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The Benefits of Going Paperless with Moneymax

We’ve gone paperless!  We know that a lot of people still prefer the traditional way of doing business, which is to receive and sign documents on print. However, we believe that going paperless is beneficial not only for you, our dear client, but for the environment as well. What does this mean? This means that Moneymax will start issuing policy documents on soft copy. We have been doing this for quite a while but we wish to eliminate all kinds of printed insurance documents in the long run. What does it mean for Moneymax clients? Just a few things, really. All of our car insurance clients will automatically receive e-policies sent by their comparison advisors through email Remember that e-policies are as good as printed insurance documents. Your insurance provider will recognize your claim even if you don’t have a hard copy of your policy. Hard copies are by request only. Just inform your advisor if you really prefer to have one. Sounds good. But what are the benefits? A lot. It’s good not only for you but for the environment, too. Check out our infographic below. Do you have any questions? Confused on how paperless works? Feel free to send us a message on Facebook or email us at max@moneymax.ph. We’ll be happy to assist you. Mayee GonzalesMayee is an experienced writer, editor, and content strategist. She enjoys writing about personal finance and lifestyle topics. On her free time, she reads, travels, and watches a lot of movies. She’s also a proud cat-mom. Follow Mayee on LinkedIn.

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What is a Solo Parent ID and How Can I Get One?

This article was published on June 29, 2018 and was updated on March 13, 2020. There are over 20 million solo parents in the Philippines. With a growth rate of 30.5% from last year, the Federation of Solo Parents expects the population to upsurge this year. There are many reasons for being a solo parent—some unfortunate, some touching. Whatever the reason is, it is important to recognize the efforts of such parents. Fortunately, the government has enacted laws to do just that. One of them is the Solo Parent ID. What is it and how can it benefit solo parents like you? Read on below to find out. What is a Solo Parent ID? A Solo Parent ID is a government-enforced ID for solo or single parents in the Philippines. Solo parents who carry such ID can enjoy certain government discounts and benefits. Who Can Apply for a Solo Parent ID? Any single parent in the Philippines can apply for a Solo Parent ID. According to Republic Act No. 8972 [1] or the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000, a single parent is: 1. A woman who gives birth as a result of rape and other crimes against chastity even without a final conviction of the offender, provided that the mother keeps and raises the child. 2. Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to the following circumstances: Death of spouse Spouse is detained or is serving sentence for a criminal conviction for at least one (1) year Physical and/or mental incapacity of spouse as certified…

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8 Credit Cards with Easy Application Requirements

What’s keeping many Filipinos from getting a credit card? One of the top three reasons for not having a credit card is the approval process. This finding is hardly surprising since most banks in the Philippines take a month or longer to process credit card applications. It can certainly be frustrating for someone to wait for approval. However, there are a few credit cards with easy application requirements and approval process. For example, secured credit cards and regular credit cards with low income requirement don’t require a deposit account with the bank. Some cards also don’t require proof of income for existing cardholders. Read more: How to Apply for a Credit Card: What Beginners Need to Know If you’re looking for credit cards with easy application requirements and approval process, here are your best options: 1. Citi Simplicity+ Monthly income requirement: With existing credit card: PHP 15,000 Without a credit card: PHP 20,833 Annual fee: No annual fee for life Interest rate: 3.50% Citi Simplicity+ application requirements: At least 21 years old Active landline or mobile number Valid SSS, GSIS, TIN, or UMID number With existing credit card: Government-issued ID Without a credit card: Government-issued ID, certificate of employment, payslip/income tax return, and bank statement of payroll account showing one-month salary Citi credit cards are known to be among the easiest to apply and get approved for in the Philippines. Moreover, Citibank doesn’t require applicants to have a deposit account with the bank. Through Citibank’s online credit card application and approval system, applicants know in just a matter of minutes if they’re qualified. It takes only…

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Simple Steps to Securing a PhilHealth ID

