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Guide to BGC Bus Routes: How to Conveniently Commute to BGC

Bonifacio Global City (BGC), one of Metro Manila’s major financial and lifestyle districts, has its own public transport system that enables commuters to navigate the area easily and systematically. It’s as organized (though not as extensive) as the bus systems in Singapore and Hong Kong—a far cry from the chaotic buses plying along EDSA. Traveling to BGC for the first time? Not sure how to go to BGC from Manila? You can’t depend on ride-hailing apps to book you a ride all the time, not to mention that they’re expensive. It’s more practical to commute via the BGC Bus, which is the main bus operator in the area. You can print out a BGC Bus route map, or you can just bookmark this BGC Bus routes guide to help you easily navigate the central business district in Taguig City. How to Commute to BGC If you want to know how to go to BGC without driving or booking a ride, you must first familiarize yourself with the BGC Bus Terminal. It’s the starting point of most bus routes to different parts of BGC. Easily accessible to commuters via MRT-3, this bus terminal is located on the corner of EDSA and McKinley Road in Makati City. But it’s commonly referred to as the EDSA Ayala bus stop. It’s on the ground floor outside the McKinley Exchange Corporate Center (the same building with Telus) and on the side of Forbes Park. You will also find a Shell gas station and the staircase of MRT Ayala Station northbound exit there. To get to…

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Quick Guide on How to Load Your PayMaya Account

Find out where and how to load PayMaya in this nifty guide. Since it’s a very popular mobile wallet, you can benefit from its many features and offers of convenience. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, PayMaya has been a hassle-free option when it comes to paying bills, shopping online, withdrawing and transferring funds, booking flights, and many more. Moreover, there’s even a physical PayMaya card that you can use to pay for in-person purchases. In case your PayMaya balance is running low, we have listed down the easiest ways to add money to your wallet. So read on to find out how to top up your PayMaya wallets using different channels. Where to Find a PayMaya Loading Station Convenience stores: 7-Eleven Ministop Alfamart Pay&Go self-service kiosks at: Mercury Drug Super 8 Lawson  Landers  Touchpay eTap Zoompay  Top up at the following department stores: Robinsons Department Store The SM Store Gaisano Add money to your PayMaya account at these remittance centers: Palawan Express Tambunting Pawnshop  RD Pawnshop Pera Hub Load up online via InstaPay: Not sure where to load PayMaya online? Download these mobile banking apps and bookmark these sites: Metrobank  Unionbank  RCBC  AUB  PSBank  PNB  RCBC CIMB Bank Philippines China Banking Corporation Land Bank of the Philippines EastWest Bank Maybank Philippines PBCom UCPB Robinsons Bank Bank of Commerce Security Bank Cebuana Lhuiller Rural Bank China Bank Savings BPI BPI Direct Banko Bpi Family Savings Bank Equicom Savings Bank Sterling Bank of Asia Sun Savings Bank Cash in via PesoNet: East West Bank of China Citibank CTBC Bank Development Bank of…

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New Year’s Eve Countdown Events to Usher in 2021

New Year in the Philippines is known around the world to be such a visual (and loud) spectacle. However, it will be very different this year because of the ongoing pandemic. With health and safety protocols still in place and strict rules regarding firecrackers and fireworks displays, it looks like it’s going to be a quiet and uneventful New Year’s eve countdown in the Philippines. Well, not really. Because you can still watch and join different online parties, concerts, and events to welcome the New Year in the Philippines and other parts of the world. Here are just a few we found: New Year’s Eve Countdown Events in the Philippines Resorts World Manila Grand Countdown to 2021 December 31, 2020, 7 pm, live pay-per-view on Price: PHP 600 to PHP 2,000 Let’s face it. Our New Year countdown won’t be complete without some great live music from the country’s top performers. Welcome the new year on a musical high with Resorts World Manila’s grand countdown virtual concert entitled “New Year. New Hope. New Thrills.”[1] Enjoy a premium concert experience in your own homes while being serenaded by Morissette, Jona, Jed Madela, Jon Santos, and special guest acts from the L.O.V.E Project. This virtual NYE concert will be hosted by Nicole Laurel Asensio and Jon Joven. You can still purchase your e-tickets on General Admission tickets (show access only) cost PHP 600 and Special Tickets (show access + chance to win big prizes) cost PHP 2,000. If you wish to join the Holy Mass celebration before the show, you…

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Start the Year Right with These Financial New Year’s Resolutions

To say that we can’t wait to bid this year goodbye is an understatement. It will definitely be remembered as the year that pushed everyone’s finances to the limit. But hey ― a new year is coming. Which means it’s time to look at our financial wins and losses and make that much-needed New Year’s resolution list. Check out these New Year’s resolution examples we’ve listed below. Hopefully they will give you ideas on how to make resolutions of your own. Or you can just pick the best resolution that will help turn your financial situation around or achieve your money goals. 1. Assess your current financial situation What do you own, and how much do you owe? Where’s your income coming from, and what are you spending them on? Is one income stream enough to cover all your expenses, or do you need to create several more to make ends meet? Once you work out the numbers, you will know what changes you need to make or bad money habits you need to let go of to improve your financial situation. 2. Set realistic financial goals Not only will it prevent you from being frustrated or disappointed when you don’t hit your goals. It will also remove the pressure of trying to stick to your New Year’s resolution financial goals. So start with small, achievable goals like paying off your credit card bills in full, or settling your personal loan. Once you tick this off your resolutions list, tackle a new and bigger goal! 3. Stick to a budget…

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Ultimate Guide to Holiday Mall Hours 2020

The holiday season has officially begun. And it seems like there’s no stopping people from going to the malls to do their holiday shopping and to the supermarkets to buy Noche Buena ingredients, even with the pandemic. If you want to minimize the stress that comes with holiday shopping, one of the most important things to do before you head to the malls is to plan your schedule ahead. Fortunately, most shopping malls extend their operating hours (especially on Fridays and weekends leading to Christmas and New Year) to accommodate last-minute shoppers. Check out this list of the holiday mall hours in Metro Manila for December 2020. December 2020 Mall Hours in Quezon City Ali Mall, Farmers Plaza, and Gateway Mall Operating Hours November 30 to December 30 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. December 18 and 19 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. December 24 and 31 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 25 – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ayala Malls Cloverleaf Holiday Mall Hours December 12 to 23 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. December 24 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 25 – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. December 26 to 30 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. December 31 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. January 1 – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ayala Malls Vertis North Holiday Mall Hours December 12 to 23 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. December 24 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 25 – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. December 26 to 30 – 10 a.m….

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