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12 Ways to Get a Flight Upgrade Without Paying Extra

Dreaming of flying lavishly on a first or business class flight without having to pay the hefty price tag? Being nice and doing a little flirting with the cabin crew are some ways to score an upgrade on your flight. However, if these don’t work for you, Skyscanner has a few more handy travel hacks […]

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Different Kinds of Friends You Love and Hate Traveling With

Traveling with friends is always exciting, especially when it’s your first time visiting a place. Apart from seeing new sights, you also get to share memories with your buddies and meet people along the way. From planning to packing to actually getting there, you savor every memory you get to spend with your barkada. However, […]

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Philippines 3rd Telco: Will PT&T Provide a Homemade Solution?

The tedious process to add a third telco provider in the Philippines has made another step. Recently, the creation of an inter-agency committee to oversee the entry of a third major telco was ordered by President Duterte. The committee shall provide support and oversight to the involved governmental institutions. Maybe this will help speed up […]

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Travelers: Watch Out for These 6 Airport Scams

Weary and hurrying travelers are common targets of airport scammers. Don’t let this ruin your vacation. Before flying to your destination, be informed of the common airport scams in the Philippines to avoid hassle and irrelevant costs. Here are six of the most common to watch out for. Airport taxi scam                                                    Over the years, NAIA […]

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GigaX: Are the New Smart Postpaid Plans Worth the Hype?

Smart has recently released a new set of postpaid plans, collectively known as GigaX. These mobile data plans feature “double data, an additional 10GB dedicated to video streaming, and a free LTE-capable handset,” according to the telecom giant’s press release. These things sound exciting, but do the new Smart postpaid plans actually live up to […]

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Stunning White Sand Beaches in the Philippines That Aren’t Boracay

    Boracay is now closed to the public. In an effort to “rehabilitate” the island, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered to close the country’s top tourist destination for six months. It may be unfortunate for residents and tourists, but we’re hoping to see improvements after the so-called rehabilitation. Due to the closure, many tourists were […]

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Love NBA? Here's Where You Can Watch This Year's Games Uninterrupted

Basketball has always been part of our culture. We watch street court games, participate in inter-barangay tournaments, and even buy merchandise of our favorite players. Here in the Philippines, ball is life, indeed. And now that the 72nd season of the NBA is getting more intense, fans are more glued to their seats, anticipating the […]

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Grab Insurance: How Safe is It to Ride with Grab?

You’ve probably heard about horror stories involving expensive fares and some rude, unprofessional drivers on Grab. You might’ve experienced them yourself, too. Well, we have no other choice for now, as Uber has ceased its Philippine operations since April 16. But have you ever thought about your safety when riding a Grab car? For instance, what […]

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Save as Much as P30,000 with These 8 Travel Hacks

Are you planning to travel with family and friends? Grab the opportunity. It wouldn’t take a lot of your income to travel in a local or international destination nowadays. There are many places you can visit for cheap–all you have to do is research and prepare an itinerary. Make the most out of your summer. […]

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The Philippine Coin: How It Has Changed in 50 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you ever thought about the origin of the Philippine Peso? It isn’t really something to talk about, but knowing where our money came from—and how it has evolved—has its perks. After all, we use money every day. It’s one of the reasons why we work and why we are able to purchase goods. The […]

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Top Philippine Summer Destinations for P1,000 or Less (UPDATED)

Feeling the summer sun yet? How’s the planning going on your summer getaway? You’re probably worried about your budget. Luckily, the Philippines is rich in beautiful destinations that you can visit for less than a thousand bucks Filipinos can rejoice in the summer time without overspending and without cutting down on the fun. You don’t […]

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Cheap Activities for Millennials Stuck in the City

We always look forward to weekends because they allow us to take a break from work and spend some time with family and friends. Some weekend activities, however, can be costly especially for millennials on a budget. If you spent too much during the Holy Week or if you’re saving for something more special (a […]

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Filipino Financial Gurus You Need to Follow Today

For some Filipinos, the inclination to save comes naturally. However, for most of us, saving and investing are not as easy as they seem. Although there are many materials that we can use to educate ourselves financially, most of these materials are of foreign context. Good thing there are Filipino financial gurus out there who take these principles […]

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Planning Summer Travel? Don’t Miss Out on the Benefits of Airline Loyalty Programs

Making plans for your summer getaway this year? Whether it’s for a solo trip, family outing, get-together with friends, or company team-building event, you can cut costs and get the most out of your travel-related purchases. Pinoy travelers love cheap flights—everyone knows that. But did you know that when you book flights to a summer destination […]

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5 Safest Countries to Work Abroad

Working abroad is a dream for many Filipinos. However, one might have concerns regarding the safety of a particular country he or she would like to work in. Just last December 2017, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) released an advisory stating the countries that will remain to be off-limits to OFWs in 2018 due to […]

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10 Beach Resorts That Accept Credit Cards

Summer is already here and you’re probably searching for beach resorts to spend your vacation. With so many beautiful beaches and unique accommodations in the Philippines, finding one that suits your needs isn’t really that difficult. However, finding one that suits your budget can be quite a challenge. Fortunately, there are beach resorts near Metro […]

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8 Affordable Ways to Lose Weight This Summer

Summer does not only mean weekly trips to the beach, but regular visits to the gym as well. With no doubt, this season is all about achieving #FitnessGoals to prepare for out-of-town trips and to forget the (good) food we consumed during the holidays. Nothing wrong with that. However, going to the gym can be […]

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No Income Documents? 3 Credit Card Alternatives to Consider

    If you’re a freelancer, stay-at-home mom, college student, fresh graduate, or just someone without a stable income (or no income at all), you know how hard it is to qualify for a credit card. Most credit cards in the Philippines require proof of income such as payslips, certificate of employment, income tax return, […]

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Can You Fund Your Travel With Your 9-to-5 Job?

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Many people in the Philippines love to travel—not a strange thing, considering the beauty of this country and its people’s adventurous spirit. However, traveling can be sometimes difficult, especially when you consider that, for many, the income remaining after taxes, bills and other expenses is minimal. I myself used to be in that situation: a […]

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7 Awesome Credit Card Promos for New Cardholders This 2018

To attract more customers, some banks offer credit card promos with rewards for shopping, dining, travel, and entertainment. Here are some credit card sign-up promos worth looking into if you’re on the hunt for a new credit card. BDO Credit Card Promos 1. Shopping Reward for New BDO Platinum Mastercard Owners Using your new BDO Platinum Mastercard allows […]

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