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PNoy’s Mystery Girls Dates: Barbie Palagos, Liz Uy, and Patricia Ann ‘Trisha’ Roque

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 | ENTERTAINMENT, Politics with 5 Comments

Is PNoy a playboy? Or perhaps a chick boy, a term associated with a guy in relationship with many girls?

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Barbie Palagos and Noynoy Aquino dating issue

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 | ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, Politics with 1 Comment

PNoy's Mystery Girls

Who is Barbie Palagos? President Benigno Aquino III reportedly dated with Barbie Palagos(middle picture) in Nuvo Restaurant and Wine Bar in Greenbelt 2 last Saturday, October 9,2010. The Nuvo manager however clarified that he saw a different lady compared with the Barbie Palagos that he knew. Here is the manager’s statement:

“But the Barbie Palagos seen with the President that night was not the same woman in Facebook, according to the restaurant’s manager. The Barbie in Facebook was younger than the one who dated Mr. Aquino, and she was 25 to 27 years old.”

PNoy’s lovelife is being in scrutiny these past few days after his reported reak-up with Valenzuela City Councilor Shalani Soledad. President Noynoy Aquino is also being linked with Patricia Ann Roque(left picture) of TV5 and Liz Uy(right picture), the head of the team that oversees the President’s wardrobe and looks.

If Barbie Palagos is the President’s date in Greenbelt, could she be the girl in the photo below?

Barbie Palagos

Image credit: ABS-CBN News

PNoy’s Final Decision on the IIRC Report

Monday, October 11th, 2010 | NEWS, Politics with 2 Comments

President Noynoy Aquino III

President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino has finally come up with his final decision on the IIRC Report. Here is the complete Statement of President Noynoy Aquino after the review made on the IIRC Report.

Statement of President Benigno S. Aquino III
October 11, 2010

On the recommended actions to be taken after reviewing the report of the Incident Investigation and Review Committee on the August 23rd Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking incident

The Executive Secretary (ES) and the Chief Presidential Legal Council (CPLC) have completed their review of the recommendations of the Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC).

The review was undertaken within three basic parameters:

First, the facts enumerated in the IIRC report; second, the possible criminal, and administrative sanctions that could be imposed under the law; third, whether the cases to be filed will prosper.

The Review also defines concepts such as reckless imprudence, simple imprudence, criminal negligence, neglect of duty, simple neglect of duty, gross incompetence, mistake in judgment, that are offenses under the law and punishable, if proven.

This having been done, I am ordering that the following actions be taken:

  • Refer to the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) the filing of appropriate charges against P/Supt. Rodolfo Magtibay for gross incompetence and serious neglect of duty (under Sec. 2, Rule 21 of the PNP Uniform Rules);
  • Refer to the NAPOLCOM the filing of appropriate charges against Police Director Leocadio Santiago Jr. for less grave neglect of duty (under Sec. 2, Rule 21 of the PNP Uniform Rules);
  • Refer to the NAPOLCOM the filing of appropriate charges against P/Supt. Orlando Yebra for neglect of duty (under Sec. 2, Rule 21 of the PNP Uniform Rules);
  • Refer to the NAPOLCOM the filing of appropriate charges against Police Chief Inspector Santiago Pascual III for gross incompetence (under Sec. 2, Rule 21 of the PNP Uniform Rules);
  • The initiation of administrative proceedings against Manila Mayor Alfreo Lim for misconduct in office and simple neglect (under Sec. 60 of the Local Government Code). His case will be referred to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for appropriate proceedings;
  • The initiation of administrative proceedings and investigation of Deputy Ombudsman Emilio Gonzales III by the Office of the President for neglect of duty and/or inefficiency in the performance of official duty (under Rule XIV, Sec. 22 of the Omnibus Rules Implementing Book V of E.O. 292 and other pertinent civil service laws, rules and regulations) and gross misconduct (under Sec. 3 of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act);
  • Refer the IIRC Report to the House of Representatives for appropriate action in the case of Ombudsman Merceditas Guttierez;
  • Instruct the Department of Justice to expedite the resolution of the serious disobedience and conspiracy in illegal detention cases currently lodged against SPO2 Gregorio Mendoza and to instruct the Manila Police District to file appropriate complaints for illegal possession of firearms and serious illegal detention as an accomplice of his brother Rolando Mendoza;

In the case of media, we view media as an effective partner in providing checks and balances, and to this end, allies in our goal of good governance. We will continue to champion freedom of the press as guaranteed in our Constitution. However, in this case, freedom was not tempered with appropriate responsibility in the behavior of Michael Rogas and Erwin Tulfo of RMN. Rogas interfered in the negotiations and effectively aided and supported the hostage taker by giving him a platform to air his demands. Tulfo, by his own admission, violated police instructions. Their behavior was irresponsible bordering on the criminal.

We understand that the major networks have taken action to discipline errant reporters and are reviewing and revising guidelines for coverage in emergency situations. These are encouraging signs that media is taking responsibility for its actions.

We expect this kind of unprofessional behavior not to be repeated again, or we could be compelled to ask Congress for appropriate regulations to protect the safety of the public, our security forces and media itself.

I have also admonished Secretary Robredo and Undersecretary Puno for failing to uphold the high standards of performance that I demand from them. I sat them down last night. The outcome was a commitment for more professionalism, starting with their acting as one.

I pledged from the very start that there would be accountability. The purpose of the Review was to find the viable legal actions which can be taken against the concerned parties.

In addition, as you know, we are taking steps to enhance our ability to respond to future crises.

We are redrafting the ten-year old Malacañang crisis manual written in the year 2000 to make it more responsive to not only hostage situations but other crises we may face in the future. We have also established a presidential situation room so that actions by the government in crisis situations can be more coordinated and swift. We’re also in the process of reviewing the capabilities of our security forces to see what may be done with regard to training and procurement of equipment.

I have also instructed that the recommendations of the IIRC and the review by the ES and CPLC be posted on the Official Gazette website, as promised.

Source: ABS-CBN News

Noynoy Aquino and Shalani Soledad break-up because of Trish Roque of TV5?

Friday, October 8th, 2010 | ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, Politics with 7 Comments

Trish Roque

PNoy and Shalani

It seems the rumored break-up between President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III and Valenzuela City Councilor Shalani Soledad has become real. But is it true that Trish Roque of TV5 is the third party behind the break-up between PNoy and Shalani? The PNoy-Shalani break-up is now a hot topic over several blogs and social networking sites.

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October 25, 2010 is a Special Non-Working Holiday according to Malacañang

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 | NEWS, Philippines, Politics with No Comments »

Malacañang has announced that October 25, a Monday will be a non-working holiday nationwide.  This is to give way for everyone to go out and vote in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III has signed Proclamation No. 48, declaring October 25, 2010 as a non-working holiday.

Here is the Complete Proclamation No. 48 taken from the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines:






WHEREAS, the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010;

WHEREAS, it is imperative that the people be given the fullest opportunity to participate in the said elections and exercise their right to vote;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare October 25, 2010, Monday, as a special (non-working) holiday throughout the country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 6th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Ten.


By the President:


Executive Secretary

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