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Manila has ‘lowest IQ’ among Southeast Asian Nations, study says

Because of high poverty incidence and poor access to education, Manila residents ranked lowest when it comes to Intelligence Quotient (IQ) in Southeast Asian nations, according to a study, the World’s Smartest Cities, released by the World Population Review (WPR).

The IQ which is often use to measure smartness and defines an individual’s ability to learn.

The higher the IQ means that a person is intelligent and could learn new things faster.

Manila ranked among the lowest in the Smar City Report.

The report however said that the national IQ does not only refer to a country’s intelligence but also linked to poverty incidence with low IQ scores and poor access to education and educational systems.

Here’s the full list of smartest countries in Southeast Asia:

IQ- Name of Country

108- Singapore

94- Vietnam

92- Malaysia

91- Thailand

91- Cambodia

89- Laos

87- Indonesia

87- Myanmar

86- Philippines

Staff Report

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34 Comments

    1. Our country was ranked 86th among others it’s because of people like you! #yellowtard #yellowcancer #tae #hepatitis #manilabobo

          1. @disqus_OagqxOja8a:disqus
            actually tama ka. if we’re talking about being respectable as a race? Then yeah. Matagal ng mababaw ang tingin ng mundo satin.
            And filipinos are subconsciously aware of that. Kaya panay tayo papansin everytime mabalita ang Pinas sa mundo. Todo galit pag negative light.
            O kaya naman pag may konteng dugong pinoy ang hollywood celeb. Pilit natin maki epal sa spotlight.. as if naman yun dugong pinoy nya ang naging rason ng success nila. Pero banda huli naman basura bansa natin dahil kurakot naman mga nagpapatakbo nito. Kahit sino pa.

          2. Kung totoong matagal nang bagsak ang pinas, bakit po tayo tinawag na Asia’s rising tiger ng IMF, WB, etc, pagkatapos itinaas ng 3 international bodies ang ating credit rating, kung totoo po yang sinabi ninyo? Nangyari po ‘yon bago po nahalal ang pang. Duterte. Yan ay totoo kahit ano po ang sabihin ninoman.

          3. Hindi ako maniniwala diyan sa mga yan since hindi naman nila alam ang totoong nangyayari dito. What I meant na matagal ng bagsak ang pilipinas is because of the rampant corruption, political dynasties, majority are still uneducated, poverty is still rampant at yang drug war na yan ok na sana kaso hindi pa din mawala wala dahil puro pusher napapatay hindi naman mamatay matay mga producer ng drugs. Unending traffic na nagiging dahilan ng pagkawala ng milyung-milyong kita. Hindi ito uunlad kung palaging aasa sa gobyerno ang mga ito. Nakikita mo mga karamihan sa kabataan kung ano ano pinag gagawa. Sa senado naman imbes na pag-usapan yung preso ng bigas mas nauna pa yung papansin na bakla at cr niya.

          4. Agree ako sayo sa sinabi mong mga causes ng pagkabagsak ng PInas. Sa sinabi mo nmn na di ka naniniwala sa mga yan, which by “mga yan” I assume you mean the IMF, WB, Moody’s, etc., ang pinaghuhugutan nilang mga data ay nakabase sa ating economic performance kaya kapani-paniwala yung feedback nila. Hindi naman nila tataasan ang ating credit rating kung walang solid na basehan, dipo ba. As of Oct 2019, matino pa rin ang growth rate natin at 5.8% – 6.1% sa Q1 2020 pero may mga internal at external na pag-aalangan.

          5. despite the effort of our president na sungagin ang mga corrupt at mapagsamantalang oligarch..pero he still a demons to some people like you,,wala na bang natitirang patriotism sa pag katao mo pare.

      1. @disqus_PGDsCMQkSU:disqus
        hahaaa yeah right, and assuming someone is yellow simply because they criticize the man’s who’s feces you worship is a sign of intelligence. Literal Dutertard ka nga.
        Tapos dami mong hashtag halata naman hinde mo alam ang function nyan. Wala ka sa twitter. Bobo. Pauso ka pa

        1. Ang problema nyo kaseng mga tae kayo, puro kayo tahol! Wala kayong napapatunayan, puro kayo bintang at criticize, imbis na makiisa kayo sa pagbabagong nagaganap. Ikaw ang literal na may taeng paguutak hinayupak ka! Nag mamarunong na walang napapatunayan king ina mo! Obvious na obvious mga pekeng news from mainstream media di nyo pansin? Hindi! Kase magkakulay kayong mga animal kayo. Hadlang kayo sa pagbabago salot kayo sa lipunan! At eto pa, ayusin mo grammar mo! Tang ina mo, Bobo!

