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Tingting Cojuangco: I’m not just a pretty face

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COJUANGCO: “I can’t live down years of modeling.” GENIE LAGMAN

There are times when being beautiful can be a disadvantage.

A former provincial governor, socialite Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco knows this too well—especially now as she makes a bid for the Senate in next year’s midterm elections under the banner of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

That she served as governor of Tarlac in the early 1990s appears to be just a footnote to her career as a popular model and being named by the venerable Harper’s Bazaar magazine as one of the 100 most beautiful women in the world in 1968.

“What can I do for people to take me seriously and not just a pretty face?” she asked Philippine Daily Inquirer editors and reporters at a dinner on Thursday.

There were many suggestions, such as sharing with people her thoughts and what she wants to do on certain issues, such as the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the reproductive health (RH) bill via Twitter. (Cojuangco said she had a Facebook account but she had yet to venture into tweeting.)

Fields of expertise

But the inevitable question came up: Why does she think people don’t take her seriously?

“It’s because I can’t live down years of modeling. I think it’s because pretty women are supposed to be dumb like Marilyn Monroe, and she wasn’t dumb,” Cojuangco said.

The irony is, even if people think Cojuangco is “just another pretty face,” her fields of expertise are those often associated with men: public safety and national security.

A reserve Army colonel, Cojuangco earned her master’s degree in national security administration (MNSA) from the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP). She served as president of the Philippine Public Safety College for eight years.

Indeed, in a world fond of stereotyping, these are hardly what people think are interesting about one who was once the muse of legendary fashion designer Christian Espiritu.

In fact, public safety is the advocacy Cojuangco wants to bring to the Senate, if she is elected. “Everything is just about public safety. We breathe it every day,” she said.

When asked about what specific bills she plans to introduce, Cojuangco appeared exasperated and cited the failure of leaders to enforce existing laws.

“Maybe I’ll stop making laws. Or even better, I will make a law that will ensure that all these laws are [enforced],” she said, laughing.

Turning serious, Cojuangco said she wanted to review existing laws and perhaps introduce amendments so that these could be enforced.

After having worked on the peace process with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), Cojuangco believed the Organic Act of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) was good enough to be retained instead of being abolished by a new Bangsamoro law.

But she is supportive of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and thinks it is necessary if it would bring peace to Mindanao. But she stressed that the MNLF and the MILF “should patch up.”

According to her, the “daang matuwid” (straight path) anticorruption policy of her nephew, President Aquino, while laudable, needs to have more drumbeating, as smuggling, among other irregularities, remains prevalent.

Last-minute decision

Her decision to go with the UNA was made at the last minute. She said she informed the President about it and stressed that there was no animosity between him and her and her husband, as many too often suggest.

Still, this is a part of Cojuangco—her involvement in issues—that not too many people are aware of.

Often, her presence as a beautiful, glamorous woman is what overwhelms people.

Cojuangco is aware that people who do not know her yet always have the same reaction when she first enters a room—they are either uncomfortable or in awe.

“But when we start talking, [it changes]. It becomes more warm,” she said.

Cojuangco shifts from English to Filipino and vice versa in normal conversations. And she’s hardly haughty, contrary to how socialites are perceived to be.

Cojuangco also said she had started to dress down by wearing white tops and jeans, and pearls instead of diamonds. Yet she remains looking glamorous.

If she dresses down more, she said, it would look “artificial and contrived.” Cojuangco does not want to be untrue to herself.

She can let her hair down. When she told the Inquirer staff that she was not comfortable giving heavy speeches on stage during campaigns, Cojuangco, stood up and imitated the booming voices and wild gestures of politicians.

Cojuangco married Jose “Peping” Cojuangco, the President’s uncle, when she was only 18. “During that time, the brides were young,” she recalled. The couple settled in Tarlac.

Modeling just a hobby

She did modeling as a hobby and disclosed that she was never paid for what people have thought was her first career.

Cojuangco recalled that she was in Manila with Peping when martial law was declared and people were being arrested, including her brother-in-law, Ninoy Aquino. The Cojuangco couple was not able to return to Tarlac.

That was the time, Cojuangco recalled, that she decided to go back to school. She was already a young mother by then, but managed to earn a college degree in three years.

