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10 of  the Worst Pinoybaiters on YouTube

10 of the Worst Pinoybaiters on YouTube

Society & Culture, Technology
This might be your first time hearing the term ‘Pinoybaiting” but it’s been all over the Internet since like 5 years ago. It’s slang for feeding Pinoys Philippine-related videos on YouTube and social media prompting them to watch and eventually turning them into fans and subscribers. I am talking about the gullible “proud Pinoys” who are hungry for attention and recognition. Pinoybaiting has been a pandemic even before the Coronavirus-19 hit the world. Pinoybaiters use catchy headlines like “Trying (something) for the first time in the Philippines”, “We don’t know the Philippines has this”, “First time we do this in the Philippines”, “We are shocked to see this in the Philippines”, “Unbelievable Filipino (anything/something)”, etc… In short, they use adjectives and superlatives like ...
Top 10 best event organizers and wedding planners in Cebu

Top 10 best event organizers and wedding planners in Cebu

Business & Finance, Society & Culture
Whether you are planning on tying the knot or celebrating your young one's birthday, there is never a shortage of event organizers and wedding planners in Cebu. The following service providers are some of the best of the bunch: 1. The Miracle Weddings and Events You don't really need a miracle to make your wedding a huge success and also unforgettable. All you have to do is get in touch with The Miracle Weddings and Events which is located in Cebu City. The company offers a number of reasonably-priced packages that can make tying the knot easy on the pocket. Location: 20 R. Landon St., Cebu City, Cebu Phone: (+63) 0917-3272359 2. RM Events Maker Consultancy Especially if it's an important business or corporate event that you need to plan and organize, consider getting in touch ...
This Pinay call center agent has a unique life-changing story

This Pinay call center agent has a unique life-changing story

Career & Employment, Society & Culture
Lysette Mendoza, then 27 of San Jose, Batangas did not hesitate to apply for a part-time call center job when her close friend Joy asked her to do the gig. Mendoza, a former campus beauty during her college years in de la salle Lipa is from a prominent San Jose family of poultry farmers. She chose to work part-time just for socializing while also working as a part-time instructor in one of the Colleges in Lipa. Lysette works only for 4 hours in the morning of Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in a special non-voice account but occasionally answers phones when needed. In her 4 months of working, she recalled she only made around 20 phone calls with customers about special billing issues. Most of her duties focused on answering emails and calling other internal departments concerning cu...
Top 5 Best International Schools in Cebu

Top 5 Best International Schools in Cebu

Society & Culture
The Philippines is the 4th largest English-speaking county behind the US, India, and Pakistan in terms of the total number of speakers, but is second behind the US in terms of the percentage of speakers. As of 2017, a little over 92% of Filipinos can understand English, while around 67% can speak. Thanks to high-quality schools, curriculum, and other educational institutions – the Philippines is going forward in terms of global competitiveness in language. Outside Metro Manila, Metro Cebu is the place where some of the best international schools in South East Asia are located. As one of the leading tourists' destinations in the country, Cebu City international schools hold the highest standards of education a high-quality international school can offer. Below is the list of the...
Top 10 Hog and Pork Producing Provinces in the Philippines

Top 10 Hog and Pork Producing Provinces in the Philippines

Business & Finance, Environment & Resources, Society & Culture
While Filipinos love to eat pork, the Philippines is sitting on number eight on the lists of top pork-producing countries as of 2019 with more than 1.5 million metric tons of production. Although big commercial farms dominate hog production in the country, thousands of people grow hogs in their backyard as an additional income. The following is the list of the top 10 hog-producing provinces in the country, and some hog and pork dealers by province. 1. Bulacan Bulacan is number one in producing quality pork. The biggest hog farms and piggeries in the country are found in Bulacan, and hog production is one of the province’s top-earning industries. Some hog and meat suppliers and dealers in Bulacan includes 3 Angels Farm (San Miguel), Abel’s Ark farm (San Ildefonso), Alpha farms Co...
14 Places in the Philippines where Yamashita Treasure could be found

14 Places in the Philippines where Yamashita Treasure could be found

Environment & Resources, Society & Culture
The controversial story about the hidden treasures of Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita has been disturbing tens of thousands of Filipino treasure hunters for decades and so far, there is no solid evidence that can support the more than half-century-old story. Millions of pesos have been spent and thousands of businesses went bankrupt yet people still believe that one day, their life could turn better if they find the famed treasure. This writer used to join a group of a treasure hunters who operated in Silay City, Negros Occidental for more than two years, dug more than a dozen of deep holes, yet found nothing but rusted pipes and other old steel materials. Dreamers may continue dreaming, and in case they are finding it difficult to find the Yamashita treasure, the following pl...
Top 20 Biggest Philippine Cities Outside Greater Manila Area

Top 20 Biggest Philippine Cities Outside Greater Manila Area

Society & Culture
There are 146 cities in the Philippines as of September 30, 2020. Thirty-three of these are Highly Urbanized Cities (HUC), five are Independent Component Cities (ICC), with the rest being Component Cities (CC) of their respective provinces. Of 33 component cities, 12 are located in Negros Occidental and one of five independent cities – the Bacolod City. The following are the top 20 biggest cities outside the Greater Manila Area (GMA). GMA includes parts of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas to the South, and parts of Rizal, Bulacan, and Pampanga to the North. 1. Davao City The home of President Rodrigo Duterte has a total population of 1.65 million 2,443.61 km2. Davao City topped in population and land area. Davao is considered a highly urbanized city. 2. Zamboanga City Zamboanga City is th...