          1. @Ranma
            Wow look at all the 5th Grade insults. pareeH he said TAE.. OH EHM GEEE.. ang edgyyyy
            Hoy bata, Hinde lahat ng pumipintas sa idol mo eh kesyo dilaw. Tangina nahahalata yun pagka Dutertard mo lalo. Wala akong pake kung kaninong partylist yun pumapalpak. Mahirap ba ma-grasp yun conceptong yun? Baka sumabog utak mo pag sabihin kong pro-Marcos ako haha
            Criticize kung may mali.
            Praise kung may maayos.
            Regardless kung sinong pulitiko gumawa.
            Hinde yun dededmahin ang maling ginagawa para lang “magkaisa” pero panay kurakot naman yun iniidolo mong pulitiko. Ano ka, 10 years old? Nadadala sa propaganda No wonder hinde mo makita ang mga pagkakamali nila kaya’t nakakalusot sila dahil mga katulad mo brainwashed na eh todo suporta parin. Bulag bulagan pa more!
            Lahat ng banat mo eh sayo naman nag aapply hahahaaa baka tumatahol ka sa salamin 24/7 dyan.
            Sows, may Fake news ka pang nalalaman Utot mo eh kayo naman ang puros Mocha Uson Blog lang ang alam
            At wow may Ayusin yun grammar ka pang pahabol haha oh pleeease. Halatang desperado makabawi sa twitter hirit hahaaaa Try harder kes nag iiyak ka dyan

          2. Halatang walang pinag aralan ang animal. Hahaha. Hoy johnny yeets, dapat sayo ipa bitay. Kung ayaw mo maging pinoy umalis ka ng bansa. Satsat ka ng satsat wala ka namang naiambag sa pilipinas. Ikaw ang tunay na kanser ng lipunan. Puro kritisismo at pandirihan lang ang ginagawa mo. Pilipino ka man o hindi tol, kung saang bansa man tayo pinanganak, dapat makiisa tayo at mag tulungan. Hindi paninirA

          3. Hirit kuno kesyo walang pinagaralan pero pilit mo naman lumamang sa ka skwateran ng hirit? Pati duon sa may maayos na discussion eh nagpapansin ka sa desperadong mga satsat mo.
            Edi sige, ikaw na.
            Dyan ka na mag bulag bulagan. Tutal ignorance is bliss.

          4. why cant you love the president? hindi naman siya masama ah,,hindi naman niya pinabayaan ang pilipinas at pinaubaya na lang ang lahat sa mga cabenite nya kagaya ni panot. hindi mo ba nakikta ang maganda nyang ginawa sa pilipinas at buwis buhay nyang suwagin ang mga taong nag cocontrol nang economiya nang pilipinas.

          5. @Silver Hunter
            This is the most naive comment in this topic so far. The fact that you focus on idolizing the person rather than objectively vie for whats best for the country is the reason why corrupt officials and their relatives go unnoticed.
            You question “why can’t I love the president” yet you immediately contradict that very phrase by citing the previous president’s shortcomings. You accuse me of not seeing the positives of the current administration while at the same time you completely disregard the previous one’s.
            This is why you shouldnt focus on idolizing a person. Because you end up blinding yourself to his administrations shortcomings then just blaming the other partylist for it.
            Also, being a fanatic makes you think its always some DDS vs Dilawans situation whenever your idol is criticized. I dont give a shit who is doing what. Kung may pagkukulang at maling gawi eh dapat sitahin. Regardless kung sinong partido ang gumawa.
            Baka sumabog utak mo kung makita mo yun mga lumang anti-Aquino comments ko nung kalakasan nung scandal nung Manila bus hostage, Pork barrel scam, yun kapalpakan sa pag asikaso nung Yolanda, at lalo na yun SAF44 controversy niya.
            Yet hinde ako bulag para dedmahin yun fact na umangat ang ekonomiya natin nung panahon niya, Nung pinaglaban niya yun Spratly sa Hague, at nung iniligtas nya mula sa execution si Mary Jane Veloso

