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Dino Mari Testa

NTC Lowers Interconnection Fees for SMS And Voice Calls

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) released a memo today (July 19) that will order all telco companies to reduce their interconnection fees for both short messaging service (SMS) and voice calls.According to the agency’s Memorandum Circular No....

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Skytrax Airline Awards
Dino Mari Testa

Best Airlines In The World: Skytrax Releases 2018 Ranking Of Carriers

Airline industry consultancy firm Skytrax has just unveiled the world's best airlines: carriers that made it to the 2018 World Airline Awards.Dubbed the “Oscars of the aviation industry,” this annual ranking of carriers around the world awards airline comp...

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Boracay Closure
Kathryn Jalbuena

Boracay Set To Reopen In October 2018, But There Is A Catch

Good news for beach lovers! Boracay is no longer a cesspool, according to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu.During a hearing of the House of Representatives’ natural resources committee held on Wednesday (July 11), Cimatu stated that Boracay is set to reopen ...

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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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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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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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Build, Build, Build Projects
Kathryn Jalbuena

'Build, Build, Build' Projects To Earn P31 Trillion And Generate Over A Million Jobs

The fruits of the government’s Build, Build, Build project will lead to over a million jobs and generate P31 trillion for the country’s coffers.During a press briefing on Wednesday (June 27), the National Economic and Development authority (NEDA) released ...

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Taiwan Visa
Kristel Serran

Taiwan Visa-Free Entry For Filipinos Extended Until Mid 2019

There’s more reason for Filipinos to visit Taiwan as their visa-free travel is extended until July 31, 2019.Last year, our Southeast Asian neighbor announced an eight-month visa-free travel trial period spanning from November 1, 2017, to the start of July th...

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Dino Mari Testa

Basag Kotse Gang: How To Prevent Thieves From Breaking Into Your Car

As you've probably seen in the news, elements of the Basag-Kotsegang don't choose a time or place. They could strike night or day, in an open parking lot or right in front of your house.Thing is, these thieves won’t just steal valuables from your car; they ...

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