She eventually took her master’s degree at the University of Santo Tomas and later took up her MNSA at NDCP. Cojuangco also earned doctorates in criminology and Philippine history.

“I had to prove to myself that I have to do it. I have to have something to fall back on,” Cojuangco said.

The socialite has become a teacher. To this day, she is invited by the NDCP to become a panelist for its students’ theses—a grueling task for anyone who takes it seriously.

Cojuangco reads the thesis proposals and sits down with students to explain to them how she wants them to revise or improve their work.

Approachable

One MNSA student, Benjy Ferreras of the National Police Commission (Napolcom), told the Inquirer that Cojuangco was very strict with his thesis.

“I had a hard time but I suppose she took pity on me later on because her questions became less tough toward the end,” Ferreras said.

Like many other students, Ferreras first thought Cojuangco was somebody not just anyone could talk to. But Cojuangco was approachable and, in fact, had her driver bring him back to Camp Aguinaldo after they worked on his thesis one day.

“And then recently, I saw her on television dancing Gangnam Style!” Ferreras said.

Cojuangco could only shake her head when she recalled that impromptu dance number and her body language indicated she was unlikely to do it again.

She is aware that it is an uphill climb for her to the Senate. She’s nowhere near the Magic 12 in recent surveys. But for someone who describes herself as a risk-taker, Cojuangco is not about to give up.

‘Walis tingting’

She has started to network and touch base with people all over. Cojuangco has also given away around 6,000 pieces of walis tingting (broomstick), a cleaning implement found in every Filipino home.

Cojuangco thinks the broomstick would be a good reminder to people that they use the “tingting” to clean up their homes—and, ultimately, the country.

“Maybe I should just start wearing pins that say orphanage, harelip, wheelchair, Ph.D., master’s degree,” Cojuangco said, jesting about how to make  people take her seriously.

Through this banter, one advice for Cojuangco stood out: “Just be yourself. Tell them, ‘Take me for what I am.’”


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Tags: 2013 midterm elections , Politics , Tingting Cojuangco , UNA


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    It’s not true that people don’t know her.  She was once called the “White Lady”, wife of Peping of Kamag-anak Inc. during the Cory administration.

  • boybakal

    Tingting Cojuangco: I’m not just a pretty face….That was then, this is now.
    You’re not pretty face anymore,but an old lady, senior citizen.
    As the name implies…Tingting is now a tingting not cojuagnco but walis.

  • blainz

    She is pretty?!?

    Even in this very soft interview, she doesn’t have a clear legislative agenda. What’s an ex-model billionaire’s wife in Tarlac doing suddenly injecting herself in MNLF/MILF issues?

    C’mon PDI, ask at least some hard questions on Hacienda Luisita and the Coco levy…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MVFD4BILVPVGXWC3EPKWNBXAYE wyl5326

    We should remember that Tingting was one socialite who brave Macoy’s berdugo at the frontline of protest marches after Ninoy’s assassination  Too bad, many people easily forgets how brave she was and even venture into Morolandia to campaign for Cory ! She is not just a pretty face but she is among the women whom we could describe as who has balls like Nin~es ! 

  • EdgarEdgar

    Tingting Cojuangco: I’m not just a pretty face. I love sucking your blood, too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRLWUTE6TYKA332DDUG5E2YGUQ Sandiego

    No more idiots in power please. We need mature, strong, and educated leaders. Not idiots. Singers, dancers, entertainers, boxers your their to make us laugh and entertain us. Only in PHL. I can dance therefore I can be a good leader.  Your an idiot lingding. Your not even pretty. Crypt keeper.

  • carlorocci

    Just another election campaign advertisement…..PDI lol……

    Maybe during your younger years you’re just a pretty f*&%$g face….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UR6AKMU2J2D4GOPDU4QMRZDB7Q felipe

    nasaan yung mga “bling-bling” ????

    • rhan duke

      remember Imelda’s diamonds? ting ting and kris aquino had a picture wearing those diamonds. grrrrrrr…. ang kakapal naman… corrupt daw si imelda, tapos pamilya din pala nila.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    CORRUPT !!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC573R5VTMJ6ISRH635DJ2XVLI San

    Pretty face? Really?

  • wawangpenoy

    WTF!!! The height of contradiction!!!

    if the picture is how she actually looks like, then the allegation, repeat allegation, of pretty face is corruption of the soul. the more reason she should not be voted. IMAGINE?  she will be making laws that would be so destructive to the nation and publishing it as populist.

