In the midst of a severe flood happening in Guangxi Zhuang an Autonomous Region in China, a seemingly smiling pig was rescued along with other animals. Netizens were quick to spot the candidness of the pig’s smile while being saved from the flood. The pig seemed calmed and happy that it was rescued and even smiled wonderfully despite being held on its forelegs and ears. 

smiling rescued pig


    As a usual response by netizens, its picture have been shared a hundred times and made quick rounds in social media all over the world. People were cheering of how this creature just made their days and made them smile right after seeing its picture.


    However this pig’s instant stardom was shown not only through likes and shares of her original photo but people did hilarious Photoshop skills to savor the moment. The following are just one of the few photos that instantly became people’s favorite. 
 

smiling rescued pig

 

smiling rescued pig

 

    War is the most unwanted and feared event that could happen in any place. Last May 23, 2017, the Philippines was reportedly fighting against local terrorist groups who later turned out to be related to ISIS. ISIS has already managed to spread terror attacks in different countries all over the world. And unfortunately, Philippines just became one of its targets. It has been 18 days since the war erupted in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. The Philippine soldiers are sacrificing their lives in order to save the future of their country and its people. 

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    It is a difficult battle for the soldiers because the rebel group or the terrorists are using high-powered guns and they appear to have a good number of ammunition supplies. As of the writing there are already more than 50 fallen soldiers who died defending the country. With the presence of RPG from terrorist fighters targeting military tanks, it was difficult for the soldiers to fight back. Most of the soldiers die while inside the tank due to the impact caused by the explosion. Tanks are easier target because of its size. With this in mind, the Filipino soldiers were able to come up with a great idea on how to counter this problem.

tank covered in woods in philippines


    In order to minimize the impact, the soldiers then put wood logs covering their tanks. The wood will help to lessen the impact of RPG explosion. Bullets will just stay on the thick wood without fully penetrating on the external surface of the vehicle. Truly Filipinos are very resourceful in any situation even during war. 

marawi siege


    Some are even considering of taking into account the possible innovation of battle tanks to adopt the idea. Although it may appeared simple and old-school, it was effective and it did serve its purpose. It is also a proof that although the Philippines does not have enough and latest military artilleries, Filipinos are still blessed to have brave and resourceful soldiers that are ready to die for the country. 

 

    People would really want to watch prank videos because it shows the unscripted and natural responses of individuals who were put in a trap. Although it may appear unjust to the subject or the target it shows how biased one person could be to another. It is so satisfying to watch videos that slaps out the truth about judgmental people.  It feels so great to prove them wrong of their judgment and admit defeat afterwards.


    One of the most remarkable prank videos that became internet’s favorite is.  The girl is actually a professional racer. Because of her physique nobody would ever think that she is a racer, thus she is the perfect girl for this job. In the video she appears to be a car dealer assigned in big cars such. It was absolutely a mismatch for her size which made her customers felt a bit superior to her.
    When she asked her clients to test drive the cars it wasn’t just an ordinary drive and some of them have lost it until the end of the video.

leona chin madmax


    Truly, one should never judge a book by its cover. 


    The girl who appeared in the video is actually Leona Chin. She is a Malaysian national and has been part of the racing industry for more than 10 years now. She was already popular as a female racer but she became more popular and even famous all throughout the world because of her participation in prank videos as a dumb sales girl. According to her interview she started to become really interested with cars, particularly in drifting since she was in high school. In order fulfill her wish to try drifting, she asked a friend who happens to be a professional drifter to teach her how to do it. Later on she was able to learn the techniques of drifting and endurance racing. She even said that she goes to watch racing competitions for her to gain insights on how it should be done.

leona chin madmax


    In no time she was able to have a team of her own and participate in endurance racings in Malaysia. She became really famous because of her mad driving skills and she was considered to be the fastest among all female racers of her time. Leona Chin still dreams to compete internationally with the help of her fans and sponsors. 
 

leona chin madmax

 

