Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) is not yet ready to retire its mantra of ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines.’ In fact, the country has added yet anther world record to its string of accomplisments, Tourism Secretary Ramon Ramirez Jr. proudly announced today.
The new world record? Filipinos ranked Number 1 in the world among the most gullible people on the Internet. India was a distant second, followed by the United States.
NetData International, a company that studies all kinds of data on the Internet, has shown that Filipinos are the most gullible in terms of satirical articles. Their data reveals that majority of shares from satirical articles are coming from the Philippines. They also noted that more than half of these articles are written by Filipinos.
According to NetData social media experts, this data signifies that most Filipino internet users either share an article they haven’t read or understood or they just can’t distinguish satire from legitimate news.
DOT said the Philippines is not only famous for its scenic natural landscapes, its beauty queens, champion boxers and corrupt politicians, but it has also established itself as a country with top world records.
Earlier this year, Makati City in the Philippines was named ‘Selfie Capital of the World.’ Cebu City recently topped the Guinness World Record of the largest single Zumba class. And the newly-opened Philippine Arena now holds the distinction as the largest indoor arena in the world. Not to mention the most number of Filipino nationals (and those of Filipino heritage) winning international reality show singing competitions.
So go ahead, say it one more time… ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines!’