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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 ...
What to do When Your Content is Stolen and Published Online

What to do When Your Content is Stolen and Published Online

Technology
We started as a research website way back in 2016. Our viral articles have been copied and published many times by opportunist bloggers who couldn’t write their own articles. Since December 2017, we stopped writing viral content and the amount of our articles being copied has dropped, and the income of the people stealing our content has dropped as well. Despite our move to publish more serious topics, copy-paste bloggers are still doing their best to milk on our content. A blogging platform altervista.org has been used by people stealing content as their most important medium to copy our content and make money through Facebook Instant Article. One of the most notorious blogs is the now suspended localhero.altervista.org. Before Altervista suspended this blog (after our request), ...
Lists of Some of the Best Auto Repair Shops in Metro Manila

Lists of Some of the Best Auto Repair Shops in Metro Manila

Business & Finance, Technology
If you are traveling anywhere within the Metro Manila area, it is always better to know the nearest auto repair shop in case of breakdown along the busy streets. Having car trouble anywhere inside Metro Manila is a nightmare for every motorist as towing companies are always vigilant waiting for their possible prey. Don’t wait till your car breaks down especially when traveling at high speed along NLEX, C5, or SLEX. Print this list and put it always together with your car registration papers so anytime you need to contact a mechanic, you just consult this list. The following are the top and some of the best auto repair shops within the Metro Manila area. Ziebart / CarSavers Makati Car Service in Makati, Philippines Address: Ziebart House Ground Floor, 2226 Chino Roces Ave, Makati ...
Top 10 Best Motorcycle Engine Oil in the Philippines

Top 10 Best Motorcycle Engine Oil in the Philippines

Technology
Motorcycles in the Philippines are becoming the main mode of transportation by Filipinos and the number of motorcycles running on the streets daily has doubled in the last five years according to the land Transportation Office (LTO) data. Owning a motorcycle nowadays is very easy and even jobless people are allowed to take the mortgage as long as they can pay monthly. While owning a motorcycle is easy, maintaining is not if the owner lacks knowledge. A simple mistake in selecting maintenance consumables like oil can lead to a major problem that can shorten your motorcycle’s life. Here, we provide the top 10 best motorcycle engine oils recommended by experts here in the Philippines. Aside from experts’ opinions, this writer is also a motorcycle enthusiast and has been owning a n...
Top 5 Best Handyman and Home Repair Service Providers in Metro Manila

Top 5 Best Handyman and Home Repair Service Providers in Metro Manila

Technology
Looking for a reliable handyman online is not an easy job here in the Philippines as this kind of business is still in its infancy period. Although many individuals offer their carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and other related services, there is only a handful of reliable companies that actually offer this type of service. If you are living in the countryside, or in some provincial areas outside Metro Manila, looking for some repairman through a friend is easy and almost instant. But what if you are living in the heart of Metro Manila, or in some other big cities like Cebu, and don’t know anyone, or have no friend who knows someone who does this? The following list can offer you help during your dire need of an electrician, carpenter, mason, or plumber. If you don’t know someone,...
Galaxy Cable Corporation Review – Don’t subscribe if you don’t want to get depressed!

Galaxy Cable Corporation Review – Don’t subscribe if you don’t want to get depressed!

Technology
If you are not living around Tanauan City and Sto. Tomas, Batangas area, chances are, you never heard about the Galaxy Cable Corporation - a local company offering cable TV and Internet subscription which is only available around the specified areas. In March 2018, a month after I returned from Bacolod to Tanauan, I didn’t have an Internet installed here at home. I was in one year out of the province vacation so I had to discontinue my then-problematic Globe LTE. Galaxy agents came and offered a cabled Internet connection and I immediately became a customer. From March 2018 to August 2019, I had a fair connection of around 5Mbps - enough for my work-at-home writing job. Around September 2019, they replaced my line from coaxial to fiber optics. My connection went from 5Mbps to 20Mbps....
Lists of Jeepney Makers, Builders, and Manufacturers

Lists of Jeepney Makers, Builders, and Manufacturers

Technology, Travel & Tourism
Since the jeepney modernization program is still a hot topic, we decided to compile at least a dozen active and well-known jeepney builders and manufacturers here in Luzon for everyone’s convenience. There are so many small builders out there and here in Batangas alone, I cannot name every shop who assemble jeepney body. Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal are the top provinces when it comes to building the jeepney’s body. Although the number of big shops has been in steady decline, the number of small repair and assembly shops are also increasing. See Also: How Much Does a New Jeepney Cost In the town of Rosario in Batangas, I once visited a place (2 years ago) where three jeepney assemblers are found just 500 meters away from each other. These shops built the finest modern jee...
Top Six Best Car Paint Brands in the Philippines

Top Six Best Car Paint Brands in the Philippines

Technology
They say the quality and beauty of the car’s paint is the result of an excellent painter’s skills and not the paint brand. This is partially true, but people who have a good budget and skillful painter always pick the best automotive paint brands. Here in the Philippines, there are dozens of paint brands sold in paint centers, but I am going to give you only the most common brands that local auto enthusiasts use, as some of the least known brands may not be difficult to procure. Running an auto repair shop for more than five years now, we only cater to ordinary vehicle owners. Luxury car owners mostly have their vehicles painted in Class A shops in Manila so we are only going to discuss paints used by most people. The following are six of the best automotive paint brands used in t...
Top 10 Biggest Solar Power Plants in the Philippines as of 2021

Top 10 Biggest Solar Power Plants in the Philippines as of 2021

Environment & Resources, Technology
The Philippines is one of the most diverse countries in terms of energy sources. Although lack of oil sources, the country can rely on its renewable energy sources like hydrothermal, geothermal, wind, and solar. The country is also one among many that do not have an operational nuclear power plant. The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) built under the administration of former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. has never put into operation due to many factors, especially politics. In the last ten years, the country’s solar energy is becoming one of the biggest contributors of renewable energy. Let’s take a look at the Philippines’ ten biggest solar/photovoltaic plants that are operational as of 2017. 1. Cadiz Solar Power Plant (132.5MW) The Cadiz Solar Power Plant is a 132.5 MW solar...
Why Online Business is Growing in the Philippines and How to Start Your Own

Why Online Business is Growing in the Philippines and How to Start Your Own

Business & Finance, Technology
A year before the Coronavirus pandemic hit the world, especially the Philippines, online business is already growing. The growth is more expedited during the pandemic as people have no choice but to buy online. In this article, we are going to examine why e-commerce is growing in the Philippines and how you could start your own online business. 1. Mobile Apps The emergence of mobile apps prompted everyone to try doing online business by any means. FoodPanda, GrabFood, LalaFood, Mr. Speedy, Pick.A.Roo, Central Delivery, and many more prompted riders to deliver food from restaurants. Lazada, Shopee, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. prompted everyone to sell online. Without these apps and websites, online business and apps delivery-based businesses would not be possible. 2. Free Data and...