    It was a very devastating day for the internet community when suddenly the Extra torrent page posted updates regarding the end of its existence. They also posted that it will be the end and that they are retracting all. But users are still hoping that they could endure this ordeal.

extratorrent shut down

    This site became one of the primary sources of downloadable movies, music, albums, videos and anything that can be possibly shared over the internet. It became the people’s favorite because of its simple yet orderly features of movies. It shows the latest and most downloadable items every single hour of the day. Aside from being organized, they are also known to have legit sources of seeders which is the very reason why people swarm on their site and remained loyal to them. 

the piratebay


    It is not new that a sharing site have been banned or suspended. Before Extra Torrent, Pirate Bay gained a respectable amount of popularity and despite being flagged down for several times, they were still able to survive. They result in changing domain names from .com to .org, .net, and many more. You can even access them right now and you will be amazed how far they have reached in changing their domain names just to carry on. 
Sharing sites such as Extra Torrent and Pirate Bay are barred down because according to the law, sharing all copyright items such as movies is considered as piracy. However the internet community believes that it is not actually true. It is more like a give and take community sharing and sharing so that everybody will have the chance to look at it or be informed about it. 

extratorrent shut down
    Movie producers, song artists, are afraid they could no longer make money out of their composition because downloading it through these sites for free wouldn’t give them any share.  
 

    With the new administration come new sets of personnel to serve the government of the people. It has been the common practice of the previous political administrations in the Philippines. However the current administration has drawn a very unique line in terms of its decision and the reaction of the people. One of which who gave birth to unending debates is Mocha Uson, being appointed as 

mocha uson followers


    Certain group of people reacted against the appointment made by the president. For them Mocha is not qualified for the job and it is actually an insult for those who are studying courses in line with the position such as journalism. People were also rooting against her past as a sexy dancer and branded for her sensual performances in the past. They also questioned her qualifications and she managed to land the position. 


    To begin with Marguax Uson or Mocha Uson, finished the degree of bachelor of science in Medical. She is a daughter of a pediatrician and a fiscal. Her father, a fiscal, was killed by unknown assailants and their family wasn’t able to get justice at all. It was this incident that pushed mocha to support he current government. It can be noted that during election period she has declared her all out support to Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as her presidential candidate.


    Speculations them came out that because mocha was vital in PRRD’s success that is why she was given a government post. However if you try to check on the current title and job description of the position, it is very much clear that Mocha is the best option. Her appointment has something to do with the use of social media as a tool for communication. The president wants the common people to have an outlet for them to voice out their concerns in the most convenient way. And it is through social media that the common people are given the chance and the attention to air their sentiments and to acknowledge their support for the government. 

mocha uson followers


    Mocha Uson Blog actually has more than 5 million of followers in Facebook, thus she was appointed as assistant secretary for the PCCO under social media. However it is not the number of followers’ alone that made her the new assec. She got the highest number of followers because of her involvement in tackling the social issues of the Philippines. There are celebrities who got more followers than her, but is her who is making use of her influence to inform the people of the current happenings in the country.
 

mocha uson followers

 

    Controversial photos of a huge fish with alleged tattoos on its body circulated over social media. It was first reported by GMA News. According to the report the fisherman caught the fish and he was stunned after seeing it with unusual markings. It is as if the fish has tattoos on its body. The designs were uniquely done and it was hard for the people in the village to explain how it happened when the other fish of the same type doesn’t have any of those markings at all.

fish with tattoos caught in philippines


    Since it was posted in the social media, people swarmed the comment section and gave their unsolicited explanation as to where did the fish got its markings. Some were pretty hilarious that are worth sharing. There are also some that could be quite convincing and could actually answer how, but the reason behind why the fish has tattoos on its body is still unknown at this point.


    To note, there were no other cases yet of the same incident at all. It is the first time that a fish was caught with complex designs painted on its body.

