Sign of bad luck: Manny Pangilinan’s pet arowana dies amid PLDT scandal

The woes of bilyonaryo Manny V. Pangilinan just keep on piling up, with his pet arowana dying ahead of Christmas Day.

“My arowana expired this morning. Sad. Probably absorbed all the angst of Pldt, on our behalf,” said Pangilinan, who chairs the country’s largest telco.

PLDT disclosed over the weekend the discovery of a P48-billion overrun in capital expenditures over the past four years, citing internal “weaknesses” that led to a colossal mistake.

Arowanas are the most expensive aquarium fish in the world. They’re prized for symbolizing wealth and good luck.

Looks like Pangilinan will need a lot of good luck to clean up PLDT’s mess. Time to buy a new arowana for the aquarium?

Bilyonaryo on CNN

Veteran journalist Ces Drilon, with CNN Philippines President Benjamin V. Ramos, and officials of Prage Management Corp. sign a blocktime contract agreement for the airing of “Usapang Bilyonaryo” - a profile feature show starting January 16. -- CNN Philippines