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Dino Mari Testa

Road Safety: How To Protect Yourself Against Uninsured Motorists

Picture this: You’re driving your shiny car at a leisurely pace; nothing to fear since it’s night and traffic is nonexistent. As you cross an intersection on a green light, a speeding rider comes out of nowhere and T-bones your vehicle.While you’re unhar...

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Kristel Serran

#eCaptureMo: How To Take Great Photos, According To An Award-Winning, Multihyphenate Photographer

As our #eCaptureMo Travel Photo Contest draws to a close, it’s about time we unveil the one person tasked to pick the best of the best among the entries.She is none other than Arlene P. Donaire—an economist, development planner, columnist, photographer, an...

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eCompareMo

Ask An Expert: Can OFWs Apply For A Loan Or Credit Card?

Our banking expert on which financial products overseas Filipino workers are eligible to apply for. Q: I’ve been working as an IT consultant in Singapore for five years now. I’m confident that I can already start my own business in the Philippines in a few...

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eCompareMo

Ask An Expert: How Do Car Insurance Companies Handle SUA Claims?

Our insurance expert's take on 'sudden unintended acceleration.' Q: These past months, I’ve heard about cases of the Mitsubishi Montero Sport and other vehicles reportedly getting involved in instances of alleged sudden unintended acceleration (SUA). I know ...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Common Questions Little Kids Ask About Money—And How To Answer Them

An expert helps us figure things out. Adults tend to keep mum about their finances, especially to their kids. Children, on the other hand, are innately curious; it is inevitable for them to be vocal about every question that pops in their head.“When faced wi...

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eCompareMo

Ask An Expert: Which Car Insurance Is Best For Me?

It would be wise to look beyond low annual premium rates. Q: I just bought a secondhand Honda City and I want to explore vehicle insurance options. What tips can you give on finding the best car insurance in the Philippines? Is it even advisable to get a car i...

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eCompareMo

Ask An Expert: How Do I Pick My First Credit Card?

Q: I'd thought of getting a credit card in the past but always held myself back, afraid that I wouldn't be able to pay my monthly dues. But now that I have just been promoted to a higher position at my company, I think I'm ready to get one. What are the ...

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