‘I will sink and swim with him’: Dela Rosa has no plans to support senators’ VFA petition out of loyalty to Duterte

Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is no longer President Rodrigo Duterte’s police chief, but even now it seems like the boss man still has him on a pretty tight leash. Dela Rosa said yesterday that he is not supporting his colleagues’ plan to petition the Supreme Court to rule on the legality of the government’s ...

What’s That? Duterte sporting white wristband (not bandage) for ‘peace,’ says spokesman

What’s That? Duterte sporting white wristband (not bandage) for ‘peace,’ says spokesman

President Rodrigo Duterte’s health has long been a subject of much speculation, so it came as no surprise this week when people started wondering whether the president was...

Listen up, Filipinos: Duterte wants to be your travel buddy

Listen up, Filipinos: Duterte wants to be your travel buddy

Does your bucket list include traipsing all over Palawan’s beaches with President Rodrigo Duterte? Well, if it does, that’s legitimately weird, but here’s your...

Hey, Sailor! Coast Guard member sacked for using government-issued vehicle to pick up hookers

Hey, Sailor! Coast Guard member sacked for using government-issued vehicle to pick up hookers

Never mix business with pleasure — particularly when your business is being a maritime law enforcement officer. A member of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) was sacked today...

1 dead, 6 injured after being hit by SUV in freak accident in Manila

1 dead, 6 injured after being hit by SUV in freak accident in Manila

A female shopper died and six others were injured after a Mitsubishi Montero sports utility vehicle (SUV) slammed into them while rapidly going in reverse in Quiapo, Manila...

Duterte on the lookout for that ‘f**king coronavirus,’ vows to ‘slap the idiot’

Duterte on the lookout for that ‘f**king coronavirus,’ vows to ‘slap the idiot’

There’s no question our tough-guy president has a habit of threatening abuse towards inanimate objects to show them who’s boss. First, he threatened to piss down the...

16 police recruits fail to graduate over drinking spree, training chief sacked

16 police recruits fail to graduate over drinking spree, training chief sacked

Ever do something stupid involving liquor that you wished people would just forget? Well, 16 police academy trainees who missed their graduation yesterday are probably feeling...

Till Chickenjoy Do They Part: Couple shocks family and friends by getting married in Jollibee

Till Chickenjoy Do They Part: Couple shocks family and friends by getting married in Jollibee

It’s common for Filipino children celebrate their birthdays at Jollibee, undoubtedly the Philippines’ most iconic fast-food chain. But one couple recently showed that...

Woman dies after receiving skin whitening injection at Manila spa

Woman dies after receiving skin whitening injection at Manila spa

A 33-year-old restaurant manager has died after allegedly receiving glutathione injections in a Sampaloc, Manila spa. On Monday, Shyril Gee Distor visited Glutaholics Spa to get...

Chinese driver filmed spitting on cop after car chase over traffic violation ends in arrest

Chinese driver filmed spitting on cop after car chase over traffic violation ends in arrest

A Chinese national led traffic police on a chase through the city today, hitting several cars, ultimately getting arrested on drug possession charges, and capping the whole thing...


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