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7 Best Video Streaming Apps to Cure Your Quarantine Blues

Is working from home starting to bum you out? Don’t let your job stress you out that much. Take a break once in a while. Take a walk, listen to music, meditate, or catch up on your list of must-watch movies and TV series. It’s time to brush up the library on your video streaming apps and just take a section of the day just for you. But what if you can’t find the movie or show you want to watch? That’s your signal to explore other options out there. Luckily, the list of video streaming apps continues to expand to this day. Here’s a comprehensive comparison of streaming services available in the Philippines. Check them out before your next movie night. Table of ContentsComparison of Video Streaming Apps7 Video Streaming Apps in the PhilippinesNetflixAmazon Video PrimeHBO Go AsiaiFlixiWantCrunchyrollMubiFinal Thoughts Comparison of Video Streaming Apps 7 Video Streaming Apps in the Philippines Netflix Pricing: Starts at PHP 149/month Platforms: iOS, Android, Web, Windows, Mac, Streaming Devices, Smart TVs Features: Ultra HD streaming, mobile downloads up to four devices Content: Popular movies and shows worldwide There’s a reason why Netflix is the top video streaming site in the world. Aside from being a pioneer in the online streaming industry, they also host one of the largest roster of titles in the world. And while their video library in the Philippines is a bit limited, it still contains popular Netflix shows like Stranger Things, GLOW, Space Force, The Witcher, and The Umbrella Academy, among others. Recently, Netflix Philippines has started adding Filipino…

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10 Best Productivity Apps to Keep Your Mojo Going Even at Home

Finding it hard to be productive at home? Whether it’s for work or school, finishing tasks may not be as fun as scrolling through your social media feed. Good thing you can easily download productivity apps right from your mobile phone. In a twisted sense of irony, your smartphone or tablet can both help and distract you from being productive. It goes to show that it’s never about the technology, it’s how you use them to your advantage. Here are the productivity apps you should consider adding to your setup. Table of Contents10 Productivity Apps to Check OutAdobe Acrobat ReaderAny.doEvernoteForestHabiticaNotionPocketTodoistTogglTrelloFinal Thoughts 10 Productivity Apps to Check Out Adobe Acrobat Reader Platforms: iOS, Android Price: Free Dealing with a lot of documents? Cut your efforts down by going digital. Now you might think it’ll be hard to take note or highlight a PDF file. That’s where Adobe Acrobat Reader comes in. The app can open a wide range of document file extensions with ease. You can view your document, zoom in or zoom out, highlight text, sign and apply digital signatures, and other advanced functions. You can also use your device as a scanner to convert printed text to PDF. If you sign up for an Adobe account, you get 2GB cloud storage, more than enough to access documents wherever. And the best part, it’s free! You don’t need to have an active Adobe subscription to access the app’s useful features. The fact that it’s compatible with any device makes Acrobat Reader a solid choice. Any.do Platforms: iOS, Android Price: Free/Premium…

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Financial Gaps Filipinos are Starting to Discover in 2020

By now, everyone has accepted the pandemic as part of everyday life. Some of you may have adjusted already, while others are still struggling. While public health is a great concern, financial gaps are also one thing COVID-19 exposed during this entire ordeal. And as part of your self-reflection, it’s only fair to look back and see what financial gaps you need to improve on to survive the new normal. Here are some of them to help you get started. Table of ContentsLack of SavingsNot Investing EnoughLack of Passive IncomeNot Investing on HealthNot Learning New SkillsFinal Thoughts Lack of Savings Even before the pandemic, Filipinos aren’t known as the biggest savers. Just ask the 2019 Manulife Investor Sentiment Index (MISI) that found Filipinos keep only 3.6 months’ worth of income for retirement[1]. After all, who has a clear foresight of how they want to spend their golden years? Then the pandemic came and made everyone realize the importance of saving. Having no retirement plan is one of the financial gaps that is understandable to some extent. But COVID-19 woke everyone up to the reality that the future really is uncertain. That’s why everyone should start thinking about investing for their future selves. Maybe start with starting an emergency fund or a time deposit? If no one has told you yet: Start saving now! Not Investing Enough Investments, what are thou? It seems that a lot of Filipinos are already aware of the importance of having investments. But before the pandemic, people couldn’t be bothered with it. Yes, that included me,…

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Fast Food Delivery in GCQ: What Restaurants are Open?

