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Canceled Flights Due to Ash Fall from Taal Volcano
Cloey Mangali

Flight Delays And Cancellations Continue As Taal Volcano Reaches Alert Level...

Reports from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) state that the alert over Taal Volcano remain at Alert Level 4 after the eruption on January 12.Taal being at Alert Level 4 means that it was still observed to be showing signs of u...

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Philippine Finance News
Cloey Mangali

BSP Commemorative Coins On Sale, Fuel Excise Tax Suspension, And Other Money...

100M budget allotted for the evacuation of OFWs in the Middle EastWhile the mandatory repatriation of OFWs in Iran and Lebanon has been called off, the government is still ready to support OFWs who decide that they want to return to the Philippines due to risi...

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OFW Repatriations
Kathryn Jalbuena

Tensions In The Middle East: Should Filipino OFWs Repatriate?

Tensions in the Middle East are rising due to conflict between the United States and Iran, and there is now growing concern for Filipino Overseas Foreign Workers (OFWs) stationed in the area.Most of the concern center around three areas, Iran, Lebanon, and Ira...

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67 Visa Free Countries
Dino Mari Testa

Philippine Passport Ranking Moves Up In 2020

Do you know how many countries you can visit without a visa? The Henley Passport Index knows and ranks the world’s passports accordingly.The most recent Henley Passport Index saw the Philippine passport level up from 77th last year to 76th now.With 67 visa-f...

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Philippine National Budget 2020
Kathryn Jalbuena

DepEd Sees Biggest Portion Of P4.1-Trillion Philippine National Budget For 2...

The P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 was signed into law on January 6. Republic Act 11465 (The General Appropriations Act) is meant to see the continuation of government programs and projects by releasing the funds they need. Subject, of course, to the a...

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Motoring News Philippines
Dino Mari Testa

Edsa Decongestion, MRT-4 Construction, Bye-Bye Volkswagen Beetle, And Other ...

Villar says Edsa traffic to improve by 30 percent this yearIs there hope left for Edsa? Apparently, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar would like to think so.According to the official, the completion of vital infrastructur...

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Fuel Excise Tax 2020
Kathryn Jalbuena

Higher Fuel Excise Tax Now In Effect, Whether We Like It Or Not

A new year, a new round of increase in fuel prices.No thanks to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, motorists have to deal with a fresh increase in fuel prices brought about by higher fuel excise duties.Unleaded gasoline will now carry e...

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Year End Review
Kathryn Jalbuena

eCompareMo Looks Back At 2019: 20 Things To Remember

As our national hero Jose Rizal said, “Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinangalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.” As 2019 draws to a close, we here at eCompareMo decided to take a look back at our archives for the year.As we both expected and were ...

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Cloey Mangali

More Premyo Bonds, Manila Water And Maynilad Rates, Overtime Pay For Governm...

Manila Waters, Maynilad back down on rate increase after facing threats of imprisonmentThe country’s two biggest water concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad decided not to proceed with their rate increase in January, in pursuance of the awards they won a...

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Dino Mari Testa

Mitsubishi Xpander Recall, MRT Extension To Bocaue, New SLEX Ramp Scheme, An...

MMPC announces recall of Xpander due to problemsIf you bought Mitsubishi’s MPV Xpander between May 2018 and October 2019, you should contact your dealership to schedule a free replacement.Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) announced a safety recall of the ...

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