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DFA Passport Scams
Kristel Serran

Beware Of These 4 DFA Passport Appointment Scams

With the passport application and renewal appointment slots at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) going scarce, a lot of scammers have come out of the woodwork, providing “services” to people desperate to get their passports on time.At the start of th...

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Finding A Home in the Philippines
Kristel Serran

5 Important Things To Look For When Buying Your First Home In The Philippines

Finding a home to call your own? Congratulations!That means you've probably gone through the hoops of saving a fortune and securing funds for your dream house. Now it's time to get your eye on the prize and nail the deal.If you’re ready to take on this next...

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Typhoon Philippines
Dino Mari Testa

Here's How Many Typhoons Are Coming To The Philippines This 2018

Since last week, parts of the Philippines were pummeled by the Typhoon Domeng, without Domeng even making landfall.The typhoon brought torrential rains for days and even caused flooding to some parts of the country. This prompted the Philippine Atmospheric, Ge...

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Dengvaxia News
Kathryn Jalbuena

Study Confirms Uninfected Children Vaccinated Against Dengue Face Greater Risk

Kids who never had dengue but were given a dengue vaccine created by pharmaceutical company Sanofi are at higher risk from severe dengue.A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Wednesday, June 13, analyzed the data and found that, if...

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Toyota Invests In Grab
Kristel Serran

Toyota Enters Ride-Sharing Sector With Billion-Dollar Investment In Grab

Now that Uber has merged with GrabTaxi (Grab) in the Philippines, there’s another big investor working to get behind the leading ride-sharing company in Asia.Japanese car company Toyota announced earlier on June 13 that it will be investing $1 billion in Gra...

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How To Apply For A PWD ID
Diana Lyn Balbalosa

How To Apply For A PWD ID In The Philippines

The government has a set of laws that address the needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the country. These privileges can be availed by presenting a special PWD identification card.According to the Republic Act 10754, PWDs “are those with long-term ph...

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Kristel Serran

Steal My Itinerary: Kyoto, Osaka, Gifu, Japan in 8 Days

For kids and teens who grew up with animé, Japanese toys and gadgets, sushi, and everything kawaii, Japan remains a popular destination among many Filipinos.Thankfully, the Land of the Rising Sun doesn't come short of colorful, jaw-droppingly Instagrammable p...

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The Truth About Items On Sale
Dino Mari Testa

4 Truths You Need To Know About 'Sale' Items

You see a pair of chinos at your favorite clothing store, originally at P2,000 and now heavily marked down at almost half the price. Sounds like a good deal.So now you’re torn: You don’t really need a new pair of jeans, but something tells you that you sho...

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Common Street Names in Manila
Dino Mari Testa

Common Street Names In The Philippines And Who They're Named After

Gil Puyat. Gen. Luna. E. Rodriguez Sr. Pablo Ocampo. F. Blumentritt.While many of us recognize them by way of street signs, who really knows who they're named after? It’s time to put a face to these names and see this as an avenue to learn more about the st...

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Philippine Holidays In 2018
Kathryn Jalbuena

List Of Philippine Holidays In 2018 And What They Mean For Your Payslip

You know it's a good year when you get more days off on top of the 18 national public holidays declared at the onset of year.June 15, 2018 has just been proclaimed a national holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr. We're talking about a long payday weekend righ...

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