September 04, 2008


Pichay is now ‘official water boy of the republic’

By Michael Lim Ubac
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 23:29:00 09/03/2008

MANILA, Philippines—He just couldn’t say no to the President.

After initially saying that he was not interested, ex-congressman Prospero Pichay has accepted the post of acting chair of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).

Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita on Wednesday announced that Pichay had been appointed to the LWUA board and that there was a desire letter from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for the board to elect Pichay as the acting chair. (Click here for the rest. Photo from

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WELL, I did see the "water boy", the former Surigao del Sur congressman, having lunch yesterday at Cibo Shangri-La Mall with his pechay, este, significant other Carla Lopez, and he still didn't look too happy, despite his striking yellow shirt. It must have been really tough gnawing through that panini with that new job practically shoved down his throat by the presidentita. Tsk, tsk.

Btw, do you know the Malacañang Press Corps' nickname for the presidentita? They call her Lili. Give you three guesses why. Tic toc, tic toc...

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