Stories After Dark

Stories After Dark

Latest Episodes

Leping ni Ama (Listener Submission)
February 16, 2021

In this personal essay by listener DM Gasparillo Adil II, he shares childhood anecdotes about his late father's

The Momo and Blue Whale Suicide Challenges
February 07, 2021

In February 2019, 11-year-old CJ Bautista killed himself and when his mother checked his phone, she found messages from a classmate and recent online searches about a "suicide game" called the Momo Challenge. Listener discretion is advised due to discussi

Christine Lee Silawan: Murdered and Disfigured (2019)
January 23, 2021

In 2018, 16-year old Christine Lee Silawan became the object of a man's obsessive desire through Facebook. She ended up brutally murdered the following year when they finally met in person. Listener discretion is advised due to the graphic nature of this

The Murder of Nida Blanca (2001)
December 26, 2020

In 2001, multi-awarded actress Nida Blanca was found murdered inside her car in San Juan, Metro Manila and suspicion fell on her American husband Rod Strunk based on the confession of mercenary Philip Medel. Listener discretion is advised due to the graph

The Murder of Jennifer Laude (2014)
August 09, 2020

Trans woman Jennifer Laude was killed by US serviceman Joseph Scott Pemberton in a motel in Olongapo, sparking outrage among the LGBTQ community and putting the spotlight back on the Visiting Forces Agreement which previously became controversial in the 2

The Demonic Possession of Clarita Villanueva (1953)
May 30, 2020

In May 1953, before newspapers around the world heavily featured the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, their attention was on an 18-year old girl named Clarita Villanueva who was locked up in the Old Bilibid Prison. For two weeks, she kept on screaming th

The Abduction and Murder of Kae Davantes (2013)
May 09, 2020

25-year old advertising executive Kae Davantes went out with her friends one Friday night in 2013. She was found dead the next morning, an hour away from both her house in Las Piñas and Bonifacio Global City where she was last seen. • Listener discretion

The Manila Hostage Massacre (2010)
April 16, 2020

The Philippines' notoriously slow justice system caused a former police captain to hijack a bus full of Hong Kong tourists in Rizal Park, ending in the death of 9 people. • Listener discretion is advised due to the graphic nature of this story. • Episode

Mount Makiling and Its Guardian Spirit Maria Makiling
March 30, 2020

Out of the more than 600 hundred mountains in the Philippines, Laguna's Mount Makiling, though technically a dormant volcano, is probably the most popular in terms of folklore, with a multitude of stories about the

The Ozone Disco Fire (1996)
March 22, 2020

In 1996, hundreds of young people flocked to Ozone Disco along Timog Ave. in Quezon City, Metro Manila, not knowing that most of them would no longer come out of the nightclub alive. • Listener discretion is advised due to the graphic nature of this story