    WHOOOOAAAAAA!!!!!

  • Rex_Ranhilio

    The title is inaccurate.
    The solution is to remove the word “just”.

    “When asked about what specific bills she plans to introduce, Cojuangco
    appeared exasperated and cited the failure of leaders to enforce
    existing laws.”  –  she is running for the senate but she wants to enforce existing laws. Despite all her PhDs, masters, etc. etc. she does not know the distinction between the legislative and executive branches of government.

    Not a pretty face indeed.
    Not a beautiful mind also.

  • boybakal

    Tingting Cojuangco: I’m not just a pretty face…Grabe naman si Tingting, nagbubuhat ng sariling bangko.
    Sabi nga nila, ako daw ay magandang lalaki, pero di ko pinagsasabi.

  • rhan duke

    ting ting cojuangco is a WITCH. Look at her face. 

  • rhan duke

    TING TING COJUANGCO AND KRIS AQUINO WERE CAUGHT WEARING THE IMELDA FAMOUS DIAMONDS. NAWAWALA DAAW YON EH… HA HA HA HA… MAY PICTURES, NAGKALAT SA INTERNET… YOU MAY CHECK THIS FACT…HA HA HA

  • rhan duke

    CHEAP PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN GIMMICKS NA NAMAN ITO… PATI DIN ITONG SI BAM AQUINO, TEN OUTSTANDING YOUTH OF THE PHILIPPINES BULLSHIT. ANO GINAWA NYA DAW? TSE? ANG GALING NAMAN NG “PR” FIRM NILA… FOR ELECTION PURPOSES LANG NILA ITO….  NAKO, MAY MGA COVERAGE AT INTERVIEW NA NAMAN SILA SA ABS CBN…. IBA NA TALAGA ANG STOCKHOLDER. 

  • calixto909

    Madam. I won’t vote for you because as you plainly stated it that you’re just another pretty face to languish in the rough and tumble world of politics in the senate once elected. You’ll just be included with Lapid, Revilla etc as butts of joke for acting like 15/30 employees, doing nothing but just spectators.when duel starts on an eventful undertaking.

    You didn’t fare as Gob of Tarlac as my recollection served me right and that credential of yours make me worry about your future work in the senate. Madam, just stick to being a plain housewife for by doing so you can contribute a thing or two to our country by way of teaching your kids and grandkids abut value formation and its propagation

  • buttones

    The lady was governor of Tarlac province? What is so extraordinary about that, is not Tarlac province actually owned by the Aquino/ Cojuangco clan anyway? All the clans have their own provinces….
    On her self diagnosis of her being ‘pretty’ whilst also having a brilliant mind [and I should add an illustrious family name as well which also helps] well, I shouldn’t really comment, but a lot of us have two of those qualities, and, as Mr Meatloaf said, ‘Two out of three ‘aint bad’….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYDG63W2MVGRU2YOI7HBD23EXQ Adrian

    Pretty face?  Asan?  Nyeta!

    • tukmoldinako

      tinging nya lang sa sarili yun, 1968 eh panahon pa ng hapon yun ah

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZPSWRL3XYIEHH5646TCY75DCNM Matthew

    “Dumb like Marilyn Monroe but she wasn’t dumb.”

    That is one of the dumbest statements I have read. Anyway, Tingting, after your family buys you your senate seat, make sure you sit next to Lapid so that his stupidity obscures your own.

  • miiron

    wow! baka thank you doktor yang “pretty face na yan!”.  U r as fake as ur face!  mahiya hiya nga kau dagdagan na naman ng komedya ang senado!  hayaan nyo na sina SOTTO,  REVILLA, LAPID, EJERCITO/ESTRADA!  
    NASAAn pala si BAbalu este ang Mr. nyo!?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    magkano ibinayad sa Inquirer para ilathala ang paid advertisement na ito…..BULOK  !!!!!!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XY4AW6ZJBAPIJ33L7KX6M3IOQI c

       eh ikaw, magkano ibinabayad mong subscription sa inquirer para may karapatang kang magreklamo sa mga articles published sa Inq? do you pay for the website? do you pay for the printed copies?

