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List of Suspended Classes from DepEd - July 31, 2013

The following cities and schools have issued class suspensions as tweeted by the Department of Education (DepEd). The reason for the suspension is heavy rains that triggered floods in parts of Metro Manila.

Pasay City - all afternoon from elementary to high school, public and private
San Sebastian College (Manila) - pre-school and elementary levels
Taguig City - pre-school in both public and private schools are suspended

Being updated...

Cebu Pacific Flies You to Dubai for Only 100 Pesos

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Dubai, the crown jewel city of the United Arab Emirates. An open-city in the middle east and is home to thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) is Cebu Pacific's first long-haul destination. The maiden flight to the Arab city is still in October this year yet Cebu Pacific is busy in promoting the new destination. Their latest promotion was just announced a couple of minutes ago - 100 Pesos Fare to Dubai.

OFWs and tourists will surely love this latest offer. Although, the total price is far above from 100 pesos, it will more likely cost less compared to the offers of other airlines. And imagine the convenience of flying directly from Dubai to Manila without stopovers and wasted time in airports waiting for the connecting flight. Many OFWs do that to save money but this latest promo will allow them to save more and yet get more convenience.

Is August 9, 2013 Holiday (Eid'l Fitr) in the Philippines?

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Update: Palace confirms August 9, 2013 (Friday) as a regular non-working holiday nationwide via Proclamation 629.

Eid’l Fitr, a Muslim Festival marking the end of Ramadan will be celebrated on August 9 this year making the second weekend of August 2013 a long vacation for most employees. But Malacanang Palace is yet to confirm it.

According to Proclamation No.459,  the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.


On Refunding TigerAir Promo Ticket

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YES. You can refund promo tickets as long as it's the airline's fault. Here's my story.

I planned to go to Puerto Princesa , Palawan for a short vacation with my family, but due to budget risks and unpredictable weather, I decided to cancel our travel. The good thing though is that Tigerair recently changed my flight time. And since the delay/advance is more than three hours (which I think is the rule), I can refund my tickets. So here's what I did.

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DOST-SEI is Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Science Scholarships

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The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) recently announced that they have started accepting applications for  2014 Science scholarship grants. Here are some Q & As about the program.

What is the Undergraduate DOST Scholarship? It is an annual scholarship grant given by the Philippine government via the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to deserving high school graduates who wants to pursue a 4 or 5- year college courses in priority science and technology fields.

New Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer [VIDEO]

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Excited about the next movie of Hunger Games Trilogy? Lionsgate heats up the promotion of the next film when they released Sunday night (PH time) a new trailer of Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The new trailer reveals some of the scenes that fans are surely excited about. One of them is the parade of the tributes where the main characters Katniss and Peeta were described in the book as wearing fiery coal outfit. Another one is the scene where Katniss transforms from wearing a white wedding gown to a black Mockingjay bird costume.

SONA 2013: Malacanang Suspends Elementary and High School Classes in Quezon City

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All classes from Elementary to High School in Quezon City is suspended for tomorrow, Monday, July 22, 2013. This is a precautionary measure as militant groups are expected to hold protest rallies near the Congress during the fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III which will be delivered tomorrow as well.

PISO FARE Promo Sends Cebu Pacific Website Down!

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Hours after Cebu Pacific announces their latest seat sale promo, their booking webpage book.cebupacificair.com is inaccessible. '

Recalling Some of the Worst Philippine Air Travel Accidents

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Most people think that the chance of survival in an airline accident is slim. For that reason, safety is the number one priority in civil aviation industry. Airline makers are always improving their designs to make  air travel safer. Now, air travel is considered to be the safest form of travel surpassing land and sea transportation.

While international aviation organizations continues to improve the safety standards of airlines, accident still happens. And the Philippines had a fair share in the list of those. Here are some of the worst.

Is July 9, 2013 (Start of Ramadan) Holiday? No

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I've heard people asking if July 9, 2013 is a holiday because it is the beginning of Ramadan, the month of fasting in the Islamic Calendar. The answer is NO. Instead, the Philippines is celebrating the end of Ramadan through the Islamic festival called Eid'l Fitr. This year, it was scheduled to be celebrated in the country this August 9. That date is a special non-working holiday nationwide.

Why Tiger Airways Re-brands to Tigerair?

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For those who doesn't know yet, Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways is now TigerAir. The new identity of the leading airline company goes live this month of July. So what's new?

A New Look of their Website and Mobile App Re-branding will be useless unless you change the way you look. TigerAir did that by revamping their website. Though the Tigerish motif is still there, a combination of orange and dark grey hues, the redesigned website looks more neat with more white spaces than before. I personally appreciate how they show their deals now. Before, it was being shown in flash slides. Now, all the deals were in huge tiles. I also like that the booking section was enlarged and placed at the center of page.

Bohol Island Hopping, Dolphin Watching and Balicasag Island Fish Sanctuary

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I've been to Bohol many times before. I had visited Tagbilaran thrice and at one time stayed there for a week in a friend's house. I also had experienced four day-tours, visiting popular places such as Sagbayan Peak, Chocolate Hills, Tarsiers forest, Loboc Floating Restaurant and many others. I have also slept in a friend's house in Panglao Island and saw the beauty of Alona Beach.