          6. Stop debating with these duterte lapdogs,because it seems that you are only jousting with the wind, in short para kang nakikipagispadahan sa wala. Hindi malawak ang balintataw ng mga yan, ayaw ng nakicriticize ang poon nila. Hindi nila alam na a criticism can also help a government to discern and improve their next step. Criticism can also help the government to evaluate what is wrong on their previous action and change it for the better. People like them stagnates the movement of the country to be better. Yan yung mga taong tango lang ng tango parang mga asong nakakabit sa harap ng sasakyan, without even thinking . Feeling na pure with nationalism sila and infallible yang mga yan pag dumidila sa tae ng poon nila. Isipin mo this topic has led to a political discourse eh ang pinaguusapan eh IQ. Their argumentation are also illogical and full of fallacies. Kunwari pang pro-Philippines eh mga pro-poong duterte naman itong mga ito.

  1. Who wrote this?! Manila is a City. It’s NOT A NATION!

    Also, you have lots of typos and grammatical errors.

  2. So how do we explain students getting higher scores and scholarship in foreign universities ? OFWs who turns out smarter than their employers? Undergraduates who can face even foreign professionals and make interesting conversations? And to think that other countries can avail better educational and technological know hows. Even a streetboy can explain current events better than politicians and so called experts. Hah!!!

    1. Ok then, what percentage of the total number of people in Manila actually make up the people you are pertaining to? 10? 20? 30 percent even?
      So for the sake of argument, lets just say 30% of Manila consists of educated people that have IQ’s that range from average, to above average, all the way to high IQ levels. Then what happens to the total IQ score of Manila when you mix that 30% with the rest who have below average IQ then? That average score is probably what the author is pertaining to.

      1. Hahaha parang si trillianes tung si johnny. Every comment dinidebate hahahaha. Johnny johnny please dont cry.

        Magkano ba bayad sayo nyan boy?

        1. Excuse me, pero pwede dun ka nalang sa Ranma comment magkalat? Kasi dito maayos ang discussion eh.
          Nahahalata tuloy na wala kang pinagaralan.

      2. Dude, relax. Hindi lahat kalaban mo. Tinataas lang niya ang mga Pilipino ayon sa kanyang pananaw at karanasan, an opinion which she’s entitiled to. Malinaw rin naman ang puntos mo. Ang ibig lang niyang ma-establish ay may natural na kakayahan ang mga Pilipino sa kabila ng kawalan o kakulangan ng access sa edukasyon at training. Kung hihimayin natin ang mga stats malamang tama ka nga. But there’s a difference between high IQ and wisdom. Do we want to contribute or are we too interested in being “right”?

        1. hinde naman ako hostile sa kanya. Im just discussing things and afaik maayos naman tanong ko.
          I’m not dismissing the filipinos’ potential.
          I’m just informing her na baka kasi nag fofocus sya dun sa edukadong mga pinoy pero nakakalimutan nya na marami rin sa maynila ang hinde nagkakaroon ng opportunidad makapag aral and unfortunately kasama rin sa overall average score nung IQ ng Maynila. So kung malaki porsyento duon eh mga hinde edukado eh talagang mahahatak pababa yun overall score

          1. @Johnny Yeets Base sa snabi mo “kung malaki porsyento duon eh mga hinde edukado eh talagang mahahatak pababa yun overall score”, totoo yan, mahirap man tanggapin. Ito ay “effect”, hindi “cause” ng mababang rating natin. Ang mga obvious na cause ay kakulangan ng budget para sa edukasyon. Malaking bagay ang kurapsyon, mismanagement at incompetence.

          2. True but either way naman ganun parin ang resulta. The sum of them both resulted in the Low scoring.
            My main point lang naman to Lilian was that the IQ test was an average of all its participants and not a statement na kesyo “bobo ang filipino” as she seemed to have taken it.

        1. thanks for the info.. though it doesnt really answer the question.
          How many within that IQ average score is from actual educated individuals vs uneducated ones.

  3. Since the said source is WPR is a site for monitoring population of countries including mortality rate, would this staff writer perhaps be kind enough to include the link in the site where such study is published.

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