This year, Filipinos spent the most time on Pornhub — again

It’s that time of year again when adult video site Pornhub shares its fascinating insights on global porn behavior and guess what? The Philippines is on top! Again! Pornhub, which has over 92 million visitors per day, released its 2018 Year in Review yesterday which revealed that Filipinos spent the most time on the site this ...

Filipino netizens troll Miss Universe candidates wearing their national costume

Filipino netizens troll Miss Universe candidates wearing their national costume

This year’s Miss Universe pageant is shaping up to be one of the most amusing in years. Just yesterday, a netizen by the name of Chris Bag-ao shared a collection of funny...

Martial law in Mindanao extended until end of 2019

Martial law in Mindanao extended until end of 2019

Lawmakers from both the Philippine Senate and the House of Representatives have approved the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end...

Angkas to cease operations again

Angkas to cease operations again

Sorry, Angkas fans but it looks like you won’t be riding on those motorbikes anytime soon. The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a...

Vendors arrested for selling sea turtle stew believed to be aphrodisiac 

Vendors arrested for selling sea turtle stew believed to be aphrodisiac 

Sea turtles belong in the water, not the dining table. Yesterday, authorities arrested five vendors in Barangay Pasil, Cebu City after they were caught selling pawikan larang....

Maria Ressa chosen by Time magazine as one of 2018’s Persons of the Year

Maria Ressa chosen by Time magazine as one of 2018’s Persons of the Year

Journalist Maria Ressa, the founder of news website Rappler who’s currently facing a multitude of legal woes lodged against her by the Philippine government, has been chosen...

Heart Evangelista jokes about wearing couture to buy groceries, netizens react with their ‘own’ glam errand outfits 

Heart Evangelista jokes about wearing couture to buy groceries, netizens react with their ‘own’ glam errand outfits 

Heart Evangelista — actress, painter, politician’s wife, and real-life Crazy Rich Asian — went viral on social media yesterday when a Facebook page called Adulting...

Indian chess players allegedly attacked by ‘goons’ in Makati

Indian chess players allegedly attacked by ‘goons’ in Makati

So much for Filipino hospitality. Vidit Gujrathi, an Indian chess grandmaster said to be the 31st highest ranked player in the world, posted on his Facebook account on Sunday to...

Basketball referee cartwheels and splits during neighborhood match [VIDEO]

Basketball referee cartwheels and splits during neighborhood match [VIDEO]

Filipinos love basketball; makeshift courts can be found in most neighborhoods around the Philippines quite easily. And in the country, the game can get intense, even when...

Balangiga Bells finally return to the PH after 117 years

Balangiga Bells finally return to the PH after 117 years

After more than a century of being away, the Balangiga Bells have finally found their way home. The three bells arrived earlier today at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City...


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