It has been one year since Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) hit the provinces of Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, and Davao del Norte but its effects are still greatly felt by survivors. Classified as a Category 5 Typhoon, Typhoon Pablo struck on December 4, 2013. It affected over 6 million Filipinos and over 2,000 were left dead or are still missing.
Save the Children is an organization focused on giving children “what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.” They have been on site for many months now and they assert that there has to be an increase in support to help families fully recover the impact of Typhoon Pablo on their livelihood. Continue reading Pablo’s Effects Still Felt by Survivors→
Bloggers for Relief PH is spearheading a campaign to assemble 1,000 hygiene kits for the survivors of Yolanda. Each kit will contain toiletries and other essentials good for one week’s use by one person. Each kit will cost around P100 or $2.50.
It has only been three years but so much has happened. So much has changed. So many friends gained. And so many “friends” lost.
It has been a long and winding road. In my 31 years of life full of drama, twists and turns, this last journey I have been taking for over 3 years has been an interesting one.
Once again, I am at a crossroad. There are days when I still look back at the painful memories. And yes, there are still nights when I cry in frustration. Times when I’d get sad over the most trivial things. Moments when I feel jealous of others. I feel like I tried and worked so hard but I don’t really have anything to show for it.
There’s always one thing I tell myself and others, that no matter how great or small, every experience is an opportunity to learn. And there are lots that I’ve learned through the past three years. At the very least, I can say I have learned many valuable lessons I would have never learned if this journey had been a successful one. Continue reading An Introspection on the Past Three Years→
Nowadays, it’s imperative to have online and mobile services. No matter what your business is. What will set you apart from your competitors is how convenient and helpful your online and mobile services actually are.
I have several bank accounts and I have tried various online and mobile banking services. I love the BPI 24/7 services the best.
BPI Account owners may do their online banking, leisurely and hassle-free, at www.bpiexpressonline.com. One of the things I really like about this banking site, is how it allows me to choose my own username and password. Other banking sites have pre assigned usernames or require you to enter your ATM PIN or other information before you can even log in. Inconvenient, right? Meanwhile, BPI gives me the convenience of using my choice username and password, without having to look at my bank passbook or bank card every time I log in. Continue reading BPI 24/7 Banking Services→
The shopping scene in Mindanao is about to get more exciting. Exactly one week from now, The Off Price Show Davao will open its gates to the shopping public here in Davao City.
The Off Price Show (TOPS) is a one-of-a-king shopping experience that brings together various Lifestyle Brands from all over the world in one humongous shopping event. Yes, H&M, Pull and Bear, Bershka, Pacsafe, Revlon, Umbro, and even Ikea are finally arriving in our shores.
One thing that makes it better than the usual bazaars and shopping expos we experience is the are the single payment portal set up where you don’t have to browse from one booth to another and pay for every purchase at each booth. You can browse throughout TOPS wide selection of wares and pay through one of several cashiers. It’s like a giant department store. Only with brands that we’ve never seen before.
And yes, you can shop conveniently with you credit card(SSS). And BDO Credit Card Holders automatically get a bonus 3 – 5% rebate for a minimum purchase of PhP3,000. And their purchases can be charged at 0% interest for 3 months.
The best thing about TOPS is that all the lifestyle brands are offered at DISCOUNTED PRICES for as low as 80% off. Imagine that.
So get your wallets ready, it’s time to start your Christmas shopping. Or maybe just to indulge yourself with some much needed retail therapy.
TOPS Davao opens on September 20, 2013, 10 am – 9 pm at the SMX Convention Center of SM Lanang Premier. It will be open to the shopping public until September 22, 2013. That’s only 3 days so make sure to get there before they close shop.
Entrance to TOPS Davao is free but don’t forget to register at this link. You must be logged on to Facebook to register.
See you at The OFF PRICE Show Davao from September 20 – 22, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center of SM Lanang Premier.