 
1.    The fish could be Maui from the movie Moana. He wasn’t able to fully transform and end up dead with the fisherman’s fishing net.

fish with tattoos caught in philippines


2.    The fish was a drug addict and was part of the operation TOKHANG led by the government enforces as a way of eliminating the use of illegal drugs in the country.
3.    The fish stumbled on plastics or papers with prints and it transferred to its body. 
4.    The fish accidentally got its tattoos from a materials used in hydrographic paint. 

fish with tattoos caught in philippines


    However to put an end to all the hilarious speculations made Filipinos over the internet, it has been validated that the fish actually got its markings from a t-shirt. It could be that the print transferred on the fish’s skin since the image appears to be inverted. 

fish with tattoos caught in philippines

 

    When something is posted online and it’s really quite intriguing it’s already expected that it will make rounds over the internet with the aid of social media just like this alleged giant bullfrog caught by a certain man named Markuz Rangel from Texas.

giant bullfrog caught


    According to the hunter, he shot this gigantic frog that weighs 13 pounds or roughly 6 kilograms. He posted pictures of his hunt and the internet community immediately reacted to it. It is not common that you get to see a creature this big. Although you can see frogs anywhere, reaching this kind of size is quite unexpected and can actually insinuate doubt. 

bullfrog


    According to some commenters, the frog wasn’t actually that big. It was just a product of optical illusion. By raising the frog far away from the man, their size becomes close to each other, making the frog appear bigger than it seems. Others are also giving their analysis that if it was really huge, how come the hunter was able to raise it without any difficulty? Also, the best way to confirm its size is by putting a clear size comparison which Rangel failed to do.

bullfrog compared size


    Although bullfrogs are indeed quite bigger compared to ordinary frogs, it cannot grow as much as 13 pounds like what Markuz Rangel was claiming. The American Bullfrog is considered to be the biggest in the bullfrog family. Adult frogs of this specie can only grow as much as 4 inches to 6 inches and can only weigh between 1-2 pounds. Bullfrogs are carnivorous and would mainly rely on small animals like rats, and small birds for food. 

bullfrog eating


    In the end, people slammed Rangel’s claim because it was just nothing but a camera trick. And if it was indeed true, people are still mad at him for killing such creature which could have been a breakthrough when it comes to its normal size. 
 

    Although there are no official statements yet from globe telecom about them putting an end to their free Facebook promo on mobile data, people seemed to figure out quickly. When this promo started, people got the chance to enjoy using Facebook without spending anything for it. It is in all honesty free for its users. However who is actually funding this free subscription promo and why are they stopping it all of a sudden?

free facebook from globe telecom


    In 2013, globe launched its free Facebook for mobile data users. This was their best move considering that a growing number of users were already using smartphones rather than desktops or laptops. They wanted to be part of the convenience of having everything on your mobile device. And it was indeed a success because they were able to reach 140% of revenue growth a year after they launched the promo. They have even mentioned that free Facebook under globe telecom will forever stay as long as it gives them stable revenue.


    But who is actually funding this promo? According to globe telecom, they are paying for the total cost of the bandwidth consumed by the free Facebook users. Although it may seemed like they are giving it for free, they were convinced that they are still making profit out of it. This could happen since a user will be charged right away once he or she goes out of the app by clicking a certain link. 

mark zuckerberg


    The number of smartphone users at this moment is still increasing, but why is it that globe decided to retract its free Facebook promo, when more users would mean more growth in their revenue? Although they claimed that they are alone paying for the bandwidth of their users, this seems to be different in other network providers in different countries who decided to team up with the owner of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. It is actually the owner of Facebook himself who shoulders the cost of the bandwidth in order to provide free access for its users and in return gain more number of users and more profit for his team. 

free facebook from globe telecom


    Almost all websites that you can find in the internet rely on advertisers for monetary gain. If you have been fond of watching videos in Facebook you will notice ads being inserted in the middle of some videos, this is actually how Facebook makes money. But with globe’s free Facebook promo, you can barely view a picture and how much more for a video? The only thing that works on free Facebook is its messenger, but unlike the Facebook app, it does not contain ads. 
 

