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Philippine Typhoon Names: How Does PAGASA Come Up with Them?

Every typhoon season, Filipinos are glued to their TV sets while scrolling for Facebook and Twitter updates on #WalangPasok announcements. Concerned about safety, you also monitor the news for weather and flooding updates in your area when a storm batters the country. But have you ever been curious about how typhoons in the Philippines are named? […]

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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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9 Ways to Check Fake Peso Bills

Fake money is widespread nowadays. And there’s nothing more disappointing than your money being flagged as fake during a transaction at a retailer or a fast food joint. Philippine peso bills are manufactured using secured methods and within a secured facility. According to a column by retired Monetary Board member, Ignacio Bunye, our paper bills are […]

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Use Your Mobile Number Forever with the Lifetime Cellphone Number Act

It’s always a hassle to switch mobile numbers. Apart from having to update your friends and relatives, you also need to update select documents to ensure that important parties can still reach you. Switching from Globe to Smart, or Sun to Talk ‘N Text, and vice versa seems like a tedious task we just don’t […]

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Skyway Traffic is Terrible: Here's How You Can Deal With It

In an effort to “make toll collection and traffic throughout more efficient,” the Skyway management implemented a new toll system last Monday, January 29. Under the new scheme, motorists have to go through two toll booths: the payment booth and the new toll booth for surrendering payment slips. The new toll system, however, didn’t work […]

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How the TRAIN Act Affects Our Food

The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), which took effect earlier this year, is one of many tax reform measures of the current administration. Also known as Republic Act 10963, the newly imposed law aims to create a “more just, simple, and effective tax system” by lowering the personal income tax of all taxpayers […]

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Are You Aware of These Updates to PhilHealth Benefits?

Occasionally, PhilHealth makes some changes to its coverage policies, benefits packages, and membership requirements. It’s important to keep yourself updated on these changes, so you can plan your budget accordingly and maximize your PhilHealth benefits. Here are some of the latest updates to PhilHealth benefits, contributions, and coverage that you might not know about. 1. […]

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The Problem with the New 5-Peso Coin

Change is good, especially if it means improving our daily lives. However, there are some changes we deem unnecessary. These are the changes we can live without, the changes that make us go “What? The old one’s better.” If you’re familiar with this scenario, know that this is exactly how we feel about the new 5-peso coin. The […]

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Fire Prevention Tips You Need to Know Now

We’ve all heard stories of fires happening to homes and commercial buildings, and the destruction it leaves to the property and the people who resides in them. It’s true, even the smallest things can cause a blaze to ignite, and without warning. Read More: Are You Prepared for the Next Disaster? There are plenty of ways […]

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What Federalism Could Mean for Business in the Country

During his time as mayor, one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements to supporters included the possibility of a shift into Federalism. When he did finally decide to run, a reason he gave was that he was prompted by his party – the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) – to carry the torch of federalism. Months into his presidency, the topic of a federal government […]

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DBM Issues Guidelines for 2nd Pay Adjustment for Gov’t Employees

The second of four tranches provided in the proposed Salary Standardization Law has gone into effect as of January 1, 2017. This comes after former president Benigno Aquino III signed Executive Order 201 last year, effectively making the interim measure to increase the salary of government employees permanent. The Budget Department announced that all government […]

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Get to Know the Exact Change Act

You’ve probably had to deal with the issue of paying for something with a larger bill only to be asked for a smaller one instead. In other cases, you’ve probably gotten candy as change because the store didn’t have any coins or smaller bills. To quote the campaign slogan used by President Duterte, “Change is coming.” The Exact […]

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FREE passes to the Financial Fitness Forum 2016

To get a chance to win this special gift from the Registered Financial Planners (RFP®), just answer our quick 3-question survey. Survey: Win FREE passes to the Financial Fitness Forum 2016 We will be announcing the three (3) lucky winners on March 9 (Wednesday)! Terms and Conditions: By participating in this Giveaway, you acknowledge to have fully understood […]

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Where Can I Learn Driving in Metro Manila?

You’ve reached that point. It’s a mark of maturity, a mark of adulthood – learning how to drive. It feels both exciting and scary, maneuvering such a large vehicle and going head to head with other vehicles in Metro Manila’s notorious roads. You’ve heard firsthand stories of friends and families reminiscing their first driving experience. […]

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Money Lessons from the ADMU Eaglewatch

Data about economic growth of the Philippines and facts about the Philippine Presidentiables? How is that related to my personal life? There is more connection than what you may think. Last February 2, the School of Social Sciences of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), hosted the Eaglewatch 2016 Elections Briefing. With the looming elections, […]

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Road Closures and Rerouting During APEC Week

With the Philippines hosting this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, motorists are expecting road closures, redirections, and traffic. The latter is usually the bane of everyone who does drive, and much of the metro has already experienced what the traffic situation might be over the course of the week. It has already been announced […]

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How Safe Are Philippine Roads?

In 2013, there were 4 reported road fatalities a day in the Philippines, according to the World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015. The report compiles road-related statistics of 180 countries. That’s 1,513 fatalities for the year. That only takes into account reported deaths; WHO estimates that total road traffic fatalities are […]

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What’s Being Done to Fix the Philippine Tax System

Filing taxes – it’s one of the most pressing concerns of the Filipino people come tax season. From the high tax rates to the tedious filing process, the Philippine tax system is under plenty of scrutiny. Just recently, auditing and tax advising firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) released its Paying Taxes 2015 study. The research provided […]

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OFW Pre-Departure Checklist

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are a strong pillar of the economy. This is evidenced by the 2.3 million OFWs and the Php 1.26 trillion ($26.92 billion) sent last year in remittances. Higher pay is the main reason Filipinos dream of becoming OFWs. In their home country, domestic helpers are paid around Php 5,000 monthly, but […]

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Online Marketing for Your Business

Owning a business is one of many ways of earning an income, if not the most sought-after. In this new age, people have shifted from an employee mindset to an entrepreneurial one. What with the perks of being an entrepreneur – owning your own time, working at home or a hole-in-the-wall café, and creating your […]

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