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Why Lazada Philippines Has One of the Worst Customer Service Ever

Why Lazada Philippines Has One of the Worst Customer Service Ever

Opinion, Technology & Internet
After two weeks of struggle with Lazada Customer Service, I finally got my refund. But my terrible experience will not let me change the title of this article so people will be informed not to use that store credit. Lazada is the biggest online shopping store in the Philippines and while it is gaining more popularity, it is also starting to steal people’s money by making customers suffer until they give up. Shopping through Lazada is safe, but if you want to make sure no one can steal your hard earned money, continue reading. I started using Lazada two years ago and I placed my first order on January 2, 2016. Since then, I accumulated a total of 37 orders with two return/refunds. The first return order happened last year and since the fund was deposited directly into my Paypal
Who is Kai Sotto

Who is Kai Sotto

Blog, Entertainment & Sports
Kai Zachary Sotto is a basketball player for Ateneo Blue Eaglets, the high school varsity basketball team of the Ateneo de Manila University. He is the eldest of the three children of Ervin Sotto, a retired PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) player who was drafted by Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs in 2004, but later played for Shell Turbo Chargers, Barangay Ginebra Kings, Air21 Express, Alaska Aces, and the NLEX Road Warriors. Kai Sotto was born on May 11, 2002, and at the age of 14, he already stands 6'11". As of posting, this 15-year old gentle giant is in Grade 9 and stands 7'1" (215.9 cm) but others said he is 7'2", and could be now the tallest basketball player in the Philippines. His towering height mostly came from his parents, because his father stands at 6'7" and his mothe...
Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes Slam Cosmopolitan PH for Photoshopping Their Waists

Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes Slam Cosmopolitan PH for Photoshopping Their Waists

Entertainment & Sports, News
"Riverdale" stars Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes slammed Cosmopolitan Philippines for photoshopping or editing their waistlines on the photos featured at the Philippine magazine. The real-life Betty and Veronica posted their disappointment over the said magazine this Friday, March 9, which incidentally is International Women’s Day. “Camila and I have worked incredibly hard to feel confident and comfortable in the bodies that we have. It’s an everyday battle, sometimes. And to see our bodies become so distorted in an editing process is a perfect example of the obstacles we have yet to overcome.” Reinhart wrote on her official Instagram account as a caption to the photos in questions. “We are f***ing powerful, beautiful and strong… we aren’t going to hide behind photoshop to conform t
Doy Laurel’s Letter to Cory Aquino Explains Why “Cory Was Worse Than Ferdinand Marcos”

Doy Laurel’s Letter to Cory Aquino Explains Why “Cory Was Worse Than Ferdinand Marcos”

Blog, Government & Politics
Salvador "Doy" H. Laurel was a top leader of the United Nationalist Democratic Organization (UNIDO), the political party that played a major role in ousting President Ferdinand Marcos via the 1986 People Power Revolution. He was the running mate of President Corazon "Cory" Aquino during the 1986 snap election and became the vice president. Shortly after, Doy Laurel became the Vice President, Prime Minister, and Foreign Minister all the same time. But in late 1986, the office of Prime Minister was abolished. In September 1987, Laurel resigned as Secretary of Foreign Affairs. On August 13, 1988, he wrote a letter to President Cory Aquino, citing that she was worse than Marcos. It was featured in the book "Greed and Betrayal" by Cecilio T. Arillo. Cory Aquino did not respond to Doy Laur...
Look How Gullible and Clueless Most Duterte Supporters Are

Look How Gullible and Clueless Most Duterte Supporters Are

Blog, Government & Politics
Call it an ugly truth but supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte are arguably the most gullible, if not stupid people on Earth when it comes to disseminating online information, especially the news. Recently, a fake article saying the Playboy ’s deceased founder American millionaire businessman Hugh Hefner set aside $5 million to be donated to Duterte, has been circulating on Facebook like a wildfire. The article, however, has a double meaning if you try to analyze it. Surely, it is fake, but Duterte supporters did not notice that the article taunts Duterte by saying he has a collection of Playboy Magazines. Hefner died last September and his death actually has caused a little controversy after his will says his widow and four children will get nothing if they use drugs or alcoho
Google Reveals What People Search About Mocha Uson, and Some Other Interesting Facts

Google Reveals What People Search About Mocha Uson, and Some Other Interesting Facts

Technology & Internet
On January 21, we wrote about “How Facebook Helps Promote Underground Prostitution in the Philippines”, and one week after the article was published, we are surprised by the search phrases generated by the said article and other related contents. Ordinary Internet users may not know that Google keeps the record of the words they type when searching for something, but some of these keywords sometimes attract people’s interests, especially when revealed publicly. Today, we will give you an interesting fact on what people are searching about some celebrities like the ever hot "Pantasya ng Bayan" Kim Domingo, the controversial government employee Mocha Uson, and other terms that you may not think people are typing online. We took some screenshots of our search records on a particu
Who is Rafael Baylosis

Who is Rafael Baylosis

Blog, Government & Politics
When Rafael Baylosis was arrested last week over several charges including an illegal position of firearms, supporters of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and several activist organizations in the country cried for justice. His arrest made headlines while progressive groups blame President Rodrigo Duterte for his order to arrest all NDF (National Democratic Front) consultants. But who is Rafael Baylosis anyway and why his arrest is making noise? We did the Internet and find some interesting facts about him. At 18 years old and student of UP-Diliman, Baylosis became a student activist and befriended with the then 21-year old future NDF founder Jose Maria Sison. Former President Ferdinand Marcos found out that Baylosis was allegedly the Secretary-General of CPP thr...
Who is Adrien Semblat

Who is Adrien Semblat

Blog, Entertainment & Sports
Adrien Semblat is a French businessman who is married to Filipina actress Isabelle Daza. Born on January 16, 1981 in France, Semblat moved to the Philippines to pursue a business career, and later became an executive of Adidas Philippines. According to an online source, Semblat is also a football player and played with Manila Nomads SC – a Manila-based football team. Since 2011, Adrien has been the head of sales for one of the biggest sports apparel brands, Adidas Manila. And in the short time that he has been here, he boosted the brand’s sales and increased its visibility. Adrien shares that he has found a second home here in the Philippines, thanks to Adidas. “After four years in Adidas France, I really wanted to experience working abroad and leave my comfort zone to live a v
Who is Nico Bolzico

Who is Nico Bolzico

Blog, Entertainment & Sports
Nico Bolzico is an Argentinian entrepreneur who became a commercial model after being linked, and eventually married to French-Filipino actress Solenn Heusaff. Nico Bolzico was Born on October 3, 1983 in a rural in Santa Fe, Argentina, Growing up in a very rural neighborhood, Nico admits that the newfound attention after becoming a product endorser is a little bit surprising. In 2012, Bolzico began dating Solenn Heusaff ,a French-Filipino model, actress, VJ, and television personality. In December 2014, Heussaff announced her engagement to Bolzico. The couple married on May 21, 2016 in Combourg, France. “I’m from Argentina, a small town of only about 30,000 people. We were surrounded by cows and horses… we’re farmers there,” says Nico. There was no real industry that was simil