    In every nation or country there are stories that are very much pleasing to know such as its history, culture and tradition. Each country possesses a unique story that sets it apart from any other places such as Japan. Japanese people are much known for their patriotism and their strong ties with their culture and tradition. They are the ones who would literally die to give honor to their country. They give importance to nature and life as a whole. They strive for wisdom and pride. They honor their forefathers as much as they honor their country.

cherry blossoms in japan


    One of the most iconic symbols for Japan is the Cherry Blossom Tree. In fact in became one of the tourist attractions in Japan. Although this tree can actually grow in other countries, cherry blossoms from Japan are incomparable to others because it holds one of Japan’s important culture and tradition. Japanese view cherry blossoms as a symbol of life itself. For them, they believe that their lives can be of similar to these trees. For them life has its seasons and it is as beautiful as this tree. Just like trees, the human life has its expiration or end and that they are reminded to love and cherish their family member because nothing is permanent in this world. 

cherry blossoms in japan


    These trees start to bloom as early as February and its peak takes place during April. Large number of families gathers to witness the cherry blossom trees in full bloom. It is a special moment for everyone and family members see to it that they could spend time with each other during this season. Watching the cherry blossom tree with its soft pink color is greatly appreciated in Japan. It is a way of honoring their beliefs and history as a whole. 

cherry blossoms in japan


    As much as Japanese people would like to share this important event to tourists, they are persistent in reminding the public especially the tourists to follow certain laws and proper etiquette when they wish to be part of this celebration. No one is allowed to hold the Cherry Blossom Tress, or shake them because it is a sign of disrespect and humiliation. Although it may seem an ordinary tree for some tourists, for them it is part of their identity and they would like to preserve this belief no matter what. Tourists are then expected to be very cautious and just enjoy watching these tress and not cause any trouble at all. 

    A human being is a social animal. Regardless of the situation a person would always want to have someone to be with. Nobody wants to be left behind. However not all people are lucky enough to find their companions or best friends in life because of varied reasons. But who says only a human being can complete another human being? Dogs are great companions too and they have earned the title of being man’s best friend since time immemorial. 

adopting rescue dogs


    If you are thinking of having a dog and you don’t have any breed in particular to choose from it is best to have a rescue dog. A rescue dog is basically a dog which came from sanctuaries or those that were saved from being abandoned. These types of dogs have no definite breed at all. You might never able to trace its pedigree and its bloodline; however they are as special as those being commercialized in pet stores. 

adopting rescue dogs


    The best thing about choosing rescue dogs is that you are giving them the second chance to live a life that they have been wishing for. There are only few people who would choose to adopt dogs rather than shop. This only means that there are also only few dogs that would be given the chance to have their forever home. It is also heartbreaking to know that not all shelters practice the no-kill policy. When rescued dogs remain in the shelter for quite long already, they are euthanize or being put to sleep without even experiencing the joy of being part in a family. 


    Adopting a dog from shelters could be the best decision you can ever think of. If you are longing for a companion or a best friend, they are just perfect. These dogs have painful experiences in their past but they are still hopeful to find that special person who will prove to them that dogs are indeed man’s best friend. 

adopting rescue dogs


    By getting a rescue dog, you are helping organizations to continue their goals in putting an end to animal cruelty and animal neglect. If you are thinking that dogs that came from shelters are problematic dogs then you are wrong. Although most of them are strays, these dogs were given the medication they needed before they are released and are set for adoption. It is also a protocol for any shelter to spay and neuter every rescue dog under their facility. By doing this, dogs are protected from unplanned pregnancies and over population which then may result to neglect.

adopting rescue dogs


    There are several animal welfare groups in the Philippines such as the Philippine Animal Rescue Team (http://www.philanimalrescue.org/) where you can finally meet your new best friend. Pay them a visit now; they are all waiting for you. 

