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Filipinos ranked 3rd sexiest among 50 nationalities in the world — survey

By Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/GMA News – Big 7 Travel, a travel and food website, conducted a survey of the sexiest nationalities in the world and Filipinos came as 3rd among 50 nationalities named. The Big 7 Travel article gave a shoutout to popular Philippine representations: boxing champion and Senator Manny Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource: thepinoy thepinoyJul 1st, 2019

Pinoys 3rd sexiest in the world

Filipinos were rated third among the “sexiest” nationalities in the world, after Ukranians and Danes, according to the latest survey conducted by a travel website......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2019

Say it again: Filipino is among the sexiest accents in the world

via ABS-CBN News – Bring out the hamen chis sandwiches, it’s time to celebrate. A survey by a travel website has confirmed what Filipinos already knew — we have one of the world’s sexiest accents. Big 7 Travel, which claims to be the “go-to resource for over 1.5 Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2019

Cebu City slides down on Safest Cities List; Crime Index Rate increases – Numbeo

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City slid down on the ranks of Safest Cities for 2020, recent statistics from survey-powered, online database Numbeo showed.  The capital of Cebu province in Central Visayas was ranked the 259th Safest City in the World, after earning a Safety Index Score of 48.58.  It came next to Dnipro […] The post Cebu City slides down on Safest Cities List; Crime Index Rate increases – Numbeo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2020

Pagasa, Phivolcs, DDR

  RECENT separate reports from the World Meteorological Orga­nization (WMO), the UN Inter­national Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have all ranked the Philippines high among countries deemed vulnerable to climate change and the violent weather aberrations it spawns. This gives Filipinos a chilling fear, given the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 15th, 2019

Contraceptive use low among sexually active Pinoys — poll

As the world faces overpopulation, the Philippines has registered low contraceptive use with a measly number of sexually active Filipinos “unfailingly” using protection during intercourse, a health survey showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2019

