Six Must-Visit Beautiful Churches This Holy Week

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  Holy Week is just around the corner and if you’re planning to go on a church hopping trip, then we’ve got just the thing to help you out! We’ve listed down six of the most beautiful must-visit Churches inside Manila you should go to during Visita Iglesia. Spend the holidays under the magnificence of these places of worship. We hope you enjoy the guide! The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, more commonly known as Manila Cathedral, is perhaps one of the most iconic churches in the country because of its Papal history. Located in Intramuros, this is a good place to start your Visita Iglesia! To get there: Take the LRT to Doroteo Jose station then ride a jeep going to Baclaran/Mabini and alight at Intramuros near the Manila City Hall. Mount Carmel Parish in Quezon City, an architectural masterpiece in itself, will make you feel spiritually more connected just by looking. Step inside and let the divinity of its stained glass windows … [Read more...]

Why You‘re Safer Getting A Loan From An Online Pawnshop

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In the Philippines only around 3 out of 10 Filipinos have a bank account, of which 5% own credit cards. This poses a serious problem for the masses who are in constant need of financial assistance in their daily lives. Pawnshops act as the solver of this problem by being the gateway to fast and guaranteed short-term cash loans for the regular citizen. Having been around for over 3,000 years, the industry has become a part of the masses daily lives. Local pawnshops help a vast number of Filipinos make ends meet by giving out small loans against collateralized items. The internet has brought about the emergence of online pawnshops who offer the same service as their traditional counterparts but with some added benefits. At the forefront of the digital frontier is PawnHero, the first online pawnshop in the Philippines. Although more and more Filipinos are becoming comfortable with doing their transactions online, there is always that hovering question about safety and … [Read more...]

Pawnina Tips: How To Start The “New Year, New Me” Right

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The old year may be both good and bad for some, but like everyone else, the new year is an opportunity. It is full of possibilities and challenges that should be exciting. And whatever you amassed last year, it’s time to look back, get rid of the old and focus on the “New Year, New Me” mantra. With a clean slate, and a full year ahead of you, here’s how you can start making everything right: 1) Declutter Your Home. It starts with  you. And what’s a better place to begin cleansing your spirit than your homes.Your home is your space. It reflects your personality, your life and yourself. If it is a mess, full of unnecessary things that you’ve hoarded from the old year, then it is time to declutter them. Get rid of the negativity, segregate the non-bio from the biodegradable trash, donate old clothes and old books and recycle what you can use. It really feels good to live and breathe in a clean space. Image source 2) Let Go Of Bitter Memories. There are two ways you can to do … [Read more...]

Ho Ho Ho Christmas Spirit Profile: Who Are You Every Christmas? (Infographic)

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Happy Holidays! Finally, the the yuletide eve we’ve all been waiting for has arrived in town! With reunions, Noche Buenas, gift-givings, Mariah Carey holiday songs, and more to mark the end of the year, the last days of December is really a season to look forward to. Since it’s the most beautiful time of the year to have that Christmas spirit, let’s bring out your holiday ego and find out who are you every Christmas below:   Ho ho ho! Now spread your Christmas spirit and make the final days of the old year count with joy, love and peace! If you want a hassle-free, convenient and easy way to get cash loans, then visit the PawnHero website to learn more. You can also have the pawnshop right into your pawn by downloading the PawnHero app. If you are looking to buy those presents , check out Marketplace.ph by PawnHero. Your online shop where authentic pre-loved items meet bargain prices. Don’t forget to like PawnHero Philippines and Marketplace by PawnHero on … [Read more...]

Concert Tickets? Five Things You Can Do To Get To Watch Your Favorite Band

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 “Nobody said it was easy No one ever said it would be this hard” - The Scientist, A Rush Of Blood To The Head After rumored speculations, a long wait, broken promises, and many hoaxes…the universe has answered the prayers of many hopeful Coldplay fans in the Philippines! On an Instagram post, the Grammy award-winning British 90s rock band revealed they’re taking Asia by storm this 2017- and YES! That includes the Philippines! * Insert gasps, cheers and shrieks! * Their concert tour is leaving everyone in tears… happy and joyful fan tears! Coldplay is finally coming to the Pearl of the Orient! However, like most international concert stages, concert tickets are a bit pricey! With Php 22,500 for VIP seats, Php 17,500 for Platinum seats, Php 12,500 for Gold, 7,500 for Silver, 3,500 and 1,800 for Bronze and Gen Ad seats respectively [Source: MMI Live], the prices are just staggering!  Here’s more, the concert tickets are going on sale on November 24, 10 am to be exact (but … [Read more...]

