Politics of the Tiger

I had an absolutely wonderful, long lunch with a dear friend at her lovely art-strewn home in Forbes today and she told me about the astrological readings of a Chinese monk who is based in San Francisco, someone who has a good track record of predictions coming true.

The monk took a look at the birth dates of the presidential candidates and had this to say:

Noynoy Aquino:  “He will run out of funding and thus lose steam during the campaign.”

Erap Estrada:  “He has a huge following among the ordinary people.  However, he will not have enough money to complete the campaign.  But if the necessary funding was his he could easily win.”

Gibo Teodoro:  “He has considerable funding.  However, when he senses that the race will not be his he will stop spending.”

Manny Villar:  “All the signs point to this man as he is the most fortunate among the candidates for this year 2010, the Year of the Tiger.  There is also a woman behind him who is bringing him luck and carrying him to victory.  However, his luck will change next year.”


I nearly choked on the yummy pasta with cream and black truffles.   😛   😛   😛



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  2. Ipe Nazareno said,

    April 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    After the 15 LAKAS Congressmen last weekend, 4 LAKAS Governors just formally endorsed Senator Villar tonight.

    Thank you:

    Gov. Arturo Uy of Compostela Valley

    Gov. Roberto Del Rosario of Davao Del Norte

    Gov. Cora Manlayaon of Davao Oriental and

    Gov. Douglas Cagas of Davao Del Sur

    Mabuhay kayo!

  3. Ipe Nazareno said,

    April 17, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    The Deputy Speaker + 11 LAKAS Congressmen + 3 Influential Party-List Representatives JUST ENDORSED SENATOR VILLAR TONIGHT!!! Mabuhay kayo!

    Thank you Deputy Speaker Eric Singson of Ilocos Sur

    Thank you Congressman Elias Bulut of Apayao

    Thank you Congressman Ronald Singson of Ilocos Sur

    Thank you Congressman Conrad Estrella of Pangasinan

    Thank you Congressman Arthur Celeste of Pangasinan

    Thank you Congressman Sol Chungalao of Ifugao

    Thank you Congressman Sam Dangwa of Benguet

    Thank you Congressman Tony Diaz of Zambales

    Thank you Congressman Pacoy Ortega (from La Union)

    Thank you Congressman Robert Raymund Estrella (Pangasinan)

    Thank you Congressman Carlos Padilla of Nueva Vizcaya

    Thank you too to Party-List Congressmen Ernie Pablo, Edgar Valdez, and Joe Ping-ay!

    Last but definitely not the least, thank you to Congressman Gigi Aggabao of Isabela (who is the husband of Noynoy’s own cousin, Nettie Cojuangco Rivilla)!

    Thank you too (finally) to ABS-CBN News for reporting this bit of good news for Senator Villar http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/04/17/10/15-north-luzon-congressmen-endorse-villar

  4. Presy Guevara said,

    March 25, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Marco, you may have just offended people from Balayan, Batangas, not just your unfavored candidates for the highest positions in Philippine government. Balayan bagoong has been regarded as premium quality for years and that industry has benefited many. Although you and I may refrain from bagoong, I also know a lot of people much much richer than me who love bagoong and could not be dissuaded from its use. Sending your entry 4 times could generate adverse reaction from these people.

  5. marco philippe araneta said,

    March 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Go NoyNoy and Mar! Be brave and proud that the blood that runs through your veins is the blood of martyrs and patriots! What runs through the veins of other candidates is liquified basura and bagoong balayan!

  6. george shaw said,

    March 10, 2010 at 5:20 am

    no one seems to bother about the vice president.
    process of elimination:

    Mar walang common touch, fake ang Mr. Palengke image, Padyak gimmick, nagmumura, walang modo, masyadong mataas ang dating at nakakatakot si Korina.

    Loren, nakakatakot, hustler masyado. Parang will sell her soul to get what she wants.

    Edu, patawa lang sya.

    Binay, sobra na tama na.

    Bayani, meron naman tayong nakitang ginawa sa Marikina, ok na.

  7. Joe M. Santos said,

    March 5, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I will vote for whoever has the strongest chance of winning over Manny Villar. HE MUST NOT WIN. That man is a “trapo” ( a traditional politician ) and he will milk the Philippines dry — if not DRIEST — like his predecessors. The man is bad news. Go ask the members of the Makati Business Club and the Philippine Stock Exchange. They will tell you: NO WAY.

    Thank God the Erap Era is over. That was a nightmare for legitimate business.

