Saturday, June 17, 2023

How to Get a Loan in 15 Minutes with Cash-Express in the Philippines

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Searching for a quick and reliable loan service in the Philippines? You've come to the right place! In this post, we'll guide you step-by-step on how to get a loan in as fast as 15 minutes with Cash-Express. Whether you're looking for emergency funds, business loans, or personal loans, this resource will answer all your queries!
Introduction to Cash-Express

Cash-Express is one of the leading online lending platforms in the Philippines, known for its speedy and hassle-free service. Their digital platform offers a seamless experience for Filipinos seeking various loan services such as quick cash loans, payday loans, and small business loans.

Benefits of Using Cash-Express

There are many reasons why Cash-Express stands out as a top choice for quick loans in the Philippines:
Fast Approval - Loans are approved and disbursed within 15 minutes.
Simple Application Process - Their online form is easy to fill and requires minimal documentation.
Flexible Terms - You can choose a repayment schedule that suits your needs.
Reliable and Transparent - No hidden fees, and the entire process is clear and transparent.
Secure Transactions - They ensure all your personal data is protected.

Steps to Get a Loan in 15 Minutes

Here's your step-by-step guide on how to apply for a loan with Cash-Express:
Visit Cash-Express' Website - Start by visiting the official Cash-Express website.
Fill Out the Application Form - Click on the 'Apply Now' button and fill in the required details.
Submit Required Documents - You'll need a valid government-issued ID, proof of income, and proof of address. You can scan or take a picture of these documents and upload them directly.
Wait for Approval - After submitting, the Cash-Express team will review your application. If everything is in order, you'll receive approval within 15 minutes!
Receive Your Loan - Once approved, the loan amount will be immediately transferred to your bank account.

Tips for Quick Loan Approval

To ensure your loan gets approved quickly, consider these tips:

Fill out the application form accurately and completely.
Ensure all your documents are clear and legible.
Choose a loan amount and repayment schedule you can comfortably afford.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cash-Express
What is the interest rate for Cash-Express loans? - The interest rates vary depending on the loan amount and term. Visit their loan calculator to get an estimate.
Can I apply if I have a bad credit history? - Cash-Express evaluates each application individually. Even if you have a bad credit history, you are still encouraged to apply.
What happens if I can't pay on time? - It's best to contact their customer service team if you're having difficulty making repayments. They'll guide you on how to manage your loan repayment schedule.

Getting a loan in 15 minutes is not a dream anymore – thanks to Cash-Express, the process is quicker, smoother, and more accessible than ever before. So why wait? Make your financial plans a reality now!

If you found this guide useful, be sure to share it with your friends and family who may be in need of a quick loan service. For more information on finance and loans, be sure to check out our other posts.


In conclusion, obtaining a loan in the Philippines has been made more accessible and straightforward, thanks to online lending platforms like Cash-Express. They've revolutionized the way we borrow money by offering quick, hassle-free loans that are disbursed within 15 minutes. Whether you're dealing with an unforeseen emergency or seeking to grow your small business, Cash-Express has your financial needs covered with their flexible and reliable lending solutions.

The whole process, from application to approval, is conducted online, which means you can apply for a loan at your convenience, without the need to visit a bank or a loan agency. This simplicity, coupled with their commitment to transparency and data security, has made Cash-Express a popular choice among Filipinos.

Remember, however, that with the ease and speed of obtaining a loan comes the responsibility of repayment. Always ensure to borrow within your means and maintain a proper repayment schedule.

As the digital world continues to evolve, so too does the way we handle our finances. Platforms like Cash-Express are leading the charge, transforming the traditional lending landscape into a more modern, user-friendly experience. It's an exciting time for financial technology in the Philippines and beyond, as we shift towards more efficient and inclusive financial services.

Friday, June 16, 2023

FDCP celebrates pride with “Pelikulaya: Mga Kuwentong Mapagpalaya”

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With the theme “Mga Kuwentong Mapagpalaya,” the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) celebrates Pride Month with Pelikulaya, a special showcase of LGBTQIA+-themed films that delve into the realities and stories of the members of the community which will run from June 23 to 30.

Kicking off the showcase is the special screening of the digitally restored and remastered version of Wong Kar Wai’s “Happy Together” which will be held on June 23 in Shangri-La Plaza.

