Indolent Internet Weekly Digest 5

Every weekend, Indolent Indio tries to come out with a short and hastily-done roundup of things we’ve found on the Internet (pinoy chapter, of course.)

Quality, quantity, content, and success may vary.

Boracay island is aghast over the President referring to their island as “Bora” just like everyone else has in the past 10 years.

A Filipina in Hong Kong throws herself in front of a bus to save her young ward, thus redeeming us for that other incident involving Hong Kong people and a bus.

A Christian church marries eight gay couples in Baguio City.

When you are in a rap battle and you try to follow up calling your opponent a bitch by calling him the “bitchest,” consider admitting defeat:

Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, former President,  holds a press conference to score the Aquino administration and its lack of leadership. As this happens, her hometown and congressional district  gets flooded because of heavy rains.

Lawyer H. Harry Roque, crusader for justice and publicity hound, wants the Supreme Court to scrap a guideline on live coverage of the Maguindanao massacre trial that bars networks from cutting to commercials. He said the rule infringes on editorial freedom and on the media’s right to make money. [Note: allowing live coverage was already a concession.]

Pinoy Gonzo talks about the anguish of writing: “Ilang nobela ko na ba at short stories ang parang mga programa ng gobyerno — puro simula lang — dahil sa sobrang gipit ko sa oras ay nawalan ako ng gana sa kanila?”

 

2 Comments

  1. Also the mayor in flooded Cotabato that complained too much about the flooding to Aquino. God forbid he should complain to the President about Nature’s wrath and public projects.

  2. Supposedly, the President called him up after that and he said he had been misquoted. Which didn’t stop him from bitching about it again the next day.

    I feel that letting these huge-ass water hyacinths block the river wasn’t the national government’s fault. The local government units should have done something about it. Have boatmen collect the water hyacinths for burning, say. Or breed genetically-modified goats that can breathe underwater. Something, right?

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