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Guide To Packing And Sending Balikbayan Boxes
Cloey Mangali

Balikbayan Boxes 101: An OFW's Guide To Packing And Sending Packages Home

Balikbayan boxes are a tradition among Filipino households who have a loved one working abroad, especially during the holidays.Balikbayan boxes are packages sent by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to their families in the Philippines. These boxes are filled w...

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Dino Mari Testa

A Guide To 2019 Starbucks Planners: Sticker-Happy And Caffeine-High For The Holidays

Tis the season to drink coffee, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.Every year, Starbucks keeps one-upping itself during the holiday season with the release of their planners. For hardcore Starbucks fans, it might as well just be called the planner season.This year, t...

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5 Important Things To Consider Before Investing In A Franchise
Cloey Mangali

5 Important Things To Consider Before Investing In A Franchise

Is a franchise a good investment? With thousands of brands to choose from, what are the things to consider before buying a franchise?Franchise systems are not created equal. They all offer different concepts, products, and services.Even a widely recognized bra...

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Faces Social Class
Dino Mari Testa

New Study Claims Your Face Can Reveal Whether You're Rich Or Poor

Do you look like a million dollars?A study written by graduate students of the University of Toronto found out that people can tell if another person is rich or poor by simply looking at their faces.According to researchers Thora Bjornsdottir and Nicholas Rule...

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Kristel Serran

Cebu Pacific, PAL Announce Flight Cancellations For November 2018

Heads up to anyone traveling via Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines (PAL) this November.The two major Philippine air carriers have announced that they will be canceling several scheduled domestic and international flights from the Ninoy Aquino National Airpo...

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Richest Cities in the Philippines 2017
Cloey Mangali

Makati Dethrones QC As The Philippines’ Richest City

In what some might consider a surprising upset, the Commission on Audit’s (COA) Annual Financial Report on Local Government Units 2017 revealed that Makati has overthrown Quezon City to become the Philippines' richest city in 2017.According to a report in th...

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Kristel Serran

Minimum Wage Increase: Metro Manila’s Private Sector Workers To Get P537 A Day

The minimum wage for private sector workers has been raised from P512 to P537 in Metro Manila, as announced by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.At a press briefing held last Monday (November 5), Bello explained that the increase was applied on October 30.�...

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Millennial OFWs Talk About Their Own Definition of Success
Kristel Serran

Millennial OFWs Talk About Their Own Definitions of Success

The first eight months of 2018 already saw a 2.4% increase in OFW remittances and this is expected to reach $21.2 billion. These are all the fruits of the hard work of OFWs who send back to their loved ones back home.When we were younger, it was easy to think ...

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Holidays in Time of Inflation
Cloey Mangali

Beat Inflation: How To Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Amid all the frenetic holiday preparations, there’s this nagging little thought: Are you financially really ready for the upcoming gastos season? How is inflation supposed to make this Christmas different from last year?With the Philippine peso exchange r...

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November 2018 Credit Card Promos
Kristel Serran

Top Credit Card Promos For November 2018

Halloween has come and gone, and Christmas is still a few weeks away, but the top credit card providers in the Philippines are making sure the month of November is still filled with treats and gifts.Check out this loaded list of November credit card promos and...

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