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Bangko Sentral Interbank Fund Transfers Now Mandatory
Kristel Serran

Bangko Sentral: Banks Must Provide Customers With Interbank Fund Transfer Channels

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has made it mandatory for all BSP-regulated financial institutions to provide Interbank Fund Transfer channels to customers by November 30, 2018.This makes it more convenient for consumers to send and receive money online�...

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Getting Car Insurance in Philippines vs. Other Countries
Cloey Mangali

How It's Like To Get Car Insurance In Other Countries Vs. The Philippines

The privilege of being able to acquire a car for yourself comes with a lot of responsibilities. One of the most important ones is making sure their vehicle is properly insured, mainly with a third-party liability insurance (CTPL), and ideally, a comprehensive ...

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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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Is Excessive Delayed Flight Covered by Travel Insurance
Kristel Serran

Are Excessive Flight Delays Covered by Travel Insurance?

Travel delay coverages are part of your travel insurance. And even if you’re only traveling within the country, it’s best to still get covered by a flight delay insurance.Why? Because there’s no solid system in place when it comes to how our airports han...

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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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Ultimate Guide To Living With Debt
Kristel Serran

A Really Simple Guide To Borrowing Money From Families And Friends

To utang is human, to bayad is divine. We incur debt for different reasons and in many different ways. Some through overuse of credit cards or taking out too many loans. Others suffer due to emergencies that needed to be solved by borrowing money from family o...

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Lotto Odds
Dino Mari Testa

Ultra Lotto 6/58 Jackpot: On Probability, Strategy, And Past Lottery Winners

Did you know that you have more chances of getting fried by a bolt of lightning than winning the lottery? And even if you did win, the odds are still stacked against you.The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office's (PCSO) UltraLotto 6/58 pot reached P1 billion ...

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Top 10 Richest Government Agencies Based On the Proposed 2019 Budget
Cloey Mangali

Top 10 Richest Government Agencies Based On the Proposed 2019 Budget

In July, President Rodrigo Duterte submitted his third national budget proposal to the congress worth P3.757-trillion during his State of the Nation Address (SONA).This is the first-ever cash-based budget from the government, and it aims to cater to the compel...

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5 Pointless Car Accessories We Wish We’d Stop Seeing On The Road
Dino Mari Testa

5 Pointless Car Accessories We Wish We'd Stop Seeing On The Road

As a car owner, of course everyone wants to give their vehicle some personal touch. Some do this with bespoke wheels, a nice paint job, custom interiors, and on-board entertainment. Some go the extra mile with performance-enhancing mods such as turbo engine ki...

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