Even before the game started, Vetellano Acosta was disqualified because he didn’t know the rules.
Joseph Estrada initially confirmed his participation but decided to back out at the last minute, and accused the organizer of bias.
Mar Roxas, who had an inkling he would lose, withdrew from the game.
The youngest candidate, JC De Los Reyes begged off from joining the nocturnal activity because he needed eight hours of sleep.
With confidence, Bro. Eddie Villanueva volunteered to be “IT” saying, “The Lord is my shepherd. When I seek, I shall find.”
Environmentalist Nicanor Perlas hid behind a tree.
Si Edu Manzano, umasa sa tulong ng isa pang “puno.”
Gilbert Teodoro hid behind a school building, the place where he felt most welcome.
Loren Legarda hid behind a tree. Then, she transferred behind a haystack. Then she transferred behind a barn. Then she transferred behind a cart. She kept doing that until she was found.
Jay Sonza never had to look for a hiding place. He walked a couple of meters away from the base and just stood there.
Richard Gordon, who was too excited to play accused Manny Villar of trying to bribe him into quitting the game.
Manny Villar hid behind Gilbert Remulla, Adel Tamano, and Alan Peter Cayetano.
Jamby Madrigal hid behind parliamentary immunity.
And Noynoy Aquino hid behind his sisters’ skirts.
The game ended shortly before midnight but…
… Jejomar Binay wanted to keep playing… for at least 24 years.
… Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo suggested amendments to the rules so they could extend the game.
… the “it” failed to locate Panfilo Lacson…
… and two former senators, Ernesto Maceda and John Osmeña still refused to come out.
“Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances.”
On this date in…
1558: Francisco Fernandes introduces tobacco smoking in Europe. Coincidentally, Noynoy Aquino is present during the smoking demo.
1899: Gen. Pio del Pilar reports to Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo that revolutionary forces successfully captured American forces in Mandaluyong. Hours later, Mandaluyong is filled with huge tarpaulins that said, “Mabuhay ang mga rebolusyonaryong Pinoy! Isang pagbati mula kina Mayor Benjamin Abalos Jr. at Cong. Neptali Gonzales Jr.”
1934: The first Mother-in-law’s day is celebrated… prompting millions of sons-in-law all over the world to ask why.
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