Tour guide and reproductive rights advocate Carlos Celdran was arrested today for interrupting a homily at the Manila Cathedral by supposedly shouting â€œbakit mahihirap lang pinagbabawalan sa family planning (How come only the poor are prohibited from doing family planning or similar)?â€
This bit of news is a day old, but Senator Lito Lapid never gets old.
Lapid wants the country’s schoolchildren to carry no more than 15 percent of their weight in their schoolbags, a measure that Education Secretary Armin Luistro was quick to pooh pooh.
Yet more proof that God hates Pasay City:
The area around Taft Avenue in Pasay City, Metro Manila has the most polluted air in the Philippines, Senator Miguel Zubiri said Thursday.
Quoting a report from the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, Zubiri said the air in Pasay has 257 micrograms of particulates per cubic meter.
The figure is more than double the international standard of 90 micrograms per cubic meter, he added.
Imagine that you’re at work and you find out you left your mobile phone at home. It happens to everyone, eventually. You’re in a rush to go and just assume your phone is in your pocket like it always is.
Pretty embarrassing but it’s not like you can’t just rush home to get it. Besides, who’s going to miss you?
Now,imagine that you’re the President of the Republic of the Philippines. And you’re in the US.
Now imagine that it’s not 1999 anymore when people didn’t check their phones every few minutes.
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It hasn’t been a week since Plane Baby was found dumped in a garbage bag in a Manila airport and another baby has already been found in another garbage bag. This time in the rubbish bin in one of the toilets on SuperFerry 19, an inter-island passenger ship.
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has just filed a resolution against “provocativeÂ statements from a certain official of the Hong Kong administrative region” that were sent to MalacaÃ±ang. (She means you, HK Chief Executive Donald Tsang.)
Nobody likes being stuck on a flight with a crying baby but that’s certainly no reason to, I don’t know, chuck one in a garbage bag and put him in the cargo hold.
A snake knocked the entire province of Bohol off the power grid Friday. Power in the island province was cut off at around 1 pm.
The NGCP said that based on its field personnelâ€™s investigation, a snake that crawled on transmission line caused the blackout.
It said a transformer in Ubay town exploded after the snake was electrocuted.
The supply of electricity from the geothermal plant in Leyte province runs through the affected transformer.
The NGCP said a replacement transformer from Tubigon town was expected to arrive in Ubay town around noon, but the power interruption may last until night time.
Damned snakes. First, it was Original Sin, and now this.
I’ll just leave this here:
A picture of two Philippine policemen playing DOTA.
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