Team Lakay s Gina Iniong and Joshua Pacio: Two paths, one goal

Lakay. It is the Ilocano word for old man.   But when you go up to Baguio, it has an altogether different meaning. You cannot miss that word when you drive down Benguet road, on a nifty sign attached to a normal-looking office building: Team Lakay.   The home of the best Philippine mixed martial arts team in history. Almost all of the big names local fight fans have come to cheer and love as our modern-day heroes trace their roots to the relatively small, packed training room down Benguet road, where mats are soaked with the sweat of the fighters.   Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, Honorio Banario, Rey Docyogen, Roldan Sangcha-an, and Mark Eddiva are all hallowed names in the annals of Philippine mixed martial arts, disciples of Mark “The Machine” Sangiao, who established, and groomed Team Lakay to the fearsome fighting factory that it is today.   While all the names above have ensconced themselves on pedestals, Team Lakay’s pipeline includes two more who have been fighting for recognition in recent fights: lone female fighter Gina Iniong, and ONE’s current Strawweight lynchpin and youngest champion, Joshua Pacio.   Both fighters may have started their professional fighting careers for different reasons, but Iniong and Pacio still have a lot to offer and prove for mixed martial arts in the country and in the international stage, such as being prominent fighters in the prestigious cage of ONE Championship.   CHANCE OF A LIFETIME   Gina, the first female Filipino mixed martial artist to fight and win abroad, started boxing back in high school as part of her after-school activities. When she was about to graduate, she actively sought scholarships in order to finish her education. One such opportunity presented itself in the form of an athletic scholarship, concentrating on the martial art of Wushu, which has a huge following in her hometown of Baguio City, with the University of the Cordilleras having a team of its own.   “Our former boxing coach, who was a former student of Coach Mark (Sangiao), approached me one day, telling me to join the upcoming wushu competition then for the college scholarship. So I joined it, and took a chance,” Iniong shared, recounting how she got into the world of combat sports as a young lady.   However, it was too good to be true, as she had to hurdle quite a huge problem if she wants that scholarship: a fight record. Sangiao told the young Iniong it would be difficult to get her a scholarship if she does not have a record to show in active combat in Wushu.   “I was lucky because there was a Wushu National Games here in Manila and we immediately went down and made our way there. Thankfully, I got the gold after the competition, and that paved the way for my scholarship,” said Iniong.   From there, the “Conviction” was born. After competing in numerous Wushu tournaments, Iniong finally caught the eye of Sangiao, who decided to take her under his wings and train her to be his female version inside the MMA cage.   After debuting in the Universal Reality Combat Championship in 2010, Iniong hasn’t looked back in the 12 bouts she has figured in, compiling a professional record of 8-4.  As the lone female representative of the most-successful mixed martial arts team in the Philippines, she has displayed that trademark fearsome striking prowess of fighters coming from the Lakay camp.   When asked about the fact that she is one of the only five Filipinas making the country proud inside the ONE cage, the 29-year old’s face lit up, in disbelief, in honor, in humility, for she cannot believe it herself.   “I’m very proud, and humbled, of the fact that I am the lone female fighter representing Team Lakay in ONE Championship. Many very skilled female fighters dream of being part of ONE Championship, and fight under Team Lakay, yet I am the one that Coach Mark has seen with the most potential to carry the flag inside the cage,” she said.   However, what drives Gina to fight, and it has been a well-known fact, is her mother, diagnosed with a stage 5 chronic kidney disease. In her fight against Jihin Radzuan last February, Iniong dedicated the fight to her mother, who to this day, is scared of seeing her daughter mix it up in the ring.   “To this day, she hasn’t watched me fight live, not even on TV because she is quite the nervous person, and she would only watch if she knew I won, during replays. She is very unlike my dad, who has fully supported my life as an athlete, after being a boxer himself in his younger days,” she shared.   CHALLENGE ACCEPTED   Joshua “The Passion” Pacio never intended to make mixed martial arts fighting a career growing up. The 23-year old fighter deemed it impossible back then, to reach a stage as huge as ONE Championship, due to the excellence of the fighters that he used to watch with his uncle through videos.   Add to the fact that Pacio was overweight. Obese, specifically. It made it all the more difficult for the kid to follow his dream and passion to be a fighter.   It all changed when his uncle started training him in Muay Thai, the art of the eight limbs that originated from Thailand, and considered one of the deadliest forms of combat striking. It started out as training just for fitness, but as if seeing a tiny ray of light in a dark tunnel, Pacio wanted more.   “At first, it was only for fitness, with my uncle training me, and watching videos of various MMA fights, which really inspired me to push myself harder. I really wanted to test myself, compete with the best, and it all seemed impossible when I was out of shape. My uncle really pushed me starting with Muay Thai. I started competing a few months after that, but I suffered defeat after defeat in amateur competitions. I questioned myself why I still trained afterwards. But at the same time, that’s when I realized that this is really my passion, that even if I lost my last fight,” shared the ONE Championship Strawweight king, who has not looked back since then.   “The goal for me has ever been to prove to myself that I have improved in skills, and be the best fighter I can be,” Pacio added.   He made his ONE debut three years ago, finally fulfilling his lifelong dream of professional mixed martial arts, facing a more experienced Filipino fighter in Robin Catalan at the age of 20, one of the youngest to enter ONE’s cage.   “Before I got to represent Team Lakay in ONE Championship, the roster spot was actually up for grabs. Fighters of the team figured in a Team Lakay Championship, a grand-prix style tournament within the team, for the ONE Championship contract. I fought twice victoriously in one night to get it. Two weeks later, with a ONE Championship event in Manila, that’s when I found out I am making my professional debut,” said an astounded Pacio.   Everything about the man they call “The Passion” has been hard earned. He finally tasted gold last 2018 when he decisioned the famed Yoshitaka Naito, a Japanese ground and wrestling master that forced Pacio to tap via a rear-naked choke when they first met. Facing, and losing to Naito, according to Pacio, was a revelation that he has to improve his overall skills, especially his ground game in order to play with the big boys of the cage.   Striking will definitely get you somewhere, as is with Pacio’s base as a martial artist, but one has to have more tricks up his sleeve when they aspire for the pinnacle of the competition. Joshua came back with a vengeance in 2018 to show “Nobita” that “The Passion” is no longer the young kid who will be submitted easily.   However, 2019 did not start of great for Pacio and Team Lakay, after he lost the belt in January to Naito’s contemporary in Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta in a questionable split decision. But that did not deter the young man, who has made it his personal goal to continue improving and treat each loss as a lesson, in ONE Championship’s “Roots of Honor” fight card, where he faced Saruta once more.   This time, in front of a racous Filipino crowd inside the Mall of Asia Arena, Pacio did not let the judges’ cards decide as he detonated a right knee to the side of Saruta’s head late in the fourth round to reclaim his throne. The dreaded Team Lakay striking power knocked the lights out from the Japanese fighter as Baguio’s young lion let out a furious roar to celebrate his redemption.   TWO PATHS, ONE GOAL   One did it for education, the other for health. Nowadays, however, MMA means more to Iniong and Pacio than just a stepping stone to something else. It is their passion, their advocacy, their bread and butter.   They continue to grind each day, waiting for another opportunity to show what they got and get the win, not just for personal glory, but also for the country and their family.   Inspired by her ailing mother, the “Conviction” promises to keep her current winning streak up despite being up against a formidable foe in her next match. After tasting defeat from Brazilian Istela Nunes, Iniong bounced back with a split decision over Radzuan last February to get herself back on track. Right now, Gina has one thing in mind with their goal: chase that ONE Women’s Atomweight division title, currently held by Angela Lee, and become the Philippines’ very first female ONE world champion.   However, Iniong acknowledges that the path towards the gold may not be easy, as she is currently eyeing a rematch with Japanese tormentor Mei Yamaguchi, the number one-ranked Atomweight fighter whom she has fought with twice, in order to settle who the rightful challenger to Lee’s belt is.   “Everyone has gotten belts. My big brothers in the team have tasted championship. I felt jealous because I do not have a belt, and lost my fight that would have given me a title shot. This time, I will make sure that I will do my best to secure a title fight,” rued Iniong in a previous interview with ONE Championship prior to fighting Radzuan.   While Iniong wants hit paydirt, it’s all about keeping the belt on his waist for Pacio, the reigning ONE Strawweight champion. His most probable foe is his nemesis Yoshitaka Naito who he does not have a problem with facing for the third time.   “I really want to prove I am the champion, and if it’s by facing him (Naito), so be it. I also want to prove that I have greatly improved as well from the last time we fought,” he shared.   While Iniong and Pacio await their next fighting assignment, their teammates are in the thick of training for the upcoming “Dawn of Heroes” megafight card happening on August 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena. It features Team Lakay members, led by Edward “Landslide” Folayang, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, and Danny “The King” Kingad, who will face the best of the world as represented by Eddie Alvarez, Reece McLaren, and Yuya Wakamatsu.   The entire country will be cheering on them as the whole world watches. And maybe somehow, somewhere there will be new blood encouraged and inspired by them to take on the challenge of continuing the legacy of the nation’s best fighting team alongside Iniong and Pacio.   After all, Sangiao did not establish Team Lakay just to be some Bagiuo-based fitness gym down Benguet road. He made Team Lakay to provide a home, a family, for young Filipinos who have the heart to fight for their dream, their family, and the country.     Watch “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” on August 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena, to be broadcast LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A and S+A HD with livestreaming on iWant for all the Pinoy fight fans to see. For more stories and news one ONE Championship, follow @ABSCBNSports on Twitter and Facebook or visit sports.abs-cbn.com. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 18th, 2019

