GMA satisfaction rating at -38, plus other lowlights from the week
ANDREW PAREDES rounds up the past week's lowlights in news and pop culture
A roundup of the past week's lowlights in news and pop culture
1. PEPENG SWEEPS OVER NORTHERN LUZON, THEN COMES BACK. The Philippines…come for the devastation, stay for the landslides.
2. OBAMA WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE; U.S. CONSERVATIVES SAY HE DOESN'T DESERVE IT. I'm sure Carlo J. Caparas can relate.
3. POPE BENEDICT SAYS THE FILIPINO PEOPLE NEED UPRIGHT LEADERS. I don't know if the Pope is infallible…or just obvious.
4. ARROYO ANCESTOR EYED FOR SAINTHOOD. Hey, Mikey! In case you ever set foot in the Vatican, make sure to wear one of those flame-retardant, anti-"Wrath-of-God"-lightning suits.
5. SNAKE ACCIDENTALLY TRIPS TRANSMISSION LINE, CAUSES THREE-HOUR BROWNOUT IN ILIGAN CITY. Oh, why not? Alligators have been wreaking havoc at Malacañang for years.
6. GMA SATISFACTION RATING SINKS TO -38. If satisfaction ratings were temperatures, that little munchkin would be a popsicle by now.
7. DIRECTOR MICHAEL BAY SAYS TRANSFORMERS 3 IS ON, ISSUES WARNING TO ERRANT STAR MEGAN FOX. And what was his warning? "Get ready 'cause we're going to be spending millions of dollars doing another crappy summer movie!"
8. SEQUEL TO PHANTOM OF THE OPERA UNVEILED. Just in case you weren't gay enough.
9. INDONESIANS BLAME "UNLUCKY" PRESIDENT FOR NATURAL DISASTERS. Been there, done that.
10. ATENEO WINS UAAP CHAMPIONSHIP. Hell to the yeah!