10 Best-Budget Laptops Starting from P8,000

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From home, school and work, we live in such a fast paced lifestyle that we love to have things that supplement our on the go schedules such as a laptop. While the market for laptops range from high-end to best budget, it still begs the question, what makes a good laptop? Sure, one may opt for the dear ones as one would believe that price dictates the overall performance of a laptop, however, these days, tech firms are quick to showcase that a budget laptop doesn’t mean a discounted quality. You can just find a laptop of your budget where its performance is just as good. Previously, we rounded up 10 best budget laptops to get your hands on [Read:8 Best-Budget Laptops This 2015 Starting from P8,000]. Now, we’re  hitching up a notch as we help you choose more options with the list of ten best-budget laptops starting at Php 8,000 (still the same budget). So, check them below because these laptops are fantastic enough to cater to those with an always-moving lifestyle. 1) ASUS … [Read more...]

How The Golden Rules Of Investment Can Teach You To Prepare For A HeartBreak

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Relationship is like a stock market, you invest. You invest feelings. You take the risk to put yourself in a vulnerable situation, like the market. But you trust, you trust that you can get through the ups and downs of a relationship like the fluctuating market conditions. You believe that you can control and you can get a higher return (of unconditional love) when the risk is lower (the ideal relationship)... but somehow like any relationships (especially for first timers), it is bound to get through a heartbreak. So just like a stock market, you invest. You invest your time, your feelings, your emotions, and yourself. Here’s how the golden rules of investment can teach you to prepare for that heartbreak.   1) Avoid the herd mentality. In investing, you should not base your decisions solely by what others are talking about. Do not jump into the trend. Just because everyone’s doing it, you should.  Like in a relationship, don’t let peer pressure decide when or when not to … [Read more...]

5 Investment Lessons from OFWs-Turned- Entrepreneurs

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No one wants to be an OFW forever. Money can never take back the lost opportunities to be with your loved ones, see your kids grow, and attend milestone family events like birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. These are enough reasons to dream of, one day, returning home for good. For OFWs, it’s a powerful motivation to save and invest in a business that will provide a sustainable source of income without flying away. As a modern day hero, you know you deserve better. So, begin dreaming of becoming your own boss. Let’s learn from the success stories of former OFWs who flew back home to dare the business scene. Myrna Padilla (Image source: Kalibrr) Growing up diving for and selling seaweeds in Bohol, Myrna Padilla didn’t know she has a passion for computers until she worked as a domestic worker in Hong Kong. She’d watch her 8-year-old ward each time the boy used his computer. Later on, she learned how to use the mouse, browse the Internet, and send e-mails. Myrna … [Read more...]

When In Abroad: Filipino Balikbayans Share Practical Money Saving Stories Away From Home

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“Balikbayan!” With the holidays rolling in, we’ll be seeing a lot of our beloved ones coming back to the Philippines from all over the world. That means celebrations, reunions, local tours, the much-awaited Balikbayan boxes with imported pasalubongs - a Filipino tradition of bringing home gifts - and sometimes their “bonggang pa-treat!” But behind the lavish life we imagine them to have, these Filipino Balikbayans share insider accounts on how they live a frugal and practical lifestyle. If you are planning to work abroad, live abroad or migrate abroad, here are shared saving tips that come in handy… “It’s very Pinoy…” tho, one would say.   1)  "Save a portion of your salary into your bank account in the Philippines so you won't touch it..." -Kesh, 22, Dubai Kesh has been working in a company in Dubai since graduating from the University of Santo Tomas last April 2014. When asked how she budgets her finances, here's an advice she gives to aspiring … [Read more...]

A Hero Reminder: Your Safety Plan To Get Prepared For Every Storm

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Safety is the utmost priority at any given calamity, so never take warnings, news, announcements and weather forecasts for granted. From the many calamities that struck, not one is bound to leave the same impact. We never know what the storm may bring us but what we can do is to be highly-prepared for what’s to come. As a hero reminder, here is your safety plan to brace yourself for the impending rainy typhoon season ahead. 1) Check your must-have emergency kit items. Always have an emergency kit stored at your homes. Note that establishments are preparing for the storm and are looking to close early, so check if you have all the must-have basic NEEDS in your emergency kit: Bottled water, food, first aid kit, warm clothes, flashlight and batteries, umbrella/raincoats, whistle and toiletries. 2) Secure your homes. Damage, debris and death, the ugly D triplets that the mother of all storms bring! We don’t want to meet them, so as much as possible keep your homes secure and … [Read more...]