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Piso Fare and Job Fair on Labor Day 2014

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Tomorrow, May 1, the whole country will again celebrate the annual Labor Day. And since it is one of the major holidays of the year, here are some big news and events associated with it.

Piso Fare for Labor Day Continuing the tradition of announcing promo fares in almost all major holidays in the country, Cebu Pacific announces today a Piso fare promo. One peso base fare plus surcharges gives you a discounted ticket for both international and local destinations. Travel period is from June to December 15, 2014. Promo ends May 2.

Labor Day Non-working Holiday This Thursday, May 1 is Labor Day Holiday. There would be no classes and work. If an employee is required to render service on that day, he or she is entitled to additional compensation as dictated by local labor laws.

Lesser Options in Flying Domestically Due to Airline Mergers

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When San Miguel Corporation took over the helm of managing PAL and PAL Express (then Airphil Express), they decided to merge the operation of the two airline companies. Though the two airlines have been long-time sister companies, they have operated almost independently until Lucio Tan sold his majority stake to San Miguel.

The result of the consolidation is immediately evident. First, Airphil Express changed its name to PAL Express. Second, PAL Express stopped all flights that are common with PAL (e.g. Manila-Cebu). Then just recently, PAL Express suspended 35 Express inter-island flights leaving inter-island travelers with no other choice but Cebu Pacific.

FREE Online Seat Selection on PAL Domestic Flights

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I'm not really sure why PAL is having this promo, but yes, it was interesting. Starting today until June 30, you can select your seats for FREE on all their domestic flights using their online seat selector while booking your tickets. Here's the promo poster from Facebook.


Yes, J.CO Donuts Is Coming to Cebu

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Asian donuts brand J.CO is finally coming to Cebu. It's been months since people passing-by a corner in the lower ground of SM City Cebu started seeing ads on its arrival.

Watch Out For the Holiday Promos This Easter!

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Airlines in the Philippines have been very consistent in the past 4 years or more. Everytime there's a holiday, they are more likely inclined to announce promo fares. I remembered what Airphil Express (now PAL Express) and Cebu Pacific announced during the Easter of 2012: Zero Fare. Yes, Zero matching the Egg Hunt, a popular practice during Easter Holiday.

BPI Trade Website Compromised by Heartbleed? Maybe Not

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Just a brief background on Heartbleed Bug. Remember that "lock" symbol at you're browser's address bar? That tells you that your connection is encrypted. It means that when someone tries to eavesdrop on your connection, they cannot read your information because it was jumbled.


Early this week though, researchers discovered a bug or an error in the technology behind that lock, OpenSSL. Meaning to say, sometimes, it wont work. The worst thing though is that about 70% of the internet uses that technology. It means that some websites, including the ones where you use your credit card number and PIN can expose you to hackers.



Watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Nope, I'm not gonna tell the story or even the synopsis of the movie. But yes, the movie is a great watch. For those who love action, this movie is for you. For those who love twists, this movie is definitely for you. For those who wants increased level of adrenaline, this movie is made for you.

I tried to watch the first movie of this series Captain America: The First Avenger shown in 2011. But after a few minutes, I got bored. So I had apprehensions in watching the sequel.

Last week though, my friend told me that the action was so cool and that there are twists and turns in the plot. I love action, and of course twists but still didn't erase my fear that I might get bored and sleep in the cinema. But I decided to watch with friends anyway. And that's it. Though at the beginning, there's a portion that I thought was boring, but for the rest of the movie, it was full blast of action and twists. Definitely worth the money.

Holiday this Wednesday (April 9) and the New 10 Pesos Coin

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A few updates
Day of Valor on April 9, 2014 This Wednesday, April 9 is a national holiday in the Philippines in celebration of the Day of Valor. This is in commemoration of the fall of the military base in Corregidor Island, Bataan in April 9, 1942 (World War 2).
For more information about the event, please check this link.


[Background: Day of Valor]

Since this is a regular holiday, employers should follow the pay rules set by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for employees who will be required to render work on that day.
New 10-Peso Coin Finally Reached Me The new 10 Peso coin that was released by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) finally reached my coin purse. I'm not sure how it got there but I think it was cool. As previously reported as early as December last year, this new coin was minted in celebration of Andres Bonifacio's 150th birth anniversary last November 30, 2013. 
The coin features the same 26.5 mm diameter bimetallic style like the common one. The fa…

Go Hotels Offering 8 Pesos Stay Next Year 2015

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Please check this out: Go Hotels is Giving almost a Free Stay in their latest promo.

As far as I remembered, this is the biggest sale of Robinsons Land Go Hotels. The low-cost hotel chain is offering 8 Pesos room in their 6 branches nationwide (except Mandaluyong and Tacloban branches). Almost a free stay!

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