This article was originally published on January 11, 2019 and was updated on February 13, 2020. Before claiming any PhilHealth benefits, members have to provide their Member Data Record (MDR) and/or PhilHealth ID. The latter, however, is often overlooked by PhilHealth members even if the ID usually comes for free. Apart from having a valid ID, which you can use for government and non-government transactions, owning an ID also allows you to maximize your PhilHealth contributions. Here are the steps to take when getting one. How to Get a PhilHealth ID Apply as a PhilHealth Member First If you are currently working for a company, expect your HR representative to accomplish your PhilHealth membership and deliver your ID. Unemployed and self-employed individuals need to register as a “Voluntary Member” to receive an ID and avail of the organization’s benefits. PhilHealth Requirements To apply as a PhilHealth member, you must submit the following requirements at any PhilHealth Local Insurance Office (LHIO). You will receive your PhilHealth number afterwards, which you should use when paying for monthly contributions. Two (2) accomplished copies of the PhilHealth Member Registration Form[1] Two (2) latest 1×1 ID pictures At least two valid IDs or a photocopy of your NSO Birth Certificate As of of this writing, the PhilHealth ID online application is currently down, so you’ll have to apply manually. Read more: A Complete Guide to PhilHealth Voluntary Membership Registration How to Apply for a PhilHealth ID If you’r already a PhilHealth member but you didn’t receive an ID due to a recent shortage, you can now claim it from…

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Complete Guide to LTO Car Registration and Renewal

So you got a new vehicle, a sedan or maybe a top of the line SUV… Congratulations! Before testing out your ride, you need to make your ownership formal with the government. Car registration and renewal are essential in the Philippines and the LTO (Land Transportation Office) is the agency responsible for it. Get through the tedious LTO car registration and renewal process with this step-by-step guide. LTO Online Car Registration and Renewal in GCQ Do you have an expired LTO registration? To avoid direct contact and possible COVID-19 transmissions, the Land Transportation Office recently launched the LTO online portal amid the community quarantine. Motorists may now use portal.lto.gov.ph to ease “car registration and license application procedures, which may take some time and may necessitate close contact with other people — violating physical distancing protocols” according to LTO in a statement. This LTO online service has been made available for vehicles and licenses registered in Metro Manila, Laoag, Bayombong, Roxas, Tagbuilaran, Dumaguete, Ormoc, Butuan, Pagadian, Malaybalay, Lipa, Calapan, Naga, Tagum, Davao, General Santos, and Baguio. Cashless payments are also available in the online portal. How to Use the LTO Online Portal Register as a client in the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS) public portal Create an LTO online appointment at your preferred LTO branch Pay your fees online for either car registration, driver’s license, car registration, or motor vehicle inspection services. LTO fines can be paid here as well. Read more: LTO Fees: How Much to Prepare for LTO Transactions LTO Car Registration Process (for Brand New Vehicles) Many new car owners let…

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Complete List of LTO Branches in Metro Manila

You’re probably familiar of the Land Transportation Office or LTO. Branched under the Department of Transportation and Communication, LTO is the agency responsible for all forms of land transport, along with the implementation of transportation laws, rules, and regulations. This is also where car owners register their vehicles and where drivers can apply for and renew their licenses. In addition, the LTO files and handles complaints made against other motor vehicle owners and operators in the Philippines. Since the LTO handles numerous transactions everyday, the agency decided to put up branches on multiple cities nationwide. If you need to process a complaint or renew your driver’s license, below is a list of LTO branches in Metro Manila to go to. LTO Branches in Metro Manila LTO Navotas Address: Gen. Gas Plant Bldg., Fishport Complex, North Bay, Navotas City Contact Number: (02) – 8283-3510 Director: Arnaldo O. Oliveros Located within the Fishport Complex, the Navotas district office of the LTO is where most truck operators and drivers typically head to. If this happens to be the branch closest to you, expect plenty of people on any given day. LTO Mandaluyong Location: 121 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City Director: Noel D. Batolina Contact Number: (02) 8532-2726 This satellite office happens to be in the middle of Shaw, so expect traffic from this side of the metro. Like all other LTO branches, requests for licenses and renewal can be done here. LTO National Capital Region (NCR) Location: Gregorio Araneta Ave, Quezon City Contact Number: (02) – 8711-2805  Director: Ricardo L. Tan Given the sheer size of the National…

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Hungry? Take Note of These Buffet Promos in Metro Manila

