Bon appetit? Viral Quezon City ostrich that died of stress cooked into adobo

It is what it is. One of the two ostriches that went viral after running around a Quezon City gated community last week has not only died of stress but was also cooked into adobo, the lawyer of the bird’s owner confirmed yesterday. Attorney Charlie Pascual told Manila Bulletin that Jonathan Cruz, the bird’s owner, ...

This Hurts: Filipino consul hits Thai newspaper for calling PH ‘land of COVID-19’

This Hurts: Filipino consul hits Thai newspaper for calling PH ‘land of COVID-19’

A Filipino embassy official in Bangkok called out a local conservative newspaper for saying that the Philippines is the “land” of the coronavirus. In an open letter...

Really? Duterte volunteers to take part in Russia’s COVID-19 vax trials

Really? Duterte volunteers to take part in Russia’s COVID-19 vax trials

President Rodrigo Duterte — if he isn’t joking this time around — said last night in a publicly broadcast speech that he would gladly participate in Russia’s...

2020 Gets Weirder: Ostrich runs loose in Quezon City

2020 Gets Weirder: Ostrich runs loose in Quezon City

Wait, is that what we think it is? An ostrich ran loose in a Quezon City gated community today, bringing unusual comic relief to Filipinos stressed by the pandemic. The flightless...

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno orders arrest of roadside boozers, wants office gossip banned

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno orders arrest of roadside boozers, wants office gossip banned

Mayor Isko Moreno today ordered the Manila Police District to arrest stubborn (“pasaway“) constituents who will be caught drinking roadside, as the capital city heads...

Cult leader and convicted wife-murderer Ruben Ecleo Jr. finally arrested in Pampanga

Cult leader and convicted wife-murderer Ruben Ecleo Jr. finally arrested in Pampanga

Ruben Ecleo Jr., former Dinagat Islands congressman and “supreme master” of religious group Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, is now under police custody...

Fury, facepalms, Jesus? Pinoys ride rollercoaster of emotions in Duterte’s SONA 2020

Fury, facepalms, Jesus? Pinoys ride rollercoaster of emotions in Duterte’s SONA 2020

Throughout an hour and 41 minutes on the dot of President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2020 State of the Nation diatribe—er, Address (SONA), Filipinos rode a rollercoaster of...

Health Dep’t rejects use of gasoline to disinfect masks after Duterte wrongly suggests it

Health Dep’t rejects use of gasoline to disinfect masks after Duterte wrongly suggests it

Ah, comedy. Where would we—and the president—be without you? President Rodrigo Duterte was probably joking when he said facemasks should be disinfected by drenching them in...

No need for autopsy to determine reason for convicts’ deaths, says BuCor chief Bantag

No need for autopsy to determine reason for convicts’ deaths, says BuCor chief Bantag

Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gerald Bantag said today in an interview that there was no need to autopsy inmates who have died of COVID-19 as critics raise doubts over the...

Back It Up: Lawyer urges Malacañang to prove that Duterte is ‘88% healthy’

Back It Up: Lawyer urges Malacañang to prove that Duterte is ‘88% healthy’

Prove it. After Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque declared that President Rodrigo Duterte is healthy, a lawyer urged the government’s official spinmaster to show proof to...


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