Fast food delivery is, fortunately, one of the few things we still get to enjoy even in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although preparing your meals at home is cheaper and healthier, you just have to order your fast food favorites when you’re too busy or lazy to cook. Need a quick work-from-home meal as you’re rushing to meet deadlines? Want to treat yourself on your cheat day? Craving some comfort food? Simply order food from the restaurant and have it delivered to you. It’s more convenient and safer than dine-in and takeout. Good news for early birds, night owls, and those with late-night food cravings: the 24/7 delivery services of fast food chains are back in Metro Manila under the general community quarantine or GCQ. Do you live in a GCQ or MGCQ area? Take your pick from these delivery options from the top fast food chains in the Philippines[1]. Table of ContentsFast Food Delivery Services in GCQ and MGCQJollibeeMcDonald’sKFCChowkingMang InasalGreenwichShakey’sPizza HutBurger King7 Tips for Fast Food Delivery in GCQ1. Limit Your Physical Contact2. Discard the Packaging Immediately3. Provide Clear Delivery Instructions4. Don’t Order at the Last Minute5. Avoid Booking During Peak Times6. Choose the Best Fast Food Delivery Service7. Take Advantage of Fast Food Delivery PromosFinal Thoughts Fast Food Delivery Services in GCQ and MGCQ Jollibee Delivery hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. How to order:  Jollibee Delivery hotline: #87000 Website: www.jollibeedelivery.com (for orders worth PHP 3,300 and below) Jollibee official app Food delivery apps: GrabFood, Foodpanda, LalaFood Minimum food purchase: PHP 200 Payment options: Cash, credit/debit cards (through…

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P2P Bus Routes and Schedule for Commuters in GCQ

After two weeks of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), Metro Manila and its nearby provinces are now back under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). It means that public transportation, such as P2P buses, has also resumed[1]. If you’re planning to travel around the metro and nearby provinces, knowing available P2P bus routes and their schedules can make your commute easier and safer. However, just because this mode of transportation is once again available doesn’t mean you should go out for non-essential travel. It’s still best to stay at home as much as possible. Keep on reading to know P2P bus routes and schedules in GCQ plus tips on how you can travel safely. Table of ContentsP2P Bus Routes to and from Provinces During GCQP2P Bus Schedule and Fare GuideAlabang to Makati Alabang to MandaluyongTaguig to MandaluyongLas Piñas to MakatiKatipunan to Makati Novaliches to Makati Makati to CalambaCalamba to ManilaSta. Rosa Laguna to MakatiCalamba to MakatiAntipolo to Quezon CityAntipolo to MakatiCainta to MakatiDasmariñas to MakatiDasmariñas to AlabangBacoor to AlabangBacoor to Makati Imus to MakatiSta. Maria, Bulacan to North EDSA Malolos, Bulacan to North EDSASafety Precautions When Commuting During GCQFinal Thoughts P2P Bus Routes to and from Provinces During GCQ As of August 2020, these are the P2P bus routes servicing passengers from Metro Manila and nearby provinces: Alabang to Makati Alabang to Mandaluyong Antipolo to Makati Antipolo to Quezon City Bacoor to Alabang Bacoor to Makati Cainta to Makati Calamba to Makati Calamba to Manila Calamba to Taguig Dasmariñas to Alabang Dasmariñas to Makati Imus to Makati Katipunan to Makati Las Piñas to Makati…

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How Social Media is Influencing Your Finances, For Better or Worse

A few years ago, many people regarded social media as an optional commodity. Today, it has become a solid fixture in everyone’s lives that we can arguably call it a necessity. Social media has affected your life in more ways than one, from personal to financial. And the latter is what’s fascinating about social media. How can my personal feed or the way I interact with people online affect my finances, you ask? The good news is that it affects you in positive ways. The bad news is that it also does the opposite. Let’s take a look. Table of ContentsBetter: Social media is a great platform for businessesWorse: Social media is an endless advertising boardBetter: Social media connects you with the right peopleWorse: Social media can worsen your mental healthHow is Social Media Affecting You? Better: Social media is a great platform for businesses If you’re a business owner, social media has become one of your most essential tools for success. It’s great that there are platforms out there where you can easily advertise your products without spending thousands on advertising. From local businesses to million dollar companies, social media allows everyone to co-exist on a level playing field. In fact, Facebook recognized their potential in this area and introduced Facebook Marketplace in 2016. Since then, it’s now one of the leading online selling platforms in the Philippines. So if you want your business to grow, everyone has to see it on social media or it doesn’t exist. You can also try boost options offered by most platforms to…

