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BPI "Internal Error" Causes Customers to Lose Money

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Update: As for Thursday morning (June 8, 2017), all online system of BPI are fully operational and errors in deposit accounts has been corrected.

Several people claimed Wednesday morning that they have lost money from their BPI account according to the report of ABS-CBN News Website.


The report further stated that BPI took responsibility to the errors calling it "internal data processing" error and is currently working to resolve the issue.

FREE Cebu Pacific Ticket SCAM Spreads in Facebook, Again

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A year ago or two, a scam offering a Cebu Pacific ticket spreads through Facebook. Now, the same scam is back and its spreading fast. At the time of writing, at least three of my Facebook friends have posted it, unintentionally enticing others into the scam.



How do I know it's a scam? Here are few simple signs.

Lantaw Busay - Experience Fun Dining Plus Spectacular View

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The view is breathtaking! And the view is well complemented by the food. With reasonable price and friendly staff, you definitely should try this restaurant. This restaurant -Lantaw has three branches at the time of writing. One in Day-as Cordova, the other one was in South Road Properties, a reclaimed area in the coast of Cebu and one in Busay, an elevated portion of the city. In my opinion, the one in Busay offers the most spectacular view as shown in the picture below.

For both local and international tourists, this place is a must-see. Here's some information.

How to Get There? Car or taxi is typically the way to get there.

Because of the location and the uncertainty that the driver will pick a passenger in return, he may charge double the metered fare. Better discuss this with the driver before pushing through. Nowadays, GrabCar and Uber are also very good options.

From JY Square Mall, the trip will take you around 20 minutes.
For more adventurous individuals, riding at the ba…

My Wallet Lost For 2 Days was Found! - 3 Lessons I Learned

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As noted in the previous article, I lost my wallet containing 3 credit cards (2 are active) and  3 ATM Cards (including my payroll account). Turned out that my hunch is correct: it fell in van I took as I traveled from Cebu City to Mactan Island.




Related: I Lost My Wallet - 3 Things I Immediately Did!

Two days later, I received a message via Facebook saying that my wallet was found by certain Bernie Kabusaw. Mr Kabusaw is a driver a GT Express van and the message advised me to meet him either in SM City Cebu or Gaisano Island Mall in Lapu Lapu City. Upon learning all of this, I immediately went ahead to meet him in Lapu-Lapu City.
When I approached him and introduced myself, he asked some verification questions such as how much money is inside. I also showed my company ID. Satisfied with my answers, he gave me back my wallet.
Here's our photo:

I Lost My Wallet - 3 Things I Immediately Did!

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The horror in my face is indescribable. My friend told me he can't find his wallet. Since our wallets are of the same looks, I jokingly told him that I may have unintentionally kept it in my bag. So I began looking at my bag. I didn't find his wallet...and mine. I searched the entire house and asked people I've been with but to no avail. I conceded...I lost my wallet. My friend found his wallet.


Update: Someone Returned My Wallet After 2 Days! What's in my wallet? Not much cash. I think I have around 700 Pesos cash. Then I have 2 active Credit Cards and 3 ATM/Debit Carts. I also have 2 Health Cards, and one government ID card.
So what did I do upon realizing I lost it.
1. Blocked my credit cards. This is probably the first thing you should do once you are convinced that you really lost your wallet with credit cards inside. Credit cards can easily be swiped by anyone. While some merchants would ask for an ID or check the signature, many don't do such security measure…