The Pelikulaya 2023 titles will screen in Cinematheque Centres in Manila, Davao, Iloilo, Nabunturan, and Negros and in select cinemas in Metro Manila including Cinema ‘76 and UP Film Institute’s Cine Adarna/Videotheque.

Some of the titles will also be available for streaming on JuanFlix via starting June 30 for as low as PHP 99.00 a month.

Viewers in Manila may purchase their tickets through

Ticket prices range from PHP100.00 to PHP200.00, depending on the title.

Here is the complete list of Pelikulaya 2023 titles:

Onsite screenings at the Cinematheque Centres Nationwide:

● Happy Together (Wong Kar Wai)

● Girl (Lukas Dhont)

● Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Celine Sciamma)

● Women Do Cry (Vesela Kazako and Mina Mileva)

● Billie and Emma (Samantha Lee)

● Mamu, and a Mother Too (Rod Singh)

● Metamorphosis (J.E. Tiglao)

● The Boy Foretold by the Stars (Dolly Dulu)

● Manila By Night (Ishmael Bernal) *free screening

Showcase of Award-Winning Short Films at the Cinematheque Centres

Nationwide (Free Screening)

● Alingasngas ng mga Kuliglig (Vahn Leinard Pascual)

● Love in the Ungodly Hour (Bradley Jason Pantajo)

● Dikit (Gabriela Serrano)

● Gulis (Kyle Jumayne Francisco)

● Noontime Drama (Kim Timan and Sam Villa-Real)

● Nang Maglublog ako sa Isang Mangkok ng Liwanag (Kukay Zinampan)

Online Streaming via JuanFlix:

● Sila-Sila (Giancarlo Abrahan)

● Metamorphosis (J.E. Tiglao)

● Mamu, and a Mother Too (Rod Singh)

● Rome and Juliet (Connie Macatuno)

● How to Die Young in Manila (Petersen Vargas)

● Nang Maglublob ako sa Isang Mangkok ng Liwanag (Kukay Zinampan)

● This is Not A Coming Out Story (Mark Felix Ebreo)

● Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Celine Sciamma) *pay-per-view

● Women Do Cry (Vesela Kazako and Mina Mileva) *pay-per-view

Through this special programming, the FDCP aims to put the spotlight on underrepresented members of the LGBTQIA+ community to promote a better understanding of inclusivity, diversity, and equality.

“This event [Pelikulaya] aims to raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues. We believe that by using the power of film, we can do our part in showcasing films that celebrate LGBTQIA+ stories.

Hoping to create understanding of the lives, perspectives & advocacies shown in each film,” FDCP Chairman and CEO Tirso Cruz III said in a statement.

“With that, the FDCP sends our love and gratitude to you all for being with us, and we hope you'll have a memorable experience in all of our Cinematheque Centres across the Philippines,” Cruz ended.

Pelikulaya 2023 is presented by the FDCP, JuanFlix, and Cinematheque Centres and is supported by Shangri-La Red Carpet, Cinema ‘76, UP Film Institute, the US Embassy in the Philippines, the Royal Thai Embassy Manila, the Embassy of Ireland in the Philippines, the Embassy of Mexico in the Philippines, and the Embassy of Canada to the Philippines.

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FRIED WITH PRIDE: Everyone has a seat at the table with KFC

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KFC Thailand loaded its buckets with three important ingredients at the "Proud To Be Pride Parade 2023": Love, Respect and Equal Opportunity. A trio of deep-fried values that've been coming in hot for KFC fans since 1952 - and this year's rainbowed streets of CentralWorld Square, were no exception.

A pride parade unlike any other, "Proud To Be Pride" lit up Bangkok as a love fest spectacular on 1 June.

Presented by Muse by Metinee x CentralWorld x The United Nations Development Programme, this was one gathering of minds that certainly needed no introduction. KFC Thailand was front and centre, with its Pride placard quoting the Colonel's very first testimony from back in the day: 'Everyone gets a seat at the table.' And this year, everyone did. The Colonel's 2023 Thai team bucketed forth and joined hearts with their pledge for diversity, inclusion, and equality, specifically in the workplace. KFC took to the bright-striped avenues with life-size recruitment buckets, in support of equal opportunities for all.

