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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 ...
Why this mother rejected a UP scholarship for her valedictorian son

Why this mother rejected a UP scholarship for her valedictorian son

Society & Culture
Josephine Anne Lapira, 22, a University of the Philippines (UP) Manila student, died in what the authorities reported as an encounter between New People’s Army members and government forces in Batangas province on the evening of Nov. 28, 2017. September 26, 2017 – Southern Leyte | Sometimes, parents cannot be blamed for their unorthodox decisions especially when they experienced something that changed their lives. This is what happened to the family of Elsa Torreblanca, a public school teacher, widow, and mother of four. Elsa’s husband Mario, was killed by suspected members of the New People’s Army in Sogod, Southern Leyte, in September 2000. Mario was a farmer and was suspected by the group as a military asset. The group later claimed his death, but evidence of his link to th...
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...
CHR, a useless government agency must be abolished and here’s why

CHR, a useless government agency must be abolished and here’s why

Government & Politics, Society & Culture
By Marco Paolo Blancaflor – Bacolod City, Neg. Occ. On July 17, 1987, Juanito Nepomuceno and Gabriel Blancaflor were plowing the former’s rice field in rural Victorias City, Negros Occidental, when a group of at least ten armed people approached them. The two disappeared and haven’t been found since then. Even their remains were not found. It was later proven (according to an eye witness who later surfaced), that the group who took them were members of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in Northern Negros. The reason why the rebel group kidnapped and probably killed them was not known until today. Nepomuceno left his wife with three minor children, and Blancaflor orphaned a son and daughter. In the following month of the same year, Teofila Lachica of Silay City, Negros Occid...
10 Reasons why the Philippines remain poor

10 Reasons why the Philippines remain poor

Society & Culture
The Philippines, the only Christian and democratic country in Asia is a big failure. Yes, you heard it right – a big failure. The government is not the sole responsible for this catastrophe, but the people. Even after a thousand years from now, this country will only be worse rather than better. People may blame the government and corruption as the main factor why the Philippines is still a third-world country despite having small progress, but the reality remains clear. Filipinos are the ones to blame and here’s why. 1. Too much democracy and freedom on everything 35 years since Marcos was ousted followed by Estrada due to “People Power“, the aftermath is even more catastrophic. Thanks to students, nuns, priests, and other anti-government factions who turned the country into a laughi...
Heartbreaking Story: Former PUP activist now living through 4Ps program

Heartbreaking Story: Former PUP activist now living through 4Ps program

Career & Employment, Society & Culture
When Marcus Mauricio passed the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP-Manila), entrance exam in March 2001, his parents told him to stop seeing his high school sweetheart. Their reason was, the girl didn’t deserve him as they were aware that her parents cannot afford to send their daughter to college. Marcus was an officer of Student Supreme Government (SSG) during his high school in Bulacan. His family runs a rice mill and a small factory of salted eggs. Money was not a problem for his family. His two older brothers, although had their own families, were both OFWs. Elena Morfe, a shy and simple girl who graduated with honors is the older of two daughters of a rice farmer. His father had been working with the Mauricio’s since he was single. The two families knew each other w...
This agonizing story reminds everyone how political activism destroys someone’s future

This agonizing story reminds everyone how political activism destroys someone’s future

Government & Politics, Society & Culture
It was June 2000 when Carmelo Luna Jr. entered the University of the Philippines – Los Baños as a freshman taking BS in Agriculture. Carmelo was among the top students who graduated from Tanauan Institute, a private high school in Tanauan City, Batangas. Carmelo Jr. is the eldest son of Jeepney driver Carmelo Luna Sr., and his deceased wife Lucinda. Lucinda died of breast cancer two years earlier, leaving Carmelo Sr. with three kids (Junjun and his two younger sisters). Carmelo Sr, or Meloy as called by his neighbors, is a frustrated lawyer. He studied Political Science at San Beda College, but because poverty struck his family after his father died, he was not able to graduate and settled driving Jeepney after he got married at 24. Meloy’s hope relied on his son Junjun. Af...
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...