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    As the art of exploration continuously evolves and unfolds myriads of discoveries, the Philippines take its stand to be included in one of the countries to provide a field for one of these amazing findings-the Guyabano. Reputed to be a miraculous fruit able to give a variety of use for the human’s benefits, the need to study it steadily rises.  Generally known as the Souroup, this fruit is called in the Philippines as the Guyabano. It is a fruit of the Annona muricata which belongs to the family of Custard apple trees. It also belongs to the same breed of the cherimoya and the pawpaw. As far as history is concerned it was brought to the Philippines at an early date by way of trade (the Galleons) from Mexico. What is unique about it is that among the other fruits of its genus, it is the only member suitable for preservation.     The guyabano has a lightweight but fragrant wood. It grows sweet scented white flowers which intensifies especially in the morning. It is usually 8-13 inches long and weighs 2.5 kilos. The guybano is dark green but when it is ripe the color turns yellow and its body becomes softer. It has black brown inedible seed. Aside from that, its inside is mostly made up of pulp and fiber. As for its taste the Guyabano is a mixture of various fruits; a combination of strawberry and pineapple with a hint of coconut. The taste buds would also detect markings of sour citrus within the pulp.      Soursoup is only produced in countries where the weather is tropical. And since the Philippines is a tropical country, the tree could be basically grown everywhere in the archipelago. It can grow in all kinds of soil and lives on high levels of humidity and temperatures above 37 degrees which is the secret to its survival. Any point below 5-3degrees could destroy the fruit.      In contrast to it being unpopular in the past, the guyabano is now starting to catch the eyes of many researchers. With the now innumerable studies on this fruit, there is a common factor which is noticeable among these researches. Most of these investigations are found to agree with one another in claiming the soursoup to have an effect which is 9,000 times stronger than that of the Adriamycin and that it could be employed for various types of cancers’ chemotherapy. What makes it amazing is that unlike chemotherapy the compounds of the guyabano only hunts down and kills cells that are cancerous and avoids the healthy ones. So that in contrast to chemotherapy, there is less, if none, harmful side effects resulting from its use such as hair loss, immune depression or extreme nausea. The most proven and known benefits of the Soursoup are as follows:     One can make sweet varieties out of its pulp such as ice cream, juice and candies     One can get rid of intestinal worms by chewing its leaves     Applying its leaves on wounds helps in faster healing     Fevers are neutralized by brewing its roots or when its leaves are mixed with bathing water     Its young leaves can be massaged to the skin for diseases such as rheumatism, eczema and pimples. It also prevents or reduces skin scars from wounds     In some countries, its leaves are said to draw in a good sleep when arranged inside pillows     Mixing its seeds with water and soap and spraying it on plants keeps away pests that are harmful     Head lice are destroyed by the oil extracts taken from its seeds     Aside from the lists given, research has also found out that the consumption of 225g of the guyabano’s pulp helps prevent disorders such as UTI, Constipation, Leg cramps, Water retention, Migraines, Anemia and pregnancy complications. However, there still are a number of doctors who deny the benefits of this fruit. But even so, this fruit has achieved the title of being a miraculous fruit.
         Are you one of those individuals who love to collect smartphone cases every now and then? If yes, then you should be updated with the latest design which has been known as the 360degrees smartphone case. By the name itself, it means it gives 360 degrees protection to your phone. All corners and edges are covered by this case. It has the back cover, sides, and lastly even in front. The front comes with the use of tempered glass, so it is like a 3 in 1 case. Aside from that this case is also really thin. If you don’t like adding extra pounds and spaces to your phone, then this one is perfect for you.                 It also comes in different vibrant colors and designs. It has variety of options where you could choose from. This case however doesn’t have any definite brand name. As expected this one is made from China and can be bought in very affordable price, making its consumers collect for different colors and designs. Price range is usually Between P180 to P300.                 