Some people are downright unbelievable. They can think they can get away with thinly-veiled lies.
While we knew all along that he ditched Mar Roxas in favor of Apu, er, Jejomar Binay, former Tarlac Congressman and present presidential tiyuhin Peping Cojuangco said he “regrets” having supported Mar in the last elections.
In an exclusive interview with (where else?) ABS-CBN the Pepinggerer said he had enough of criticisms against P-Ngoy and his opportunistic family.
“Masama ang loob ko dahil imbes na gumawa sila ng tama, na magtulong-tulong ang lahat para makita ang problema ng ating mga kababayan na mahihirap, huwag na silang maghangad na maisolo ang administrasyon,” said Peping.
Cojuangco also insisted he supported Roxas amid rumors that he secretly backed Binay’s campaign.
Binay and the Cojuangco-Aquino families have long been political allies.
Binay was one of the human rights lawyers of MABINI. He helped in the 1986 people power uprising which installed Mrs. Cory Aquino to the presidency.
After the fall of the Marcos government in February 1986, Aquino appointed Binay officer-in-charge of Makati, and the Binay family has never lost control of the city since.
“I never, never campaigned for Binay. That’s very clear,” said the former Tarlac representative. “Pero itong nariring ko ngayon, baka mali ako. Maybe I should have supported Jojo (Binay).”
Cojuangco hopes that despite the criticisms against him, Aquino will listen to his advice, and that other people who helped in the campaign, will be given the chance to serve in his administration.
ABS-CBN tried to get the reaction of Roxas over Cojuangco’s statements, but Roxas declined to give a comment as of posting time.
Roxas lost a closely-fought vice-presidential race to Binay by around 720,000 votes. He intends to file an electoral protest.
So, now the tables are turned. It is Peping who takes issue against the very man they abandoned. Mar, gising!
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No thanks, Homer! The drama of a Noynoy presidency has begun in earnest before the asswipe takes his oath.
Reports GMANews.TV: The two (Homer and Apu) had a nearly two-hour meeting Wednesday in Aquino’s residence on Times Street, Quezon City, wherein Binay “reiterated… his decision to decline any Cabinet position so as not to burden the President and allow him to focus on the many challenges facing the nation,” Joey Salgado, Binay’s media affairs officer, said in a text message.
Translation: “Since Noy doesn’t want me for the position that I want (DILG), then he can go to hell. Good luck on your presidency, loser!”
The Tribune meanwhile reported that P-Ngoy was offering nothing more than the MMDA head honcho post to V-Nay. That is, of course, a slap on Binay’s face.
After Jejomar declined that offer, the Department of Agrarian Reform was offered him. Crap!
Binay should have offered to wipe P-Noy’s drool, instead.
The Tribune also reports that the P-Noy sisters, particularly Ballsy and Pinky, meddle in P-Noy’s selection process for his Cabinet.
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James doesn’t do laundry in public: MANILA, Philippines – Professional basketball player James Yap has spoken about the reported serious rift between him and wife Kris Aquino.
“Sa totoo lang, pag dating sa personal na buhay ko, hindi ako nagsasalita. Kapag mga ganoon, akin na lang,” Yap told ABS-CBN News.
Translation: “Hindi ako KSP tulad ng misis ko.”
During the awarding ceremonies of People Asia’s “Men Who Matter” on Tuesday, the star player of B-Meg Derby Ace (formerly Purefoods) was surprised when told that Boy Abunda had confirmed their marital woes.
Yap said he was not aware of Abunda’s disclosure because he had been practicing the whole day on Tuesday.
“Wala akong alam dahil nag-practice ako kaninang [Tuesday] morning kasi may game ako,” he said.
Translation: “Oo, mas malapit si Kris kaysa sa kin. Kung di bakla si Boy e baka sila na.”
On Tuesday, Abunda confirmed that the high-profile couple was going through a tough time again, and that their latest marital problem could be the most serious incident.
It was on June 16 when Kris first admitted through her Twitter page that she and Yap had a “big misunderstanding.”
Stress and long hours spent during the campaign period took a toll on their relationship, said Kris, the lead star of ABS-CBN primetime soap opera “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo.”
Six days after her tweet, which spawned numerous speculations, the couple had not yet solved their marital problems.
On “SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon,” Abunda also confirmed that Aquino, his close friend, moved out of their home.
Like Aquino, Yap said his priority right now is their children, Josh and Baby James.
Meanwhile, Yap’s parents also reacted to the latest controversy. They said it was only normal for husband and wife to occasionally quarrel. -Report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News
How long is this latest spat supposed to last? Well, expect them to patch up before June 30, said my friend – at least artificially. They have to show a brave, united front for the inauguration of P-Ngoy, of course.
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The return of Manny V? The highly politicized and fractured LP cast of goons in the Senate are opening the doors to the comeback Manny Villar to the Senate presidency.
The LP has been divided in its support of two Senate president wannabes in Kiko (Tita Shawie) Pangilinan and Frank (sumo wrestler) Drilon — something that augers well for Mr. Sipag at Tiyaga.
Sen. Villar should prove to be a rock of sanity and competence in the sea of shit that is the Senate. Imagine if the LP controls that, too. A friendly Senate will assure that our inept president-elect (or, more correctly, KRIS) will have his way.