The Philippines has no less than two doomsday cults which were eagerly awaiting the end of the world today. They're kind of cool about nothing happening:
He clarified, however, that the Dec. 21 prediction—coinciding with the ending of the Mayan calendar—did not originate from the group, and that they interpreted the date not as a definitive date for doomsday but as a marker of sorts for the coming of their deity.
“I did not say it would be an earth-shaking event; I said it is the day when darkness begins to reign in the hearts of men because of wanton perversions and vices,” said Tamayo when the Inquirer asked him again on Friday.
Ah, the old 'time of tribulation' dodge. Never fails. The other cult, meanwhile, organised a big end of the world party:
Sources inside Dinagat province said high school and college students on the island were instructed to watch the concert. The merrymaking was reportedly organized by Benjie Ecleo, son of PBMA Supreme Master Ruben Ecleo Jr., who remains at large after having been convicted of parricide and graft.