The Pinoy Legacy’s 5 Most-Read Stories of 2017


Before we kiss 2017 goodbye, and as we welcome and look forward to what 2018 will bring us, let’s take a look at the 5 Most-Read Stories of 2017 on The Pinoy Legacy.

5. Five Things You Shouldn’t Do During Songkran Festival

The government announced several rules following the death of King Rama 9 in October 2016. One of which was the official period of state mourning for one year.

And in April this year, just before Songkran, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration imposed what they call the “Five Nos” or things you shouldn’t do during the Thai New Year.

4. Licensure exams for Pinoy teachers in Thailand set in September 2017

Many teachers in Thailand aired their joys on Facebook after PRC approved earlier this year the request to hold the Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (BLEPT) in Thailand. Through the efforts of Partners for Change, PRC included Bangkok as one of its BLEPT Test Centers. The exam took place in September this year.

Recently, The Partners for Change posted on their Facebook page that the survey they conducted for interested BLEPT takers in March 2018 yielded 351 takers. It exceeded the required number set by PRC. Partners for Change advised interested takers to prepare their TOR with remarks for board exam purpose only while waiting for the response from PRC.

3. HEARTBREAKING: Mother loses 2 sons to cancer, youngest now diagnosed with the same cancer that killed both elder brothers

Who would forget the story of a painful experience of a mother who lost her two sons to cancer? In 2014, a heartbreaking video of a cancer patient Rowden Go Pangcoga marrying his fiancee Liezel May in the hospital went viral all across the globe. Ten hours after the couple exchanged their vows with their daughter standing as a flower girl, Rowden passed away at the age of 29.

Just a month later, the family underwent cancer and blood tests. They found out that the second son, Hasset, carried the same type of cancer at stage III and liver cirrhosis. Just like his brother, Hasset was also 29 years old at the time of his death.

And in November this year in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, the youngest was reported to have died of the same cancer that killed his two brothers. Hisham was 27 years old.

2. Filipino teacher dies in motorcycle accident in Loei

A Filipino teacher working in Srisongkramwittaya School in Loei died after his motorcycle was hit heavily from behind. At the intersection, the 42-year-old Filipino teacher stopped when the traffic light turned red. However, his friend who was riding fast didn’t stop, hitting his motorcycle heavily from behind. His friends rushed him to the nearest hospital. Two days later he woke up, but he couldn’t remember what had happened.

The victim who hailed from Tuguegarao City is survived by his wife Imee, a domestic helper in Spain, and their daughter, a second year college student.

5. Filipino dies in motorcycle accident in Chonburi

Our kababayan who died in a motorcycle accident in front of Baywalk Residence, Pattaya Beach Road in Chonburi on April 9 is The Pinoy Legacy’s number one in terms of number of readers.

According to Pranod Panitpong, 28, who witnessed the accident, the victim was trying to avoid a coconut when he hit the pavement and fell down.

Based on his Facebook, the victim was from Cagayan de Oro and has worked as a butcher in Big C company.

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