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How joking around with your brothers and sisters shapes your sense of humor

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Our research has taken us a step closer to finding out just how important sharing humor with a sibling may be


Mad Magazine's clout may have faded, but its ethos matters more than ever before

May 19, 2018 - 9:30 AM

As strange as it sounds, I believe the 'usual gang of idiots' that produced Mad was performing a vital public service, teaching adolescents that they shouldn’t believe everything they read in their textbooks or saw on TV

MAD. Mad skewered those who mindlessly supported the people who controlled the levers of power. Image from Jasperdo CC BY-NC-SA

Duterte tells Robredo, 'Want me out? Marry me instead'

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:31 AM

The President stuffs his long speech in Bangkok with jokes and insults of his critics to the delight of many in the Filipino community present at the event

DELIGHTING FANS. President Rodrigo Duterte meets Filipinos in Bangkok, Thailand on March 20, 2017 after arriving from Myanmar. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Duterte jokes: ‘Fragrant’ Filipinas, ‘ugly’ Yolanda victims

Jan 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Duterte cracks a joke about Typhoon Yolanda in front of survivors Lord sana ‘yung mga pangit lang ang namatay na Ang magaganda huwag sana

PRESIDENTIAL HUMOR. President Duterte cracks plenty of jokes during his speech at the inauguration of the New Hope Village Housing Project in Tacloban City on January 25, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Mengapa kita perlu berhenti menertawakan humor seksis

Jul 17, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Stop jadikan humor seksis wajar

Ilustrasi oleh Adhitya Pattisahusiwa/

The idiot's guide to Philippine elections

May 07, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Bato bato sa langit ang tamaan huwag magalit

'Boaty McBoatface' leads race to name UK research ship

Mar 22, 2016 - 8:14 AM

The £200 million 290 million 255 million euro state of the art polar research ship which will be 128 meters long and weigh 15 000 tonnes is set to sail in 2019

'BOATY MCBOATFACE'? New polar vessel visualization. Credit: Cammell Laird / BAS

Filipino-friendly security questions

May 21, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Do you prefer Wagwag Dinorado or Milagrosa rice? What is your favorite instant pancit canton?

The funny in the Filipino

Apr 26, 2015 - 3:09 PM

Are Filipinos trying to escape our country s harsh realities through humor?

Catch Rex Navarrete live this November

Nov 16, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Time for belly laughs this November

Ig Nobels 2014: Aha-ha-ha-ha moments

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] If you thought science was just all about Aha moments then you only have to be reminded that there is such a thing as the Ig Nobel Prizes

Laughing matter: 'Patch Adams' brings humor therapy

Aug 16, 2014 - 10:48 AM

My job is to love and be affectionate to help those who are suffering Spirituality cures says 69 year old Hunter Adams

HUMOR THERAPY. Wearing a big red clown nose, US Dr Hunter "Patch" Adams practiced his "laughter therapy" with the children of of Garrahan Hospital and promoted humor and love as the best medicine. The doctor became famous after his life was told in a Hollywood movie starring Robin Williams. File photo by EFE/Carlos Duran Araujo/EPA

Talk show icon Jay Leno set for top US comedy honor

Jun 19, 2014 - 1:22 PM

The retired talk show host is set to receive the Mark Twain humor prize this October

Geek pride day: Which type of geek are you?

May 25, 2014 - 5:38 PM

There are more types of geeks out there than you may have thought

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Punny Filipino translations

Apr 24, 2014 - 8:15 AM

Is it far mother? Malia Obama; Faster Faster Belize; I m just nagbibiro KD lang; and other Filipino puns

You prefer humor over good looks? You're like most Filipinos

Feb 13, 2014 - 12:19 PM

The results of an SWS survey are consistent in all parts of the country across civil statuses educational attainments economic classes and genders

WebHits: Best Animal Photobombs of 2013

Jan 04, 2014 - 8:00 AM

A compilation of the top 10 animal photobombs of 2013

'This Is The End': Reflective stoner comedy

Sep 15, 2013 - 1:37 PM

Great cast in apocalyptic comedy about man boys who haven t learned to grow up

MAN-BOYS. 'The End' features great comedy cast. Still from the film's Facebook

WebHits: How animals eat their food, part 2

Aug 28, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Part 2 of MisterEpicMann s viral video How Animals Eat Their Food is here

Pinoy humor, habagat and Maring

Aug 21, 2013 - 11:55 AM

Pinoys stuck at home are doing their part in making the rest of the country smile

SMILING, RAIN OR SHINE. Filipinos always find reason to smile no matter what. Photo by EPA

Don't rev it: Car care, flood and monsoon

Aug 20, 2013 - 8:10 PM

Here are tips to make sure your vehicle stays running during rainy weather

FLOODWATER AND YOUR CAR. Don't do this just yet

Make the most of your flooded holiday

Aug 20, 2013 - 4:32 PM

Stranded? Here are suggestions on how to make the most of your [wet] idle time

STRANDED? Worry not: here are ways for you to enjoy the wait

#PugadBaboy: World War P

Jul 05, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Zombie movie endings and sequels

Pugad Baboy creator: Online is the way to go

Jun 15, 2013 - 11:23 AM

Pol Medina Jr s suspension and then resignation from the Inquirer has opened the possibilities of new media for Pugad Baboy one of PH s long running satires

WebHits: How animals eat their food

Apr 18, 2013 - 8:03 AM

YouTube user MisterEpicMann puts a humorous spin in demonstrating how animals eat their food

#FamilySunday: Dads and parenting advice

Jan 27, 2013 - 2:17 PM

Here s a dad s take on why fathers like him should NOT give parenting advice

DON’T GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB, DAD. Abby Van Buren would turn over in her grave if she received this kind of fatherly advice. Screen grab from YouTube (ABCNews)

9GAG: Humor gone viral

May 21, 2012 - 8:00 AM

9GAG presents a move away from administrator oriented humor blogs and towards user oriented production of content Its power lies in creating a community around the site composed of both contributors and fans alike

One-on-one with "Vangie"

Dec 27, 2011 - 4:27 PM

The Pinoy version of Siri talks about Christmas the meaning of life and things to come

Vangie and your virtual needs

Dec 26, 2011 - 11:19 AM

Meet Vangie your virtual assistant and a Pinoy s version of our very own Siri You can of course choose to dump her or not

Vangie, the Pinoy Siri