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My Experience with Sun Cellular Postpaid Service

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I just want to share my experience with Sun Cellular Postpaid. My main purpose is to inform others who are considering to apply for it.

The Application Process In short, the application process falls below my expectation, but not worse, in my opinion. Here's why.

Slow Process. I applied online at their official website. Based on the list of requirements, I just have to fill out the online form, submit the competitor's latest statement, and a scan of a valid ID. I did all of that.

Later that day, I tweeted Sun Cellular asking how long it will take before I receive a feedback. They told me 3 days. The 3 days turned out to be 6 days.

Well, the application didn't end there. The email I received asked me to submit photocopies of Certificate of Employment, latest 1 month payslip and valid proof of billing. even though their website said I just have to submit a competitor's billing statement and an ID.

Next day, I applied again, this time through a nearby Sun Shop with the th…

PAL Midnight Sale is Now Monday Madness Promo

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Update: Latest PAL and PAL Express Monday Madness can be viewed at this Airline Promos Page.


Remember the old PAL Midnight Sale? For those who don't, it is a promotion of Philippine Airlines wherein they offer cheap fares to certain destinations and travel dates every Sunday midnight until 6 in the morning. I still remember the first one back in 2011. PAL's website was inaccessible for almost three hours due to the flood of internet traffic to their servers. Many were irritated, even angered by the unprepared airline company. Slowly though, the succeeding midnight sales becomes more stable.

Going to Balamban - A Trip Over The Mountains

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It was a festive Saturday morning in Cebu City. The entire province is celebrating its annual Sinulog Festival. But instead of joining the fun there, me and 11 others is on a trip going to the other side of Cebu, the town Balamban. Our purpose is more that just vacation, we will also do volunteer work.

Free Tickets Anyone? - Tiger Airways Promo

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Tiger Airways will be launching their local presence next month, July 2013. But before that, they are holding a promo: free fares on selected domestic and international destinations. Yes, the fare is free but is exclusive of the taxes and miscellaneous fees.

When and Where?- Flight Time and Destinations The promo is from June 10 to 30. Each day, Tiger Airways will give free fares to specific destination(s). The tickets can only be bought at a specific time of the day only (the time varies each day), and of course, seats are limited and can only be purchased online. Lastly, the free fare is for one way only, the other way is a regular fare.
For example, tomorrow's (June 21) free fare is for Clark to Bangkok and Kalibo to Singapore and can only be booked from 2 - 4PM. Early today, the free fare is from Manila to Kalibo or Laoag. Just check Tiger Airways' website for the updated free fare schedule.

The travel period for the free tickets is from July 1 to September 30, 2013.
Welco…

Scam Text Message: My SIM Number Just Won from Villar Foundation

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Just received this text message from a number: 09298444198
MA'AM/SIR Ur Sim# had won! Php.850,000.00
From: VILLAR FOUNDATION.
Handog Pang-Kabuhayan.To Claim ur prize, Pls call me now!
I'm Sec.JHON DE LARA
DTI#6849s'13
This is just one of the many cases of scam messages being spread out using SMS or text message. Be careful, many (seriously) have fallen victim of this. Some of them paid a amount to claim their fictitious winnings.

Not the First Time to Use Villar's Name Based on my own research this is not the first time a similar scam was reported. As early as 2010, Villar Foundation, a non-profit organization of former Sen. Manny Villar and Sen. Cynthia Villar, already received similar complaints from victims being promised cash rewards.
Here's an article from Sunstar News: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/baguio/local-news/2013/02/05/nbi-assistance-sought-stop-group-text-scam-266515

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What's the Latest in Bohol Day Tour? Increase in Prices

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Just recently, I had a Day Tour in Bohol. This is the third one since the first time in September 2010. And just like my previous trips, I took somebody with me. This time though, it's my brother and his family. Overall, nothing is really new in Bohol except the following notable changes.

Fare increase in Ferry Just like my previous two trips, I went to Bohol via Tubigon sailing between Cebu and Bohol in about an hour of ferry trip. And yes, it was MV Star Craft 2 that carried us.
So what's new? The fare. It increased from 200 Pesos to 220 Pesos for an economy seat.

Another one is, well, not new but new to me. Senior Citizens and kids have a  20% discount. Maybe students also have, but I didn't checked. For senior citizens, please bring your Senior Citizen ID.

New Features in Sagbayan Peak There is another new playground park with new statues and castles where kids (and adult alike) can enjoy playing. That is probably the reason why Sagbayan Peak hiked their entrance fee t…