It's one thing to sensationalize a headline, but it's another thing if the news itself is genuinely thought-provoking.
You'd be lying if you didn't let out even a little smirk upon seeing this on your news feed:
No, that is not from a fake or satire news website. Cruel as it seems, but this really happened, as reported by Inquirer.net. Senator Jinggoy Estrada, who is currently detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center over plunder and graft charges, shared the crappy details after his bail hearing yesterday.
“Uminom pa ng juice, nagbalat pa ng mansanas and he really felt relaxed in our house knowing na walang tao roon. At pagkatapos niyang kumain, pumunta roon sa kuwarto namin, sa office ng misis ko, and that was the time when he took some valuables and cash sa opisina ng misis ko,” he said of the culprit's actions.
Just when it looked like a regular burglary that happened in their house at Corinthian Hills, Quezon City on Saturday, June 6, things took an utterly gross turn.
“Doon sa balcony, maraming portions doon sa bahay, pati sa baba na nag-defecate ang suspect. Hindi lang isang beses, hindi lang sa balcony. The other day, mayroong natagpuang na ano at ang pinang-takip pa doon sa kanyang dumi ay short pants pa ng anak kong bunso,” Jinggoy added. “Hindi ko alam kung gawain ito ng matinong tao.”
WTF? Man, we wouldn't want that happening to anybody—even to someone under trial.
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And what's worse than having his house ransacked and defiled? How the incident affected Jinggoy's daughter.
“Iyong trauma na na-experience ng anak ko, hanggang ngayon ayaw na niyang umuwi sa bahay… Dahil natatakot. Biruin mo, nakita niya ang kuwarto niya na ganoon ang ayos,” he said.
And while all of that was happening, the senator couldn't do anything as he is behind bars. Rubbing salt into those wounds was the fact that the looting and defecating happened on the night of his mother's, former senator Loi Ejercito, 85th birthday, which the Sandiganbayan didn't allow Jinggoy to attend.
“Hindi ko ma-express ang reaksyon ko noong Saturday night when my eldest daughter told me na mayroong magnanakaw doon sa (bahay). I was really helpless inside the Custodial Center… Hindi ko ma-explain ang reaksyon ko; I was really shouting na humihingi ako ng saklolo. Kasi wala ako roon, ang pamilya ko lang ang nandoon, ang asawa ko ang nandoon, pati mga anak ko,” Jinggoy said. “So, they were really helpless, and I was also helpless.”
The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Eric Dalagan, reportedly fled after Jinggoy's family came home from Loi's birthday party. Dalagan may have gotten away living on the lap of luxury for a couple of hours, but he wasn't too lucky after. People on the street caught him and beat him up when he was making his escape.
To the thief who apologized and admitted he was unaware of whose house was it he stole from and relieved himself, the senator said, “Hindi naman ganung (kasimple 'yun).”
Well, serves the thief right...
Looking at the bigger picture, it seems head-scratching incidents like this one are becoming more common. Recently, an ex-FIFA official cited an article from a satirical publication in his online rant regarding controversies surrounding the soccer league. And we're quite sure you heard about that Kenyan lawyer who offered a load of livestock to US President Barack Obama for his daughter Malia's hand in marriage. Heck, we even have a whole section dedicated to WTF news right here.
Crazy, this world we live in.