      • Joseph Alianza

        hindi nmn kailangan bayaran niya ang inquirer kc sa mga cojuanco yan at pati pulse asia sa pinsan nila..ibalik nlng niya yung kwintas ni imelda marcos n kinuha niya at yung hikaw n kay kriss..

  • Beware chinese eat humans.

    what a tag line to be noticed? “have pity on me because i am blamed for being beautiful so please vote for me.” phony. hanggang ngayon pa ba meron pang pa-cute. pathetic!

  • http://Yahoo.com/ Ragdeleafar

    ‘Face’ is just a cover it doesn’t show what is within like a Book…. ‘don’t judge the book by its cover’??? It’s a matter of face off…. “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”….about face!!!

  • Rosa Salabia

    Give me an industry or business where this woman created jobs and secured the employees welfare all the way to college, and I’ll give you a pretty face.

  • http://twitter.com/zipcode1116 Rodolfo L. Gorospe

    Tingting Cojuangco has the qualifications.  But she has to prove to the people that she is a serious contender.  

  • joboni96

    iboboto ko siya
    kahit maganda

    para may pro bangsa moro naman
    sa senado

    sa lahat ng mga partido
    wala man lang kumuha
    kahit 1 galing sa bangsa moro

    reserve at least 1 senate seat
    to be voted upon by bangsa moro

  • Malik62

    Who’s pretty? What face?

  • athenapallas

    Muka syang isda!  bisugo to be exact. muka rin syang toucan – yung ibon na oversize ang beak/ilong at suklib ang mata. pretty face my foot! this woman is not only delusional she’s also full of it. ang ting-ting ay pang-walis hindi pang senado. don’t get fooled by these opportunistic Cojuancos. ang lakas ng hangin ng isang ito talaga.

  • disqusted0fu

    This lady talks to much… Is she campaigning for a senatorial position or a beauty contest? or maybe she wants to become a showbiz senator, following the footsteps of our showbiz president. Enough with these conceited and pretentious “leaders”. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    “Why does she think people don’t take her seriously?

    She is perceived as an hacienderang matapobre. Why don’t you try to give back half of your wealth to the poor Filipino so they will take you seriously. That’s very simple, you don’t need to have a degree to know that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XWH5SD6XPM3XKND6PJQQ32ZRAU Mabuhay

    he he he…sinisermunan na cya ngayon nina Mikee at Cheena…..si Dodot naman ay nangingiti lang sa sulok habang nagkakape……at si jawo sure na mapapahampas ang palad sa noong malapad sabay sambit ng ” ano ba naman itong balae ko”…..I agree, nabayaran ang PDI dito….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    patok nga gawin nyang props ang walis tingting para sa kampanya..pero sakyan nya ito  na ang dating ay lumilipad…para astig ang dating…

  • tarikan

    Tingting, you don’t deserve Peping. Look at him, OMG! You can put up with that face? Haven’t seen you together in a photo. Is he shying away or you? Nothing personal here…but dammit what if it is?

  • sakinlang

    No one will take Tingting seriously because she can’t even be serious with herself!

  • http://www.facebook.com/victorjr.dultra Civrot Ludart

    mukha siyang kabayo or magkamukha sila ni Vice Ganda!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DE54FKJFPRZM7FC5TJBOTQBSVI Boyet Aquino Of Calamba Laguna

      Hindi hah, mas maganda si Vice sa kanya ah.

  • kismaytami

    Pretty face!!!??? QUE HORROR!!!

  • ApoNiLolo

    How will people take you seriously when you willingly “posed” for the media in the mountains of Mindanao garb in a “provocative” military uniform. Complete with an arabic headgear around your neck, cradling an M16 and looking like a secessionist?

    Puro ka porma! >: (

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E537S3U6BQRNYPYJNK7L2FPH4U Talahib

    ..Beauty was a thing of the past, Madam Cojuangco… LOL

  • kimo211

    ang  gaganda  naman  nang  lahi   ninyo  ,,,mayayaman  pa,,,,nang  umulan yata  nang  swerte  sa  pinas   ay  nasagap  na  nang  mga  cojuanco…..anong  chinese  lucky  charm   ang  mga suot  ninyo….?