Planning to celebrate your birthday with a feast? Or maybe you’re just hungry and craving for an eat all you can treat? You’re in luck because there are tons of buffet restaurants in Metro Manila to choose from. Whether you’re craving Korean, Italian, or Japanese cuisine, you’re sure to get your appetite satisfied with the multiple buffet choices near you. And what’s better than dining in a buffet? Paying for it at a lower price. We rounded up the top buffet restaurants in Metro Manila and the buffet promos they offer. Check them out below. Read More: Payday Promos: Early Holiday Deals for September 2019 Buffet Promos in Metro Manila 2019 Buffet 101 Buffet 101 Buffet Bday Promo Eat for free on your birthday when you dine at any Buffet 101 branch with three (3) full paying adults. You can also avail of this promo any day of your birth month. Don’t forget to bring a government-issued ID to qualify. Buffet 101 Senior Citizen Promo Senior citizens aged 75 years old and above get to eat for free at Buffet 101. To enjoy this promo, the senior citizen must be accompanied by at least three (3) full paying adults. Promo mechanics: The senior citizen must present his/her Senior Citizen ID to avail the promo. In case that the senior citizen doesn’t have one, he/she may bring his/her birth certificate, Voter’s ID, Barangay Clearance, Police Clearance, Driver’s License, or Passport. Promo may not be used in conjunction with other in-house promotions or discounts (birthday promo and senior citizen discount) Read more: Senior…

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A Commuter’s Guide to LRT-1 Stations

The Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 (LRT-1) is one of the major public transportation systems in the Philippines. Launched in December 1984, the line consists of 20 stations, linking the cities of Pasay, Manila, Caloocan, and Quezon City. Serving more than 800,000 passengers each day, the government is planning to extend the rail line and buy more train wagons to keep up with the growing number of commuters in Metro Manila. Discover and be familiar with LRT-1 stations to help you with your daily commute. List of LRT-1 Stations Baclaran Baclaran is the first station of the LRT-1. Located in Pasay, the terminal sits at the center of Baclaran Market, making it one of the busiest LRT-1 stations in the metro. It is also a transportation hub serving buses from Las Pinas, Paranaque, and Muntinlupa. Nearby landmarks: Baclaran Flea Market Baclaran Redemptorist Church Coastal Mall Blue Bay Walk City of Dreams Solaire Resort and Casino EDSA Named after historian Epifanio de los Santos, EDSA is a known transfer point for commuters taking the MRT line. It is close to many provincial bus terminals such as Victory Liner and Philtranco, heading to Northern Luzon and Southern Luzon respectively. Nearby landmarks: Metropoint Mall Saver’s Square SM Mall of Asia Heritage Hotel San Juan de Dios Hospital Manila Tytana College  Read more: Are You a Commuter? Here’s Your Guide to Every MRT Station Being a Commuter or Moving Close to Work—Which One Should You Choose and Why? Libertad Also known as Arnaiz station, Libertad is the last LRT-1 station located in…

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Moneymax’s Parent Company, CompareAsiaGroup, Raises $20M in Experian-led Series B1 Investment

CompareAsiaGroup[1], Moneymax’s parent company, welcomes Experian[2] as a new investor, leading the latest US$20 million first close of our Series B1 round of funding alongside a strategic partnership. What is Experian? Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. They empower consumers and their clients manage data with confidence. They help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organizations to prevent identity fraud and crime. Experian operates across 39  countries. They are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. What does this mean for us? CompareAsiaGroup’s position as one of the leading online financial marketplaces in Asia makes it an ideal partner for Experian as both companies have a shared mission to improve the financial lives of consumers. Apart from the funding, CompareAsiaGroup and its subsidiaries in four markets (MoneyHero[3] in Hong Kong, SingSaver[4] in Singapore, Money101[5] in Taiwan, and MoneyGuru[6] in Thailand) will benefit from utilizing Experian’s technology, particularly Experian One, Experian’s cloud-native platform. This will deliver access to Experian’s Digital Onboarding Platform, Decision Management, and Eligibility Scoring services. With this, CompareAsiaGroup is able to intensify its focus on providing enhanced customer solutions. CompareAsiaGroup CEO, Sam Allen shares: This partnership further strengthens our ability to empower people to build healthier financial lives, a shared mission for both CompareAsiaGroup and Experian. We look forward to connecting more customers with the right products, especially consumer loans and cards, and offering a secure and integrated digital experience…

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5 Years of Moneymax with Michael Benavidez

In the past five years, Moneymax has helped millions of Filipinos compare and choose the right car insurance, credit card, and loan. Our goal is to make the number bigger in the next five, 10, or even 30 years. While doing this, we ensure that you, our client and reader, receive the best service and website experience possible. We take pride in having dedicated teams for dedicated needs, whether it be for getting insurance or comparing cards. In this three-part series, we are happy to interview one of our clients, Michael Benavidez. Michael, who is a retired US Navy personnel, has been getting insurance from Moneymax for three years. Know his story and how we were able to help him below. Read more: 5 Years of Moneymax with SGI Philippines Hi, Michael! How did you learn about Moneymax? When I purchased my car, it came with insurance already. So after a year, I was asking around for a renewal, a nice and good one for me because I’m very particular. However, asking wasn’t getting me anywhere. So I checked online and Moneymax had my attention by having the insurance companies being compared with.  How did Moneymax help you get your car insurance? Moneymax gave me the sense of having an insurance that would fit my budget and would give me the sense of security for my family. Over here, getting insurance is an option as compared to the US where it is a requirement. Having a car there is not a luxury but more of a necessity. Insurance is a…

