Highly paid medical expert warns of threat to senator's health

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 21:52

 

 
Sick senator

 

by Alan Robles

 

A highly-paid "medical expert" yesterday warned that imprisoned senators are at risk from a rare and possibly deadly condition.

 

According to Syd Bragsafe (MyD), the condition is called "Being In Jail" and could pose a serious life risk.

 

Bragsafe, who said his MyD abbreviation stood for "Maybe Doctor" explained: "Being In Jail - or BIJ as I like to call it -- is highly dangerous to the health of senators, and other top politicians for that matter. These are the people who are the most sensitive to BIJ, and who have extreme reactions to it."

Many Filipinos don't have satire gene

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 18:23

By Alan Robles

A "statistically significant" number of Filipinos lack a gene that lets them detect satire, a new study claims.

Scientists at the prestigious Asian Research Institutes for Understanding Humor and Silly Walks (ARIUHSW) yesterday announced that many Filipinos apparently lack the Satire Gene (SG).

According to the institute's spokesperson Dr. Soon Tu Ve Hung, SG deficiency "prevents people from distinguishing the true from the ridiculous."

Journalism in the Philippines

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:00

By Alan Robles

Seeing that journalism has lately become a focus of public interest, I feel it my duty as a practicing journalist to earnestly answer this specially prepared, long and comprehensive list of utterly bogus random questions about my profession:

1. What's so special about being a journalist?

For one thing, it allows a writer (like me) to use the plural pronoun and morph into the dreaded "Editorial We"

2. What's so special about this "we" thing?

Binay minion to PNoy: Slow down reforms or our boss won't be able to roll all of them back

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 08:00

By Alan Robles

President Benigno Aquino III should slow down his reforms to give Vice President Jejomar Binay a "reasonable chance" of rolling them back once he becomes president.

The appeal was aired yesterday by a shady troll claiming to work for the Binay party.

Tol Fapol, president, CEO and sole employee of the Binayaran Walking Tumor Enterprises online consultancy, said that "Aquino should be more considerate. How about giving an older guy a break?"

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