According to our baby mouse, a senator sent a media advisory today telling Senate media that a certain government agency will be conducting a raid on some people somewhere in just a few hours.
The actual advisory was, of course, not that vague. The senator who sent it was actually pretty helpful with the details, even providing a number people in the media can call to coordinate where to meet, what to wear, what the secret password is, etc.
Which is all very good for reporters looking for some action, but not so much for Philippine law enforcement. If this website was able to get the details of the raid without even trying, it’s a sure bet the criminals who are supposed to get raided know about it too.
(thx, Senate staff!)
Tour guide and reproductive rights advocate Carlos Celdran was arrested today for interrupting a homily at the Manila Cathedral by supposedly shouting “bakit mahihirap lang pinagbabawalan sa family planning (How come only the poor are prohibited from doing family planning or similar)?”
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.
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 personnel’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.
To Serve And Protect...The Ancients
(Thx, Timawa.Net forums!)
A corny old t-shirt reads ‘Singapore is a fine city’ and then lists the fines for chewing gum and other things the city state prohibits.
Apparently, Singapore now also prohibits going there too often as one Baguio resident found out when he was detained at the airport for visiting his girlfriend one too many times.
The Office of the Solicitor General recently lost an appeal for relying on that internationally respected legal luminary Atty. Wikipedia for its arguments.
Fallacy of being a complete idiot!
In an attempt to discredit expert testimony from a psychologist that both parties in a marriage annulment case “suffered from psychological incapacity” and should not have been married in the first place, the OSG trotted out a Wikipedia article, which you could imagine they hastily Googled five minutes before the government lawyers filed their appeal.
The court said in its decision that it found “incredible … if not a haphazard attempt, on the part of the [OSG] to impeach an expert witness, with … unreliable information. This is certainly unacceptable evidence, nothing short of a mere allegation totally unsupported by authority.”
A nine-year-old student at government-run City Central School was injured Wednesday when a toilet bowl collapsed under her as she was doing her business.
Zealot and Former Quezon City (2nd Dist) Representative Annie Susano must have missed the memo on the unauthorized use of sirens by government officials.