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I must laud the President for her two-day self-imposed quarantine, although another day of quarantine wouldn’t be too bad.  I don’t mind “anonymous informants,” either, but I do not think that very detailed descriptions of the President’s health are none of my business, but hey, the reports are there.

The last time, Presidential diarrhea and indigestion was described in terms of what she ate: puto at dinuguan. I never ate the damn things ever again because they reminded me too much of well-circulated news.

The President – hate her if you must – has the right to privacy, and I think that the reports and information passed on by unauthorized informants should be immediately pointed to the immediate direction of the shredder.

Let me make it clear that as much as I don’t like the President of the Philippines, and as much as I am for transparency in This Government, I am not interested in the President’s silicone implants, nor am I interested in lumps in her groin:


Again, I don’t like the President.  Yet while I understand that the President must be whole, complete, swine-flu free and all, I don’t think silicone breast implants and lumps on her groin will affect her in the… uh, discharge, of her duties.  Yep, I hate the pun (or the double entendre, whatever comes first) as much as you do.

The news item should have been a timely update on the President’s health, but instead, it turned out to be a timely reminder of… I don’t want to go there.

Dear anonymous informant: too much information.  Fail?  I don’t think so: try burnination.

Postscript: The Manila Bulletin just changed the original article.

8 comments on “Burnination”

    • Ade
    • July 2, 2009

    I have a feeling somebody made an article, put in fillers until real details come in, and accidentally published it.

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      The informant, who requested anonymity since the source was not authorized to speak about the matter…

      I don’t know how journalists do it, but when they say “not authorized to speak about the matter,” they mean it. So now we have a good idea of… argh, Enigma calls it “TNT for the Brain.”

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  3. Reply

    I agree with your views 100%.

  4. Reply

    Ok maybe not all your views, just those in this post.

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    I disagree, the health of our president is a NATIONAL concern.

    Detailed bulletins must be handed out as to what procedures were made.

    We want our beloved President to be on good health so that she can continue carrying out her good works.

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    good point.

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