Filipinos spend more time on social media compared with the rest of the world, according to a recent report of Global Web Index.
The Philippines tops the list with an average of 4 hours a day spent on social media. Brazil ranked second with 3:45 hours spent while Nigeria and Colombia tied in the third spot with 3:36 hours spent.
The hours spent on social media in the Philippines increased from 2:49 hours in 2012 to 4:01 hours in 2019. The country also has remained the top country that spends the most hours on social media for seven years.
Meanwhile, the top motivations of internet users to use social media is to be up-to-date with the latest news and current events (40%), staying in touch with friends (39%) and finding funny or entertaining content (38%).
However, 47% of the 16-24 year old age group said that finding funny or entertaining content is their top motivation for using social media. 46% answered “to fill up spare time” while 43% answered “to stay in touch with friends.”—AAC
A Filipino cocoa farmer has made it among the world’s top 50 best cocoa producers. He will participate in the International Cocoa Awards (ICA) at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, France from October 30 to November 3, 2019.
Jose Saguban or Nong Jose is from Sitio Kialaw, Malabog, Paquibato District, Davao City. According to Nong Jose, good farming practice can produce high-quality cocoa beans.
“My cocoa trees are intercropped with fruit and forest trees as they create a cooler environment for my cocoa trees to thrive well and survive the heat especially during the dry season,” he added.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) region 11 said the recognition of Nong Jose by the international cocoa community is a big boost to the Philippine cocoa industry.
“He serves as a unifying force for government, policymakers, farmer leaders, private sector, and other cocoa industry stakeholders to leverage his international recognition in expanding cocoa production in the country,” according to the DA.—AAC
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