“So paano? Puro bulok na lang tayo?”
Pac and Barack
Cong. Manny Pacquiao met with US President Barack Obama during a White House visit Wednesday morning (Manila time). Obama promised to help Pacquiao knock out poverty in Sarangani Province; Pacquiao promised to help Obama knock out illegal Mexican immigrants in the US.
US President Barack Obama and Filipino lawmaker Manny Pacquiao met for the first time at the White House. Apparently awed by each other’s presence, Pacquiao’s first words were, “As an African-American, do you also like boxing?” And then Obama said, “As a Filipino leader, do you also like hotdogs?”
Accompanied by his wife Jinkee, Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao met with US President Barack Obama at the White House. The two leaders exchanged gifts during lunch. Obama gave Pacman a watch with the presidential logo on it. Pacquiao gave Obama a pair of boxing trunks with his sponsors’ logos on it.
Reports say US Vice President Joe Biden was also present during the Obama-Pacquiao meeting. In fact, when Biden saw Jinkee Pacquiao, he said, “You remind me of my daughter.” And then Jinkee replied, “You remind me of our Senate president.”
Manny Pacquiao also met with Senator Harry Reid. Just so you know, Pacman endorsed Reid during the US midterm elections last year. So far, Reid is the only candidate, Filipino or American, that won after being endorsed by Pacman.
The People’s Champ and 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao invited US President Barack Obama to watch his next fight against Sugar Shane Mosley… to which Obama said in Filipino, “Sino ‘yon?”
People Power Anniversary
Former presidents Fidel V. Ramos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as well as Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile will be invited to participate in the activities commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution. Even former president Joseph Estrada will be asked to join the celebration. It seems that Malacañang has invited everyone who was present during President Aquino’s inauguration last year… except for Juana Change.
SC: Impeach Mercy
The Supreme Court has voted to allow the House of Representatives to proceed with the impeachment proceedings against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez. Seven magistrates said “Yes!” for the continuation of the impeachment proceedings while five said “No.” Oddly, the three remaining justices said, “ugly but rich.”
Trillanes Fires Back
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said the Philippine Daily Inquirer got it all wrong when the paper quoted him as saying that former Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes was “not the powerful man” behind former military comptroller Carlos F. Garcia. I’m not sure if that will be Trillanes’ final statement on the issue so I’ll reserve my punchline for next week. Mabuti na’ng sigurado.
Rumors say Dinagat Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr., who was recently convicted of graft, wants to star in his own movie. Ecleo is confident his film will make a killing at the tills because of his cult following.
Cong. Ruben Ecleo Jr. failed to get a TRO on the arrest warrant issued by the Sandiganbayan in connection with his graft conviction. Ecleo’s not losing hope though. He’ll seek the help of his god by offering a goat, two cows, and three cult members.
Phil Younghusband of the Philippine football team reveals he is into target shooting… to which President Noynoy Aquino said, “You want to work in my government?”
On Valentine’s Day, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile celebrated his 87th birthday. To mark this special day, Enrile staged a fake birthday party for himself.
Session at the Senate was briefly interrupted when Senator Enrile opened the gifts from his fellow senators. He thanked all of his colleagues for their birthday presents… except for an unidentified lawmaker who gave him a Fossil watch.
Senator Enrile got the surprise of his life when ABS-CBN President Charo Santos phoned him on his 87th birthday. The Kapamilya executive offered Enrile a cameo in the fantasy series, ‘Imortal.’
Turning 35 and 87 on Valentine’s Day, respectively were TV host Marc Nelson and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile… or as Sen. Loren Legarda would describe them, “A very active guy who is boyfriend material, and Marc Nelson.”
Not everyone was happy on the day of hearts. Rumors have it Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV got pissed when he opened his wife’s Valentine’s Day gift – flip-flops!
“Dear Mr. President,
Noong kasagsagan ng kampanya, nag-promise kang ibubuhos mo ang iyong atensyon sa akin kapag nanalo ka. Pero anong nangyari? Kung kailan Araw ng mga Puso, saka ka nawalan ng kibo? How could you?
Freedom of Information Bill”
Photo of the Weak
Ano ang sinasabi ng mga tao sa larawan?
A: “Ako si Bernardo Carpio! Naiipit sa dalawang nag-uumpugang balo, este bato.”
B: “Pia, naaamoy mo ba ang naaamoy ko?” “Ano ‘yon Senator Loren?” “Parang amoy formaline?!”
C: “Hindi hawak ng mga bituin ang ating kapalaran. Gabay lamang sila. Meron tayong free will, gamitin natin ito.”
D: “Teka! Teka! Hinay-hinay lang girls. Sumisikip ang pantalon ko!”
“They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.”
Ikaw, anong pipiliin mong maging partner?
– Pangit pero super rich 25.19%
– Maganda/Guwapo pero poor 19.26%
– Wala na lang. Choosy ako. 55.56%
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Top 10 Valentine’s Day Messages
10 To: Jamby
From: Pia Cayetano
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I bet you enjoy “flowers”
More than Neri & John O do
9 To: Jose De Venecia
From: Your former allies in Congress
With heavy hearts we made it happen
The Speakership was declared open
The hell we care if we’re a bunch of dork
Between him and GMA?!
Our choice is… pork!
8 To: Joey DV III
From: Joe DV Jr.
You made Daddy so proud
When you stood up for truth
So just keep doin’ what is right
And stay away from jutes!
7 To: President Arroyo
From: Noli De Castro
My Valentine’s Day wish for you madam:
Two more productive years in Malacañang
I think we’re headed in the right direction
So why the need for a snap election?
6 To: Jun Lozada
From: Ben Abalos
Roses are red
Golf courses are green
If you go near Wack Wack
Patay ka sa akin!
5 To: Romy Neri
From: Jun Lozada
Forgive me oh dear friend if I testified
Believe me, I’m so afraid that’s why I cried
But no matter what, even if I’ve died
You’ll always be a part of my short, so-called life. (Awwr!)
4 To: Joker
From: Jun Lozada
You pictured me as if
i’m the god of strife
You seem to know me well
but do you know your wife?
3 To: Jun Lozada
From: Mike Defensor
In my dreams, you were blue and you were so alone
So I opted to cheer you up by planning a presscon
But woe is me! I’m baffled you sided with the nuns
In spite of my best efforts, despite the 50 grand!
2 To: Jun Lozada
How do I loathe thee?
Let me count the goats.
And the number 1 Valentine’s Day message…
This Valentine’s Day I got a special gift
It is from Powerbooks’ bestsellers list
Together on V-Day, we’ll stay home and just read
This new book that’s titled: “How To Moderate Your Greed”
Have a romantic Hearts Day everyone!