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Dino Mari Testa

Frequently Asked Questions: OFW Loans

Overseas Filipino workers aren’t called modern-day heroes for nothing. They don’t only make sacrifices to provide a good life for their families, they also make a significant contribution to the Philippine economy.OFW remittances hit an all-time high of $1...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

5 Dangerous Traps To Avoid When Applying For A Personal Loan

Personal loan application in the Philippines is popular all year round, and for good reason: it serves a number of purposes. Among them are education, home renovation, travel, medical emergencies, and starting a business.Although a credit card may seem like a ...

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Dino Mari Testa

Top Car Insurance Companies In The Philippines: 2017 Update

It’s wrong to think of a comprehensive car insurance as just another unnecessary expense. The blatant disregard of other motorists for traffic laws as well as harsh road conditions make it riskier for car owners to drive without protection.In case you’re i...

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Kristel Serran

How Is Your Class Valedictorian Doing? We Talked To Three Honor Students And Here's What We Found Out

Does being an honor student translate to success later on in life? What are those hard-earned medals, certificates, and citations worth after graduation?In this three-part series, we asked honor students about the qualities that made them excel in school and ...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

While You're Stuck In Edsa Traffic: This Is What Rush Hour Looks Like In Different Parts Of The World

Metro Manila has been getting a lot of bad press, landing in “Worst” lists everywhere—first for the traffic, according Waze users; and recently, for being the “worst” place in Southeast Asia, according to Travel Guide South East Asia Backpacker.It ...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Money News Roundup: This Week In Finance And Transportation

Didn't have much time to read the news during Father's Day weekend? Worried that you missed something important in the past few days? Here's a roundup of some of the most happening business, finance, and transportation updates that happened over the course o...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

8 Times Dads Won The Internet

Dads are usually portrayed as this figure of authority in the house: Always in his office attire, looking uptight and snobbish, and a man of no fun. This month, we would like for you to break the stereotype and open your eyes to the different sides of dads you...

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Dino Mari Testa

Top Franchises In The Philippines You Can Get From P30,000 And Up

With brand recall already in place, a proven formula for success, and a relatively lower failure rate, franchises are a good way for people to learn the ropes of becoming an entrepreneur.While some big brands can cost you an arm and a leg, you can still buy th...

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Kristel Serran

OFW Remittances Up 4.7%, Reach $10 Billion — BSP

Overseas Filipino Workers’ (OFW) remittances hit a record high in the period of January to April 2017 with a total of $10 billion, as announced by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. last June 15.The largest part of personal re...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Your Ultimate Guide To The World’s Best Shopping Districts

For most people, traveling to a new place is an opportunity to go shopping. More than scoring unique finds, the experience of wading through a sea of goods in a foreign land gives one a heightened sense of adventure.Often, though, lack of planning and time con...

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