Public market severely damaged by fire because firefighters were sleeping and arrived late

Shouldn’t firefighters always be on their toes? A public market in Manapla, Negros Occidental was severely damaged by a fire at 2am today and residents are blaming firefighters for not responding quickly enough. They apparently only arrived at the scene more than an hour after the fire started, market vendors told radio station Bombo Radyo. This, ...

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These sweet V-Day cards also throw shade at PH politicians

These sweet V-Day cards also throw shade at PH politicians

Valentine’s Day cards don’t usually come as witty — or as political — as these ones. Facebook user Angelo Arnaldo shared a post today which shows an array...

2 men shot by opponent in basketball game 

2 men shot by opponent in basketball game 

Another intense game of basketball in the Philippines ended in violence when two men were allegedly shot by one of their opponents on Saturday. The incident happened in Barangay...

Duterte wants to rename the Philippines ‘Republic of Maharlika’

Duterte wants to rename the Philippines ‘Republic of Maharlika’

How does the “Republic of Maharlika” sound? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said in a speech in Maguindanao yesterday that the country should be named “The...

Man poses as priest to collect money in exchange for blessings 

Man poses as priest to collect money in exchange for blessings 

Filipinos are apparently so religious that pretending to be a priest is actually a profitable gig for con artists. That is if they don’t get caught like this guy in Tondo,...

Malaysian foreign ministry condemns controversial Filipino lawyer for burning Malaysian flag

Malaysian foreign ministry condemns controversial Filipino lawyer for burning Malaysian flag

When will this guy stop with his crazy stunts? The Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (also called Wisma Putra) released a statement yesterday condemning Filipino lawyer Elly...

The Philippine poster for ‘Green Book’ is a magnificent piece of clip art work

The Philippine poster for ‘Green Book’ is a magnificent piece of clip art work

The Oscar-nominated film Green Book is controversial for many reasons, chief among them is its problematic treatment of race in the United States, but it’s causing a much...

Former PH police chief seeks bishop’s forgiveness for drug war deaths

Former PH police chief seeks bishop’s forgiveness for drug war deaths

Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato (Rock)” dela Rosa is known for heading President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody drug war. Back when he was...

No, that viral ‘feces’ in the Senate headline wasn’t actually published

No, that viral ‘feces’ in the Senate headline wasn’t actually published

It would have made for a hilarious Freudian slip but that viral “feces” in the Senate headline going around is nothing but a cleverly executed meme. The Philippine...

Graphic designer arrested for making fake IDs in Greenhills mall

Graphic designer arrested for making fake IDs in Greenhills mall

McLovin would not be pleased. A graphic artist with a printing business in Greenhills mall, San Juan City has been arrested after he was found to have been producing fake IDs for...


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