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Online Job Sites to Help You Look for Work During the Pandemic

Ah, job-hunting. It’s challenging, nerve-wracking, and especially difficult during these trying times.  How many times have you visited online job sites only to feel overwhelmed? But hey–it’s perfectly normal to feel rejected during this pandemic, what with all the uncertainties and the increasing COVID-19 cases in the Philippines. Lockdown fatigue is real. In fact, experts say that it’s normal to feel groggy and tired during a lockdown because your routine is shaken up[1]. But then again, part of you wants to get cracking. You still want to hunt for your next job–and maybe you’ll find your dream role if you push through. But where should you start?  Fear not, we have you covered. Here are some of the top online job sites in the Philippines to help you out on your job search: Table of ContentsOnline Job Sites in the Philippines1. JobStreet 2. Kalibrr3. Indeed4. LinkedIn5. Boss job6. Workabroad.ph7. Online Jobs8. Careerjet9. Monster10. FreelancerFinal Thoughts Online Job Sites in the Philippines 1. JobStreet  Website: www.jobstreet.com.ph One of the leading employment marketplaces in Asia, JobStreet has been a go-to online job site for professionals and fresh graduates. The website is easy to navigate and offers more than 30,000 job postings. You can also download their app to look for jobs while on the go. To start applying, you have to create an account first.  You also have to create a JobStreet profile, which reads like a resume. However, it’s best to upload a copy of your actual resume when posting on online job sites. There are thousands of job postings in JobStreet—from customer…

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Where to Buy Face Masks and Face Shields in the Philippines

Face masks and face shields are now part of our daily essentials. Whether you’re out for a grocery run or going to work, wearing a face mask is mandatory. In addition to this, starting August 15, commuters are required to wear face shields[2] as an added layer of protection from COVID-19. Both items are indeed vital in reducing the spread of the virus. And since most parts of the country are still on strict quarantine because of the rising number of coronavirus cases, it is not ideal to go out to buy your protective gear. Do it online and help stop the spread of the virus. Keep on reading to know where to buy face masks and face shields for sale online with prices. Table of ContentsWhere to Buy Face Masks1. Watsons 2. Style Ana PH3. Maison.Metisse4. Indoplas5. Eika Swimwear6. Zalora7. Henry’s Daughter8. The Cordillera Shop9. Facemaskmnl10. Sunnysideclothing PHWhere to Buy Best Face Shields1. Shop SM2. Regatta3. Acrylic Face Shield PH4. Island Girl PH5. Happy Hygienist PH6. I & G CO.Face Masks and Face Shields DTI Suggested Retail PriceFinal Thoughts Where to Buy Face Masks 1. Watsons Website: www.watsons.com.ph Where to buy face masks? One of the largest pharmacies in the Philippines, Watsons, carries both surgical and non-woven face masks and sells them per piece or per box. You can order through their online store and have your items picked up at a branch near you. How to order: Simply go to the Watsons official website and search for face masks. Add your preferred face masks to your cart and then…

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5 Money Lessons I Learned During the New Normal

From the way we work to the way we interact with one another, the new normal brought a lot of changes in our lives. COVID-19 affected everyone, whether infected or not. Everyone was forced to give a hard look at how they live their lives, finances and all. And as someone who has been stuck at home for over five months, I saw first-hand how my perspective on money changed each day. Here are the money lessons I’ve learned so far during this seemingly endless quarantine period. Table of ContentsNew Normal Money Lessons I LearnedWhy Saving Money MattersCash Still Has ValueDon’t Trust Your ImpulseInvest in YourselfWhy You Need to Go LocalFinal Thoughts New Normal Money Lessons I Learned Why Saving Money Matters If I had a nickel for every money-saving tip I’ve learned over the years, I would probably live comfortably by now. It’s hard to motivate myself to save when my paycheck arrives, telling me that I’m now slightly richer than my yesterday self. But during this pandemic, I’ve grown to appreciate the art of saving money and why everyone should develop this skill. For one thing, the amount of money I saved gives me assurance that I won’t go broke anytime soon, even if there’s an emergency. Just like debt but in a good way, your savings slowly pile up as long as you’re consistent with it. Saving money has never been more important today where things are uncertain and unpredictable. Don’t let COVID-19 catch you off guard. Read more: How to Recover in the New Normal Cash Still…

