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AirAsia Philippines Now Flies from Cebu and Davao

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It's early 2013 when AirAsia decided to cut its Cebu operations and focus on their Manila operations. But just a few weeks ago, AirAsia announced that it's flying from Cebu once again. AirAsia Philippines, a subsidiary of the Malaysia -based low-cost airline AirAsia Berdad will fly from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to the following destinations starting April 22, 2017:
DavaoPalawanBoracay/Caticlan In addition to that, AirAsia Philippines will now fly from Davao City to the following destinations, also starting this April 22. ClarkCebuPalawanBoracay/Caticlan

5 Cool Things to do in South Korea

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South Korea is a great place to visit especially in spring or autumn. For us Filipinos, going to Korea is a lot easier than visiting perhaps, the United States or Europe. Just present some documents to the nearest Korean embassy and once you're issued a visa, book a ticket, arrange a hotel, then fly!

[Related: How to Apply for a Korean Visa here in the Philippines?]
Now what? Here's five things you can do while in Korea.

1. Eat Korean Food! Korean food culture is rich and colorful. Even if you already tried their ubiquitous KimChi (fermented veggies), try it once more in Korea. It's still best when prepared in it's original place.
Try Korean restaurants and you will be delighted with so many food options. You may try Bulgogi (beef), Samgeupsal (pork belly), Bibimbap (meat, rice, veggie combo) and many more. If it looked good in the picture, it probably is. If you don't have problems with spicy foods, then there's no reason to get scared. Try as many variety of…

3 Things to do when in Dumaguete City

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Dumaguete is the capital city of Negros Oriental. It can be accessed via plane from Manila on almost all major airlines in the country. Another way is via Cebu. From Cebu City, you have to travel on land for about 4 hours down to Liloan Port located in the southern tip of Cebu island. From there, you will have to cross the Tanon Strait for about 30 minutes docking on Sibulan port. A few minutes drive from there will take you to Dumaguete City. So, what can you do if you're in Dumaguete? Here's three things you can do over a weekend.
1. Fine Dine in Sansrival Restaurant After a long trip especially from Cebu City, you would understandably be very hungry. Dumaguete is famous for the Sansrival Restaurant. As the name suggests, it used to be a bakeshop with sans rival as the main offering. Sans Rival, by the way, ia a Filipino desssert made of layers of buttercream, meringue and chopped cashews. Now in addition to the bakeshop, they have a fine dining restaurant offering local and…

Piso Fare 2017 - Yes, Cebu Pacific Brought It Back!

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Low-cost airline Cebu Pacific has brought back its famous Piso Fare promo. Just this midnight, the largest low-cost airline made the announcement. The travel period for this promo is from June 10 - December 10, 2017 and the promo fares are available on all Cebu Pacific destination. Promo ends February 4 or until promo seats last.



The bad news though is that the website and the app are down. Due to the heavy traffic of people trying to avail of the  one-peso fare, the servers cannot handle the load anymore. The following are the error messages encountered on both browser and mobile app.


We truly hope that the traffic will ease down later so we can book our tickets to our favorite destination.


4 Steps to Replace Stolen or Lost Passbook

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My passbook (inside my bag) was recently stolen inside a local grocery store and I would like to share the steps I took in order to secure my account and get a new passbook.


The steps outlined here is for a BPI savings account but generally the procedure will be very similar to other banks in the Philippines.

1. Call the Bank to Secure Your Account The first and the most crucial step you need to immediately do is to contact your bank either through phone or personally reporting it to the branch where you opened the account. This will ensure that no funds will get out. The bank will lock the account immediately. The big banks have 24/7 hotlines. For BPI, it's 89-100.
You have to do this step ASAP after discovering the lost.

2. Go to the Branch to Ask for Replacement of Passbook This can be a simple replacement of the lost passbook but it can also mean closing the entire account and opening a new one for security purposes.

SCAM ALERT: PRC ID Renewal Message via Facebook

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Update!!!! The scammers behind this are still active until now. In fact, one of my associates received a similar message last week. Even though he is a discreet person, he was almost fooled by this message. He responded by sending a message to the phone number given in the FB message and got a response accordingly. He checked me out the next day to see if I received the same message and then he found out about this scam. So, be careful everyone. The goons are alive and active. Do not be the next victim!
Have you received a message on Facebook similar to this?

Engr. (your name),
NOTICE
Please be informed and advise to call PRC LICENSE DIVISION HEAD OFFICE immediately c/o OIC Rodrigo F. Balaqui Jr. at 09156862500 for your clearances of license. Your prompt attention is advised.
This would be our final notice!
Thank you!


 Well, this is a scam and PRC is very much aware of this. Please read PRCs advisory here.

http://www.prc.gov.ph/news/?id=4081

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TEXT SCAM Targetting New PLDT Subscribers

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I had to write about this scam that I experienced recently. Although it can be viewed as small-time, even silly, I think it can be a big deal to others especially those struggling with their budget. Here's the story.

My friend whom I'm sharing the internet connection has to move to another place. With that, we agreed that I will be the one to take over the internet connection. So I went to PLDT to process the transfer of account to mine. I also have to move the physical router from his unit to my unit since we are living in one building. The process goes smoothly and after a few days, the transfer process was completed.

Now here comes the scam. Shortly before I received my first paper bill, I received a message which at first glance looks like a friendly reminder to pay my bill and installation fee. The message goes like this

Good day from pldt...mr/ms (my name)...this is your account number 251732566...fyi for your payment, installation.
The message was sent using a regular 11…