Headlines XYnopsis: 10 Nov 2011

IT’s OFFICIAL! ‘Lolong,’ captured in Southern Philippines, is the biggest crocodile in the world. Close second is ‘Gloria,’ who is roaming free on Congress.

On a related news, former President GMA sought approval for medical treatment abroad. The Department of Justice denied the request and current President Noynoy Aquino offered government fund to cover medical expenses, including the transport of experts to the Philippines. Taxpayers pay for medical expenses of the ex-President, who allegedly took taxpayers’ money during her term. All-out justice at its finest!

Seven billion and counting! It took 123 years for the world’s population to go from one billion to two billion but only 12 to grow from six billion to seven billion, according to a report of Graphic World. The Philippines’ symbolic 7 billionth baby Danica May Camacho was born at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, minutes before the clock ticked to 31 October 2011. The National Statistics Office is yet to confirm as to what percentage of the country’s population is related to patriarch Ramon Revilla, Sr.

Speaking of the Revillas, the entire family is grieving over the murder of Ramgen, eldest son of Ramon Sr. from Genelyn Bautista. Suspects are the victim’s siblings, RJ and Ramona. RJ is currently detained on Parañaque City jail while Ramona fled to Hongkong several days after the incident and is now believed to be in Turkey. To which ex-President GMA said, “Unfair!”

Another Bautista on the news. Elena Bautista-Horn, GMA loyalist spokesperson, shed tears on the ABS-CBN News Channel’s Headstart on Wednesday 09 November 2011. Host Karen Davila asked her why she stays loyal to Arroyo despite the battles she has to face. She even compared her client against Senator Panfilo Lacson, who went missing abroad during the heat of allegations against him. To which Lacson replied, “Don’t change the topic!”

Totally unrelated (in a way), prior the appointment confirmation of Mar Roxas as Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), Sen. Panfilo Lacson asked Roxas in Filipino, “Is it true that Korina is pregnant?” To which Boy Abunda yelled, “IKAW NA!”


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“I’m Breaking with XY” — The Game

AND SINCE I am celebrating my 27th birthday on 04 November 2011, I officially open “I’m Breaking with XY” — The Game!


The game is open to all visitors of Breaking the Silence, including but not limited to friends, enemies, acquaintances, haters, and practically anyone from Earth. Below details can also be found on this section of the blog: “I’m Breaking with XY” — The Game.


1. Take a picture of you (or with your lover, friend/s, or anyone from your social circle) wherein the letters X and Y (in that order, of course to spell XY) can be seen anywhere on the image.

2. The letters X and Y could be a part of a whole word, such as galaxyxylophone, or box yourself or whatsoever. Note that XY should be clear and visible. Be as creative as you can. Squeeze out your creative juices!

3. LIKE my Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/breakwithxyso and send your pic via email to raymoncyril.b.so@gmail.com.

4. Put a description of your photo on the email SUBJECT. It should start with “I’m breaking with XY on…” and of course, add the location where you took your photo OR you can be creative with the description as long as it contains “I’m breaking with XY.”

5. Photos will be uploaded for entries received from 04 November 2011 up to 4:00pm of 19 December 2011. Send as many entry images as you can. Ask your friends to LIKE your photo. The top 4 entries with the most number of Facebook “LIKE” hits will win the competition.

6. Four winners will be determined on 12:00 noon of 22 December 2011. Each winner can select one of the following prizes (choose wisely; note that winners can select the same prize):

.: FOR THE CHILDREN. PhP 500 cash donation to UNICEF Philippines;

.: FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. PhP 500 cash donation to “Adopt a Tree” project of Bantay-Kalikasan’s La Mesa Watershed Project;

.: FOR THE COMMUNITY. PhP 500 cash donation to Gawad Kalinga’s “Build Infrastructure” project; or

.: FOR ME. PhP 500 cash, if you want to help a different organization not listed on other choices or if you want to keep the cash.