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5 Years of Moneymax with SGI Philippines

“Helping Filipinos live healthier financial lives” is the ideal that Moneymax lives by. For five years we’ve been working hard to improve our platform and services to help you find the right car insurance, credit card, and loan. We do this by helping you compare products from insurance companies and banking institutions. However, presenting these products isn’t as easy as 1-2-3. To ensure that you get the best deals, we work with such companies so they can give you the best offers through the Moneymax site. For this we are grateful and looking to expand our list of partners. As we celebrate five years of Moneymax, we spoke with one of our first car insurance partners, SGI Philippines, as represented by their General Manager Farhat Hussain. Read on our short interview below and learn how Moneymax partnered and grew with the company. How long have you been working with Moneymax? How did the partnership begin? SGI Philippines has been working with Moneymax since 2015. It was logical for SGI and Moneymax to work together given the kind of business we are in. However, our offices being next to each other played role of a catalyst in the beginning of the partnership. How is it like working with Moneymax? How can you describe your company’s relationship with us? Moneymax has been appreciative of SGI’s business philosophy. Our relationship is very mutual. How did Moneymax help SGI grow? Moneymax, with its existing volume of business has significantly helped SGI in growing its business. Up until now they are contributing to our business…

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5 Years of Moneymax with Warlough

A business, no matter how big or small, won’t be successful without its employees. Employees make businesses function, which is why it’s only important to recognize their hard work. This is one of the many things that Moneymax’s highlights over the years. We are grateful for our employees who helped us grow and succeed in the past five years. One of them is our Sales Manager, Warlough Madali. Also known as “Sir War” in the office, Warlough has been with Moneymax ever since it was established in the Philippines. From starting with a team of 10 to now a team of 100, Warlough stood by Moneymax, helping the company improve its services on the car insurance side. In this short yet sweet interview, know more about Warlough’s beginnings and successes not only as a Sales Manager but also as an entrepreneur. Read More: #ThriveAtFive: Moneymax Kicks Off 5th Anniversary Celebration What is your Moneymax story? How did you hear about the company and how did you get the job? I was currently employed when I received a call from Moneymax. I was asked to join the sales team which they were still trying to build that time. In the past years you’ve been with Moneymax, what achievements were you part of? I was part of most achievements of the company. From building the website, expanding teams, adding systems, and many other firsts. First customers and first radio and newspaper appearances, among many others. What’s the best thing about working with Moneymax? The best thing about working with Moneymax is that…

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5 Lessons We Learned in 5 Years

Moneymax is five years old and we’ve changed, definitely not for the worse, but for the better. In the past five years we’ve served more than 12 million Filipinos, helping people like you lead a healthier financial life. It wasn’t that easy, though. We made mistakes, faced challenges, and learned how to deal with them to grow and improve our services. As we celebrate our anniversary, we spoke to five Moneymax employees–all from different departments–and asked them about the greatest Moneymax lesson they’ve picked up in the past years. See them below and learn a thing or two from our insights. “Prioritize the consumers above anything else.” Anz Baldemoro Senior Account Executive & Training Specialist Anz, who has been with Moneymax for more than four years works with our clients every day. He shares that “Hearing clients say ‘Thank you for your help!’ is more than the recognition or the title that you will get inside or outside of the company.” We agree. “It’s important to step out of your comfort zone.” Tara Samson Social Media Specialist Tara, the lady behind our punny and engaging social media posts, shares that in five years she learned that “You push yourself in unfamiliar places to do things that you wouldn’t normally do. Whether they turn out to be a successful project or not, there would always be another eureka moment and it would always be a fun and insightful experience.” “A small change can have a big impact.” Anton Bonev Product Manager Anton plays a huge part on the development of our website….