  8. Gina Garcia said,

    March 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Larry- you seem to be taking it too personally as well!

  9. March 3, 2010 at 4:32 am

    THIS blog should be renamed GIBO TEODORO FANS CLUB, Toto Gonzalez, President for Life, Manille Chapter


  10. March 3, 2010 at 4:30 am

    AND LIKE OR ELSE. the Mole that grew a face will be PRIME MINISTER for life in 2013, the way to beat GLORYUCK is not GEEBOH but to vote for Adonis Simpatico, a civil engineer running against that nunal sa tubig’s Congress seat.

    Bato balani sa pisngi, and tamaan wag ngumiti.

    Frankly, this blog is too GIBO for comfort and you guys who I thought were friendly at least to yourselves have BECOME RABID rabblerousers, I am seduced by GIBO’S words and the bulge in his jeans but why do you put all your baskets in your eggs. AND why do you take it all so pitifully PERSONAL when someone likes another candidate. I am a first time voter, I will decide who will be my President on Election Day.

    I’m outta here. See ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. March 3, 2010 at 4:21 am

    TOTO :

    Please be advised, WHY WERE TWO OF MY POSTS DELETED ?

    BE FAIR, was it ” accidental ” I need an answer or lose a blog fan.

    I will not be mocked.

  12. March 2, 2010 at 8:01 am


    Sabin A. is right.

    The uberrich Zamora brothers are supporting Manny Villar’s bid for the presidency.

    We all have our candidates. I am supporting G1BO Teodoro, along with most of the people I know. Many others are for Noynoy Aquino. Many are for Dick Gordon. A surprising number are still for Erap Estrada.

    However, everyone is free to comment here as long they stand by what they say: by putting their real names, their actual email addresses, and allowing us to verify their identities.

    Toto Gonzalez

  13. Sabin Arranz said,

    March 2, 2010 at 6:41 am


    Her father has business dealings with him, if I’m not mistaken.

  14. Anton Sy said,

    March 2, 2010 at 1:01 am


    I made a comment about Villar in Chuvaness’ blog but it was deleted! Hay. I did not attack him but just said he has to answer satisfactorily about C-5 and C& P bonds…

  15. February 27, 2010 at 5:42 pm


    Please be reminded:

    Comments with no real names, no verifiable email addresses, and no reliable identity checks will no longer be allowed.

    Toto Gonzalez 🙂

  16. Alicia Perez said,

    February 27, 2010 at 8:54 am

    The woman behind Manny Villar is his wife, Cynthia, not really Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, although she is behind him too.

    Cynthia Villar, her less-than-beauty-queen-looks notwithstanding, is a very hardworking, very determined, and very intelligent lady. The Villar team really, really, really wants to WIN.

    Well, more power to them if that’s what the Chinese Zodiac says…


    But no predictions will stop me from voting for MY candidate, G1BO Teodoro!!!

    Alicia Perez

  17. Anthony Locsin said,

    February 27, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Reminds me of a fortune teller that once said, something terrible might happen before 2013. After which our country would recover, be reborn, and become prosperous. Sort of like “it will be darkest before dawn”.

  18. Anthony Locsin said,

    February 27, 2010 at 7:10 am

    who is the woman behind him? is it his wife or somebody powerful backing him? what might happen next year?

  19. February 27, 2010 at 5:31 am


    Please be reminded:

    Comments with no real names, no verifiable email addresses, and no reliable identity checks will no longer be allowed.

    Toto Gonzalez 🙂

  20. Anton Sy said,

    February 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Sounds like Mar Roxas will do a backdoor move and become President next year! Happy na naman si Korina…

  21. Josh Moya said,

    February 26, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    That’s why i don’t believe in predictions. It ain’t over until the votes are counted ( or if there will be a massive blackout ha ha ha! ).

  22. Dr. Taddy Buyson Gonzales said,

    February 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    that’s why it is very important to vote for a competent, decent vice-president!!!

  23. Jinggay Ditan said,

    February 26, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I hope and pray he is wrong about Villar.

  24. Marco Philippe Araneta said,

    February 26, 2010 at 9:24 am

    oh no, how sad noynoy wont win 😦 and even if villarroyo will only have one year in office that’s still enough time to steal back everything hes spent to get to that point 😦 it will be another costly mistake for the Philippines tsk tsk

  25. February 26, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Makes you wonder what’s going to happen next year…..

  26. February 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm


    Please be reminded:

    Comments with no real names, no verifiable email addresses, and no reliable identity checks will no longer be allowed.

    Toto Gonzalez 🙂

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