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IKEA in the Philippines
Diana Lyn Balbalosa

IKEA In Manila: Fun Facts Every Filipino Shopper Must Know

IKEA is coming to the Philippines—in 2020.Southeast Asia Managing Director for IKEA Christian Rojkjaer announced that the Swedish furniture goliath will be under the operation of SM Prime Holdings Inc. in the Philippines, according to the Philippine Star.The...

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Dfa Passport Appointment
Dino Mari Testa

DFA Announces Availability Of Slots For Online Passport Applicants From July To September 2018

Do you have plans to get a passport later this year? Good news: Slots are now open for passport applicants! Bad news: They are going FAST.According to a public advisory released by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on May 1, Filipinos on can book an appo...

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Personal Loan For Government Employees
Kristel Serran

Personal Loans For Government Employees In The Philippines: A Comprehensive Guide

With the start of the new administration, Philippine government employees are enjoying more benefits, bonuses, and a salary increase.However, government employees may still find themselves faced with unexpected needs. When this happens, they need to seek finan...

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Solar Power In the Philippines
Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Solar Power In The Philippines: 4 Facts Every Energy Consumer Should Know

Sources of renewable energy—namely hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, biomass, and solar power—have long been in place in the country, albeit underutilized.While the Philippines is still largely dependent on fossil fuels, a non-renewable source, trade giants...

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Everything You Need To Know About Bitcoin
Dino Mari Testa

Scam Or Investment? 6 Facts You Need To Know About Bitcoin In The Philippines

Bitcoin was a hot topic a few months ago when its value skyrocketed to unprecedented levels. This spurred a blockchain boom when everyone released their own form of crypto.Even startups hopped the bandwagon in securing funding for their ventures, through unreg...

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History Of Credit Cards
Dino Mari Testa

A Brief History Of The Credit Card And Its Usage In The Philippines

One of the greatest perks of being an adult is becoming qualified for a credit card. These shiny pieces of plastic are your gateway to a whole new world of shopping and dining convenience and other benefits.Although the country still falls behind our Southeast...

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Habal Habal In The Philippines
Dino Mari Testa

4 Reasons The Government Should Regulate 'Habal-Habal'

Last year, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) cracked down on Angkas, a transport network company (TNC) that allowed users to book motorcycles as taxis through an app.Prior to that, the LTRFB had already shut down Grab’s bike ta...

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Go Jek In Philippines
Dino Mari Testa

Now That Uber's Out, Is It Time For Go-Jek To Come In?

Uber’s days in the Philippines—and the rest of Southeast Asia—are numbered. Users of the ride-hailing app still have until April 8 to book their rides, but beyond that, Grab will be the only ride-hailing app serving the Filipino commuter.With Grab set to...

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new bsp coin series
Dino Mari Testa

BSP Reveals New Generation Philippine Coins—And Netizens Aren’t Buying It

Just recently, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) revealed the New Generation Currency (NGC) series of coins, set to go into circulation within the next few months.The first of these to be revealed to the public was the P5 coin, which became available last ...

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Three Vital Things To Know About Fire Insurance In The Philippines
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Three Vital Things To Know About Fire Insurance In The Philippines

March is Fire Prevention Month. As the month comes to a close, it is time to think about protecting yourself, your loved ones, and your valuables from fire all year-round.One of the best ways to protect yourself year-round from the monetary damages of fire is ...

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