No good deed…

Just so you know who to thank:


iFM: Filipino Gigolo

In 2002, GMA-7 relaunched itself as the Kapuso (roughly, “of the same heart”) network and started calling their talents and consumers kapuso. In 2003, ABS-CBN followed suit with their Kapamilya (roughly, “of the same family”).

Other stations and media outlets soon became ka-bandwagon and started calling their viewers and listeners kabarkada (“of the same gang”), kasambahay (“of the same household”) and kabagang (“of the same…you know what? They probably just made that up”).

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Take a bow, Philippines


Saturday’s floods may have caught us with our pants down, but if the massive outpouring of support for the victims is any indication, we’re still in good shape as a nation.

Rep. Magsaysay has never heard of phones

Zambales Rep. Milagros Magsaysay (Lakas-Kampi) says that Cebu Rep. Antonio Cuenco (Lakas-Kampi) could not have conducted an informal survey of their colleagues where he says around half preferred Sen. Benigno Aquino III over other presidential aspirants. After all, she says, there are never enough congressmen around.

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Peace at last: Congress to add 9th ray to RP flag

The Senate and the House of Representatives have agreed to include a ninth ray to the sun on the Philippine flag. According to a press release, the move is meant to “acknowledge the courage, bravery and integrity of Muslim Filipinos who fought for the nation’s independence.”

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Word Association with Joey De Venecia

ZTE whistleblower and Internet star Jose De Venecia III recently came out with a radio ad (as some sort of advocacy message, I guess) talking about how he saved the Philippines from an anomalous deal.

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Dumbest News Flash Ever

Under the headline “Public warned of new ploy by robbers“:

MANILA, Philippines – Police warned the public on Wednesday against the new operation of a robbery group which attacks its victims by hitting them first on the head before carting away their valuables.

Gee, thanks, Philippine Daily Inquirer. That’s not even a ploy!