Saturday, December 29, 2007

Halo-halo Stories: A Year-Ender Post

Former Pakistan PM Bhenazir Bhutto was assassinated the other day. After many attempts, a suicide bomber finally succeeded in getting close. She was immediately buried yesterday. Not enough time for her supporters to mourn. Again, fingers are pointed at Al-Qaeda.

“Dumbledore is gay!” says JK Rowling, author of the famous Harry Potter series. Should we expect a new book to expound on this declaration? Nah! But why didn’t Dumbledore declare it in Hogwarts? Oops, enough said. It won’t make any difference to the story anyway.

Sex scandals, pinay scandal, Cebu scandal, whatever scandals are there to create a spark on the imagination, and of course, internet hits. Yesterday’s issue of the local daily contained news of a scandal that happened in the adjacent city. Two female job-order employees of the City Hall were allegedly made to play with the genitals of their senior male superior. No play – no pay, so they complained. Hmmm…waiting for a follow up news on this, as investigations are still on-going.

Shit explodes, kills 11 and wounds 100 others in Glorietta. That should be the headline if it can be proven that it’s gas, not bomb, that caused the explosion. I hope for swift justice and compensation for the victims, though.

Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton seemed to have hugged the entertainment highlights this year. I’m sure we’ll hear more of them in 2008.

GMA is still the President of the Philippines. Trillanes wasn’t able to get enough support since his friends were somewhere else. We’ll just hope Mrs. President do better for the country in 2008.

The peso closed at P41.401 as against the US dollar for this year 2007. That’s more than 35% reduction from the high of P56 three years ago. And the sad thing, prices of almost everything are still high. So, my friends who are living outside the Philippines, you need to pour in more dollars for your families here.

Goodbye 2007, welcome 2008! Happy New Year everyone! I wish we’d all be better off next year.

1 comment:

Norm said...

thanks sa mga news novz! grabing liit na ng halaga sa US dollar no buti nalang sa Canada ako napadpad...thanks for the visit and happy new year too