Grab driver arrested in buy-bust operation for allegedly selling drugs

A Grab driver has been arrested after he was caught selling illegal drugs during a buy-bust operation. According to Quezon City Police District Director Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr., the driver’s name is Daniel Ordoñez, ABS-CBN News reported. Radio station RMN reported that Ordoñez was driving his Grab vehicle, a Mitsubishi Mirage, when he met up ...

VIRAL: Tourist finds floating trash in El Nido’s Secret Lagoon

VIRAL: Tourist finds floating trash in El Nido’s Secret Lagoon

El Nido in Palawan is known as one of the Philippines’ ultimate beach destinations, which is why netizens were shocked when one viral post showed it inundated with trash....

SURVEY: Filipinos remain optimistic despite decline in quality of life

SURVEY: Filipinos remain optimistic despite decline in quality of life

Ah, Filipinos, ever the optimists. A survey released by local research institution Social Weather Stations (SWS) yesterday revealed that more Filipinos are optimistic about their...

VIRAL: Netizen captures on video MRT security guard shooting vagrant

VIRAL: Netizen captures on video MRT security guard shooting vagrant

Two days ago, there were reports of an MRT-3 security guard shooting a vagrant in the foot after the latter reportedly refused to leave the train tracks. And now, a video of the...

Makati bar that allegedly peddles drugs raided again, its lawyers detained

Makati bar that allegedly peddles drugs raided again, its lawyers detained

Makati police once again raided high-end establishment Time Bar yesterday, where it discovered several packs of suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia. The police also allegedly...

Chinese airplane skids off Manila airport runway, causes flight cancelations

Chinese airplane skids off Manila airport runway, causes flight cancelations

A Chinese passenger plane skidded off Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) runway yesterday night, causing flight cancelations. Xiamen Air released a statement...

Spokesperson says Duterte to resign if Bongbong Marcos wins poll protest against VP Leni Robredo

Spokesperson says Duterte to resign if Bongbong Marcos wins poll protest against VP Leni Robredo

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seems to be open to the idea of stepping down from the presidency, but only if Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. wins his poll...

Enforcers file charges against couple who allegedly attacked them in traffic altercation

Enforcers file charges against couple who allegedly attacked them in traffic altercation

Authorities have filed charges against a couple who allegedly attacked them after they were flagged down for a traffic violation in Makati City on Monday. Makati City Police Chief...

Musician Yan Yuzon parodies Ben Tulfo with #TulfoTwang videos

Musician Yan Yuzon parodies Ben Tulfo with #TulfoTwang videos

Musician and acting coach Yan Yuzon gave netizens a crash course yesterday on what he described as the “Tulfo Twang”– or the unique accent that broadcaster Ben...

PH authorities hand over ‘crucial’ evidence in case of long-detained HK prisoner

PH authorities hand over ‘crucial’ evidence in case of long-detained HK prisoner

The defense team of a Hongkonger who has spent 18 years in a Philippine prison for a drug crime he denies committing has received potentially exculpatory evidence from the...


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