Gilas Youth gives their all before bowing out of 2019 World Cup

Gilas Youth remains winless and is now out of the running in the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup, but not before standing tall in the face of world no. 4 Serbia and surrendering a 60-87 decision, early Thursday morning (Philippine time) inside Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena in Greece. Dave Ildefonso and Kai Sotto starred anew for the Filipinos with the former finishing with 18 points, three rebounds, and two assists and the latter ending with 13 markers, eight boards, and three dimes. Gerry Abadiano also turned in his best game of the world meet with 12 points on top of two rebounds and two assists while Carl Tamayo contributed seven markers and five boards. All of that was unable to topple the global powerhouse, however, and the Philippines is now headed to the classification round even as the Serbians advance to the quarterfinals. Still, Gilas Youth actually got a strong start and even had a 12-8 edge early on before falling victim to a 33-9 tear by their opponents. That did nothing but spell doom for the Filipinos who could only come as close as 12 for the remainder of the game. Sotto, Ildefonso, and company have yet to win a game as they have dropped all of their assignments opposite higher-ranked Greece, Argentina, Russia, and now, Serbia. Nonetheless, they have a golden opportunity to better the country's best finish in the FIBA U19 World Cup - 10th-place way back in 1979. To do so, the Philippines will first have to take care of business against world no. 10 Australia in the beginning of the classification round on Friday (Philippine time). BOX SCORES SERBIA 87 -  Pecarski 21, Petrusev 17, Ilic 13, Trifunovic 9, Vasiljevic 8, Paunovic 8, ?ubi? 4, Mi?ovi? 3, Kuzmanovi? 2, Grbovi? 2, Cerovina 0, Islamovic 0. PHILIPPINES 60 - Ildefonso 18, Sotto 13, Abadiano 12, Tamayo 7, Chiu 5, Fortea 3, Panopio 2, Oczon 0, Amsali 0, Spencer 0, Torres 0. QUARTER SCORES: 19-14, 43-28, 64-42, 87-60. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 4th, 2019

Pinoys among most emotional, stressed people — survey

Filipinos were among the most emotional and stressed people in the world in 2018, according to the latest report released by US pollster Gallup......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2019

Ex at present GF ni Luis Manzano na sina Angel at Jessy patalbugan sa paseksihan

SAMPAL raw sa present girlfriend ni Luis Manzano na si Jessy Mendiola ang pagkakapili kay Angel Locsin ng Sexiest Nationalities in the World ng MTV Australia na pumuwesto sa No. 8 ang Kapamilya aktres. May nang-iintriga sa dalawa na pinataob raw ni Angel .....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsSep 11th, 2016

Angel Locsin, pasok sa 'Sexiest Nationalities in the World' ng MTV Australia

Angel Locsin, pasok sa 'Sexiest Nationalities in the World' ng MTV Australia.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

Angel Locsin, tampok sa 'Sexiest Nationalities In The World, ng MTV.COM.AU

Angel Locsin, tampok sa 'Sexiest Nationalities In The World, ng MTV.COM.AU.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 7th, 2016

Most Filipino Netizens Not Too Cyber Savvy, Remain At Risk of Threats Online

Filipinos are known for being fashion-conscious and for their world-class beauty but how are they in terms of being cyber savvy? An online survey by Kaspersky Lab showed Filipino Internet users still commit cybersecurity mistakes that make them at risk of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 9th, 2016

Filipinos found most optimistic in the world

FILIPINOS have become the most optimistic consumers in the world, beating those of other countries for the first time in a survey conducted during the May 9 national elections and the immediate aftermath that measured perceptions of job prospects, persona.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2016

Schrock, Pagdanganan to receive PSA special honors

Two more outstanding Filipino athletes in Stephan Schrock and Bianca Pagdanganan will be the recipients of special awards from the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA). Schrock will be conferred with the Mr. Football award, while Pagdanganan is going to be the first ever to receive the Ms. Golf title during the SMC-PSA gala night on March 6 at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. The 33-year-old Schrock and Pagdanganan, 22, join Ms. and Mr. Basketball Jack Animam and Thirdy Ravena, Ms. and Mr. Volleyball Sisi Rondina and Bryan Bagunas, and Coach of the Year Pat Aquino as among those to be honored with special awards by the country’s oldest media organization. For making the country proud with its exceptional performance that netted for the host the overall title of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Team Philippines was the unanimous choice as the recipient of the coveted Athlete of the Year award. Pagdanganan had her own share in the Filipinos’ successful title drive in the SEA Games as she spearheaded the country’s two-gold romp in golf by winning the women’s individual event and the women’s team event in tandem with Lois Kaye Go. The recipient of the 2018 PSA Athlete of the Year (with fellow golfers Go and Yuka Saso, Hidilyn Diaz, and Margielyn Didal), Pagdanganan also won the Hawkeye El Tigre Invitational in Mexico last year. A gold medal winner in the 2018 Asian Games, the Filipina golfer attended Gonzaga University and later, the University of Arizona, which she helped win the NCAA Division 1 women’s golf championships in the same year. A sports and society major, Pagdanganan turned pro last year. Schrock, meanwhile, will be receiving his second Mr. Football award after winning his first in 2013. The veteran midfielder of Ceres-Negros FC stood as the rock of the Philippine Azkals that is currently on a transition, serving as the captain of the U22 team in the SEA Games that came close to reaching the knockout stage. The Fil-German player was also named by the ASEAN Football Federation as one of the recipients of the AFF Best XI Award during the AFF Awards held in Hanoi, Vietnam. On the domestic front, Schrock led Ceres Negros to a third successive Football League title and steered the team to the ASEAN Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup. Along with goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, Schrock also spearheaded the Azkals’ campaign in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News11 hr. 44 min. ago

