX

Match No. 1: Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim vs. Vice Mayor Isko Moreno

Isko Moreno:
Puro ka banta, puro ka dadâ
Tinotopak ka na ba tanda?
It’s so obvious: kabado kang tunay
Pati kami trip mong ipapatay
Bang!

Mayor Lim:
Saksakan ka talaga ng bobo
Palibhasa utak-basurero
‘Di mo kasi gets ang figure of speech
Kung maka-react ka, para kang bitch!

Isko Moreno:
Your days are numbered d’yan sa city hall
‘Wawa ka naman, you’re about to fall
Erap at Isko: sure na balakid
Ang bagsak mo lolo sa home for the aged!

Mayor Lim:
‘Wag over confident sa ‘yong partner
May kaso pa ‘yan, remember Dacer?
And please tigilan mo ang ‘yong pa-tweetums
City Hall ito, hindi Master Showman!

Match No. 2: Sen. Koko Pimentel vs. ex-Sen. Migz Zubiri

Koko Pimentel:
Kapal ng mukha mo, lumayas ka rito
This is MY party, do’n ka kay Arroyo
‘Wag ka ngang umastang ika’y super linis
Your image is tarnished, balat mo ma’y makinis!

Migz Zubiri:
Ba’t pati skin ko’y pinag-iinitan mo na rin
‘Di ko naman fault kung gifted ka with melanin
That issue of cheating is so 2007
Nag-move on na sina KC at Piolo, mag-move ka na rin!

Koko Pimentel:
Hindi! Hindi pwede! Umamin ka muna
Lumuhod ka sa akin, humingi ng pasensya!
Isang buong term ang inagaw mo sa akin
Malaki-laki rin ang nawalang pork barrel!

Migz Zubiri:
May basbas ako ni Erap, manigas ka na lang
Kung ayaw mo sa akin, do’n ka sa Liberal
At ba’t ako luluhod? Ma-chismis pa tayo!
I will not do that! Ano ako? Bading? Hellooo!?!?

In Other News
The latest Social Weather Stations survey showed a drop in the number of Filipinos who consider themselves poor and hungry. In totally unrelated news, President Aquino’s SONA is coming soon.

A self-rated poverty survey conducted by the SWS showed 51 percent of Filipinos consider themselves poor. The rest are in denial.

Richest
According to Forbes, GMA 7 executives Gilberto R. Duavit Jr. and Felipe L. Gozon are the 26th and 32nd richest Filipino today. ABS-CBN’s Gabby Lopez did not make the cut this year although he ranked second in another survey conducted by Kantar.

Mall magnate Henry Sy is still the Philippines’ richest for 2012 with an estimated fortune of 9.1 billion dollars… which leads me to the question: why can’t SM malls hire the services of a better security agency?

Ruffa Resigns
Ruffa Gutierrez has resigned from her showbiz-oriented talk show on TV5. ‘k.
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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

Quotes Quiz. Who tweeted:
“sana daw tinamaan na lang daw si mirriam ng kidlat. nasaan ka kidlat?”
A: Cong. Sherwin Gatchalian
B: Juana Change
C: Cong. Boyet Gonzales
D: Richard Gomez

Elsewhere
Rappler: What some of the richest Filipinos have in common

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Quotes Quiz. Answer: D

KOKO


IN PROTEST OF Migz Zubiri’s inclusion in the UNA slate, Sen. Koko Pimentel is reportedly abandoning the alliance. Now that’s shocking. Usually, Koko is the one being abandoned.

Reports say Sen. Koko Pimentel is ready to leave the United Nationalist Alliance. If that happens, it will be his second ‘separation’ in less than a year.

Sen. Koko Pimentel says he will consult his PDP Laban partymates, personal supporters, and friends before making a decision following the inclusion of Migz Zubiri in the UNA slate. Here’s a copy of the letter he sent them today:

Mga Kapartido, Kaibigan, at Kakampi,

Mainit na pagbati!

Hindi lingid sa inyong kaalaman ang aking pinagdadaanan sa mga panahong ito. Nalulungkot ako sa pagkakasama ng pangalan ni Juan Miguel Zubiri sa inisyal na listahan ng mga kandidato sa pagka-senador ng United Nationalist Alliance. Mula’t simula ay tutol ako diyan.

Sumulat ako kay Ninong Erap noong isang linggo ngunit ako ay kanyang binigo. Ipinahiya niya ako sa kanyang naging kasagutan. Labis akong nasaktan nang kumampi siya kay Migz. Para bang kinalimutan niyang ako ay inaanak niya sa kasal. Dahil ba ang kasal na ‘yon ay nauwi sa hiwalayan? Nakakadismaya.

