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Dino Mari Testa

Who Is Dennis Uy, The Guy Behind The Country’s Third Telco?

The reality show “Philippines’ Next Top Telco” is coming to a close and right now, there is one player ahead of the competition.After three companies submitted their documentary requirements to the government, only one company met the requirements and wa...

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Kristel Serran

Cebu Pacific, PAL Announce Flight Cancellations For November 2018

Heads up to anyone traveling via Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines (PAL) this November.The two major Philippine air carriers have announced that they will be canceling several scheduled domestic and international flights from the Ninoy Aquino National Airpo...

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Richest Cities in the Philippines 2017
Cloey Mangali

Makati Dethrones QC As The Philippines’ Richest City

In what some might consider a surprising upset, the Commission on Audit’s (COA) Annual Financial Report on Local Government Units 2017 revealed that Makati has overthrown Quezon City to become the Philippines' richest city in 2017.According to a report in th...

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Kristel Serran

Minimum Wage Increase: Metro Manila’s Private Sector Workers To Get P537 A Day

The minimum wage for private sector workers has been raised from P512 to P537 in Metro Manila, as announced by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.At a press briefing held last Monday (November 5), Bello explained that the increase was applied on October 30.�...

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Proof of Parking Act
Cloey Mangali

Proof-Of-Parking Space Act: What We Know So Far

Planning to buy a car? Before you worry about the downpayment and mortgage, first make sure you have a place to park it in.The Senate is pushing for the Proof-of-Parking Space Act, also known as Senate Bill No. 201 (SBN 201).The bill, authored by Senator Win G...

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Kristel Serran

Boracay Opening: Here Are The Big Changes You Need To Know

After months of rehabilitation efforts, the paradise island of Boracay in Aklan had its dry-run opening on October 15.The dry run promised to be a fun celebration on what is now a pristine, white beach. It’s supposed to run until October 25, which is the da...

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Oil Excise Tax Suspended. What Does This Mean For You
Dino Mari Testa

What Happens When The Fuel Excise Tax Is Suspended Next Year?

Due to mounting pressure from different sectors, including the President’s allies, the Duterte administration backpedaled on the fuel excise tax.Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez announced that President Rodrigo Duterte will issue a susp...

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SWS Survey Shows Highest Level Of Self-Rated Poor Filipino Families Since 2014
Kristel Serran

SWS Survey Shows Highest Level Of Self-Rated Poor Filipino Families Since 2014

A high inflation rate, record-low peso to US dollar exchange rate, sudden price increases, and the devastation brought by typhoon Mangkhut. With all the factors fresh on Filipino’s minds, it is no wonder a lot of people are pinning their hopes for a better f...

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Senate Unanimously Favors Bill Requiring Car Seats for Kids
Cloey Mangali

Seatbelts Not Enough: Senate Unanimously Favors Bill Requiring Car Seats for Kids

Last Monday (October 8), the Senate unanimously voted 20-0 on the third and final reading of Senate Bill 1971, also known as the “Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act.”The Philippines had more than 600 cases of child deaths relating to vehicular accidents an...

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Adjusted Mall Operating Hours
Cloey Mangali

Holiday Shopping Guide 2018: Adjusted Mall Operating Hours During The Christmas Season

As December 25 nears, more and more Christmas lights fill Metro Manila, mainly the stretch of Edsa. These, in the form of red taillights that line up the capital's busiest thoroughfare.Malls are partly to blame, officials say. So, to ease the heavy traffic, a...

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