Pinoys rank 3rd in world’s sexiest

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 1, 2019   •   3991

Phl ranking 3rd as world’s sexiest nationality has been attributed to Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao and singer/songwriter Bruno Mars, among others (Bruno Mars photo credit to JozeSlb/Creative Commons)

Filipinos not only have one of the sexiest accents in the world, but they are also among the sexiest nationalities in the world, according to a survey from Big Seven Travel.

Ukrainian ranks the sexiest nationality while Danish came in second. Completing the top 5 are Brazilian at top 4 and Australian at top 5.

Meanwhile, several Filipino netizens are happy with the results of the survey.

“Probably the most famous Filipino in the world, professional boxer Manny Pacquiao along with Bruno Mars and the many Miss World participants make this a top scorer,” according to the website.

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

In a previous survey, Pinoy accent was among the sexiest accent in the world and the first in Asia.—AAC

DFA warns against fake Korean visa assistance services

Marje Pelayo   •   November 1, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Seoul, South Korea is reminding Filipinos to be wary of bogus visa processing services directed at irregular migrants.

The embassy added that these fake visa providers usually advertise on Facebook enticing Filipinos who wish to acquire valid visa to be able to apply for a job in South Korea.

“Please note that there is no such service allowed by Korean authorities,” the Embassy said.

“Members of the Filipino Community are encouraged to advise kababayans not to entertain these schemes, nor spread these in social media,” it added.

ADVISORY ON BOGUS KOREAN VISA ASSISTANCE SERVICE The Philippine Embassy in Seoul wishes to remind the Filipino public…

Posted by Philippine Embassy in Korea on Wednesday, 30 October 2019

DFA cautions Filipinos against travel to Iraq

Marje Pelayo   •   October 28, 2019

Iraqi protesters take part in an anti-Iraq government protest in the al-Tayaran square in central Baghdad, Iraq, 04 October 2019 (issued on 07 October 2019). A wave of unrest and violent protests in Iraq have left at least 100 people dead and thousands injured. EPA-EFE/MURTAJA LATEEF

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday (October 27) asked Filipinos to postpone any travel to Iraq in view of the ongoing unrest in the country.

In an advisory, the DFA calls on Filipinos that if travel to Iraq is inevitable or could not be delayed, avoid flights with early morning or late night arrivals in Baghdad, Basra, and the Kurdistan Region.

Also, curfews are currently imposed in several cities.

Filipinos needing assistance may contact the Philippine Embassy in Baghdad at the following information:

(+964) 781-606-6822
(+964) 773-569-9562
(+964) 750-810-5240


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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 27, 2019


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


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