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Quit Job
Dino Mari Testa

12 Telltale Signs You Should Move On From Your Current Job

Being employed is a lot like being in a relationship: There are ups and downs, but at the end of the day, the two of you stay together because you need one another.Unfortunately, like many relationships, sometimes, after a while the love light just fades. When...

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Grab Fine
Dino Mari Testa

Grab Slapped With P10 Million Fine For Overcharging Riders

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) slapped My Taxi.PH, operators of Grab in the Philippines, with a P10-million fine for illegally charging its customers P2 per minute.Last July 9, the agency ordered the transport network company ...

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Batanes Itinerary
Kristel Serran

Steal My Itinerary: Six Days In Batanes

Of all the things that fascinated me during my six-day stay in Batanes, it was the way they said "Thank you" that struck me the most.“Dios Mamajes," they say. Which translates to, “May God reward you with goodness.”Dennis, our tour guide in Sabtang isla...

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How To Apply For A Metrobank Credit Card
Kristel Serran

Metrobank Credit Card Application: A Complete Guide For Easy Approval

There are currently 15 kinds of Metrobank Credit Cards to choose from. It's easy—and perfectly understandable—to get lost in the details especially if it's your first time to apply for one.As the second largest bank in the Philippines in terms of total ass...

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Kamote Driver
Dino Mari Testa

14 Signs You're A Certified 'Kamote' Driver

They’re everywhere.You can see them behind the wheel of a luxurious Chrysler 300C, or zipping through traffic on a two-wheeler. They may drive vehicles with varying engine displacements but at the end of the day (or the road), they're all cut from the same m...

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Types of Travel Insurance
Kristel Serran

6 Types Of Travel Insurance And Why You Need Them

There are many types of travel insurance that serve as a safety cushion for all sorts of travel inconveniences. In some cases, like when traveling to Schengen countries, it is a requirement for Visa application.Luckily, if you’re on a budget, there are a lo...

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Leptospirosis Outbreak 2018
Kathryn Jalbuena

'WILD' Diseases: DOH Advises The Public To Take Precautions Against Leptospirosis, Dengue, Et Al.

The coming of the rainy season in 2018 has also brought an outbreak of leptospirosis to Metro Manila.Leptospirosis is a disease transmitted by contact with the urine of some animals. Rats are known to be the most common animal capable of transmitting leptospir...

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EDSA Provincial Bus Ban
Dino Mari Testa

Provincial Buses To Be Partially Banned On Edsa

Starting August 1, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will begin barring provincial buses from plying Edsa.Initially, the agency was looking at July 15 as the target date of implementation. However, confusion among the public prompted the MMDA to mo...

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pros cons car loans
Dino Mari Testa

Bank Vs. Dealer Financing: Know The Pros And Cons Of Getting A Car Loan

Getting a vehicle can take a long time if you intend to save up until you can completely pay it off in cash. Fortunately, an auto loan via bank or dealer financing can help you finally drive your own ride.Since not everyone can pay for a car using cold hard ca...

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bpi fees 2018
Dino Mari Testa

A Worry-Free Guide To BPI's Upcoming Fee Increases

The Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) recently posted an announcement about changes to its banking fees starting September 1.The announcement has been met with confusion and concern as many people feel that this increase in fees would make transac...

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