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Dino Mari Testa

Best Places To Spend Christmas In Metro Manila 2017

For really busy people, Christmas is the perfect time to catch up with family and friends. While some would rather stay at home and avoid large crowds, the more adventurous ones don't mind braving the traffic if only to get to a place where they could celebrat...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

The Christmas Bonus Around The World: Which Countries Give 13th Month Pay?

Christmas time is merrier in the Philippines, not just because of warm festivities, but also because of the much-awaited 13th month pay and Christmas bonus.13th month pay, or what is sometimes called a “holiday bonus,” is typically given by employers as a...

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Kristel Serran

Best Time To Buy: The December Holiday Shopping Edition

If you’re a spender, you can justify buying anything in December. You’ve waited long and hard for your 13th month pay, and you might even have a bonus on top of it. So why not treat yourself to some well-deserved things?If you’re still updating your wish...

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Dino Mari Testa

10 Affordable Office Gift Ideas For Different Types of Coworkers

Christmas gift buying is one of the hardest tasks ever known to man. The Japanese have perfected it—but most of us suck at it. While buying presents for the family can be a breeze, intra-office gifting is a whole new level of madness.If you don’t have the ...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

8 Bad Money Habits To Break This Christmas For A Better 2018

2017 is about to close and financial resolutions for the New Year are going to be on the minds of many again. If this year wasn’t as good and bountiful for your situation as you would have liked, maybe it’s time for a financial facelift.Don’t face 2018 p...

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Kristel Serran

Cheapskate Confessions: Christmas Splurges That Are Worth It

If money was not a problem, we’d definitely get whatever it is that we want. But the world doesn’t work that way. We need to work hard, try to practice delayed gratification, and wait for our thirteenth-month pay or Christmas bonus to reward ourselves with...

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Dino Mari Testa

Get Your Money's Worth On All-You-Can Eat Places With These Combos

Who doesn’t love buffets? After all, Filipinos are used to feasts where all the dishes are laid out on the table, allowing curious partakers to try an assortment of dishes to their heart’s content.With buffets present in almost every mall, city, or even yo...

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Kristel Serran

5 Best Pieces Of Advice From Billionaires In 2017

2017 has been another year of challenges and breakthroughs. As we reflect on our year, it’s also a great time to remind ourselves of some of the best advice we’ve heard about life, business, and pursuing our own definition of success.We’ve compiled five ...

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Dino Mari Testa

HOV Lane Guide: Top 15 Carpool Etiquette Rules To Remember

Starting next Monday, a dry run of the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane along EDSA will be conducted by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.Beginning 6am on December 11, private vehicles with least one passenger can use the dedicated carpool lane on...

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Dino Mari Testa

7 Homegrown Filipino Christmas Songs That Are Not Sung By Jose Mari Chan

Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas in Our Hearts is undoubtedly a masterpiece. In fact, the 1990 holiday album is the highest-selling album of all time in the Philippines, surpassing even records from today’s hottest selling celebrities.Whether you like it or not,...

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