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Aug 09th
Home Sections Humor & Satire G. Letterman’s Ten-Top Reasons Why Mrs. Arroyo Dined at New York’s Le Cirque and not in a Filipino Restaurant
G. Letterman’s Ten-Top Reasons Why Mrs. Arroyo Dined at New York’s Le Cirque and not in a Filipino Restaurant PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Goliath Letterman   
Sunday, 09 August 2009 14:02

P resident Gloria Arroyo has merited at last the attention of the American mainstream media. Mrs. Arroyo’s misadventure in a classy New York restaurant caught the eye of columnist Richard Johnson of the New York Post but the write-up was actually embarrassing to Mrs. Arroyo and her government.


Here is what Mr. Johnson wrote on Aug. 7, 2009: “THE economic downturn hasn't persuaded everyone to pinch pennies. Philippines President Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was at Le Cirque the other night with a large entourage enjoying the good life, even though the former comptroller of her country's armed services, Carlos Garcia, was found guilty earlier this year of perjury and two of his sons were arrested in the US on bulk cash-smuggling charges. Macapagal-Arroyo ordered several bottles of very-expensive wine, pushing the dinner tab up to $20,000.”


To read the actual “Page Six” column of Mr. Johnson, please click on this link: 


H ere are the top ten reasons why President Arroyo and her huge entourage preferred Le Cirque, instead of taking dinner at one of New York’s many Filipino-American restaurants:



  Filipino restaurants do not serve the “Peking Lame Duck” dish but Le Cirque does.


9.         Le Cirque has a presidential high chair for the diminutive Mrs. Arroyo to use and which chair is not available in the Fil-Am restaurants.


8.         Fil-Am restaurants accept greenbacks only up to the $100 denomination and not the thousand-dollar bills that the Arroyo entourage carried.


* Editor’s Note: On the other hand, President Arroyo did not like to use her credit card with a zillion-dollar credit limit in paying the bill at Fil-Am restaurants, as the owners may get to know as to WHO are in her wallet.


7.         Le Cirque was the perfect restaurant to treat Mrs. Arroyo’s Le Clique of an entourage to dinner. Besides they would not want to know or “guess who’s coming to dinner” with them at a Filipino restaurant.


6.         President Arroyo wanted to taste the “Last Supper” that celebrity Martha Stewart supposedly had at Le Cirque before she went to a federal prison on tax-evasion charges. Why? Mrs. Arroyo may be also tried in a U.S. federal court after her term of office ends for stealing American military aid.


5.         President Arroyo wanted to show Barack H. Obama that she could afford the most-expensive food and wine in the most-expensive city in the United States as her way of getting back at the White House for not tendering in her honor a State Dinner during her In-N-Out meeting on July 30, 2009, at the Oval Office.


4.         Gloria Arroyo wanted to spend the $20,000 that remained out of her $500-million investment that she and her First Family plunked in the AIG – as her version of stimulus to the U.S. economy, so that an American economic recovery might yet salvage her other investment funds deposited in American banks and financial institutions.


3.         Fil-Am restaurants do not serve caviar and champagne, as they serve only bagoong (fish paste) and kalamansi (lemonade) drinks.


2.         Mrs. Arroyo wanted to emulate President Obama’s “Change” slogan during his presidential campaign by spending the loose change in her wallet. And, finally . . .


1.         Mrs. Arroyo and the members of her 150-strong entourage feared that due to their unpopularity, the Filipino cooks at New York’s Filipino-American restaurants might spit at the food they ordered. # # #



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Last Updated on Sunday, 09 August 2009 14:31
Comments (1)
1 Tuesday, 11 August 2009 09:04
Thank you for your articles. I enjoy with great expectation the knowledge that it is unburdened literary criticism and to me, the dreadful anticipations of declining years of PGMA in power. The examples of PGMA's attitude you wrote about in the articles help us all to vote wisely now. We should seek freedom to allow the spiritual realities to shine through. God Bless!

Ramon Gonzales

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Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:56:08 -0400
Subject: RE: If Life's Boring, Pls Go to MabuhayRadio But You May Die Laughing
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G. Letterman’s Ten-Top Reasons Why Mrs. Arroyo Dined at New York’s Le Cirque and not in a Filipino Restaurant

G. Letterman’s Top-Ten Reasons Why God Made Gloria Arroyo a Midget

G. Letterman’s Ten-Top Reasons Why President Obama Will Meet with Gloria Arroyo

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Mrs. Clean (Joseph Lariosa's write up on Cory Aquino)

“Tita Cory,” the Filipino People’s “Uncanonized” Saint: A Dissenting Opinion (Jesse Jose's commentary on Cory Aquino's funeral and life)

Will the NaFFAA Survive to Be the 'Voice' For Filipinos in America? (Romy P. Marquez's special report on the National Federation of Filipino-American Associations)

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