Proud to be Pinoy? List of Top Global Rankings of the Philippines

There have been many achievements made by Pinoys all around the world. At the same time, there are also records of the country that are a bit under a negative light. Things like we’re one of the most corrupt government in the world, has one of the slowest Internet, and the likes are things not new to us. We enumerate the top global rankings of the Philippines (both the bad and good) in this article.

2nd Fastest Economy in Asia

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Image: Philip Marc Cordova

Image: Philip Marc Cordova

Let’s begin on a positive note. GMA Network reported that Philippines is Asia’s second fastest-growing economy with 6.4% growth during the second quarter of last year. This puts us in the same place as Malaysia, which follows China at the top spot. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima also said in an interview that this growth demonstrates the increasing resiliency and diversity of the country’s economy.

5th Largest Gathering 

Image: Rappler

Image: Rappler

Pope Francis, with his latest visit here in the Philippines, drew a great crowd of six million during his mass held at Luneta, Manila (where a lot of people Instagrammed the event resulting to some annoying photos). This was more than what Pope John Paul II had during his visit in the country and puts the momentous occasion as the fifth largest gathering in human history.

2nd in Facebook Penetration

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Apparently, Filipinos easily made the transition to Facebook from previous social sites. A report from research firm comScore showed that we are first in Asia to easily adopt and use Facebook and second in the world next to Brazil.

1st in Selfie Density per City


We’ve previously reported that two cities in the Philippines were mentioned as the Selfiest Cities in the World by TIME. These are Makati City and Pasig City that were able to produce more selfies per capita than any other city in the world with 258 selfie-takers per 100,000 people. #selfie

9th in Worst Traffic


A crowd-sourced global database and multinational research firm Numbeo has published its Traffic Index for Country 2015. Unsurprisingly, we were included in the top 10 as the 9th country with worst traffic conditions in the whole world.

19th in Porn Visits to PornHub


PornHub, the number one porn website, released its 2014 Year in Review which showed a detailed report about the porn site’s data focusing on search trends and user interactions. A part of this is their top 20 countries that have the biggest share in page views and yes, Philippines made it to the list.

2nd Slowest Average Internet in APAC


A recent report we got from Akamai shows that while South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan take the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd spots (respectively) for the fastest average connection speed, Philippines is 2nd to the slowest at 2.5Mbps. We’re tied with Vietnam with the same average Internet speed, following India that only has 2.0Mbps.

1st in Slowest LTE


Last year, OpenSignal released a report that the Philippines is the slowest in 4G speed around the globe, closely followed by the United States. On the list, Philippines ranked the slowest at 5.3Mbps average 4G speed. The United States was 2nd slowest at 6.5Mbps average 4G speed.

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Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

18 Responses

  1. Avatar for Abdul Jakul Keke Abdul Jakul Keke says:

    Try beeg.com and philippinesporn.com… Then pump up the jam 3x a day. They are best porn sites. Very clean no viruses, malwares, adds, My favorite.

  2. Avatar for Abdul Jakul Kee Abdul Jakul Kee says:

    Try beeg.com and philippinesporn.com… Then pump up the jam 3x a day. They are best porn sites. Very clean no viruses, malwares, adds, My favorite.

  3. Avatar for bigfoot bigfoot says:

    yan din iniisip ko. US and China are achieving a lot in many fields, I wonder if they also say proud to be americans and proud to be chinese?

  4. Avatar for boybawang boybawang says:

    How about number1 sa pang gugulo sa mga forums sites shouting “Proud to be Pinoy!” Nakakaasar para sa mga ibang lahi!

  5. Avatar for Pinoy Pinoy Pinoy Pinoy says:

    Proud to be Pinoy! MANNY! MANNY! MANNY! MANNY!

  6. Avatar for Stephen Stephen says:

    #19 in Pornhub despite having 2nd slowest internet. That’s what you call perseverance!

  7. Avatar for Milhouse Milhouse says:

    How exactly are the largest gathering, FB penetration and Selfie density good?

    Yes, they are record breaking but hardly the things to be proud about.

    • Avatar for Jakura Jakura says:



    • Avatar for techyLurker techyLurker says:

      Haha, that’s why the introduction said ‘good’ and ‘bad’. Wala namang claim na ang mga : largest gathering, FB penetration at Selfie density ay ‘good’.

    • Avatar for denise denise says:

      wala namang sinabing good or bad. sinabi lang top list of on something.

    • Avatar for jojohn jojohn says:

      Largest gathering is worth mentioning and something to be proud of… well unless you’re not catholic. :-)

    • Avatar for crab noy crab noy says:

      I totally agree with you. The only thing that is good is that the PH is the 2nd fastest growing economy. The rest of the “good” things are won’t actually help the country haha. It’s like saying the Netherlands have the tallest people in the world – wow what a thing to be proud of heheh.

      Proud pinoy, even though pride is 1 of the 7 deadly sins =P. *facepalm*

  8. Avatar for Abuzalzal Abuzalzal says:

    19th in Porn Visits to PornHub, bka sa xhamster no.1 tau

  9. Avatar for Jaypee Jaypee says:

    d ko alam kung matutuwa ako ei.. nung umpisa okay pa pero nung bandang huli na hahaha

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