Senator invites media to top secret raid

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!)

Baby boy found alive in airplane cargo

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.
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Snake causes Bohol blackout

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.

PNP training, possibly

I’ll just leave this here:

A picture of two Philippine policemen playing DOTA.

To Serve And Protect...The Ancients

(Thx, Timawa.Net forums!)

Wikipedia, attorney-at-law

The Office of the Solicitor General recently lost an appeal for relying on that internationally respected legal luminary Atty. Wikipedia for its arguments.

Phoenix Wright shouting "Objection!"

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.”