  • http://www.facebook.com/chippy.koh Chippy Koh

    Naku.. I had a very bad experience sa Malditang yan.. Double standard sa pagtreat sa civilian employee at uniformed personnel.. Basta unipormado love na love nya at well treated, pero kung sibilyan naku, kahit ikapahiya mo pa, gagawin nya.. Gusto nya ata napapalibutan pa sya ng mga gwapong unipormado at mga cadete nya.. Tsk.. tsk..

  • Mel

    I’d suggest dropping the “pretty face” line, people are tired of lies.

  • mapicchu

    feeling pretty?  hehe…d na issue yon…d narin pinapansin sa edad mo
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

    conceited…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DE54FKJFPRZM7FC5TJBOTQBSVI Boyet Aquino Of Calamba Laguna

    ha??? someone said she is pretty? when?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DE54FKJFPRZM7FC5TJBOTQBSVI Boyet Aquino Of Calamba Laguna

    Nikko Dizon, ano ba naman yang article mong ito, kakawala naman ng respeto eh, envelop-mental ba ito?

  • boybakal

    Tingting:  I’m not just a PRETTY FACE….

    I agree.
    Look at the picture, Tingting is realy pretty and beautiful.
    May bulaklak pa at yellow ribbon si Tingting.
    Di na siya mukhang Walis at mas maganda pa si Tingting kesa kay Tambo.

    Kaya lang parang matanda na yon may hawak kay Tingting, di naman mukhang katulong baka mayordoma o Lola ng maybahay.

  • zeroko

    He he he. She is not only a pretty face, she is also an Oligarch. Dapat, lahat ng Oligarch, banned running for office. There are just few number of rich families, almost .05% in terms of population of the country who controls 90% of our wealth. Kawawa talaga si Juan de la Cruz. He never learns. Those handsome guys and pretty lasses in the Executive, Judiciary, and Legislative does not equate to good governance. Even Danilo Suarez, Mila Magsaysay, and the rest of the hordes of politicians does not deserve to be in the government. They are generally cheaters and has no moral ascendancy to govern,. especially the members of the Liberal Party. They are all political butterflies….. plastic! Pati si tandang Enrile. These people are natural predator and opportunist.

    Wala na, talo si Juan de la Cruz. Look at Trillianes, instead of remaining neutral, in relation to separation of the three branches of the government, he is acting like lap-dog to PNoy by engaging in Back-door diplomacy with China. Of course, 95% of the three branches of our government are Filipino-Chinese. He he he. Only in the PHilippines would another race dominating our everyday life including our government. Hindi pupuede yan sa mga Muslim Countries. This is the major reason why INdonesia and Malaysia has overtaken our country in terms of economic development.

    Hindi umubra ang pambobola ng mga Chinese sa mga Muslim. They have to tow the line and respect their laws. Otherwise, the Malaysians and Indonesian will again resort to “you know what.” Jihad!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    “According to her, the “daang matuwid” (straight path) anticorruption policy of her nephew, President Aquino, while laudable…..”

    oh look behind you Tingting, da man Peping! shouldn’t he be in jail long long time ago?

  • ArSiEs

    Bat pag nakakakita ako ng mga socialite na mga banat yung mukha, e feeling ko ay Halloween party or Madam Auring party ung nasasaksihan. Ladies…just grow old gracefully pls.

  • boybakal

    Tingting is in Denial.
    She thinks that she’s still young, like a fresh blooming flower but she’s not.
    No matter how many artificial coloring you put in your face, it’s still the odor that counts, amoy lupa.
    There’s no more pretty and beautiful in an old woman except her heart if she’s been kind.
    I respect her as we always respect our elders especially our Lolas.

  • pepengkabayo

    Sa tingin ko mas maganda pa yon Lola namin kesa kay Tingting.
    Walang kolorete sa mukha, daming kulubot, puti ang buhok.
    But what most important is…She acts according to her age, panay nga ang mano namin.
    Merry Xmas Lola.
     

  • latino_boom

    And then what happen?

  • AlexanderAmproz

    Not easy to be member of the most disgusting family,
    better for you to become an OWF and suffer the fate imposed by your criminal “friends”.
    It would be an enriching experiment, go incognito to Saudi, 
    a good place for you as you don’t have any risk to be rape.
    You have also a big privilege, no need to send remittances for your family survival,
    the salary will be enough to go to the wet market, hidden behind a burka, 
    nobody can observe your face and recognize you.