Having this kind of cases is actually great if you want to hide those bumps and dents in your phone and you want it to look really nice again. It is as if you got a new phone especially if you choose the matte designs. However since most of these cases were mass produced you have to check it properly and if possible, always try to fit it before buying. By doing so, you will be sure that it properly fits your phone. It is important to take note of this because oftentimes stores selling such cases seldom accept returns especially if you ordered it online. Also the good news is that it is not limited to a specific smartphone brand only. There are available designs for almost all of the latest and existing smartphone models or units.                             It has been very popular in several online stores such as Facebook and Instagram. It is even possible that you may not find this in malls near you and find it online. This actually became the trend since it is easier to market things in social networking sites rather than on physical stores. If you wish to find out where you could actually get this item, all you have to do is search for it in your Facebook search bar or tab and select from the options given to you.
    The idea of using power banks has created a major excitement for all users of mobile devices. The release of power banks in the market was indeed a hit, no wonder several counterfeits or fake power banks were also released. Those who are making cheap and fake power banks saw the opportunity when people were truly satisfied and convinced with the use of power banks. But is it really safe to use such products?     Fake and unbranded power banks are usually seen being sold in online shops through Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. It is because most of the people nowadays spend much of their time browsing these sites and chances of getting their attention is really high. The fake power banks even come in very cute and unique designs. Some were even designed like famous characters such as Hello Kitty, Baymax, The Minions and so much more. With a low price and a very cute design, how can someone resist not to buy? However you should never get fooled with the cuteness of these items because it can potentially destroy your device rather than extend its battery life.      So how can it actually destroy your device when it is intended to recharge your batteries? These products were made from substandard materials. Thus, its quality and performance is questionable. Since these products did not undergo a quality control procedure, there is no assurance that it will perfectly work. It might work on the first few times you use it but it can potentially damage your batteries, worse it can even trigger your batteries to overheat and explode. The cheap ones also come with cheap printed circuit board (PCB) which does not give any guarantee that the device will work properly.      Regular and branded power banks are definitely costly and not everyone can afford it, but with a much lower price people often disregard the price and would still eventually go after the substandard ones without thinking that this can actually damage their devices and end up spending more money for repair. Some are attracted because of the cute design and packaging because the regular ones usually come in boring styles, its either square or rectangle only. However the reason why the branded ones appear to be boring in terms of design because the manufacturers are maximizing the most efficient design that can hold all the essential pieces altogether.    
    The idea of Killer Clown in the Philippines spread like wildfire in Social Medias and people have very amusing responses to it. Instead of being afraid of these guys, Filipinos have indeed a different taste of humor and not a single clown can win over it. However where did this very unusual craze started? How did it end up in the Philippines? Is there a truth behind this idea or is it purely a sort of social media prank?     Before reaching the Philippines, this killer clown crave have already gotten to some parts of USA and even in UK. This group even has their own social media account and they often post something about their next target like a sort of warning. It is obvious that they wanted to perpetrate fear in all possible areas they could cover. According to reports, there were several sightings of clowns dressed in very horrific attire. They often target children in streets, malls, and even in schools. There were even reports that these clowns were carrying kitchen knives and they chase kids with it.      