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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...
Should We Blame the Government if We are Jobless?

Should We Blame the Government if We are Jobless?

Career & Employment, Society & Culture
Every year, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) release the lists of in-demand courses, but we chose to believe in our neighbors instead of the Government. Can somebody tell the Filipino parents and students that nursing, business management, and seafarer courses are no longer on-demand based on the current global compatibility index? The mentioned courses according to DOLE have the highest unemployment rate. Should we still gamble our children’s future because we want them to have high-paying jobs despite the extremely stiff competition? The government already told us to do this and not to do that, but we still insisted –afterward we blame the government because we couldn’t find a job. Aren’t we stupid? I’m not here to c...