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Online Learning Tips for Students in the New Normal

Contrary to popular belief, online learning takes as much, if not more, time and energy as traditional classroom discussions. You must be organized and self-motivated for online learning to be effective. It’s not easy, but it can be done. Here are some online learning tips that can help you succeed with your online classes: Table of ContentsOnline Learning Tips in the New Normal1. Set a goal2. Create a study plan3. Practice time management4. Make a dedicated study space5. Eliminate distractions6. Get off social media7. Figure out your learning style8. Be engaged9. Write notes10. Don’t be afraid to ask11. Join an online study group12. Take advantage of online resources13. Break down your tasks14. Take a time out15. Set personal deadlines16. Be accountable17. Make it enjoyable18. Keep yourself healthy19. Stay motivated20. Reward yourselfFinal Thoughts Online Learning Tips in the New Normal 1. Set a goal One of the important online learning tips you should consider is creating a personal goal. When you set goals that are important to you, it’s easier to manage your time and stick with your tasks. Remember why you’re studying in the first place and focus on your end goal. Keep in mind what you can achieve after finishing your classes. It’s enough of an encouragement to be motivated. 2. Create a study plan Before your online classes start, make a study plan. You can use a planner to help you organize tasks and assignments that you need to complete. Outline schedules for readings and assignments. Set several hours per week dedicated to studying and doing your homework….

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20 Online Shopping Sites for Every Type of Need

One of the best ways to fulfill a shopping list is through online shopping. As long as you have a trusty smartphone and internet access, you can cross out the items on your shopping list anywhere you go or without leaving your home. No need to tire yourself walking around malls and risking your health because of COVID-19. Everything you need can now get online. We listed down 20 of the best online shopping sites in the Philippines for a variety of items in the fashion, beauty, home, gadget, and food category. Check them out! Table of ContentsTop Online Shopping Sites in the PhilippinesLazada – www lazada.com.phShopee – www.shopee.phZalora – www.zalora.com.phTeam Manila Lifestyle – www.dailygrindstore.comSunnies Studios – www.sunniesstudios.comPoundit.com – www.poundit.com BeautyMNL – www.beautymnl.comMercury Drug – www.mercurydrug.com/gamot-padala.htmlDatablitz – www.datablitz.com.phFully Booked Online – www.fullybookedonline.comMetroMart – www.metromart.comPapemelroti – shop.papemelroti.comMandaue Foam Philippines – www.mandauefoam.phNational Bookstore – www.nationalbookstore.comBlade.ph – www.blade.phThe Green Grocer Manila – www.thegreengrocermanila.comPet Warehouse – www.petwarehouse.phFurniture Source Philippines – www.furnituresourcephils.comHealthy Options Online – shop.healthyoptions.com.phBabymama – www.babymama.phFinal Thoughts Top Online Shopping Sites in the Philippines Lazada – www lazada.com.ph In a survey conducted by Rappler, Lazada ranked as one of the most used online shopping sites in the Philippines[1]. Just like a huge virtual department store, the shopping portal offers a variety of goods from different legit online sellers. From makeup to the latest gadgets, Lazada has got you covered. It also holds promos with the grand year-end sale being one of their most-awaited events. Payment methods: Cash on delivery Lazada E-Wallet Credit and debit card BDO Installment GCash Shipping methods: Door-to-door delivery, pick-up Shipping fee: Varies from seller…

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8 Signs You’ve Reached Financial Adulthood in 2020

#Adulting101 has always been hard, even without a pandemic. In 2020, the universe has stepped it up a notch as it redefined what financial adulthood is. How can you tell if you’ve grown as a financially stable adult in these trying times? Let these signs help you. Table of ContentsSigns You’re Reached Financial AdulthoodYou have a stable jobYou generate passive incomeYou know a thing or two about investmentsYou have an emergency fundYou own a carYou have insuranceYou have no outstanding debtsYou give back to your familyFinal Thoughts Signs You’re Reached Financial Adulthood You have a stable job COVID-19 not only took lives, it also took jobs away from hardworking people in the Philippines[1]. So if you’re one of the lucky ones who were able to keep their jobs this year, then you’re on the right track. Be thankful for it and keep working hard. If not, then don’t lose hope yet. Finding employment in the new normal may be hard, but it’s not impossible. Read more: Top Online Jobs in the Philippines You Should Consider You generate passive income Stable job or not, it wouldn’t hurt to have a side hustle to complement your income. You have probably received invites from your social media friends to like and follow their latest ventures. What are you waiting for? Start your very own small business and earn more passive income. You can also provide services or rent out property if business isn’t your thing. Read more: 25 Small Business Ideas You Can Start With Low Capital You know a thing or two about investments…

