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Dino Mari Testa

How The Philippines Became The Fastest-Growing Economy In Asia

A few days ago, the country was met with good news when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced it set set to raise its forecast for Philippine economic growth.According to the international financial institution, the economy is lik...

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Dino Mari Testa

How Insurance Fraud Could Get You Fined Or Jailed

Last July, the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (PIRA) reported the insurance industry lost at least P1 billion to fraudulent claims in 2015.According to PIRA, the said amount was just a conservative estimate and the actual lo...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

10 Things That Only Expert Filipino Hagglers Know

Rich people don’t always have the highest incomes; sometimes they’re just adept at vital life skills, such as haggling.If you’re still mastering the art of shopping frugally, this yuletide shopping may be the best time to sharpen your...

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Dino Mari Testa

7 Local Brands Perfect For Christmas Gift Exchanges

With Christmas Day just around the corner, we’re once again faced with the dilemma that is gift buying.Pressed with time to find the perfect gift, you may be tempted to go for the usual presents: gaudy towels, scarves unfit for a tropical...

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Dino Mari Testa

5 Of The Worst Road Rage Incidents In Recent Memory

Manila’s horrible traffic condition is enough to make you pull your hair out, and until the government gets the right mix of implementing new traffic rules, building infrastructure, and reducing the volume of cars on the road, this will ...

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Dino Mari Testa

How Much Does Your Smoking Habit Really Cost?

Smoking kills. This has been an established fact for decades already. However, not everyone can just put their cigarettes away and kick the habit for good despite knowing its long-term consequences.If death can’t stop you from kicking the...

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Kristel Serran

The Best Secured Credit Cards For People With Bad Credit

People with bad credit record are hard-pressed to get approved for a credit card. But when you consider such benefits as installment schemes, exclusive discounts and promos, rewards points, and even rebates, it’s definitely worth getting ...

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Dino Mari Testa

Jaw-Dropping Dashcam Videos That Will Make You Hurry For A Car Insurance

Ready to see the best (or worst, however way you put it) local dashcam accidents? Fasten your seatbelts because we’ve got you covered. Who knows, these videos might make you invest in getting a good dashcam as well as car insurance in cas...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

A 20-Week Savings Plan For Those Who Can't Afford To Watch Coldplay Live In Manila

The long wait is over for fans of Coldplay. The British band has just confirmed their first-ever Manila gig next year, as part of their "A Head Full of Dreams" tour. Fans are raring to watch Chris Martin and co. live at the Mall of Asia...

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Kristel Serran

11 Nifty Uses For Your Expired Credit Cards

Ideally, expired credit cards should be shredded or cut through the magnetic stripe to avoid breach of your personal data and possible fraud. But did you know these pieces of plastic can be used for a number of purposes before you decide...

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