Goodbye No-el! Hello ‘Presidential’ DU30!

PUNCHLINE
By FRED M. LOBO

Amidst strong public clamor, the House of Representatives has allotted P7 billion for the mid-term elections next year.

No extension of terms, especially for dirty politicians. Goodbye No-el!

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President Duterte and concerned Congress leaders expressed support for the holding of the scheduled polls after former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s No-el float met suspicions and negative reactions.

Public uproar against No-el was strong to the point of ejecting Alvarez from his seat, and ushering in former President GMA as the new speaker, smiling widely without her trademark neck brace.

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Public approval of President Duterte’s sober and clear State of the Nation Address, minus the informal digs and cuss words, remains the talk of the town.

Yes to “Presidential” DU30 and less digs for Digong, they say.

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Speaker GMA and many congressmen expressed strong liking for Mayor Sara Duterte who graced their latest gathering in a hotel in Quezon City after the recent House coup.

Some lawmakers claimed she was the force behind the “Goodbye Pante, Hello GMA” incident. Others merely confirmed Inday Sara is Hugpong-friendly.

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At the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin reportedly won a straw vote among his peers to be the next chief justice.

Straw vote result will pressure him to prove he is not a man of straw.

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Former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is apparently making more public appearances and speaking engagements.

Ousted but not out. Please, let me in… she seems to tell the voting public.

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Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio declined to be nominated and appointed as CJ under the cloud of the quo warranto ouster of Sereno which he voted against.

Apparently, he’ll be happy to be called statesman Tony Carpio. Or he’ll be too busy monitoring the Spratlys.

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The BSP reported that the July inflation remained above 5 percent and that it will likely continue due to several factors.

Consumers simply cry: Nasagasaan kami ng TRAIN. Tulong!

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But The Dept. of Finance said that it raised P33.7 billion in the first half of the year mainly due to the TRAIN Law.
Contradicting and confusing reactions. Please explain further!

 
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