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Online Barter: Is It Illegal and Is It Safe to Trade Goods?

“Out with the old and in with the new,” as the saying goes. But recently, something from the days of old has started to emerge and inspire a trend like no other. If you know your news, you should be familiar about the latest issue on online barter and whether or not it’s illegal. And if you know your history, you should be somewhat familiar with what online barter is. Is it illegal? Is it a safe trading practice? Will it cost you money? Let’s answer all these questions as we take an in-depth look at this modernized form of trading goods. Table of ContentsWhat is Online Barter?Is Online Barter Illegal?Barter vs. Barter TradeWhat Type of Goods Can I Trade Online?Basic Tips on Online BarterDo’s of Online BarterDon’ts of Online BarterFinal Thoughts What is Online Barter? Online barter means exactly what you think it is. It involves the exchange of goods, usually of equal value with no money involved—all done through social media. The trend was started by Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue in May 2020 as a way for Bacolod citizens to acquire essentials during the enhanced community quarantine[1]. She founded the Bacolod Barter Community on Facebook[2] that inspired everyone’s bayanihan spirit. Since then, other communities began forming online barter platforms for all types of essentials. Online barter communities function like a real community with the goal of helping each other out more than scoring essentials for cheap. As of writing, the Bacolod Barter Community has over 200,000 members on Facebook. Other communities nationwide have also started their own barter system…

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15 Essentials Under PHP 3,000 for Your Work-From-Home Setup

Before COVID-19 happened, the work-from-home setup was nothing more than a fantasy. Now that the rules have changed in the new normal, it has now become the standard way of working in most companies. For better or worse, your home will now be an office. If the sound of working from home bothers you, don’t worry. There are ways to spice up your home and make it more office-like. With a few tweaks and a couple of these work-from-home essentials, you’ll be back to your busy work life in no time. Table of ContentsWork From Home Essentials Under P1,000Uratex Backease PillowDrink ‘n StashHanabishi Desk Fan 8TLenuo Aluminum Laptop StandGlobe at Home Prepaid WiFiWork From Home Essentials Under P2,000Miniso Wireless Keyboard and MouseSpigen Essential F302W Wireless ChargerGOFT 1080p HD WebcamXiaomi Smart Desk LampMickle MM-US100 MicrophoneWork From Home Essentials Under P3,000Melton Low Back Office ChairSabbat X12 Pro Wireless EarphonesSan-Yang Office TableImarflex IHU-300L Air HumidifierCanon PIXMA P200 All-in-One PrinterFinal Thoughts Work From Home Essentials Under P1,000 Uratex Backease Pillow Price: PHP 599.75 Available at: Uratex[1] Having a work-from-home setup usually means sitting all day in front of your computer. That means a day’s worth of back pain, particularly in the lower back. It would be nice to have a proper cushion that can both comfort and support your poor, frail back. That’s why the Uratex Backease Pillow is one of the work-from-home essentials you should have lying around. From the trusted makers of bed cushions, expect this one to provide a great amount of comfort. Your back and your wallet will both thank…

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Bad Financial Habits to Get Rid Of in the New Normal

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is currently undergoing a massive lifestyle change. From wearing masks to practicing social distancing, Filipinos have a lot of realities to face in the new normal, one of which is that we need to change our bad financial habits. Because one of these days, a cure will be made and the pandemic will be over. You don’t want to start your new lease on life with empty pockets, do you? Here are some of the bad financial habits you should get rid of in the new normal. Table of ContentsOnline Shopping to the MaxOrdering Too Much FoodSpending More on AlcoholForgetting Your BillsNot Saving Your MoneyNot Exploring Your OptionsFinal Thoughts Online Shopping to the Max While online shopping can certainly help you buy essentials without leaving home, some may use this as an excuse to splurge on sites like Lazada and Shopee. Whether it’s a form of defense mechanism[1] or not, spending all your money on online shopping will do you no good. And even if you have the means to do so, it’s still not wise to shop online just to feel better. Focus instead on essentials and save the rest of your money for emergencies. There’s always a perfect time to spend your money wisely, and during a pandemic is surely one of them. Read more: Best Credit Cards for Online Shopping Ordering Too Much Food The convenience of food delivery services is certainly not something to dismiss, but it’s not ideal to just order everyday. While delivery fees may look cheap, they…

