Initially called Buglas, the Spanish conquerors re-named the island Negros in 1565 in reference to the dark-skinned Ati people, one of several aboriginal Negrito ethnic groups living throughout Southeast Asia.
When SB19 announced the start of their “In Your Zone” tour on Twitter last Saturday (December 21), the boys ignited a bit of confusion among those unfamiliar with Philippine geography.
Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.
Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.
However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.
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