Philippines Latest News

January 2016


Frenchman, Filipina wife and four-year-old son shot dead in Palawan

A Frenchman and his Filipina wife, along with their four-year-old son, have been found dead inside a parked SUV along a road in Narra, Palawan. Police identified the victims as 54-year-old Jean Marc Messina, and his wife, 25-year-old Jewelyn Emscel Badenas; along with Guiliano Steffal Venturillo Messina, the couple’s son. The…


Swiss man dies after shadow boxing at fitness centre in Ermita, Manila

A Swiss man collapsed and died after shadow boxing inside a fitness centre of a hotel in Ermita, Manila last  weekend. 38-year-old Richard Prader was shadow boxing at the New World Manila Bay Hotel in Ermita when he collapsed and died on the spot. Manila District Police said the victim died…


14 Korean and Chinese arrested for credit card fraud in Clark Freeport

Fourteen foreign nationals have been arrested by police in separate raids on a total of three houses in Clark Freeport Zone. Eight Koreans and six Chinese people were arrested in the posh villages of Palm Villas and Clark Hills Village on Monday. Police raided the three homes on search warrants…


1950s basketball legend Carlos M Loyzaga dies aged 85

  Philippine basketball star, Carlos M Loyzaga who was one of the greatest Filipino basketball players of the 1950s and early 1960s has died. A two-time Olympian, and a member of the Philippine men’s national basketball league and coach, he died early this morning at his home. He was 85…



Unusual cold snap blankets Taipei, Taiwan, killing up to 57

 This week a major weather front created a massive winter storm which blanketed much of the upper east coast of the United States. Oddly a place which is not known for cold weather throughout Asia has also been hit by a cold snap – Taipei, Taiwan. The cold wave quickly…



Brownout in Linton, Indiana due to man masturbating on telephone pole

You’ve got to hand it to him: Just when you thought you’d heard it all, someone raises the bar of weirdness. A Linton, Indiana man caused power outages for thousands of people on Wednesday evening, after he climbed an electric pole and began masturbating. When he finally climaxed from ‘waxing his pole,’…


Rare photo of Angeles City train station in about 1910

Behold this beautifully detailed old photograph of Angeles City railway station. Although it’s now in complete ruins, remnants of its existence can still be found today. Could it really be that the railway will return to AC in the future. There’s been a lot of talk…