Nag-aabang ang Partido Liberal. Alam n’yo naman, hirap na hirap si Pangulong Aquino na makumpleto ang panlaban ng administrasyon sa Senado sa susunod na halalan. Dapat ko na bang iwan ang UNA at lumipat sa Liberal Party?

Piliin ang titik ng sagot na kumakatawan sa inyong pananaw. Nasa inyong mga kamay ang pagpapasya.

1: Si Migz Zubiri ang “biggest beneficiary” ng dayaan noong 2007 elections. Ang puwestong dapat ay sa akin, napunta sa kanya. Kandidato siya ngayon ng UNA. Dapat ba akong lumipat sa Liberal Party?
A: Naman!
B: Of course.
C: Why not?
D: A or B.

2: Habang ako ay nakikipaglaban sa electoral fraud, si Migz Zubiri ay nananahimik. Apat na taon at dalawang buwan siyang nagpasasa sa mga biyaya na dapat ay tayo ang nag-enjoy. Dapat ba akong lumipat sa Partido Liberal?
A: No doubt.
B: Is the Pope Catholic?
C: By all means.
D: Sure na. Final answer!

3: Matapos kong kasuhan ng pandaraya si Migz Zubiri, gumanti siya. Pinagbintahangan niyang tayo raw ang tunay na nandaya at siya ang biktima. Tama ba naman ang ginawa niya? Mali!!! Kaya mga kaibigan, dapat ba akong lumipat sa Partido Liberal?
A: Keri lang.
B: Pasok sa banga!
C: Now na!
D: Havey!

4:Si Migz Zubiri ay hindi team player. Noong 2007 elections, namayagpag siya sa Bukidnon pero ang mga kapartido niya, kulelat; halos talo silang lahat! Hindi ko kayang makasama sa kampanya ang isang selfish na tao. Should I leave UNA and transfer to the Liberal Party?
A: No brainer. Yes.
B: We’re behind you 100%
C: Go!
D: Ano pang hinihintay mo?

5: Ayon sa isang testigo, may mga fake election documents ang nasamsam sa isang compound na pag-aari ng mga Zubiri sa Bukidnon. Kitang-kita ang ebidensyang sangkot sa dayaan si Migz. Pero isinama pa rin siya sa UNA slate. Dapat ba akong lumipat sa Partido Liberal?
A: Para kang tanga. Lipat na!
B: Saan ka man magtungo, nakasuporta kami sa iyo.
C: Itinatanong pa ba ‘yan?
D: Parang mag-asawa lang ‘yan eh. Kapag ‘di mo matagalan, iwan!

Umaasa ako sa inyong tapat at totoong pananaw. Ipadala ang inyong mga sagot sa koko_crunch_time@decisionOnTheLine.com.

Sa inyong lahat nakasalalay ang aking magiging desisyon. Maraming salamat sa patuloy na suporta.

Sumasainyo,
(Sgd). Sen. Koko Pimentel”

Apparently, Koko Pimentel hates people who cheat. And Jewel May Lobaton was like, “Don’t look at me.”


In Other News…
President Aquino’s net satisfaction rating dropped to +42 percent. Or as Bayo would probably put it 63% Yellow Army and 21% Reality.

June 12
Yesterday, June 12, the Philippines celebrated its 114th Independence Day. World leaders sent their warmest greetings to the Philippines including Chinese President Hu Jintao who wrote, “You’re the best province we’ve had in years. Keep it up!”

Philippine Independence is now 114 years old… making it a potential frontrunner for Senate President.

Longevity
According to a new study, children sired by older dads are going to live longer. President Aquino’s future kids are a lucky bunch.

In Sports
The Oklahoma City Thunder took Game 1 of the NBA Finals beating the Miami Heat, 105-94. However, CJ Ross and Duane Ford scored it for Miami, 115-113.
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“Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.”
~Winston Churchill

Quotes Quiz
Who tweeted this to Sen. Koko Pimentel:
“Partner, you don’t have to leave UNA, we can campaign on one team and I will go with you so you don’t have to be with Migz.”
A: Manong Ernie Maceda
B: JV Ejercito
C: Jejomar Binay
D: Toby Tiangco

2012 QS World University Rankings (Asia)
No. 68: University of the Philippines
No. 86: Ateneo De Manila University
No. 142: De La Salle University
No. 148: University of Sto Tomas

Check out the Asian Rankings here.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

Quotes Quiz
Answer: B