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Kia Navarro

How To Compute Back Pay In The Philippines: 2019 Update

After weeks or even months of thinking, you’ve done it. You submitted your resignation letter to your boss and now you are more than ready to explore the world for career and personal growth. But wait a minute, after resigning, did you ever stop and think wh...

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Expats Guide to Getting a Loan in the Philippines
Kia Navarro

An Expat's Guide To Getting A Loan In The Philippines

It is never easy to move out of your country. There are a lot of preparations to do and a whole ton of payments! If you are a foreigner, looking to make a home in the Philippines and all of these expenses are getting the best of you, fret not. There are a lot ...

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Dino Mari Testa

RFID Fee Refund, Road Accountability, Araneta-Aurora Intersection Closure, A...

LTO now issues refunds for RFID feesIf you’re one of the 85,657 motorists who coughed up a fee for the Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) botched radio frequency ID (RFID) project, then you’re up for a refund starting this month.In 2009, LTO struck a P2....

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Dino Mari Testa

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Stay Dengue-Free This Rainy Season

Last year, almost 70,000 Filipinos contracted dengue from mosquitos. Since it's peak season for dengue-carrying mosquitos, know how you can protect yourself, your family, and community.Protect your homeWindows and doors. Install net screens on the windows. Rep...

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Cloey Mangali

Mining Tax Reform, Manila-Bicol Railway, And This Week's Hottest Financial N...

Mining Tax Reform still targeted by the government as per DOFEven though it was not mentioned in President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 22, increasing the state’s share in mining revenues is one of the tax reforms t...

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20 Best Sinigang Restaurants in Manila 2019
Gibson Perez

19 Best Sinigang Restaurants In Manila 2019

When it rains, it pours...hard, and this rainy season is giving us so many feels… but whatever you choose to do on this meditative and cuddly weather, it’s a must to have something on hand that warms you up during the day.Will you choose coffee or tea to w...

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Best Mobile Wallet App in the Philippines
Kia Navarro

7 Best Mobile Payment Apps In The Philippines For Cashless Transactions

If you are like me, who absolutely abhors bringing a huge amount of cash every time I go out, then mobile wallet apps are for you. What is a mobile wallet app, you ask? Simply put, mobile wallet apps are applications installed on your phone that store credit. ...

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Coron Palawan Travel Guide
Mark Alano

Coron Palawan: Travel Guide, Activities, Budget, And Sample Itinerary

Coron is a first-class municipality in the province of Palawan. It includes the eastern part of Busuanga plus 50 islets reaching as far as Tara Island situated at the north-east and Canipo Island located in the south. This peninsula, included in Forbes Travel ...

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ATM Charges
Cloey Mangali

Brace Yourselves: ATM Interbank Charge Fees Could Go 50% Higher

Automated Teller Machines (ATM) fees are feared to go up at least 50% after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) lifted the 2013 moratorium order suspending ATM fee hikes.Currently, depending on the bank, a single interbank withdrawal costs around P10 to P15 ...

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Eid’l Adha
Kristel Serran

Eid’l Adha: More Than Just A 'Suprise' Regular Holiday

Know more about the Philippines’ “movable holidays,” and holiday pays laws.The government has officially proclaimed August 12, 2019, as a regular holiday to commemorate Eid’l Adha. Proclamation No. 789 states that August 12, Monday, will serve as an ob...

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