The Philippines is one of the most diverse countries in terms of energy sources. Although lack of oil sources, the country can rely its renewable energy sources like hydrothermal, geothermal, wind, and solar. The country is also one among many that does not have an operational nuclear power plant. The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) built under the administration of former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. has never put into operation due to many factors, especially politics. In the last ten years, the country’s solar energy is becoming one of the biggest contributors of renewable energy. Let’s take a look at the Philippines’ ten biggest solar / photovoltaic plants that are operational as of 2017. 1. Cadiz Solar Power Plant (132.5MW) The Cadiz Solar Power Plant is a 132.5 MW
If former President Benigno Aquino III had a DAF scam, and Janet Napoles had pork barrel scam, there are also other scams run by private people in the recent memory, and funneled billions of pesos to owners’ pockets. These scam run through an MLM (multi-level marketing) program, a networking scheme, or just a plain investment program. Let’s take a look at the biggest investment scams that rocked the Filipino people, especially the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in the last 20 years. The following lists is not in order 1. First Quadrant Around 2003, First Quadrant, a legitimate company owned by Julie Rose Tactacan Defensor (wife of the former senator Arthur Defensor), was engaged into illegal investment scheme after it asked members to invest. It was charged by the DTI wi
The Philippines is run by politicians with different educational background, but most of these people performed superior during their school years. There may be some who are accidentally elected due to influence, fortune, and popularity, but this case is rare with the exception of Senator Manny Pacquiao, who is very popular. Most people who are from the family of politicians took-up law degree, political science, public administration, or military. The following are the list of top 10 senators with high IQ and performed well during their school days. These senators are active from 2016 to 2019 three-year overlap. 1. Aquilino Martin “Koko” Pimentel III Koko Pimentel, the current Senate President of the Philippines, is the son of former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel J
The Philippines is governed not only by the elected public officials but also by the powerful religious organizations. The Catholic Church played a major role in the Philippines' tradition, culture, and governance, but other religious organizations recently are getting a big share of influence in the government, especially the Iglesia Ni Cristo. Since these organizationsdos not pay taxes, it hard to provide accurate data on how rich these powerful religious organizations are, but based on their infrastructure, influence, and reach, we can estimate their wealth with the aid of available data online. There are hundreds of religious organizations in the country, but some are too small that we can ignore, especially the hundreds of Baptist and Protestant organizations. The followin...
We love women, especially those who are talented and with integrity. This article is dedicated to our own Filipina news anchors and journalists. The following are the most popular, wealthiest, and most influential Philippine female news anchors and broadcast journalists (in no order). Mel Tiangco The veteran 62-year old newscaster Mel Tiangco is probably one of the oldest in this list (second only to Tina Monzon-Palma), but her influence is bigger than any other female journalist in the Philippines. Working on TV since 1980's, Tingaco earned both fame and fortune. She has an estimated net worth of P180 million. Jessica Soho Kapuso Jessica Soho is probably the most awarded Filipino female journalist. The 54-year old from La Union has been working on TV since 1985 and has an es...
The Queen City has been the consistent leader among the richest Philippine provinces for more than a decade now and dethroning the Visayan province seems impossible. Here are the top ten richest Philippine provinces for the year 2016 to 2017 based on total assets. Cebu Cebu widened the gap from the rest of country's provinces with total assets of P32.429 billion in 2016, up by P2.098 billion from P30.331 billion assets in 2015. Cebu’s economy relies heavily on manufacturing and tourism, with almost 80% of the country’s shipbuilding facilities found in the province. Rizal Landing at a distant second was Rizal province with P11.73 billion assets in 2016, an increase of P2.184 billion from its P9.546 billion assets in 2015. Before the 1990s, the primary source
We are always updated on the prices of new vehicle models but many, if not most of us are not aware of the price of the most important vehicle here in the Philippines – the jeepney. With the government’s plan to modernize the public transportation, especially the jeepney, we will examine how much is the real cost of the newly-assembled jeepney compared to the government-endorsed e-jeepneys of P1.2 to P1.6 million. As an auto-repair shop owner that caters to dozens of jeepneys every day in Lipa-Calamba route, I am dealing with all types of jeepneys every day. Jeepneys are fully assembled and manufactured inside the Philippines. See Also: Biggest Bus Companies in the Philippines Before there were Sarao Motors and other popular brands like Lawin, Armak, Malagueña, Celestial, La
The Philippines is among the countries with rich biodiversity. Its forests are home to hundreds of different species of snakes from the smallest to the biggest python. The following is the list of 13 most venomous snakes in the Philippines recorded by biologists and scientists. 1. King Cobra The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is a species of venomous snake in the family Elapidae, endemic to forests from India through Southeast Asia. This serpent is the world's longest venomous snake. The king cobra is distributed across the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and the southern areas of East Asia (where it is not common), in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and southern China 2. Samar
People get's old but others just refuse to look like old. These Journalists and TV personalities maintain their good looks despite their age. Let's take a look at the top 10 hottest Filipina journalists and anchors over 40 years old. 10. Christine Bersola-Babao (46) Christine Bersola-Babao is considered a “celebrity mother”. The veteran multimedia personality, despite adding some weight at her age, is still one of the most attractive media personalities over 40 years old. Julius Babao is one lucky sob to have Tintin as his dutiful wife. 9. Lyn Ching-Pascual (43) Lyn Ching-Pascual, popularly known as Lyn Ching, is a TV personality in the Philippines. She is a hosts on the daily morning news program “Unang Hirit” on GMA. She is an avid reader and has a large collection of books. Sh
Almost a month ago, I returned to Batangas to take a two-week break. I have a desktop PC there so I thought it would be useless to bring my laptop. Upon arriving after almost 24 hours of land and sea travel, I tried to log-in to my Facebook account through my PC. To my surprise, it asked me to upload my latest photo in order to confirm that I am the real owner of the account. Because it was night time and taking a selfie is not really clear, I decided to look for some options. It asked me to identify some of my friends through photos. The problem was FB was asking me to identify photos uploaded by some of my friends which I didn’t know. For example, FB shows a photo of one of my friend’s children. I have no idea what their children looked like so I failed the test. I waited until tom