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Double Holiday Compensation
Kathryn Jalbuena

Let's Talk About August 21, Double Holidays, And Your Compensation

Those who were hoping to have an extra two-day break from work next week were in for a nasty surprise: August 22 didn't turn out to be a national holiday, after all.It was common knowledge that there would be no work on August 21 (Thursday) and August 22 (Wedn...

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Cloey Mangali

Flights Cancelled As Chinese Passenger Plane Crash-Lands At NAIA

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport's (NAIA) Terminal 1 closed down Thursday evening (August 17) after a passenger plane skidded and crashed on the international runway .As of this writing, Xiamen Airlines Flight MF8667 remains stranded adjacent to the main...

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2019 Philippine Holidays
Kathryn Jalbuena

Official List Of 2019 Philippine Holidays Now Out

Malacañang has released the official list of regular holidays and special non-working days for 2019. We all know what that means: Time to start thinking about how and when to plan your next big trip for 2019!So how many days off are there exactly?All in all, ...

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Cloey Mangali

HOV Scheme Banning 'Single Drivers' On Edsa To Push Through

Ready or not, the dry run of the proposed singles-only Edsa car ban, or the High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) traffic scheme, will push through on August 15.For the second time around, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is attempting the implement...

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Cloey Mangali

3 Types Of Collateral For Business Loans

To launch your dream business, it might be necessary to take out a business loan. But one very important question you may be asking before you begin the application is: What can be used as collateral to secure a loan?Do you need a collateral for your business ...

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Kristel Serran

How Your Credit Card Information Is Stolen And What To Do About It

As hackers get more creative in coming up with stronger credit card fraud schemes, we need to counter that with even stronger vigilance.How credit card fraudsters get caught involves a lot of luck, as they mostly operate behind the screen. The solution is to b...

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Household Supplies
Dino Mari Testa

Practical Or Impractical? Observe The 30-Second Rule

People might automatically brand you as kuripot for maximizing your household supplies down to the last drop. Some may argue that they're only trying to get their money’s worth; some may be going overboard with being masinop.How do you draw the fine line bet...

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Cloey Mangali

6 Useful Apps To Keep OFWs Safe And Connected

Our hardworking Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are always looking for ways to stay connected to friends and family back home. These mobile apps for OFWs can help them both stay in touch and stay safe.With the advent of mobile apps, smartphones are now used f...

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What Is The Ghost Month And How Does It Affect Your Finances
Dino Mari Testa

What Is The 'Ghost Month' And How Does It Affect Your Finances?

Jonathan Tan*, a member of a Filipino-Chinese family residing in Binondo, says his family doesn’t strictly adhere to the limitations that come with the Ghost Month. “I guess, in super traditional families, they still do, but not us,” he explains.Although...

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EDSA HOV Lane
Dino Mari Testa

A Few Questions (And Answers) Regarding The MMDA’s Proposed EDSA Carpool Lane

This week, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that the agency finally got the green light from the Metro Manila Council on two potential traffic-solving schemes.The first one is a partial ban on provincial buses during rush hour. T...

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