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Guide to Navigating the Carmageddon During the Holiday Season
Dino Mari Testa

2018 Holiday Guide: How To Navigate And Survive The Christmas Carmageddon

We’re calling it: The 2018 Carmageddon will commence on December 14.Every holiday season, the stretch of Edsa turns into a long chain of Christmas lights because of the infamous Christmas traffic.Traffic has become the new normal, so much so that we have tu...

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Angkas TRO
Cloey Mangali

Angkas Operations Halted Once Again After Supreme Court Issues TRO

Once again, the operations of the motorcycle-based ride-hailing app Angkas have been halted.The Supreme Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on a decision by a Mandaluyong court last August that allowed Angkas to begin serving the commuting public....

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Kristel Serran

Where To Spend Christmas This 2018: Hip Holiday Happenings

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time of reunions and hearty feasts. The time when you can make just about any reason to celebrate and organize a get-together with loved ones.If you’re all down for the get-together and are just looking for som...

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Dino Mari Testa

15 Handy Tips On How To Survive Holiday Reunions

The Christmas season is the perfect time for groups of family and friends to come together and enjoy each other’s company. However, attending reunions can seem like sitting on a powder keg; sometimes, one joke is all it takes to turn the gathering into a Bat...

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Swimming Ban on Panglao and El Nido Beach
Kristel Serran

Swimming Ban In Effect in Panglao And El Nido Beaches

After the closure and rehabilitation of Boracay, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are turning their attention to the beaches of Panglao, Bohol and El Nido, Palawan.Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romul...

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Dino Mari Testa

5 Local Brands You Can Give As A Gift This Christmas

Gift giving is a lost art. This Christmas, how about we rekindle the old-fashioned way of picking meaningful gifts to our friends and family—while patronizing independent creators and artisans in the process?Give love on Christmas Day by getting your gifts f...

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5 Best Credit Cards to Use This Christmas
Kristel Serran

5 Best Credit Cards For Christmas Shopping

The truth is that as adults, we're required to play the role of Santa, and we've got only got ourselves to ask for help. So why not make the most of your finances this holiday season by using choosing and using the right credit card?Here are the five best cred...

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Tax-Free Health Card Premiums
Cloey Mangali

BIR: Health Card Premiums No Longer Taxable

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will no longer be taxing health card premiums.Last May, the BIR released Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 50-2018, which clarified the income and withholding tax provisions of Revenue Regulations 8-2018 and 11-2018 under the...

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Five Factors Affecting Property Appreciation and Depreciation
Kristel Serran

5 Factors Affecting Property Appreciation And Depreciation In The Philippines

Whether you’re looking for a home or thinking of investing in property, you first need to know the factors that affect property appreciation and depreciation.These days, you don’t need to have millions in cash at the ready to buy a home or invest in a real...

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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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