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Schools with Highest Tuition in Metro Manila 2019

When you start thinking about your child’s education, and the degree that they want, you also start thinking about the costs. With tuition fees skyrocketing, the cost of education can take a lot out of a family financially. Prepare for your child’s college education. Know the schools and universities in the Philippines that charge the highest tuition. We rounded up some of them in our list below. Most Expensive Tuition in the Philippines San Beda University PHP 145,000 – PHP 155,000 per year Founded in 1901 by Benedictine monks, San Beda University was primarily an all-boys school in Manila. It eventually expanded to a full college with branches in Alabang and Rizal. In February 2018, CHED granted San Beda with university status[1]. San Beda offers bachelor degrees in the fields of Accountancy, Business, Marketing, Computer Science, and Economics. They also have their own School of Law. Tuition for the first year is anywhere between PHP 145,000 to PHP 155,000, depending on the course and number of units. Ateneo de Manila University PHP 160,000 to PHP 180,000 per year Established in 1859 by the Society of Jesus, Ateneo de Manila University is the third-oldest school in the Philippines. It’s one of the oldest private research institutes in the country, and offers degrees in multiple fields of study[2]. ADMU is also one of the top ranked universities in the Philippines. For the first year, tuition in fields of study like Interdisciplinary Studies or Interactive Multimedia will cost PHP 170,000 and above. iAcademy PHP 165,000 – PHP 225,000 per year Founded in 2001, iAcademy…

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Traveling for Business: #WhyTravel with Surfer and Entrepreneur Luke Landrigan

Have you ever been to La Union? If yes, then you’re probably familiar with San Juan Surf Resort, one of the first hotels in the Surfing Capital of the North. Established by Brian Landrigan in 1992, San Juan Surf Resort is now ran by surfer and San Juan Surf School founder, Luke Landrigan. Renowned and visited by locals and tourists alike, both businesses prove to be a success, having a good reputation over the years. Having a business by the beach is definitely a dream, especially for Luke who grew up near the sea. However, such things come with challenges, too. How does Luke, as a surfer and entrepreneur, manage his business while being a father and a teacher? And how does his love for travel come in?  Learn more about Luke and his #WhyTravel below. Why do you travel? Why do you desire to see the world?  I started traveling when I was 14 because I used to join surfing competitions as a kid. Since that I can’t seem to settle too long in one place. There’s just so much beautiful places to see and cultures to learn. Tell us something about your business, San Juan Surf School and Resort. What was the idea behind it? How did it start? The business was started by my dad in 1992. Growing up in that kind of environment, it made me want to work in that kind of business also. Why did you decide to put up a business in La Union? What drew you to the place? I grew up…

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ATM Service Fees Cardholders Need to Know

Every day, millions of Filipinos use an ATM to access their savings and checking accounts. With a debit card, or ATM card as most people call it, account holders can withdraw money, check their account balance, and even transfer money to other bank users. All of these activities can be done in a few clicks, making electronic banking more convenient to the public. However, convenience comes with a price. Most ATM transactions come with ATM service fees to cover a bank’s operational costs. This goes especially for interbank transactions or transactions done outside your personal banking facility. BPI debit cardholders, for example, can withdraw money from any BPI ATM without charge. Withdrawing from a different ATM (like a BDO or Metrobank facility), however, will charge a certain amount to that person’s account after the transaction. ATM service fees are comparative and vary from bank to bank. Charges also differ for every transaction. Balance inquiries are typically cheaper than withdrawal transactions as they are deemed simpler compared to the latter. As a debit cardholder, it is important to know how much your bank charges for every ATM transaction you make. Be smart when it comes to banking. Let this article inform you on the various ATM service fees in the Philippines. Electronic Banking Networks in the Philippines Before we discuss ATM service fees, let us first identify the networks that provide online facilities to banking corporations and debit cardholders in the Philippines. At present, there are three major bank consortia namely Bancnet, Megalink, and Expressnet. Bancnet Bancnet is the largest electronic banking network…

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Airport Fees Every Traveler Should Remember

Travel has become a part of the Filipino lifestyle. In fact, in 2016, the Philippines amassed 5.1 million departures to 42 destinations worldwide. The number is expected to increase this year as plane tickets become cheaper and as more budget airlines operate in the Philippines. Whether you’re traveling abroad or domestic, you need to secure a budget to pay off plane tickets, accommodation, and airport fees. The latter may be heavy on the pocket, so don’t forget to keep a budget for that. Below are the airport fees you need to prepare for when traveling around or outside the Philippines. Airport Fees on International Terminals Travel Tax Philippines The Philippine Travel Tax is a fee imposed by the government on individuals leaving the country. Passengers flying economy class are required to pay PHP 1,620 while passengers with first class tickets need to shell out PHP 2,700. Dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers, however, only need to pay PHP 300 to PHP 400. Learn more about these fees here. Airport Terminal Fee Also known as the Philippine Passenger Service Charge, the Airport Terminal Fee applies to international and domestic flights. Airport officers collect it in cash (Philippine Pesos only) after check-in or before boarding. Unlike the Philippine Travel Tax, Airport Terminal Fees differ. Below is a complete list. When booking a flight, always read (don’t skip!) your booking details to determine the fees included in your fare. Not all airlines include terminal fees like travel tax in their breakdown so it’s advisable to double check. Airport Fees on Domestic Terminals Domestic terminals charge airport…

