Senator wants to change Philippine national anthem’s ‘defeatist’ lyrics

With all the problems that the Philippines is facing, our lawmakers still found the time to discuss an important topic — changing the lyrics to the national anthem, Lupang Hinirang.  The mastermind? Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III who suggested yesterday to change a phrase in the national anthem’s lyrics. During the Senate debates on the ...

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Woman stabbed by ex for refusing to get back together 

Woman stabbed by ex for refusing to get back together 

Crazy ex-girlfriend? More like Crazy ex-boyfriend. A woman is currently recuperating from wounds from an attack by her former live-in partner, who stabbed her multiple times...

Worker accidentally discovers six kilos of methamphetamine buried underground

Worker accidentally discovers six kilos of methamphetamine buried underground

This is a scene out of Breaking Bad. A worker accidentally discovered six kilos of suspected shabu (methamphetamine) yesterday in Quezon City when he was digging for drainage. The...

Actor-model receives honorary Ph.D., Commission on Higher Education says it’s not legit

Actor-model receives honorary Ph.D., Commission on Higher Education says it’s not legit

Earning a doctorate degree is always considered a huge achievement, but what if it turns out to be fake? Over the weekend, actor-model Daniel Matsunaga shared on Instagram how a...

Deathcare service provider gives away casket-shaped USB flash drives 

Deathcare service provider gives away casket-shaped USB flash drives 

Any business owner would tell you that branding is important but this deathcare service provider took it up a notch by giving away USB flash drives shaped like caskets. We are...

Masseuse hits customer for allegedly refusing ‘extra service’

Masseuse hits customer for allegedly refusing ‘extra service’

A man’s night of relaxation was cut short yesterday, all because he allegedly refused, er, “extra service” from a male masseuse. What is extra service, you ask?...

Duterte’s odd ‘showbiz-style’ interview draws cheers, jeers, confusion

Duterte’s odd ‘showbiz-style’ interview draws cheers, jeers, confusion

Huh? What was that all about? President Rodrigo Duterte’s “showbiz-type” talk show yesterday with his Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo was certainly one of...

Steph Curry did not say Filipinos were ‘stupid’ for voting ‘killing president’

Steph Curry did not say Filipinos were ‘stupid’ for voting ‘killing president’

Apparently, even NBA star Stephen Curry is not immune from being a victim of the Philippines’ fake news machine. You see, one website called Team Pacman Official (named...

Man refuses shot, neck pierced with gin bottle 

Man refuses shot, neck pierced with gin bottle 

It’s a common scene all over the Philippines: people gathered on the side street, sharing a bottle of alcohol and getting wasted. What’s not so ordinary, though,...

Drug suspect escapes jail after faking tummy ache 

Drug suspect escapes jail after faking tummy ache 

Who knew that every lazy elementary school student’s favorite “I have a tummy ache” excuse could get someone out of jail too? In what might be one of the...


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