In the Philippines, many people are afraid to go near a Balete tree. They believe that this tree is haunted or is the chosen dwelling of preternatural creatures. But there is one particular Balete tree located beside a national highway in Sitio Dikiri in Pasuguin, Ilocos Norte that people visit quite often. The […]
Category: Human Interest
An Australian army captain has suggested sex workers be sent to the front line to relieve soldiers from their stress.
An Indonesian man who claims to be the longest living human in recorded history has described how he “just wants to die.” Mbah Gotho, from Sragen in central Java, was born on December 31, 1870, according to the date of birth on his identity card.
Sydney model Evelin Hegyesi was invited to a lot of parties around the world after she appeared in a 1969 Playboy magazine spread entitled “Girls of Australia”. One of those parties was at the Malacañang Palace in Manila where a still naïve Hegyesi met the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. For Marcos, it was love at first […]
The Huffington Post reported that Kenneth Douglas, the 60-year old self-confessed necrophilic, has admitted to have had intercourse with over 100 women’s corpses, most of which were being stored for autopsy, from 1979 to 1999.
Composed on 27 July, 2013; influenced by her deep sentimentality in tribute to the places she resided in Australia from 1989 to date. From across the seas and peak mountains, I have come to settle on the shores of Aust; A home rich in steak, of milk and honey; A place graced with snakes, sun […]
Today, English is probably the most widely-spoken second language in most countries. Most authors and columnists write using the English language. At least three Philippine newspapers in Australia publish in English. Many radio announcers broadcast in English. International air traffic controllers communicate with pilots in English.
On March 27, the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC) suffered a breach of its online database. COMELEC officials labelled the hack a minor matter, declaring it an act of minor vandalism and declaring any information affected was non-essential. Only later was it revealed that the complete biodata of 55 million registered Philippine voters had been […]
Mikaela Irene Fudolig was only 11 yo when she entered the University of the Philippines in Quezon City; graduated Summa cum Laude at 16 and took her master’s and Ph.D. degrees shortly after. After teaching at the University of the Philippines Institute of Physics and becoming a Fulbright scholar in Economics at the University of […]
According to a Filipino priest whom I consulted, divorce obtained in Australia is not valid in the Philippines. This is especially true when the couple in question was married in a Catholic church in the Philippines.
In the 25th year of the TGI Fridays World’s Greatest Bartender competition, Rizza Umlas walked away a champion.
This former San Lorenzo Village resident first made world news when she married Julio Iglesias in 1971, with whom she has 3 children — Chabeli, Julio Jose, and Enrique, who followed his Dad’s footsteps and became a famous singer on his own.