Although there have been no reported cases of actual murder made by these killer clowns, their peculiar taste of thrill have caused great fear to several children already. Clowns are instead symbol of happiness and joyous childhood; however these guys are trying to create chaos in the minds of the people. On the other hand it can be noted that there are indeed several films in which clowns were actually killers, such as Killer Clowns, Dead Clowns, Poltergeist, and even Stephen King’s famous book entitled It.     But how did this craze reached the borders of the Philippines, if this originated somewhere in US? The most probable reason is because it made several rounds in the internet particularly in social media. Remember the ice bucket challenge? Or the different dance step challenges, such as the Harlem shake? Well, this Killer Clown Craze is no different at all. It reached the Philippines because there are also some folks who would like to take the challenge and experience the idea of spreading terror to other people. This sounds sick right? If there are indeed Filipinos who would want to be part of this craze, then it only shows that those who started it were successful in creating a chaos and terror.      However unlike the western countries, pranks like these don’t actually work in the Philippines. In fact, in a satire blog, the first emergent of killer clowns were robbed and mobbed by rugby boys in Quezon City. Despite being satire, this only shows that Filipinos are indeed full of sense of humor. Instead of eliciting fear, Filipinos are even excited to face these pranksters and teach them a good lesson that they will never forget.
    Iloilo is a province in the Philippines occupying the south and east part of the Panay Island. Its location is found in the Western Visayas. The territory is bordered by the Capiz Province on the north and the Antique Province on the west. The capital of Iloilo is Iloilo City. But the city is independent from the government of Iloilo.      During the Spanish era in the Philippines, writing was a new form of import which is why there are no existing written historical accounts of Iloilo today especially on the pre-Hispanic times. There are epics told in oral history but that too has not survived much through time. The oldest existing written account of the Spanish conquest on Iloilo was Miguel de Legazpi’s transfer of headquarters to Iloilo from Cebu in 1566.      Geographically, the province has two regions dividing it. The first is the highlands which is located in its western border. The second region is the lowland and occupies a much larger portion. Second to the Sanderbans, Iloilo is known to have the largest biggest marshland in Western Visayas. Its subdivisions consist of an urban city, a component city and forty-two municipalities.     The people of Iloilo are known as Ilonggos. They have two local languages which is Hiligaynon and Kinaray-a. In the past Spanish was considered as their local language. But after the WWII the numbers of people speaking it naturally declined until most of the Ilonggos did not see it as their local language.     The high speed of the development of trade and industry in the 18th century began Iloilo’s rise in economy amongst the Visayas islands. It earned its name as “Textile Capital of the Philippines” where their products were continually exported to Manila and abroad. The upper middle class of Iloilo enjoyed their prosperity as their textile industry rose. But during the 19th century this industry began to go low because of UK’s introduction to the world of cheaper textiles.     In 1855 however, the waning of the textile industry did not depress Iloilo as it was the year when the port of the province was opened to the world market. Thus, agriculture and industry had direct contact with markets abroad. In the late 19th century Iloilo experienced a boom in its economy because of its quick development of its sugar industry. During those times sugar was on the list of one of the most in demand products. The vice-consul of Britain at that time gave loans, constructed warehouses and began introducing new methods in sugar farming. This helped a lot in the development of the industry.     The families of the province became richer and richer and started developing large areas from Negros and turned them into haciendas as the world market’s demand for sugar kept rising. As a result, it was from Iloilo that increase of firms, banks, educational institutions, commercial activity, infrastructures and foreign consulates came from. Development of economy in the province kept rising because of the sugar industry until in October 5, 1889 the Queen of Spain, Maria Cristina gave rise to the town’s status via Royal Decree establishing the city government.

