Yep, at this exact date last year I posted about a short but hearty post about Mandaluyong Day. I mean, why not? I live here. But this year I'll do a different take. I'll post something short but sweet. Ready?
Well, here's our beloved Benhur Abalos, a husband and father to six, happily hugging someone identified as Ms. Mandaluyong 2008 Erica Bagang, aka Jean de Castro of Starstruck Batch 4.
(Related: Today is Mandaluyong Day!)
Apparently the parties are a-OK with it since this pic gets dug (see: ancient) and goes viral every Mandaluyong Day. See, the time stamp there says 2009. But if this girl is Ms. Mandaluyong from 2008, and this pic was taken July 2009, does that mean they had something special for a year and possibly more? No, that's impossible. Our good mayor won't be able to do that. Never. Plus look at that gorgeous angelic face. She must be innocent. And that hug, I can explain it. It's a platonic hug. It must be. Otherwise, this is one really lucky hell of a mayor (tap tap tap).
Pictures are always open to interpretation. Always. Then again, they may just be simply hugging each other for the lulz. Happy Mandaluyong Day!
'Till my next installment.
Today is Mandaluyong Day! Again.
TJ Panganiban is currently the only TJS Daily team member—since 2008. A tech bro, he's currently slaving away his life at a top local telco during the day and does whatever by night.