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How Much Does a MRI Scan Costs in the Philippines?

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My dad recently needs to have a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan for his prostate problem. So I made a little research on how much does it cost to have one. Well, turns out, it depends on many factors such as which part of the body is to be scanned. There's also this technique called "MRI with contrast" wherein the patient will be injected with a chemical to make the scan clearer. For your information this technique of adding contrast is know as Gadolinium Contrast Medium. It adds cost to the procedure but with more clarity, the more you can trust the diagnosis.

So, in my father's case, we had a Prostate MRI and I assume it's without contrast since he was never injected with the "contrast" chemicals. We got it in i-Scan Healthcare Inc here in Quezon City. The cost is 13000 Pesos. Please take not that the amount was just for the scan and the result will be read by a separate professional. Some laboratories offer this service (i.e. the reading) and t…

Cebu Pacific Announces Piso PAIR for 2019

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Yes, it's not Piso Fair but it's Piso PAIR. Buy one ticket for 99 pesos and get the other one for the same route at 1 Peso. This is the latest promo announced by Cebu Pacific. Promo period is until tomorrow, July 17, 2018. The travel period is from January to June 2019. If you have plans of travelling next year, then it's high time to book your flights.


When you book using the website or through mobile app, use the promo code PISOPAIR.

Cebu Pacific is the largest carrier in the country. In addition to domestic routes, it also offers direct flight to many Asian destinations as well as to Australia and Middle East.




NEW: Experience Terminal 2 of Mactan-Cebu International Airport On July 1 this year, the much awaited and anticipated opening of the second terminal of Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) finally happened. The team up of GMR and Megawide has successfully constructed this new facility effectively de-congesting the country's second busiest airport. In 2017,…

So Cebu Pacific Will Strictly Implement the Hand carry Baggage Policy

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It’s in the news last week that Cebu Pacific will strictly implement their policy for hand carry baggages. So what really is the current policy. Here’s what their website says.

Every passenger is allowed one carry-on or cabin baggage, with a maximum weight of 7kg and dimension of 56cm x 36cm x 23cm for Airbus flights and 56cm x 35cm x 20cm for ATR flights. - source
This stricter implementation is set to begin tomorrow. Cebu Pacific explained the purpose of this move: “to streamline operations and to provide a more efficient check-in experience.”

So if it has been your habit not to care for the actual weight of your carry on bags, then it’s time to weigh in. Excess weight will require check-in which will cost you more than to book a check-in baggage in advance.



Most airlines are not strict with this 7kg policy. AirAsia is the only company I personally know that is very strict at this. But since Cebu Pacific is the largest airline company in the country, this move will surely irritate ma…

"Foldable" Umbrellas Now Allowed in Carry-on Bags

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About eight years ago when me and my friends were flying from Cebu to Davao, we came across an issue as we pass by the second inspection point in the airport. After my friend’s bag passed through the X-ray machine, an airport officer called her up and confirmed if she’s bringing an umbrella inside the plane cabin. On that day we knew that umbrellas needs to be checked-in. We are not informed of the new policy. In that instance, my friend surrendered her precious umbrella than pay extra baggage for it.

Since then, things have already improved. At some point, checking in your umbrella won’t cost you a dime. And now, the latest as per my experience last month, you can now bring your “foldable” umbrella inside the plane. The prohibition only applies to cane type of umbrella. What I mean are the long “non-foldable” umbrellas.

So the next time you fly and are worried you won’t have an umbrella to use in your destination, this information may comfort you. Things have improved a bit and made…

Philippine Airlines Announces Promos for the Rest of 2018

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Asia’s first commercial passenger airline, Philippine Airlines announces their latest promo covering both domestic and international flights. For those flying domestically, the offer is as low as 599 pesos base fare on selected destinations. On international flights, the offer is as low as 109 USD for selected destinations.



The promo begins July 9 and will be available for booking until July 15 or until promo seats last. The travel period is from July to December 31, 2018. For the complete list of destinations under this promo, please check the link below.

https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/promotions/julyseatsale-ph
No More Free Baggage I'm not when did it start but I think it's late last year that Philippine Airlines began to offer their cheapest domestic fares without baggage allowance. This is in contrast with what most of us are familiar,  10 kilogram check-in baggage allowance by default. Anyway, Philippine Airlines is kind enough to warn users that there’s no baggage all…