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How Safe Is it to Ride with Grab in the New Normal?

  The government has eased its quarantine restrictions in some parts of the country after two months. You can now travel without a quarantine pass, provided you wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. However, only a handful of transportation operators can go back back on the road. One of them is Grab Philippines. The ride-hailing service resumed its operation last June when select parts of the country, including Metro Manila, were put under General Community Quarantine. Apart from existing Grab safety measures, Grab launched guidelines to ensure the safety of both passengers and drivers during the new normal. Here are the safety measures Grab Philippines has in place for the riding public. Table of ContentsGrab Do’s and Don’ts for PassengersDON’Ts Grab Safety Features for PassengersGrab Personal Accident InsuranceWhat Does Grab Insurance Cover?Grab Safety Measures Under the New NormalGrabProtect for DriverFinal Thoughts Grab Do’s and Don’ts for Passengers To ensure that your GrabCar ride is pleasant for both you and your GrabCar driver, Grab Philippines issued some basic ground rules: DOs Choose the right GrabCar ride that caters to your need Be polite and respectful when communicating with your driver at all times Be punctual and only book your GrabCar ride when you’re ready to go Obey traffic rules and regulations Confirm your GrabCar driver’s identity and only get into the vehicle if the driver’s details match your booking details Put your seatbelt on DON’Ts You cannot bring dangerous weapons that can be used against your driver Don’t share your Grab account or use multiple accounts Lastly, don’t ditch…

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Affordameals Under P150: Cheap Food Delivery Options in the Metro

If there’s one good thing the new normal has brought us, it’s the normalization of food delivery services. Sure, the general community quarantine guidelines introduced more lax dine-in protocols, but nothing beats the convenience of having your food delivered at your doorsteps. But you don’t want to break on deliveries now, do you? That’s why you should check out these cheap food delivery options under P150. Table of ContentsCheap Food Delivery Options in Metro Manila Under P150Ate Rica’s BacsilogBinalotFariñas Ilocos EmpanadaGiligan’s RestaurantGo BentoGoodAh!!!King SisigSinangag ExpressFinal Thoughts Cheap Food Delivery Options in Metro Manila Under P150 Ate Rica’s Bacsilog Where to Order: GrabFood, Foodpanda The Ate Rica’s Bacsilog craze that started as a humble food cart at De La Salle University[1] has become a national phenomenon. How can it not be when it’s packed with flavor for under PHP 100? If you’re looking for a quick bite before work, then check out Ate Rica’s roster of cheap meals. Cheap Food Delivery Options from Ate Rica’s Meal Price Bacsilog (Bacon + Sinaing + Itlog) P84 Tapsilog (Tapa + Sinaing + Itlog) P84 Footsilog (Footlong + Sinaing + Itlog) P84 Tocilog (Tocino + Sinaing + Itlog) P84 Hotsilog (Hotdog + Sinaing +Itlog) P84 Nuggetsilog (Nuggets + Sinaing + Itlog) P84 Cornsilog (Corned Beef + Sinaing + Itlog) P84 Tunasilog (Tuna + Sinaing + Itlog) P84 Bacon Omelette P104 Tapa Omelette P104 Footlong Omelette P104 Tocino Omelette P104 Hotdog Omelette P104 Nuggets Omelette P104 Corned Beef Omelette P104 Tuna Omelette P104 Combo Meal (Two Toppings) P118  Read more: Food Delivery Apps in the Philippines Binalot…

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6 Ways Frugality Can Backfire On You

