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New Law Allows The Use Of Personal Property For Loan Collateral
Cloey Mangali

New Law Allows The Use Of Personal Property For Loan Collateral

A new law signed last month will grant more Filipinos to access loans by allowing them to use personal property as collateral.Republic Act No. 11057, known as the Personal Property Security Act (PPSA), was signed by the President last August 17.Currently, bank...

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PHP USD
Kristel Serran

Philippine Peso At Its Lowest Vs US Dollar In 13 Years

On September 13, the Philippine Peso hit the P54 mark over the US dollar.This the lowest exchange rate the peso has reached in over 13 years. The lowest the peso has ever been was P54.155 to US $1, back on December 2, 2005.The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)...

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Wrong Ways to Save Money
Cloey Mangali

5 Wrong Ways You're Trying To Save Money

Ever wondered why you're always out of money despite always sticking to your "frugal" measures?You’re working hard, get a good pay, and yet you struggle to make it to the next payday. Clearly it's not how you're earning. It's how you're saving.Saving money i...

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How To Start Your Own Vegetable Garden
Dino Mari Testa

Beat Inflation: How To Start Your Own Backyard Vegetable Garden

Everywhere you go, people are talking about inflation and its effect on the prices of goods. We don't have control over the prices of goods, but we can mitigate the negative effects through one simple thing: gardening.You might think that growing your own vege...

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Typhoon Disaster Prevention
Cloey Mangali

Weather The Storm: What To Do Before, During, And After A Typhoon

Typhoons are a normal occurrence here in the Philippines. It’s not unusual for at least 20 storms to hit the country in a given year. Some bring nothing but heavy rains and floods; others wreak havoc with floods, gale-force winds, and storm surges, bringin...

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How to Keep Your Belongings Safe While Traveling
Kristel Serran

Luggage Pilfering At Philippine Airports? Here's How To Keep Your Belongings Safe While Traveling

While reports of laglag-bala at Philippine airports have died down, a growing number of instances of travelers losing valuables from luggage pilfering have been reported in the media.Recently, a video circulated on Facebook showing a NAIA 3 attendant nicking m...

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Jeff Bezos 1 Trillion Dollar Man
Dino Mari Testa

Jeff Bezos Could Be The World's First Trillionaire; Amazon Now A Trillion-Dollar Company

Amazon has now joined Apple as a formal member of the so-called “four comma club.”On Tuesday (September 4), Amazon’s market value briefly reached $1 trillion after its shares saw a meteoric rise to $2,050.50. The value didn’t sustain it share price as ...

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Why You Should Use A Credit Card For Travel
Cloey Mangali

Why You Should Use A Credit Card For Travel

If you love to travel, you should really consider getting a travel credit card if you haven't. Otherwise, you're missing on deals like the best credit card for travel miles or the best credit card for international travel can give you.There are a number of cre...

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Cloey Mangali

Airline Fares To Rise As Philippine Air Carriers Get Approval For Fuel Surcharges

Expect higher airline fares after this month as the aviation regulatory body of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has approved a petition by local airlines to impose fuel surcharges on flights.The fuel surcharges were a...

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Phishing Attempts From Official Email Addresses And Phone Numbers
Dino Mari Testa

Scam Alert: Beware Of Phishing Attempts From 'Official' Email Addresses And Phone Numbers

Even the most legitimate-looking scams are easy to spot if you pay attention to the tiny details.With that in mind, we want to take a closer look at two Facebook posts making the rounds and warning about new phishing attempts.This time, it seems like the scamm...

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