Ay lab et! Pinoy accent ranks as sexiest in Asia—survey

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 2, 2019   •   4652

In a recent survey of Big 7 Travel, the Filipino accent ranked 21st in the most sexiest accents in the world, and first in Asia.

“Gentle and soft, the accents you’ll hear when in the Philippines are simply lovely,” Big 7 Travel stated in their website

Big 7 travel polled their readers on which accent sounds the sexiest. Kiwi (New Zealand), South African and Irish accents are the top 3.

Other countries that made it to the top 10 include Italian, Australian, Scottish, French, Spanish, South USA, and Brazilian Portuguese.(with reports from Mon Jocson)

Filipinos spend more hours on social media than the rest of the world—report

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 27, 2019

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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

DFA: Remains of Filipino who saved friend in Canada to return to PH

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 26, 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has announced that it will assist in the repatriation of the remains of the Filipino who saved his friend in Canada.

In a statement, the DFA said they are coordinating with the Philippine Embassy in Canada.

“The Consulate General is coordinating with Canadian authorities and his family in the Philippines for the repatriation of his remains,” the statement reads.

Consul General to Calgary Zaldy Patron reported the Filipino died saving his friend in Lake Snye in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada on August 23.

The DFA also sends their condolences to the family of the Filipino.—AAC

Filipino cocoa farmer is among world’s best producers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 17, 2019

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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