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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
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
Success Story: What to do When Your Content is Stolen and Republished Online

Success Story: What to do When Your Content is Stolen and Republished Online

How Tos, Technology & Internet
Okd2.com started as a research website way back in 2016. Our viral articles have been copied and republished many times by opportunist bloggers who couldn't write their own articles. Since December last year (2017), we stopped writing viral content and the amount of our articles being copied has dropped, and the income of the people stealing our content has dropped as well. Despite Okd2.com’s move to publish more serious topics, copy-paste-bloggers are still doing their best to milk on our content. A blogging platform altervista.org has been used by people stealing contents as their most important medium to copy our content and make money through Facebook Instant Article. One of the most notorious blogs is the now suspended localhero.altervista.org. Before altervista suspended thi
How Facebook Helps Promote Underground Prostitution in the Philippines

How Facebook Helps Promote Underground Prostitution in the Philippines

Blog, Technology & Internet
If you happen to stumble into a Facebook page with a “walker” on its name (not person’s name), you are in some sort of sex marketplace. Lorie is 21 years old and working as PSP (personal service provider), and is brave enough to share her experience with us. She is oldest in the family with two younger brothers. Their parents are both living in Calamba City Jail for illegal drugs, and have slim chance to get out. “My father was coming in and out of jail since I was 15 years old. My mother went to another guy who sold drugs. They both ended up in jail since I was 17. I really had no choice. I started working in a local bar before I turned 18 after I broke-up with my first boyfriend”, Lorie recalled how she started. Lorie said that even though she worked in a bar for nearly two
Payoneer vs Paypal: Which is Better for Filipino Affiliate Marketers

Payoneer vs Paypal: Which is Better for Filipino Affiliate Marketers

Blog, Technology & Internet
This article is about comparing Paypal with Payoneer as payment options when receiving earnings from affiliate programs like Propellerads here in the Philippines. You can get a Payoneer account here, and Paypal account here. Many Filipinos are now making money online and Payoneer is also one of the most reputable payment gateways out there. Assuming that you are earning online from affiliate programs and you have the option to accept your earnings via Payoneer and Paypal, this article will provide specific differences. I am going to use Propellerads as a default affiliate program in this article. Propellerads is one of the best affiliate programs out there for bloggers and webmasters, and if you still don’t have a Propellerads account and want to make money with your blog, you
Why OLX is Losing Customers, and Gradually Dying

Why OLX is Losing Customers, and Gradually Dying

Opinion, Technology & Internet
Background From 2009 to 2013, I sold around 35 vehicles,  6 laptop computers, and dozens of assorted items at Sulit.com.ph. I purchased more than 2 tons of ukay, electronic gadgets, vehicle parts, and other things in return. Between 2011 and 2013, I sold at least 6 cars and 8 motorcycles including 2 Honda Superfour big bikes through Ayosdito.ph. In return, I purchased dozens of assorted items. That was the end of happy days though…… Last month, December 18, 2017, I posted my jeepney for sale at OLX. After a week of not receiving a single inquiry, I paid  ₱649 (Paypal) so my ad will have more exposure. I received 3 inquiries in 3 days and after seven days, my paid ad expired  I sold nothing. I logged into my account to check what’s wrong and there I found out that OLX did reall
Top 10 Best Big Cars for Female Drivers

Top 10 Best Big Cars for Female Drivers

Technology & Internet, Top Lists
The perception that women can only handle small vehicles is long gone and the number of Filipino women who want to drive SUVs is continuously increasing. My former boss, who owned a 1998 Nissan Patrol and a 1999 Nissan Sentra GTS, always had an argument with his wife because she didn’t like to drive the GTS anymore after driving the Patrol. My ex-girlfriend who first owned an imported 1998 Toyota Hilux Surf on 2007 refuses to drive a sedan anymore. She said she is more comfortable and feels big when she is inside her 2015 Chevrolet Captiva. Let’s take a look at some of the best big cars for female Filipino drivers this 2018. #1. BMW X5 XDrive30d As one of the most expensive among the list at ₱6.5-M, BMW X5 XDrive30d will not fail any woman who wants to show herself off. T
Harvard: Pinoy Facebook Users are Among the Most Unintelligent People

Harvard: Pinoy Facebook Users are Among the Most Unintelligent People

Technology & Internet
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Genevieve Molina, a Filipino-American graduate school student from Harvard University causes discomfort to Filipino community in US following the release of her dissertation on Harvard Magazine. Molina, who is completing her masters in Psychology, published the paper “The Unintelligent Facebook Users” on October 15, 2014. The thesis  gained widespread praise from her professors for her accurate analysis of the topic; but received an overwhelming negative reaction from Filipinos who are aware of her papers. Her studies finds that many Filipino Facebook users are not yet ready to go along with other countries in terms of on-line laws, etiquette, level of intelligence, level of emotion, level of decency, and over-all public awaren
Here’s How Globe is Stealing Millions of Pesos from Tattoo Broadband Customers

Here’s How Globe is Stealing Millions of Pesos from Tattoo Broadband Customers

Technology & Internet
Since Globe put a cap on my Internet speed today, I can’t do my normal chores online. I left nothing but to rant and express my frustrations here and there. I can’t even open a website in 2 minutes. Yesterday, I registered a 3-day ₱120 Supersurf promo. With a daily allocation of 800 MB It is good for 3 days and today is the first day. I started my Internet at around P2:00PM today reading news and doing some research. I never watch any video for I am aware that my 800MB will be consumed in no time if I do that. Suddenly my connection got stalled. I pulled-out the sim card from my tattoo device and inserted it into my phone. I received the following message. Hello! We noticed that your data usage today has been really high. We're now reducing your browsing speed to maintain quality
Top 10 Best Online Shopping Sites in the Philippines

Top 10 Best Online Shopping Sites in the Philippines

Technology & Internet, Top Lists
In the future, there is a possibility that people will no longer go to malls to buy what they want as almost everything is already available online now. Online shopping is a multi-billion dollar business. Amazon, Ebay, Alibaba, and others make the lists of biggest companies around the world in terms of profit and net worth. Let’s take a look at the top 10 best online shopping sites in the Philippines where you can shop with ease from the comfort of your home. 1. Lazada Philippines. Lazada Philippines has been known to be the biggest online shopping site in the Philippines that offers a wide range of products. From electronics to fashion, health and beauty products to toys. Lazada offers COD as one of their payment methods. Based on their site, they accept cash on delivery nationwid