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Traveling to Escape: #WhyTravel with Sportscaster Martin Javier

Traveling isn’t something that Martin Javier grew up with. As a kid, Martin usually stayed at home enjoying sports like basketball. Fortunately, his career gave him the opportunity to see more of the Philippines and the world. As a host and sportscaster, the 25-year old now takes the time to plan his travels while also focusing on his craft. You’ve probably seen him on the courtside interviewing athletes, or at a summer destination hosting a morning show. We spoke to Martin about his #WhyTravel, his favorite destinations, and the things he has learned throughout his career. Check out our interview with him and make sure to bookmark our #WhyTravel page! Why do you travel? Why do you desire to see the world? The reason why I travel to discover new cultures and meet new people. It’s a different feeling when you get to travel, you discover that it’s a really big world out there. Especially for me because my family didn’t travel a lot, whether out of the country or out of town, so a late realization for me is that traveling is really important if you want to expose yourself to a lot of people and a lot of cultures while learning more about them. Out of all the Philippine destinations you’ve been to, which one is your favorite? Why? Boracay. I’ve been there twice or thrice. I’ve been there when it was really crowded and also when it was quiet and not full of tourists. There’s this magic in the island. Magic aside from the white sand, the…

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10 Travelers Share Why They See the World

“Why do I travel? Why do I spend time and money to see the world?” You may ask yourself these questions one day.  Well, we all have different reasons on why we travel. Even well-traveled individuals have their own reasons, too.  So out of curiosity, we asked 10 travel influencers on why they see the world. Is it for fun? For food? Or maybe friendship? Let’s find out #WhyTravel below.  Pepe HerreraTV and Movie ActorIG: @pepe.herrera When he’s not busy filming a commercial or movie, Pepe Herrera takes the time to travel both in the Philippines and abroad. When asked why he does this, Pepe shares “Whenever I go to a new place, whether inside or outside the country, I notice that my mind and my heart are more open. I travel to experience life at its fullest. I travel to grow and learn more about everything around and within me.” Jelito de Leon Lifestyle PhotographerIG: @jelitodeleon As a Lifestyle Photographer, Jelito is able to combine work and travel, allowing him to capture the best sights in the world. This, and the lessons that come with it, are the reasons why this young artist travels. “Growing up, I’ve always loved looking at photos of beautiful places in the Philippines and around the world. I think one of the reasons why I travel is to be able to experience what I see in photos first hand. Seeing it for yourself is a whole different experience altogether. Another thing I love about traveling is the lessons you take home when you leave….

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Discover #WhyTravel with Moneymax

TO ENCOUNTERPRICELESS EXPERIENCES We travel to experience. To explore new cultures, to make new friends, to taste good food, to visit places we only see in pictures. This is why traveling is special. It gives you experiences that no amount of money can buy. _______________ #WhyTravel with Colz Vidal We spoke with travel blogger Colz Vidal on #WhyTravel plus her favorite travel destinations. Check out our article here for tips from this explorer. #WhyTravel with Martin Javier Traveling, among other things, is mostly an escape for host and sportscaster Martin Javier. Learn more of his #WhyTravel in our interview. #WhyTravel with Luke Landrigan Traveling and managing a business can be tough but surfer and entrepreneur Luke Landrigan knows to handle it like a pro. Know more of his #WhyTravel in our special feature. _______________ And so we asked, #WhyTravel? Meet more of our influencers here.  “Life is all about experiences and traveling is the best way to expand your knowledge. It is easily the healthiest thing you can do for your soul.” Wil Dasovich TV Personality and Vlogger “The Philippines is our home, we should open our eyes and hearts to see it. As Filipinos, it’s both our responsibility and privilege to not miss it.” Kez Guerrero Blogger and AIDA Freediver “My mind & heart are more open. I travel to experience life at its fullest, to grow and learn more about everything around and within me.” Pepe Herrera TV and Movie Actor _______________ Start your dream business with the help of a personal loan. Perfect for entrepreneurs who wish to expand…

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