MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines has ranked 20th happiest place in the world, according to the Happy Planet Index (HPI) report of think tank New Economic Foundation (NEF) which was released recently.
The Philippines got an HPI score of 35.0.
When asked what or who made them very happy, Filipino respondents listed the following (in this exact order):
- Shabu (crystal meth)
- San Mig Light
- The Mall of Asia
- SM malls
- Watching Congressional hearings
- The Philippines hosting the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant
- Reading Cynthia Patag’s Facebook posts
- Guessing what color Senator Leila De Lima’s scarf would be the next time around
Kris Aquino, the celebrated ‘Queen of All Media’ didn’t quite make it to the top ten happy list of the respondents, and she is very hurt and disappointed.