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Kathryn Jalbueana

House Of Representatives Approves Easier And Cheaper Annulment Process

The Philippines' House of Representatives has approved a measure to do away with the lengthy and costly judicial process of marriage annulment.According to a report from The Philippine Daily Inquirer, House Bill No. 6779 was approved on its third and final rea...

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Kathryn Jalbueana

'Build, Build, Build': This Is Where Your Taxes Are Going, According To The Government

It has been a month since the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) was officially implemented. Amid mixed reactions from taxpayers, the Department of Finance (DOF) has stressed that the tax pesos are going to 75 flagship infrastructure project...

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Dino Mari Testa

How Will A Third Telco In The Philippines Affect Your Mobile Bills?

It’s no secret that the Philippines lags behind in terms of mobile services. Poor reception outside the metro, painfully expensive connectivity rates, and just terrible customer services—these are the main reasons why mobile research group OpenSignal ranke...

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Dino Mari Testa

LTFRB Vs. Grab And Uber: The Hatchback Ban And Vehicle Cap Explained

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and transport network companies (TNC) like Grab and Uber are at odds again. This time over two policies the LTFRB is trying to impose on their fleets:  the prohibition of hatchbacks and the capp...

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Kathryn Jalbueana

Revealed: The Highest-Paying Jobs Abroad For Aspiring OFWs

The top four highest-paying specializations for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are: Sea-based engineers Healthcare professionals Land-based engineers IT professionalsThis is according to overseas job portal WorkAbroad.ph.The website has just released the res...

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Kathryn Jalbueana

Overseas Filipino Bank Launches In Manila

A new bank dedicated to providing financial products and services to overseas Filipino workers has been launched in Manila.On Thursday (January 18), President Rodrigo Duterte led the launch of the of the Overseas Filipino Bank. The bank is the fulfillment of a...

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Kathryn Jalbueana

Filipinos Are The Most Optimistic Consumers In Asia-Pacific, Says Mastercard Survey

Filipinos are known for being warm, hospitable, and happy. And, according to a new survey from Mastercard, they are also the most optimistic consumers in the Asia-Pacific region.The Mastercard Index of Consumer Confidence is a report based on a survey conducte...

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Kathryn Jalbueana

14 Children Vaccinated With Dengvaxia Had 'Dengue Shock Syndrome'

At least 14 children who died after being vaccinated with Dengvaxia had signs of “severe” dengue.In a news conference on Thursday (January 11), Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced the initial findings of a team of experts from the Philippine Gen...

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Dino Mari Testa

This Is How Much A Brand-New Car Will Cost With The Excise Tax

Aside from the lower income taxes, one of the most talked about part of the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill is the excise tax on cars.From a consumer’s standpoint, this means cars will become less accessible with the additional taxes impos...

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Dino Mari Testa

Tax Reform 2018: When Can You Expect The Changes To Happen?

After getting that much-awaited signature from President Rodrigo Duterte last December, the Tax Reform Acceleration and Included (TRAIN) Act became the law of the land last New Year’s Day. Dubbed as the government’s Christmas gift to the Filipinos, the sai...

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