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Cebu Pacific Offers Piso Fare for CEB Club Members!

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Cebu Pacific announces a Piso Fare promo for all destinations. But this promo is exclusively offered to CEB Club Members. Here's the promo poster.




The travel period for this promo is from September 1 to December 15, 2014. Promo ends June 1 or until seats last.

Will You Watch X-Men: Days of Future Past?

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Last Saturday, I watched the latest X-Men movie Days of Future Past. It was good and I was okay with it but it is below my expectation. I'm not a movie critic so my views are based on my own set of biases. Most of my friends though said the same thing: It's okay.. but it's just okay.

Capitalizing on Jennifer Lawrence I just felt that the movie capitalized so much on Jennifer Lawrence's popularity. In the previous X-Men series (2000 onward), Mystique is not a central figure of the story. She was portrayed as just one of the trusted assistant of magneto. Although her character was given much attention in the new series which began in X-Men: First Class, she has never been a critical character until this movie. The movie is the sequel X-Men: First Class  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It's not that I don't like her story but I feel that instead of entitling the movie as Days of Future Past, I find the movie more of an X-Men Origins: Mystique.
Again, overall, the movie w…

Google Play Philippines Now Sells Movies

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It used to be that we can only buy apps from Google Play Store Philippines. Then there came to be books. And then finally, movies are now being sold in Google Play Store Philippines. Just go to play.google.com/store/movies to access this new feature.

Track Flights Using Google Search

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I just discovered that Google is now able to track local flights here in the Philippines. By just entering the flight number, the search engine will return to you the next departure and arrival of your flight.

For example, I want to know what time will be the next departure of Cebu Pacific flight 5J579. All I need to do is to put the flight number in the search bar, and then boom, you have the results.



With this capability, it's now easy to know whether your friend has departed or arrived already, or whether you'll be able to catch your flight, etc.

I've also tested Cathay Pacific and it worked. I tried PAL and AirAsia Zest but it seems not working yet for them. Maybe in the next few months it will be available on more flights.


Boracay Activities - Island Hopping, Snorkeling, Parasailing and More

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Boracay, being a top tourist spot in the Philippines, is filled with fun activities that would ensure guests won't get bored. They have plenty of  both water and land sports activities you can do. Here is a list some of the most popular Boracay Activities.



Island Hopping, Snorkeling and Helmet Diving
Island hopping is one of many Boracay activities that is a lot of fun. Small boats that can seat 5 to 10 people can be rented at around 4000 to 5000 pesos.  You just have to ask around the area or the receptionist of the hotel or resort you are staying at.

There are plenty of  islands you can visit around Boracay. If you are early enough and the weather is good, you can even go dolphin and/or whale watching. While island hopping, you can ask the boater to stop at some designated areas where you can go snorkeling. Snorkeling is really fun around the island of Boracay as the area is teeming with marine life that is very colorful and enticing. You can bring some bread with you while you ar…

Look For EEF When Buying Aircon and Refrigerators

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Now that the weather is very hot in most part of the country, many people intends to buy air conditioners and refrigerators. But what factor do you consider when buying a particular model or brand?

Most people I know buy by the brand names. They prefer appliance brands they have grown up with. That's not necessarily bad. But have you ever considered looking at that yellow paper sticking in front of the displayed unit in the mall? I'm referring to the document containing the EEF or the Energy Efficiency Factor (EEF).



BPI Trade Still Offline Tomorrow - May 19, 2014

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Update: BPI Trade is back online Monday afternoon.

BPI Trade, the online stock trading service of BPI Capital notified their clients Sunday night that they will still be offline until Monday, May 19, 2014. This will be the second trading day that the service will be unavailable. During the weekend, the website is accessible but the stock positions as well as other information are not available.

To at least minimise the inconvenience, BPI Trade offers alternative ways to post orders.

1. Call them through these numbers: 816-9189, 816-9192 and 845-5617 (Manila)

2. For those who can't call, you can also post orders via email, bpitrade@bpi.com.ph
BPI Trade says that they will take manual orders as early as 7:30 AM tomorrow.


Cebu Pacific Announces Piso Fare for All Destinations

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Budget carrier Cebu Pacific announced today a new Piso Fare promo for all destinations. The travel period is from September 1 to December 15, 2014. Here's the promo poster:



Tickets can be booked online or through their ticketing office. Promo ends May 16.

[Related: Book Airline Tickets Even Without A Credit Card! How?]

AirAsia Zest Now Flies Cebu to Kuala Lumpur! Starts with a Piso Fare!

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AirAsia Zest, the resulting company after low-cost airlines Zest Airways and AirAsia Philippines merged last year announces a new direct flight: Cebu to Kuala Lumpur. Currently, only AirAsia Zest operates a direct flight between the two cities.

To inaugurate the new route, AirAsia Zest also announced a Piso Fare promo. For a base fare of only 1 peso, you can fly from Cebu to the capital city of Malaysia. The total fare though will cost you about 1,842 Pesos for a round trip ticket.


The travel period is from from July 24, 2014 to April 30, 2015. Promo ends on May 11.
You can book you tickets online at www.airasia.com.


Say Goodbye to Long Lines at a BPI Branch! Reserve A Queue Number Online with BEA

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Have you ever experienced lining up for more than one hour just to deposit a small amount of money at a BPI branch? Isn't it annoying? It usually happens right before or after a long holiday when people are rushing to pay their bills or settle transactions.

Now you can at least make the line shorter or not even line up anymore. BPI introduces the first of its kind among Philippine banks: online queue. BPI calls it BEA or BPI Express Assist Online. In a nutshell, it is simply setting an appointment with BPI. So instead of getting your queue number at the branch, you can do it online. Of course, you need to have an active BPI Express Online Account.
[Read: How to Enroll An Account to BPI Express Online Banking?]

Book Airline Tickets Even Without A Credit Card! How?

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Contrary to what many people think, there are other ways to book a promo ticket online even though one has no credit card. Cebu Pacific, AirAsia Zest and Philippine Airlines have provided many alternative ways to allow more people to access their promo offers.

For Cebu Pacific, you can choose to book using your Debit Card, Bancnet Online or Payment Centers. Most ATMs nowadays can also be used as a debit card. If you're not sure if your card is capable of transacting online as a debit card, you can check it through your bank.
AirAsia Zest Airbus A320-216 RP-C8971 (Photo credit: /migma/)Bancnet Online is an online payment and transaction facility for Bancnet members. Bancnet is the largest network of banks in the Philippines. To know whether your bank is a member of Bancnet, you can visit their website at www.bancnetonline.com.