Woman of the Year-A A +A
By Ram Mercado
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
WHILE media colleagues have their own favorite celebrities of the year, the following are my personal choices:
Gov. Lilia G. Pineda -- Mother of Perpetual Help
Board Members Monina, Trina and Fritzie -- Ladies in Waiting
Ms. Trina Dizon -- Most Eligible Bachelor Girl of the Year
Board Member Cris Garbo -- The Great Whisperer
Board Member Tars DC Halili -- Hindi Umabot ng New Year
Board Member Ric Yabut -- Hindi Umabot (sa 4th District)
Mayor Jerry Pelayo -- Aabot Kaya?
Rosve Henson & Dinan Labung -- Future Reycards at the Capitol
San Simon Mayor Leonora Wong -- Will Get Reelected Right or Wong
Most Talked About Dynastic Combinations -- Mother and Son at the Capitol; Father and Daughter in the City of Mabalacat; and Son and Mother in Bacolor town
Quote of the Year -- “It never happened that an incumbent congressman succeeded to win as city mayor while a sitting city mayor never won in a race to Congress.” – Jun Sula (citing examples, Mayor Blueboy and Rep. Rey Aquino)
Athletes of the Year -- Rep. Dong Gonzales (Pole Vault); and Mayor Oca Rodriguez (High Jump)
Cinderella Goes to Congress -- Rep. Lina Bagasina
Typhoon Gloria -- Remains Stationary in Hospital Arrest
Tropical Storm Zeny C. Ducut -- Remains Stationary at the ERC and invisible to our kabalen.
Atty. Vivian “Ate Vi” Dabu -- Remains on Among’s Side. She gets the Loyalty Award
Among Ed -- Remains as Pampanga’s Don Quixote. Favorite song, “Impossible Dream.”
Our Firecracker Awards Go To -- Rep. Tarzan Lazatin (Super Lolo); City Mayor Ed Pamintuan (Giant Whistle Bomb); Former Mayor Blueboy Nepomuceno (Atomic Bomb); Vice Gov. Yeng Guiao (Pla-Pla); Brgy. Capt. Tony Mamac (Watusi).
Angeles Monday Club -- Where Millionaires Marinate Their Liver in Alcohol.
Mark Allen Sison -- Tatak Binay Na, Tatak Nepo Pa (Pumapatak Naman).
Councilor Engr. Alex Patio will make the best vice mayor for San Fernando but Councilor Jimmy Lazatin is leading the contenders.
Vice Gov. Yeng Guiao and City Councilor Ato Agustin -- Dribblers of the Year
City Mayor Boking Morales -- Father (Lover) of the Year
Magalang Mayor Romy Pecson -- The Hotdog King is a cinch. The original Mr. Sinukuwan, Mayor Benny Espino, is moving ahead of his close rival in Arayat town.
Irish Calaguas -- Jukebox Operator of the Year (pag sinaksak ang barya, tiyak aawit ka).
Tess Laus & Miniang Pamintuan -- Remains in the List of Top Ten Most Powerful Women in Pampanga. Sister Marion Mangio is at the edge.
Ms. Edna Vitug -- Dream Girl of the Pampanga LGUs. Perennial winner for “Miss Congeniality”
Newsman Rizal Policarpio -- Perennial Bachelor. He can outdrink any fellow tax evader his age (72). He lives at Calle Tanduay in Barangay Ginebra.
Cris Navarro -- Media’s Top Grosser of the Year. Deng Pangilinan, 1st Runner Up
Mhed David – Voted Buradcaster of the Year by Abe Partido Kapampangan
Macky Pangan -- Highest Paid Pampango Poet
Master Cutter of the Year -- No Nominee for the Year 2012.
Wealthiest Guys of the Press -- Max Sangil, Lino Sanchez. Jr., Perry Pangan
Fred Roxas beats them all by replacing cars/vehicles every eight months. (I drive a 20-year-old derelict and arrive 20 minutes late than my colleagues).
Perry Pangan -- Bisa ya ang isip, ene bisa ing buwisit.
Archbishop Paciano B. Aniceto -- “Golden Boy” Awardee of the Holy See for his 50 years of exemplary and devoted service to the Faith.
Sto. Tomas Mayor Lito Naguit -- Ang Milyunaryong Yagit.
Regrets of the Year -- CSF Mayor Oca for leaving his posh five-star office at the Heroes Hall; and Mayor Teddy Tumang who leaves a first class community hospital to the next mayor of Mexico.
BM Fritzie David-Dizon -- Woman of the Year.
While many women fight tooth and nail to remain in elective office, and scores of others spend valuable time and money to get elected, Ms. Dizon chose not to reelect and prefers to focus on her family. Fritzie has her heart in the right place. She will make a good mayor of Porac if she decides so in the future.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 03, 2013.