  • Isagani Gatmaitan

    premature campaigning disguised as a news feature…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1619887578 James P Mulroy

    Two reasons not to vote for her !!   Looks like she got hit by a truck, and she’s doing it for GMA.

  • UrHONOR

    I-ISA lang ang alam kong Tingting na maganda at nakakalinis:  WALIS.

  • Beguine

    First of all, a vote any vote for Tingting is a yes to Dynasty Politics.

    What will Tingting do in the Senate?

    Put on her makeup while serious discussions are taking place?
    And has she ever been a beauty? Just look at her now, enough said.

    • Francis81

       Pag senador na si tingting araw araw niyang susuotin ang mga alahas at sapatos ni Imelda na sinequester nila.

  • darsmith

    She looks like Morticia Adams….

  • antonioluna

    Defuta… pinuntahan ko pa yung link, tapos na Halloween ah!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HUBZQT7WKGEBIJNEV6VVWRCZ34 Mr

    “More than just a pretty face…”

    Toink! Reminiscing the good old pa-beauty queen days in the 1960s, rather than emphasizing on what she has done while serving as Tarlac governor in 1990s.

    Happy Halloween! Filipinos: Trick or Treat?!

  • Josemakabayan

    It’s always that way for the dynastic families to field a candidate at least each to the opposing parties because that way the family is sure to win and continue their dynasties!!!!! Only in the PHilippines !!!!!

  • Rolly257

    Kahit anong ganda, kapag napasama sa bulok na Partido, bulok din ang labas.

    • Rey

      I will never consider Tingting ‘Co Hwang Co’ as pretty. Ilusyonada! Ewww!

  • Janch

    ELECTION TIME!

    Nagsisilabasan na naman sa dyaryo ang mga kakandidato.  Utang na loob, huwag niyo nang iboto ito.

  • PikonNaKami

    Shame on you Inquirer for an obvious election related infomercial.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    I just wanna clarify this allegation that Mindanao big time druglord named Wilson Siao built a vacation house so beautiful for TingTing Cojuanco in Mindanao. This Wilson Siao allegedly have some high ranking Police and Military and Press in his payroll, the reason why he was never arrested or exposed in the press.   

  • Pepe Smith

    Wow, the famous sisster-in-law wants to be in power again! Can she explain being the controller of all smuggling in Mindanao during the time of Cory? I am from Cotabato and 101% of the people in the province knows her as the brain and “collector” from all the smugglers and distributors. Residing in Awang, the airport and also military base in Cotabato City and sorrounded by military escorts during the time of her sister-in-law gave her the power to control all the smuggling activities during that time. By the way, may I call her “Madam?

    • Marcial72

       Korek yan! karamihan ng mga tao ni Tingting at Peping na involved sa smuggling sa Mindanao ay mga miembro din ng MNLF.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/L3OTOGACZFETL54S4T3E2KUAYY Jessie

        How about her romoured relationship with Candao?
        Alam lahat ng Taga Cotabato yan.

  • Francis81

    Maganda ang pagka make-up kay Tingting parang natutulog lang…

  • basilionisisa

    says who that you are a pretty face?

  • basilionisisa

    seriously, aber nga kung tunay yang mga PhD at Masters mo on National Security isang tanong:

    What do you think about the alleged ‘extra judicial killings’? Are they real, and if real, how can we solve them?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z32DU636QP4GZWZBW7C7ZURNW4 aga

    Medyo lumlakas ang hangin . Kunting pakumbaba.

  • boybakal

    Di ba noong bata tayo, may matandang burukang nakasakay sa Tingting Walis at lumilipad.
    Ganito pala ang hitsura pag di nakasakay sa walis.

  • Topioquin

    pwede sya model ng salompas

  • ryan andres

    Tingting Cojuangco: “I’m not just a pretty face”
    Peping Cojuangco: “I’m not a pretty face”

    Haha

  • ben311

    sino mahilig sa Amoy Lupa ?

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Ang walis tingting ay pinanglilinis muna sa sarili bakuran bago mo ipahiram sa kapitbahay!

  • salomeahmad

    Looks like Carding(Rey-Card duet). Re peace talks, she is in a conflict of interest & biased as she’s been z z z z z z w/ the enemy. Stop & no to dynasty.



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