It was nearing midnight Monday last week when we downed the last two shots in one gulp from two Tanduay juniors that accompanied us and our laptop as we labored to write stories for the next issue of your favorite weekly.
We were browsing over a recent issue of the Mindanao Daily Insider, where I used to belong, and found this story about Ed Malay and his Issues and Advocacy Center and its pre-poll survey that showed Speaker Nograles leading Inday Sara Duterte in the race to capture City Hall in May.
And to give credence to the Malay survey, the editor of the daily published the mobile phone number of Mr. Malay (09209602293) and his email address in the news report, so that if somebody would question the credibility of the survey all he has to do is dial or send a text message to Mr. Malay’s cellphone or scribble an email to his address.
The neighborhood store having closed and we could no longer buy another Tanduay junior to pass the night we thought we could communicate with Mr. Malay for entertainment.
The exchange of text messages follows, with the black ours and his response in red and our comments in italics:
Hoy malay kaawaawa kna dto sa Davao dhil sa nogi survey mo. Nabasa mo ba ang durian post weekly? Navisit mo ba ang durianburgdavao? Libelous. Luoy ka ug nogi.
Friend ni speaker. Kita ko yon durian post sa Davao. Basa ko din to blog ni balanza. Grabe. Kawawa ka at yong ano yon center mo?
Di ako interesado diyan sa durian post mo at di ko yan ka-level. Kayo ang nakakaawa hindi ako.
Ang storya diri bay f nogi loses dats becuz of u. lyk bayani not getting lakas prexy becuz of malay. Ulaw kayo.
Talagang mahina ang utak mo. Hindi nakuha ni Bayani ang Lakas nomination kasi binitawan ko. Dec. 8 pa wala na ako kay bayani.
Bayaan mo na yan. Yung center ay nakahanay na sa sws at pulse. Mga presidentiables at senatoriables lang naman ang mga subscribers ko pati mga foreign governments. E yang durian post sino bumabasa nyan.
Friend lang ako ni spker sir. Bida ka kasi dito tapos bigla bagsak c spker dahil fake daw surby mo. Kawawa lng kasi spkr kaya txt ako syo. Kita ko fon mo sa insider.
Kalat ksi buo dabaw. Tpos dala panang radio lahat ng news ng durian. Mskt pra sa amin. Gawa ka ng paraan sir.
Alam mo Elmer, and nagsasabing fake ang survey ko ay grupo lang ni Duterte. At wala akong pakialam anong sasabihin nya. Tanggap ng national ang survey *some text missing* @@@@ko kaya di importante sa akin ang anumang sinasabi dyan sa Davao.
(Elmer? Blocktimer broadcaster Elmer Kintanar?Mr. Malay mistook me for Elmer. No wonder. Elmer was Mr. Malay’s media bagman when he was handling poor Fernando)
Makita mo sir lahat doon sa blog ining lintik na balanza.
Di ko kailangan basahin yan at siguradong bata ni Duterte yan. Malaki problema nila kasi may sakit daw si mayor.
Oo nga sir. Pro nging kenkoy ka na dto. Dapat file kna libel dhil sira ni blanza ang center mo.
Kay Ver Bermudez mo sabihin.
(Ver Bermudez is the editor of the Mindanao Insider Daily, where I was once the executive editor, who is now said to be the head of the media bureau of the Speaker’s Team Nograles)
Nahihirapan ksi sir c Bermudez sa propa ni balanza. Dapat pasok ka dito pra matulungan c speaker.
Hayaan mo na lang. Ala naman yan. Pagkatapos ng eleksyon ganun pa din ang buhay nyan. Kanya kanyang style lang yan. Yan ang style nya e di bayaan mo. Tra*some text missing*
@@@@baho nila ver yan. Yan namang c balanza hanggang dyan na lang yan.
Lagi sir. Pro di gyod kaya ni ver. Dapat iba style. Gago ni ba c balanza. Paabot na namo ni spker. Istorya daw spkr sir bhin ver. Reqest lang.
Kayo ano ang ginagawa nyo. Tulungan nyo si ver.
Sori sir. Sa storbo. Consirned lang ako syo at kay speakr.
Cge sir pro dapt libel to. Sobra na gyod.
Looy sad ko saimo diri. Nahimo ka smungaling.
Slamat sir. Pro grupo sir gusto gusto tlaga banatan nimo durianpost at balanza uban iya websit. Grabe gyod. Gudnyt sir. Cu
In the Letter to the Editor Section of this issue is Mr. Malay’s letter to us. He has given us the license to write anything about him and his outfit and he is saying he would not care if we do that. Out of respect we vow to stop on one condition: Ver Bermudez and the Mindanao Insider Daily should stop selling this crap about Malay’s Center’s pre-poll survey showing Nogie winning over Inday Sara. If Bermudez does that again, he would be telling the Dabawenyos that Mr. Willy Torres, the respected president of the University of Mindanao and chief executive officer of UMBN Radio Ukay, who is a friend of Speaker Nograles, is a big liar because pre-poll surveys conducted by his respected institutions had Inday Sara leading with a big margin. WT is himself an institution treasured by Dabawenyos for his role in the academic and broadcast industry. Dabawenyos value their treasures and Malay and Bermudez better stop their foolishness about making liars out of WT and his valued institutions.