Nasaan ka, Paulo?
A WOMAN shot her husband in SM North Edsa on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 after he left her for another woman. Another shooting incident inside an SM mall, now in Pampanga, was reported on 20 September. A 13-year-old boy used a .22 pistol to shoot his alleged 16-year-old boyfriend in the head, after which he shot himself.
On a report from Bandila on Tuesday night, a certain “Paulo” (surname was broadcasted on the report but #breakingthesilence opts not to disclose full name) surfaced on the suicide note, to which investigating police say he might be the third-party who triggered the whole “love triangle” scenario.
This is the third shooting incident inside an SM mall this year, first of which happened July 29 when a security guard was killed on a shootout with Games and Amusement Board employee inside SM Delgado in Iloilo. This chain of events prompted the critically-acclaimed and well-thought poll question on TVPatrol on Tuesday night: “Sa harap ng panibagong insidente ng pamamaril, dapat bang mas higpitan ang seguridad?” [With the new shooting incident, do you think it’s time to tighten the security?] Nine percent of viewers voted for “No.” Surprising!
São Paolo and the Cross
São Paolo, Brazil is home to the 2011 Miss Universe pageant where Miss Angola Leila Lopes reigned. Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup landed as third runner-up but Pinoys local and abroad celebrated her seemingly religion-inclined answer.
She was asked, “Would you change your religious belief to marry the person that you love?”
“I would not marry the person I love because the first person I love is my God and [if] the person loves me, he should also love my God,” said Miss Philippines.
Allegedly, Miss Philippines did not win because the pageant was televised by ABS-CBN, broadcasting station owned by the Lopezes. Hello, Leila! Talk about bloodlines?
On related news, the Salinggawi Dance Troupe of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), which celebrates its 400th Founding Anniversary, also landed third runner-up on the recently concluded UAAP Samsung Cheerdance Competition. Unconfirmed reports say this is due to their religion-themed routines, including the human UST formation wherein letter T was spelled in lower case that resembles a “cross,” the most common symbol associated with Catholics.
Atbp Sakit ng Ulo
On other mind-boggling stories, animal rights advocate group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called for the release of 8.4m giant crocodile ‘Lolong’ into the wild after reports surfaced that the croc is not eating since held captive. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) would agree only if Lolong be released on PETA office grounds. PETA is yet to issue a statement.
Quezon City representative Winston “Winnie” Castelo filed a bill which bans planking as a means of protest. Dubbed as the “Anti-Planking Act of 2011,” it was filed after a group of students disrupted traffic during the national transport strike to junk the “Oil Deregulation Law” and call for a reasonable fare hike on Monday, 19 September 2011. Unverified reports say that Castelo’s next bill include the “Anti-Grand Fans’ Day Act of 2011” as this type of social gathering can be used to hold rallies against the government.
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