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Dino Mari Testa

Report: Philippines Is The Most Gender-Equal Country In Asia, 8th In The World

Just in time for the stunning victory of 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its Global Gender Gap Report 2018. Out of 149 countries, the Philippines ranked eighth, making it the most gender-equal country in Asia.According...

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Fuel Excise Tax Approval For 2019
Cloey Mangali

Second Round Of Fuel Excise Tax Hike To Push Through In 2019

The President has green-lighted the implementation of the second round of fuel excise tax hikes. The said increase in the fuel excise tax will be carried out starting January 01, 2019.In October, news broke that the government was going to suspend the fuel exc...

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Kristel Serran

The Best Online Payment Providers For Small And Big Businesses: 2018 Update

Over the years, payment gateways in the Philippines have made running a business so much easier. As the market continues to grow, both small and big business owners now have more online payment options to offer their customers.The number of credit card users i...

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Kristel Serran

5 New Proudly Pinoy-Made Apps To Watch For

When we hear about groundbreaking mobile apps, there’s always that association with Silicon-valley tech-geniuses. Over the last few years, however, popular apps didn't just come from Steve Jobs-like individuals. Some have even come from our own shores.Be it ...

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Four Big Deals Between The Philippines And China You Must Know About
Dino Mari Testa

President Xi Jinping’s Philippine Visit: 4 PH-China Deals You Should Know About

On November 20, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an official state visit to the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte, who has already visited China thrice since he assumed office in 2016, welcomed his Chinese counterpart with much enthusiasm.Apart from the ...

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Approved Higher Excise Taxes, Alcoholic Drinks Soon to Get More Expensive
Cloey Mangali

Alcoholic Drinks To Get More Expensive? Lower House Approves Excise Tax Increase

Filipinos are known to be avid drinkers with social drinking being an important part of the Filipino culture.Coming into someone’s home or even just up to a group on the street, we’re more likely to be greeted with happy shouts of “Inuman na!” or “Ta...

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Dino Mari Testa

Who Is Dennis Uy, The Guy Behind The Country’s Third Telco?

The reality show “Philippines’ Next Top Telco” is coming to a close and right now, there is one player ahead of the competition.After three companies submitted their documentary requirements to the government, only one company met the requirements and wa...

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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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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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