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    Nature is indeed full of wonders and humans have not really explored it totally. There are still things that are seemingly odd in nature and there are also some that are quite deceiving. Take for example this Emerald Green Cat that was discovered in a small town in Bulgaria.      The town people and even people from far cities are quite familiar with this seemingly odd creature because of its color. The cat has been spotted walking around the city, it gives the town people the impression that it is a stray and it only gets its food by roaming around the place.      Due to its distinct color and possible breakthrough in the feline world, people from far countries travelled to Bulgaria just to take a closer peek and even take some pictures of it. However, this cat’s stardom started to fade when rainstorms came. Its bright emerald green color slowly faded away when rain started to fall.      It has been found out that the cat got its color from a barrel of paint where it sleeps. Although paints contain toxins that are eventually not good for the health, the cat was actually in good shape all throughout its stardom. With its color fading away, its popularity indeed started to slow down, however its quite noticeable she enjoyed her moment and made the most of it by gaining extra pounds.     
    In the midst of a severe flood happening in Guangxi Zhuang an Autonomous Region in China, a seemingly smiling pig was rescued along with other animals. Netizens were quick to spot the candidness of the pig’s smile while being saved from the flood. The pig seemed calmed and happy that it was rescued and even smiled wonderfully despite being held on its forelegs and ears.      As a usual response by netizens, its picture have been shared a hundred times and made quick rounds in social media all over the world. People were cheering of how this creature just made their days and made them smile right after seeing its picture.     However this pig’s instant stardom was shown not only through likes and shares of her original photo but people did hilarious Photoshop skills to savor the moment. The following are just one of the few photos that instantly became people’s favorite.       
    With today’s trend where direct, private, and instant messages are of great help to people, consumers must be aware in choosing mobile apps especially if it has something to do with your personal info’s such as your contact list where clients, bank accounts and other important stuff are being saved.     Most of the time, mobile apps are being installed because of its popularity. When a wide audience seemed to use it even for just a short time, you should expect for others to try it too without really verifying its security measures.  SARAHAH Honesty App is supposedly an app that can be used in giving feedbacks anonymously. Seems like people nowadays are drawn into intriguing stuff more than ever. However accordingly the app works in such a way that the person who has been rated or given feedback has no way of tracing or replying to it. The creator of the app tend to give its users the chance to leave positive comments or feedbacks as an act of kindness while keeping their identity unknown.      However the entire community has been totally shocked (shookt) when it has been revealed that this app is actually unknowingly stealing your personal details such as your contact list. Aside from stealing, they make use of it by uploading it to their data base and who knows what they could do about it.      Once you installed this app, it will only take them a while to steal your info. Logging out from the app can't make any difference at all. The best thing to do is to never ever install it and be more cautious in choosing an app.   
    In a certain Facebook post by Mark Dianne Duarte, three women are now asking for help from anyone with a good heart to help them with their current situation. The victims are residents of Cabdbaran Agusan del Sur.      With the intent to enhance and beautify themselves, they decided to undergo treatment from a person whom they barely know. The procedure went by injecting some unknown chemicals unto their faces. However instead of having better and beautiful faces, it went really worse and appeared distorted. The three of them have the same reaction with the chemical.     With the help of their friends and families, they are now trying to reach a certain amount in order to help the victims. Aside from the horrible outcome of what happened, the victims are now starting to become ill and are all afraid of what could happen to them if not given the proper care.     Unfortunately, the suspect is now nowhere to be found. The victims were not even aware of the suspect’s whereabouts.     According to the one who posted, a certain media will then cover the story of these women, to inform and especially warn those who would dare to undergo such procedure. The suspect was not a licensed medical professional but because of cheaper rates he managed to convince these ladies to try it all for the aim of becoming beautiful.     
    When you don’t have sweet tooth it is hard to find snacks that can match your low tolerance for sugar. Almost all snacks were made out of sugar, chocolates and other forms of sweeteners. It is the main reason why Skittles stands out from the rest of the group. It is a sweet yet sour candy that comes in a bright rainbow colors. But all of a sudden Skittles became really dull and lost all that rainbow colors.     In an official stamen made by Skittles, they decided to have a different packaging for intended for the entire month of June. As practiced June is the month dedicated for the LGBT community. The LGBT community has the rainbow to represent them because they acknowledged that they are composed of different genders thus constitutes not just a single color but of different colors.      Since the Skittles and the LGBT community share the same kind of color representation, Skittles gladly gave way to the LGBT community. According to them, although the share the same symbol, one has to stand out and celebrate their existence and they give it whole heartedly to the LGBT group.      This is such a remarkable and thoughtful move for Skittles. Although they were branded and known because of their color, they were not afraid to give way to celebrate a significant event for some people. Consumers in return have shown appreciation to what the company did. Their customers admired their sensitive and immediate decision to honor the LGBT community.     Changing brand packaging is a bit risky when it comes to sales and market. Well known and established companies see to it that when they have to change or modify their packaging it needs to be somehow close to the previous design. It is because people shop out of familiarity. When you change your packaging into a totally different concept, chances are your consumers will not be able to recognize your products anymore.      However it is different with the case of Skittles. They dared to risk their sales and their brand in order to commemorate an event. With this making rounds in the internet, Skittles is rest assured that their customers would still remain loyal to them.