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In Fairness, Tiger-Seair Flight Was Good!

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200 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Two weeks ago, I had a chance to fly to Manila and back. My flight is with Tiger Airways (or SEAir). But before my flight I had some biases against SEAir/Tiger. I used to think that the service would be worst because it's one the small airline companies that operate locally. Well, I was surprised to realize that my flight is good.

Big Plane (Cebu - Manila) - Seair Airbus A320
Like I said earlier, I had some biases against Seair. I used to think that since they still have fewer customers. they will board me in a small propeller-type plane. I would admit that I don't like that type of plane. First, it flies at a lower altitude, which means more chances of turbulence. Second, it is relatively slow compared with Airbus A320 planes. I still remember when I flew Manila-Cebu route in a turbo-propeller Cebu Pacific aircraft., it took us about two hours of travel time.

Well, I was surprised to see that the aircraft is an Airbus A320 plane even though they w…

Last Minute Booking? Try Tiger Airways-SEAir

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200 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Planning is a good exercise in almost anything that we want to do. This is especially true with travel. But sometimes, no matter how good our plan is there are unforeseen situations that may come in our way. Some of the inconveniences or losses that we may experience is having to re-book or most of the time, cancel and buy another plane ticket. Did it happened to you already? Well, here's a tip that can help you at least reduce the cost of last-minute ticket purchases: book on Seair or Tiger Airways.

Well, since Singapore based Tiger Airways become held 40% wonership of Seair, the low-cost airline has been in constant expansion. It currently flies from Manila to several major domestic destinations such as Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Kalibo, and Puerto Princesa. But since the airline is still far from the level of Cebu Pacific and Airphil Express, the load factor for each flight is very low. I don't have the data but I can clearly see it from my last week&…

October 26, November 1 and 2 Holidays (Non-working)

In case you missed it, there would be two upcoming long weekends, one is at the end of the current week and the other would be the end of next week. From previous announcement, October 26 (Friday) has been declared as a Regular national holiday in celebration of Eidul Adha, a Muslim festival.

In the following week, November 1 and 2, which are annual holidays, All Saints Day and All Souls Day holidays respectively, happened to be on Thursday and Friday. This will be a four-day weekend off from work and school.

With these holidays ahead , what are you planning to do? Please share them by commenting.
See also: List of 2012 Philippine Holidays

October 2012 CPA Board Exam Results Released

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The professional regulation commission (PRC) has announced the results of the October 2012 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) board exam. The result, which came out a day after the last day of exam shows that 4,772 out of 9,987 successfully passed the examination given by the Board of Accountancy.

Two examinees from the University of Sto. Thomas (UST), Bren Cruz and Celaica Vibar garnered the top score of 94.14. Below is the screen shot of the full list of October 2012 CPA board exam.

The complete list of passers can be viewed in the embedded PDF file below.

October 26, 2012 is Holiday - Eidul Adha

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Malacañang Palace, the residence of the Philippine president, from the other side of the Pasig River (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Malacanang Palace declares October 26, 2012 (Friday) as a regular national holiday in celebration of the Muslim Festival Eidul Adha. The declaration was made via Proclamation No. 488. There will be no classes and work during the said day. For those employees who will be required by their employers to report on that day shall receive extra compensation as directed by the labor law.

Supreme Court Issues TRO Against Cybercrime Law

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Balance (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Supreme Court of the Philippines issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the controversial Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. The TRO will serve to prevent the law from being implemented pending the deliberation of the high court regarding the constitutionality of its disputed provisions.

The move follows the flood of complaints submitted to the the high court by different individuals and entities. Most of them feared that the law will suppress freedom of expression, invade individual privacy, and promote double jeopardy in cases of libel.

Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 is a law that defines cybercrime  providing prevention, investigation , suppression and imposition of penalties to its violators. It was approved by President Aquino last September 12 and the implementation began last October 3.

First reported by inquirer.net

Class Suspension Announcement - October 3, 2012

Due to the bad weather condition prevailing over Metro Manila because of the thunderstorm, some areas has already declared class suspensions. The following are the list of class suspension announcements as of 9:05 AM.


- Pasay City - pre-school to High School
- UST, all levels
- Ateneo de manila University , Grade school to High School
- Makati City  - Afternoon classes from pre-school to high school
- Cavite, entire province, all levels, public and private
- matero manila, all levels, public and private
- Quezon City - pre-school to high school
Marikina City - pre-school to high school
Pateros - pre-school to high school
San Juan - pre-school to high school
Caloocan - pre-school to high school
Mandaluyong - pre-school to high school
Muntinlupa, all levels, public and private
Samsuan, Pampanga, all levels, public and private Parañaque, all levels, public and private 
- Valenzuela City, all levels
- FEU East Asia College, all levels
- Adamson University, work and classes suspended
- DLSU, work and class…