Brownouts hit Marikina, Mandaluyong, Pasig, and some areas in Quezon City, San Juan, and Rizal. According to Meralco, a transformer of the National Grid Corp. caught fire and thus resulting in the blackouts. As soon as press got hold of this news, the President’s son Mikey Arroyo has immediately denied allegations that he was in a liquor store during the incident.
Our chikadora, a survivor from the Ondoy devastation, managed to get a statement from Mikey Arroyo:
Mikey: “Hindi po ako bumili ng alak during the brownout. Promise! You can even talk to my lawyers.”
Due to the Typhoon Ondoy, residents in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa has been having water problems. Maynilad Water Services Inc. promises of full water supply by this weekend as they have been working round the clock on the filtration plant and deepwells which was damaged by Typhoon Ondoy. Maynilad however denied allegations that they have recruited children to assist them in repairs.
Our social-climbing chikadora has obtain an unreliable press release from Manynilad:
“Maynilad Water Services Inc. is aware of reports circulating around Ayala Alabang Village and denies that we have been involved in child labor. Please be informed that Tang Orange Juice will not be flowing out of your faucets. As in, wala po talaga!”
Gloria and SWS #1
Gloria and SWS #2
A Pinoy Chuva volunteer Chikadora was able to gather unconfirmed text messages which were forwarded by her tsismosang kapitbahay. The following text messages are immediate responses to GMA’s latest satisfaction survey:
Mikey: “Ma, don’t believe the survey. This is another malicious attack on you. It is so depressing. Kung gusto nila, let them talk to our lawyers.”
Mar: “Alam ko na ayaw mo sa akin. Pero hayaan mo sabihin ko sa iyo na I can relate to your low survey score. Napagdaanan ko na yan. ‘Ramdam ko kayo’.
Alberto Romulo #1: “I am supporting you, Noynoy.”
Cesar Mancao: “And now, the end is near…”
Alberto Romulo #2: “Ma’am it was a wrong send. What I wanted to say was, I will support you until the end of your term. Kahit 2010 pa!”
Martin Romualdez: “Ma’am, let’s just have dinner at Le Cirque. It’s on me. I heard the steak is good enough to make you forget your problems.”
Prospero Pichay: “Ma’am, ang survey sa Metro Manila lang at ABS-CBN ramdam. Maybe the next survey you’ll get five or six percent.”
Gibo Teodoro: “Ma’am, we can just probably say that your devastating ratings was caused by Ondoy.”
Bayani Fernando: “I can probably help you bring your ratings up. Pero, gawin mo muna akong VP ni Gibo.”
Noy-Mar Live In Negros Sen. Noynoy Aquino and Sen. Mar Roxas were welcomed in Negros Occidental last Thursday. The Noy-Mar tandem was overwhelmed by the crowd and even signed autographs and even posed for pictures.
Our fly-by-night chikadora asked around Negros how they felt on seeing Noy-Mar. Here are some of the responses received:
1. “Sabi kasi sa amin darating si Aquino at may show daw. Akala naman namin si Kris.”
2. “Nasaan sina Papa Piolo, Marian, at Baby James?”
3. “Sayang, akala namin may pa-premyo na padyak!”
4. “Hindi kasi nag-Papantene si Noynoy. Tsk!”
I’m definitely back. I had to temporarily cease poking fun and help out in relief efforts for victims of typhoon Ondoy. Hope everyone will remain safe. Kaya natin ‘to!