Philippine lawmaker appeals for ICC probe into drug war

A Philippine lawmaker on Tuesday appealed to the International Criminal Court to urgently probe thousands of killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, warning a new martial law in the south could spread. “There is an urgency to conduct a preliminary examination on the allegations,” said senator Antonio Trillanes, adding he wanted to “prevent

Animals

Mitzah to the rescue! Dog saves family from burning house

This dog’s barked saved a family’s life. A dog named Mitzah is now being hailed a hero after waking up his owners when a fire started at their home at the Philex...

Mitzah to the rescue! Dog saves family from burning house

Meet Peppa, the baby pig with unusual athletic skills

Peppa is nothing like an ordinary pig. Dog trainer Ronaldo Nedia has taught her things that pigs don’t usually do, like how to finish an obstacle course with challenges such as...

Meet Peppa, the baby pig with unusual athletic skills

Palawan student rescues pangolin from stray dogs

You don’t need to save an entire city to be called a hero — sometimes, rescuing a helpless pangolin is enough. A college student from Barangay Luzviminda, Puerto Princesa...

Palawan student rescues pangolin from stray dogs

Fur-ever: This amazing dog wedding will make you believe in love

…And they call it, puppy love. On March 4, Lally and Kian walked down the aisle as they promised to stay together fur-ever and ever. The adorable Shih Tzus said their “bows”...

Fur-ever: This amazing dog wedding will make you believe in love

Health department workers accused of smuggling 5000 turtle eggs from Tawi-Tawi

How do you like your eggs? Not stolen, definitely. Local environment officials have filed complaints against medical workers from the Department of Health who were accused of...

Health department workers accused of smuggling 5000 turtle eggs from Tawi-Tawi

Bees attack central business district, and netizens promptly panic

Bee-pocalypse? We certainly hope not. Thousands (millions?) of bees unexpectedly invaded the Ortigas area leaving locals feeling like they’re in a sci-fi film or in the popular...

Bees attack central business district, and netizens promptly panic

What’s next? Sunfish washed ashore in a beach in Zamboanga

From oarfish to hairy globsters, deeply strange and deeply interesting sea creatures have been washing up on Philippine beaches in recent months. TBH, it’s starting to get...

What’s next? Sunfish washed ashore in a beach in Zamboanga

What’s this? Huge, hairy sea creature washes up on a beach in the Philippines

The carcass of an unusual globster that bears a striking resemblance to an oversized shih tzu has washed up on a beach in Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands on Wed afternoon. The...

What’s this? Huge, hairy sea creature washes up on a beach in the Philippines

Another oarfish washed ashore in Cagayan de Oro

An oarfish was washed ashore in Barangay Gusa, Cagayan de Oro Saturday afternoon. According Jude Cyril Roque Viernes, who posted the photos on Facebook, the fish, about 15 feet...

Another oarfish washed ashore in Cagayan de Oro

Coconuts Manila Animals

We all just can’t get enough of cute cat videos and their other furry friends, so here’s our humble contribution to making the webz a better place. Coconuts Manila regularly reports on animals, whether about an eagle celebrating her 25th birthday or a seven-foot python falling from the ceiling. Animal-related stories are surprisingly popular, especially when posted with irresistably cute photos. We’ve reported about horses, roosters, farm animals, tamaraws and even exotic pets. Manila is overflowing with stray dogs, and most of the time, we post their stories to ask for help. There are also controversial cases where animals make it to the headlines after receiving bad treatment from their owners. Luckily, animal rights groups always make sure to speak up. Always check this space for pet-friendly malls, animal gatherings, and adorable videos.