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Traditional Noche Buena Cost Philippines
Gibson Perez

The Cost Of A Traditional Noche Buena In The Philippines

Filipino traditional food barely changes, and so, almost no one needs to ask what will be served on the evening of December 24. Given that, the cost of a traditional Noche Buena in the Philippines is a timely and interesting topic to dissect.The Philippines ha...

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Money News
Cloey Mangali

Unemployment Drops, Rural Banks Go Digital, And Other Financial News

Commercial establishments must post new format for receipt notices—BIRThe Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has regularized the adaptation of the new format of notice for commercial establishments to inform their patrons about their duty to issue sales invoic...

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OFW Money Saving Tips
Cloey Mangali

8 Things Balikbayan OFWs Should Do To Save Money This Christmas

Many OFWs returning home during the holidays find themselves going overbudget in their excitement to give families and friends a memorable celebration. Because of this, it’s important that they know the following OFW money saving tips.Personal finance is a s...

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Kristel Serran

Jolly, Merry Credit Card Promos For December 2019

So much to do, so little time! That’s mostly how we feel celebrating Christmas in the Philippines, especially in the hectic metro. Good thing we have our trusty credit cards.Credit cards make Christmas preparations easier. We can use them to book appointment...

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Philhealth Contribution
Dino Mari Testa

Find Out How Much PhilHealth Contributions Will Increase Starting 2020

Know how much the new state health insurance premiums will be in the next few years.Starting next year, expect your contributions to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to go up by a little.The new schedule of premiums, which was announced...

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Christmas Show List
Cloey Mangali

Where To Go: 2019 Christmas Shows In Manila

Christmas is a time of giving, but this doesn’t mean you should be breaking your bank accounts just to enjoy it. In the thick of holiday gift guide lists circulating the internet, here’s a game changer. We have compiled a list of the ongoing Christmas show...

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Motoring News Weekly
Dino Mari Testa

Alabang Skyway Ramp Now Open, New Batch Of License Plates To Be Released, 'C...

Skyway ramp reopened, finally eases traffic in the southJust in time for the holiday carmageddon, the newly constructed Alabang-Skyway ramp and the reopened third at-grade right after Alabang Viaduct of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) is finally open to moto...

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Life Lessons From Andres Bonifacio
Gibson Perez

11 Life Lessons From Andres Bonifacio

November 30 is the birthday of Andres Bonifacio. Unless set on a non-working holiday, it’s often forgotten because everyone’s preoccupied for the holidays.So, to pay homage to the Filipino revolutionary hero from Tondo, we take a look at the valuable life ...

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13 Month Bonus
Kristel Serran

13th Month Pay Vs. Christmas Bonus: Know The Difference

What is the thirteenth month pay? Who are entitled to get it, and what makes it different from a Christmas bonus?The number 13 is often touted as bad luck, at least here in Southeast Asia. Every Friday the 13th is a day for caution, and the 13th floors in buil...

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6 Things Not To Buy This Christmas
Kristel Serran

6 Things You Should Never Buy During The Christmas Season

A recent Facebook 2019 Holiday Study showed that the average Filipino plans to spend an estimated amount of P16,606 for Christmas shopping, which is a 10% increase from last year’s survey. One of the study’s four key insights is that Christmas in the Phili...

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