GMA medical checkup OK
By JONATHAN M. HICAP, CHARISSA M. LUCI
Manila Bulletin, July 2, 2009, 6:03pm
President Arroyo underwent removal and replacement of breast silicone implants at a hospital in Muntinlupa City, a source told the Manila Bulletin.
Meanwhile, a Palace official announced that President Arroyo has ended her two-day self imposed quarantine “with a clean bill of health,” and is expected to resume public engagements “in a few days.”
The informant, who requested anonymity since the source was not authorized to speak about the matter, said the President was scheduled to undergo augmentation mammoplasty at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Alabang, Muntinlupa. (Click here for the rest.)
OK, this is so uncharacteristic of MB to publish something unflattering of the presidentita. So this could be a hoax, someone may have hacked into the paper's news site, or the online editor is just fooling around. The paper doesn't usually upload its news 'til after midnight.
Go save the page on PDF or go buy the paper right now, in case it's for real. Takot ako ke Lolo Emilio!
(UPDATE 12:10 pm) Yes folks, apparently the story is for real. According to Phil. Star columnist Jarius Bondoc, the boob job was done in the 80s but the twins have been leaking lately, thus the need for the replacements. Click Gotcha for the full account.
Meantime, kudos to the new leadership at Bulletin for their courage (and humor!) in publishing the story. Although apparently, someone from the Palace must've blasted them already. Accdg. to Georgia whose friend manages/hosts the web site of the paper, a call from the Bulletin was received with instructions to replace the original story w/ the new lede. The page now looks like this: