‘Goodbye, I hate to see you go’

Balitang Kutsero
By Perry Diaz

Illustration by Dave San Pedro

Days after President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino confirmed that he was dating his stylist Liz Uy, sources to P-Noy and Liz told ABS-CBN News that P-Noy “has not been successful in winning the celebrity stylist’s heart – at least, not yet.” Malacañang maintained its stance of “No comment” and even the “King of Talk” Boy Abunda, who is a close family friend of the Aquinos, wouldn’t talk about it. Well, like they say, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

When someone texted P-Noy about the breakup, he texted back, “Sorry, we’re not showbiz.” I disagree, if you’re Da Prez, your love life is the number one showbiz entertainment in the country.

However, P-Noy’s eldest sister Ballsy Aquino-Cruz said that she is “still hopeful that his brother and celebrity stylist Liz Uy will remain friends even though they have reportedly stopped dating.” Ballsy said that if the report about their breakup was true, she would still expect Liz to continue as P-Noy’s stylist. That’s weird!

If the rumor about the breakup was true, then the question is: Who dumped whom? And why?

This reminds me of Sue Thomson’s song, “Have a good time.” The song goes:

Goodbye, I hate to see you go but have a good time
So long, I’ll miss you, dear, I know but have a good time

Have your fling, be gay with your new love, I’m setting you free
Dance and sing, pretend that it’s true love, don’t worry ‘bout me

I know I know that tears will only drive you farther away
Just go, forget that I’m alive, it’s your holiday
When you’re tired of being reckless and carefree
Remember that I’ll be waiting to welcome you home
So have a good time

Bye, baby. Gee, I hate to see you go but have a good time
So long, you know, I’m really gonna miss you but have a good time

And, honey when you’re tired of being reckless and carefree
Remember that I’ll be waiting to welcome you home, so have a good time

Have a good time, baby.

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Yup, it’s all about good time, baby. Liz would just be another name added to P-Noy’s long list of former girlfriends — 18 as of last count – which would make Liz 19th. Hey, it seems like P-Noy’s love life is just like playing golf. You play 18 holes to finish a round of golf. Well, I guess he had just started another round of golf beginning with Liz. With 17 more holes to go, by the time he finished the round, he’d be 75 years old.

Among his former girlfriends were celebs Korina Sanchez, Bernadette Sembrano, and Shalani Soledad. P-Noy claimed that he’s been seeing different people since his breakup with Shalani last September. Yup, I remember reading about Trish, Barbie, and lately, Liz.

Indeed, numerous sightings of P-Noy dating other women have been reported in the past few days. My investigative reporter James Macaquecquec texted me the other day: “P-Noy seen holding hands with Ai-Ai de las Alas.” Ay naku! Naloko na!

Maybe P-Noy should reconcile with Shalani. But I’m sure Willie Revillame would object. Willie is rumored to be courting Shalani. As Willie’s co-host in the new game show, “Willing Willie,” I’m not sure if Shalani would willingly take P-Noy back… unless P-Noy would be serious this time and take her as his wife. Hey, it’s about time P-Noy settles down and starts raising a family.

A tale of two plagiarists… Two government officials were caught plagiarizing. The first was Supreme Court Justice Mariano del Castillo who was caught red-handed lifting other people’s literary work without crediting them. But he was able to convince 10 of his cohorts in the Supreme Court that he’s not guilty of plagiary because he didn’t have any “malicious intent.” But I thought lifting – or stealing — other people’s intellectual property is “malicious” by itself, to say the least. I guess one of the perks of being a justice of the Supreme Court is you can get away with just about anything… including thievery.

The other government official was Tourism Undersecretary Vicente “Enteng” Romano III who got himself in hot water when it he allegedly plagiarized Poland’s tourism logo. The new “Pilipinas kay ganda” logo and the “Polska” logo have similarities in style and font. One might even say that the same artist could have designed the two logos. In the world of art, it’s called “inspired” since it’s not really a plagiary. Heck, I’ve seen artworks that were “inspired” by the styles of Picasso, Dali and Miro. But were they plagiarized? Nope. But Enteng took full responsibility for the fiasco and immediately tendered his “irrevocable resignation.” That’s what an honorable gentleman with high self-esteem would do. I hope that Enteng has set a standard for erring officials to follow.

Pacman in Congress

Pacman going for 9/9… There have been some talks that boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao would be matched against WBC middleweight champion Argentine Sergio Martinez. If Pacman beats Martinez, that will be his ninth world title in as many weight divisions. Go for it, Pacman! You have nothing to lose but your head!

There is a story of a little boy. All he had was a head without a body. So his mom put him by window to watch the outside world. The little boy would watch the other kids romp around outside. It made him very sad. So he asked his fairy godmother to give him a body so he can go outside and play with the other kids. The fairy godmother granted the little boy’s wish and – zingo! — he had a body! The little boy got excited and ran out of the house to play with the kids. While the little boy was crossing the street, a speeding car hit him and he died.

Moral of the story: “Quit while you’re ahead.”

(PerryDiaz@gmail.com)


2 Responses.

  1. berny says:

    Good article!

  2. Don Azarias says:

    “Have your fling, be gay with your new love, I’m setting you free.”

    Perry,

    That’s a perfect line for President NoyNoy Aquino with regard to his love-life. And , of course, we all know that, over the years, the word “gay” had assumed a new connotation as a modern day lingo. Ironic coincidence, isnt it?

    A great satire!

    Don

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