THE EAR
Lamination business booms
April 8, 2020 - 12:00am
A man is making a killing setting up a small business laminating Enhanced Community Quarantine passes.
No demolitions
April 6, 2020 - 12:00am
While a group of homeowners living on a contested piece of land doesn’t like what is happening with the COVID-19 crisis, they are thankful it has slowed some developments down, especially the threat of de...
Packing on the pounds
April 5, 2020 - 12:00am
A man told his friends online that he appears to be packing on the pounds.
Go ahead, endanger yourself
April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite repeated warnings that smoking weakens the lungs and makes people susceptible to COVID-19, a septuagenarian is refusing to give up his habit.
Bad joke
April 3, 2020 - 12:00am
A man told his friends he had been infected with COVID-19 after having himself tested. It turns out he was just testing among his friend who would be gullible as he sent the text on April 1; April Fools’ ...
Loud music irks neighbor
April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
At a compound in Barangay Punta Princesa with many apartments, the sound of Bon Jovi was dominating the airwaves yesterday.
Irked by late report
April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The EAR saw this exchange between two people on social media.
Neighborhood prayer time
March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
An EAR source said someone in his barangay, perhaps the barangay officials themselves, hired a vehicle to go around playing the “Gozos” perhaps in hopes of warding off COVID-19 through prayer.
No shore leave for this sailor
March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
For one Filipino seaman working outside the country, the timing of COVID-19 could not have been worse. He was scheduled to go home for a brief leave just when the travel restrictions hit.
The cashier’s take
March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
A cashier in a small store was heard saying they have made more money from the panic buying than from all their sales and promos combined.
Senior flaunts curfew, but for good reason
March 27, 2020 - 12:00am
A man is able to beat the current curfew being imposed on those seniors and minors because of his looks; he is 65 but looks way younger and is way healthier than people his age.
Prisoners’ way of cooling off
March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Because of too much heat in their cell, at least three prisoners in a Metro Manila jail were seen wearing ladies’ dusters. They say it’s cool and wearing it does not violate any laws.
Beauty in the age of COVID-19
March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
With many of the beauty parlors, salons, and barber shops closed because of the COVID-19 threat, an EAR observer remarked that within a week or two we will see how some people actually look like.
The innards need alcohol too
March 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The EAR overheard this exchange between two friends about the COVID-19 liquor ban.
He appreciates NTC texts but...
March 23, 2020 - 12:00am
An EAR source said he appreciates the National Telecommunications Commission sending him advisories about COVID-19 via text, but complained about the timing.
A bald, err… bold move
March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
After being asked to stay away from work and observe community quarantine, a man thought of a novel way to deter himself from going outside his house; he shaved his head bald.
Mask business thrives
March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Apparently not all businesses are slowing down in a world brought to a standstill by COVID-19. A family is making a killing sewing masks for those who want to protect themselves.
Medical workers refused rides?
March 20, 2020 - 12:00am
According to some sources, some PUJ drivers are refusing to let medical personnel ride on their jeepneys for fear they may carry the risk of COVID-19 infection.
Graders have Facebook accounts
March 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Dr. Miriam (complete name withheld upon request) said she was fully aware of the social media being now part of the Filipino lifestyle.
Couple flagged for riding their motorcycle together
March 18, 2020 - 12:00am
After learning that a motorcycle driver and his wife were flagged down for not observing the proper social distancing, an EAR source said he doesn’t get the logic of the traffic enforcer at all.
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