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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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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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Home Internet Plans In The Philippines
Dino Mari Testa

Comparing Internet Service Providers And Plans In The Philippines: Which Gives The Most Bang For Your Buck?

Internet service providers in the Philippines currently leave a lot to be desired. According to the latest metrics by Speedtest by Ookla, the country ranks at 96th place with an average mobile internet connection of 14.01 Megabit per second (Mbps) and 83rd in ...

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Extreme Sports Activities Worldwide
Kathryn Jalbuena

5 Extreme Sports Activities Around The World For The Adventurous Tourist

Travel is all about seeing new sights and experiencing new things.While there’s something to be said for leisurely strolls looking at natural and man-made landmarks, quiet meals of exotic foods, and museum tours, sometimes you need something a bit more extre...

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Father’s Day 2018 Promos
Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Father's Day 2018: 12 Great Promos And Treats For Dads Of All Ages

Give the padre de pamilya the treat he deserves this Father’s Day!Looking for gift ideas and special ways to celebrate your dad’s love and endless effort? Below is a list of 2018 Father’s Day promos and discounts to make your dad feel super.1. Original P...

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10 Places To Go In 2018 To Maximize The Value Of Your Pesos
Kristel Serran

10 Countries With Almost The Same Exchange Rate As The Philippine Peso

To foreign tourists, it's not just more fun in the Philippines; it's cheaper here too.But even though the Philippine Peso may fall far behind the likes of the US Dollar and the Euro, there are still a lot of other countries where there are reasonable exchange ...

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