Pinoys prefer brain than body

Eight out of ten Filipinos are more attracted to brain than body, a Social Weather Stations survey has found out. In the survey held from Dec. 13 to 19 with 1,200 respondents and released on Valentine’s Day, SWS found out that 81 percent are more attracted to a person’s brain than body. SWS said more […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2020: Ageism a key barrier to work opportunities for Filipinos

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has launched LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2020......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

STATEMENT OF ABS-CBN ON OSG’S QUO WARRANTO PETITION: WE DID NOT VIOLATE THE LAW

The Office of the Solicitor General’s filing of a quo warranto case against ABS-CBN on alleged violations of its franchise appears to be an effort to shut down ABS-CBN to the serious prejudice of millions of Filipinos who rely on the network for news, entertainment and public service.   These allegations cited by the Office of the Solicitor General in his press statement are without merit. ABS-CBN complies with all pertinent laws governing its franchise and has secured all necessary government and regulatory approvals for its business operations.   (1)   All our broadcast offerings, including KBO, have received the necessary government and regulatory approvals and are not prohibited by our franchise.    (2)   ABS-CBN Holdings’ Philippine Deposit Receipts or PDRs were evaluated and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Philippine Stock Exchange prior to its public offering. These are the same instruments used by other broadcast companies to raise capital for the improvement of services.   (3)   The ownership of ABS-CBN in ABS-CBN Convergence was undertaken under the same law and structures that have been utilized by other telecommunications companies. These are transfers that are approved under the Public Telecommunications Policy Act and are fully compliant with law.    We reiterate that everything we do is in accordance with the law. We did not violate the law. This case appears to be an attempt to deprive Filipinos of the services of ABS-CBN.   KBO remains one of the cheapest forms of entertainment that we can provide to the public. The capital we have raised from the PDRs has enabled us to provide services to nearly 90 percent of the Philippines and to our OFW’s all over the world. Our work with ABS-CBN Convergence supports the government policy of finding ways to bring down the cost of internet access.   The Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Executive Branch have assured the public that our franchise will be allowed to go through the proper renewal process in a fair manner. To that end, the filing of the quo warranto case is ill-timed given that Congress has already resumed its session.   We remain committed to our mission to serve the Filipino people especially at this time when millions of Filipinos rely on our services in delivering information such as the 2019 NCoV ARD, the developments in the Middle East, and updates on Taal Volcano situation as they relate to our countrymen.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Pinoy top amateur focuses on major events

The sky’s the limit for Jolo Magcalayo, the highest-ranked Filipino in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, and the 17-year-old De La Salle Zobel Grade 11 student plans to focus on major events, including at least two American Junior Golf Association tournaments and two United States Golf Association qualifiers, in trying to crack the top 200 this year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020

A bird flu epidemic will bring PH agriculture to its knees

Forget beef. Beef consumption per capita of Filipinos is one of the lowest in the world, under 4 kilos per year. The reasons are many, but these reasons all lead to one common denominator — beef is costly and the average Filipino family does not have the money to buy real beef, not the adulterated beef that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020

4 Valentines Gift Ideas for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

When it comes to giving gifts during hearts day, Filipinos pay a premium to show their love and affection. According to a survey conducted by Picodi, Filipinos are willing to spend up to P1,759 for a Valentine’s gift. While chocolates, flowers, and staycations are quite the norm for most, change it up for the entrepreneur […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020