Being frugal is a good trait to have. But you know how things belong in a spectrum and focusing on either extremes isn’t a good idea? This also applies to frugality. If the other end of the spectrum is extravagance, frugality is equally destructive at the opposite end. But you might think that’s absurd. “You’re literally saving money by being frugal! How’s that going to affect me negatively?” Well, curious reader, here are some ways extreme frugality can sometimes cost you more than just money. Table of ContentsChoosing Cheap Over QualityRelying Too Much on CouponsTraveling Cheap vs. ComfortableSelling Your CarIgnoring Car InsuranceOverspending on Online SalesFinal Thoughts Choosing Cheap Over Quality How many times have you chosen to buy something cheap over something of quality? Whether it’s on groceries, clothes, gadgets, or appliances, quality is often overlooked in favor of a low price tag. And since these items are cheap, they break after only a few days. And then you buy a cheap replacement, and then it breaks again, and the cycle continues. Wouldn’t that hurt your wallet more? Why not buy a quality product once and never worry about buying a replacement anytime soon? Now that’s a better money-saving move. Read more: 25 Online Grocery Stores with Delivery Services Relying Too Much on Coupons Ever used a coupon before? Usually, fast food chains offer coupons to attract more customers. And sure, these coupons can save you money. But if you’re choosing to eat where coupons are being distributed, then that’s not the right way to save money. How much more can…

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20 Courier Services in the Philippines You Can Rely On

The number of consumers shopping online is consistently increasing, according to top market research specialist Ipsos[1]. This leads to an increased demand for companies providing door-to-door deliveries for budding online businesses. Aside from the convenience of having your goods picked up at your location, courier services also offer various logistics solutions like warehousing, automated booking systems, and cash on delivery. Keep on reading to know 20 of the best courier services in the Philippines you can rely on. Table of ContentsCourier Services in the Philippines for Your Next Delivery1. Abest Express2. AP Cargo3. Bluebee Express4. Delivery Parcel Express5. Derider Courier6. DHL Express7. Entrego8. Fastrack9. Grab Express10. Gryffon Courier Services11. JRS Express12. J&T Express13. Lalamove14. LBC15. Mr. Speedy16. Ninja Van17. Sonic Express18. Transportify19. Zoom Courier 20. 2GOFinal Thoughts Courier Services in the Philippines for Your Next Delivery 1. Abest Express Abest Express offers door-to-door shipping starting at PHP 50. You can book for a pickup through their website. This courier service also offers international shipping to select countries. Areas covered: Nationwide Delivery rates: PHP 50 – PHP 190 Delivery time: 2 to 5 working days Payment methods: Cash upon pick up 2. AP Cargo AP Cargo has various services for different shipping and logistics needs. You can pick up or drop off your parcels in one of their many branches or have the items delivered door-to-door. AP Cargo also has an airport-to-airport delivery service that lets you drop off or pick up a parcel at any local airline with an AP cargo representative. Areas covered: Nationwide Delivery rates: Depends on package weight…

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Biking in Manila? Here’s Where You Can Buy Cheap Bikes Plus Safety Tips

Bicycles have long been known as an alternative mode of transportation for Filipino commuters. These two-wheelers are cheaper, more environment-friendly, and healthier to use than motor vehicles. But it’s only now during the COVID-19 pandemic—when public transport is scarce—that bikes are being used by more people to go to work or run errands. If you’re starting to bike around the city, arm yourself with knowledge about where to score cheap finds and how to bike safely. Here’s a beginner’s quick guide to biking in Manila. Table of ContentsWhere to Buy a Bike in Metro ManilaBike Shops in Cartimar and QuiapoJapanese Surplus ShopsLocal Bike ShopsOnline Bike ShopsBuy-and-Sell Facebook GroupsBike Registration in the PhilippinesTips to Practice Safe Biking in ManilaFinal Thoughts Where to Buy a Bike in Metro Manila Bike prices in the Philippines have surged with the rise in demand for bicycles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thinking of buying a bike? To save money, find stores that sell cheap bikes, or at least ones that are reasonably priced. Here are some of the most biker-recommended places where you can score a quality yet affordable bicycle. Bike Shops in Cartimar and Quiapo Cartimar in Pasay and Quiapo in Manila are usually the top-of-mind choices for low-priced bikes and bicycle parts. If you leave within or near Cartimar, do your bike shopping along Leveriza Street, where you can find the largest and most popular stores for bikers: Paulina’s, Ross, and VeloCity. Will you be biking in Manila? Head over to Quiapo and go bargain hunting for bikes at stores like King’s, Cycle Art,…

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