More than a week ago, August 21, was the 30th death anniversary of former Sen. Ninoy Aquino, husband of former President Cory Aquino and father of current President Noynoy Aquino. He was murdered when he got off the plane upon his arrival in Manila from the US. The Marcos government version then was that a hired killer, Rolando Galman, slipped out of nowhere past a thick phalanx of airport policemen and soldiers armed to the teeth, and shot Ninoy. That story is a hoax, of course.
Anyway, Filipino humor made fun of that Marcos government story. Among such humor is converting portions of the old San Miguel Beer (SMB) pale pilsen bottle's labels into a political comedy story. Here is one, invented by some friends way back in the mid-80s:
Pag Ang Labanan Eh Patayan, Ingat Lang Sapagkat Etong Nangyari
Sa Airport Namin, Me Isang Galman, Umeksena Eh Loko
Patay Aquino, Landing Eroplano, Pero Imelda Lusot Sana Eh Nabuko.
The original story of those old SMB bottle labels is that of a group who have a drinking spree. Really
heart-melting, dramatic story :-)
Pag Ang Labanan E
Pabilisan, Ingat Lang Sapagkat Etong Nangyari.
Sa Aming Nayon
May Isang Grupo Uminom E Lasing
Erbe (beer) at X Ekis (gin) Pinaghalo Eh Rindi Talagang Lasingan Yan
Bawat Round E War freak Eh Di
Pati Ako Lasing Eh
P____ Ina, Lasing Sila, Enjoy Na
AND BOTTLED BY
Ang Nangyari Dito
Bawat Order Tiyak Trouble, Lasing Eh, Dumampot
SAN MIGUEL BREWERY
Sampu Ang Naupakan
May Isang Gago, Umeksena Eh Loko
Binanatan, Rumesbak Eh Walang Enabutan, Riot Yan
Pati Hostess Inupakan, Lahat Inupakan, Pati Pulis Inupakan
Nahuli Eh Stockade
NET CONTENTS 320 ML
Ngayon Etong Tangang
COnstabulary Nakatulog Tangengot Eh Nakatakas, Tumuloy Sauna
320 Masahe Lang.
See also:Weekend Fun 43: Tales from Narra Dorm, UP Diliman, June 22, 2013
Weekend Fun 44: Cow Economics, June 22, 2013
Weekend Fun 45: Life is Like a Bikini, It is Brief, June 30, 2013
Weekend Fun 46: Pork Barrel's New Names, August 25, 2013