Spectators, marchers and even musicians were embraced and ushered by zealous KFC-stars to the KFC Walk-In Recruitment Buckets - where the table was duly laid with the freedom to be your best self, no matter what. Everyone was invited to step in and apply for some of the hottest KFC job vacancies this side of the menu. This was undoubtedly a proud moment for the KFC squad.

"At KFC Thailand, we're not just about chicken; we're about people - and encouraging people to bring their best selves to the party," says Sakechai Choomuenwai, General Manager of KFC Thailand. "We're an inclusive organization that goes above and beyond to cultivate a workplace where human values like Love, Respect and Pride are always dished up first."

With its zero-discrimination policy, and an all-time customer promise to serve its patrons with friendship, KFC Thailand makes no bones about its uncapped celebration of LGBTQ+ rights, applying the essence of diversity and equality to every touchpoint in and outside of its business. For KFC, Pride is not only reserved for the month of June, but rather, "Pride is a way of service and a way of life," adds Choomuenwai, "and so too is individualism. If we can continue to provide an environment where our team members feel safe and comfortable to openly express themselves, then we're doing our jobs, and we're doing them well."

By affording equal and fair career opportunities, KFC Thailand continues to stand strong against the backdrop of diversity and inclusion and holds true to its deeply-ingrained wishbone: to nourish a nation of dreamers, doers and achievers - and to do it with a whole lot of zing!

From Sea to Sky: UPD-CS scientists feted for pioneering research

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From the deepest stretches of the ocean to the farthest reaches of the sky, Filipino scientists are adding to humanity’s collective knowledge of the world. Their efforts have not gone unsung, as recent explorations by University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Science (UPD-CS) researchers have earned acclaim from both national and international scientific and award-giving bodies.

The University of the Philippines - Diliman College of Science (UPD-CS) is one of the country’s premiere research and teaching institutions. In 2023, its outstanding researchers were honored locally and abroad by the NAST and Asian Scientist Magazine. (Photo credit: Nadine Lim, UP Photography Society)

The Philippine National Academy of Science and Technology-Philippines (NAST) recently recognized six members of the UPD-CS community: two were named Academician; two were recognized as outstanding young scientists (OYS); and one won the grand prize in the 2023 NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists (NTSYS). Meanwhile an additional four UPD-CS researchers were highlighted in this year’s edition of the prestigious Asian Scientist 100.

New Academicians

The NAST is the Philippines’ highest scientific advisory and recognition body; its distinguished members are selected exclusively by the Academy itself and conferred the title, “Academician.” Gil S. Jacinto, PhD, of the UPD-CS Marine Science Institute (UPD-CS MSI) and Maria Corazon A. de Ungria, PhD, of the UPD-CS Natural Sciences Research Institute (UPD-CS NSRI), were recently inducted as Academicians for their respective work in marine chemistry and forensic DNA technology.

Jacinto’s research interests are in nutrient and trace elements in tropical marine environments, marine pollution chemistry, submarine groundwater discharge, hypoxia, and seawater carbonate chemistry. He was MSI director from 2000 to 2006 and established the Marine Chemistry and Pollution Laboratory at the MSI, the first chemical oceanography laboratory in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, De Ungria is known for her research in human population genetics and forensic DNA technology, which are invaluable tools for human identification in criminal investigation, disaster victim identification, and resolving parentage disputes. She provided technical assistance in drafting the Supreme Court Rule on DNA evidence, which was approved in 2007 and has since been used nationwide by the Philippine judicial system in handling sexual assault cases. She is the director of the Program on Biodiversity, Ethnicity, and Forensics at the Philippine Genome Center and concurrently heads the DNA Laboratory of the NSRI.

Outstanding Young Scientists

The NAST OYS award is given annually to Filipino scientists aged 41 and below who have made significant contributions to science and technology and have been published in reputable scientific journals.

Jillian Aira S. Gabo-Ratio, DEng, of the UPD-CS National Institute of Geological Sciences (UPD-CS NIGS), and Reinabelle C. Reyes, PhD, of the UPD-CS National Institute of Physics (UPD-CS NIP) were recognized as this year’s OYS in the field of earth resources engineering, and astrophysics, respectively.

Gabo-Ratio is an associate professor at NIGS, and is the institute’s officer-in-charge-deputy director for academic affairs. Her research interests are in economic geology, igneous and sedimentary geochemistry, geophysics, and tectonics. A topnotcher in the 2006 Geology Licensure Examination, Gabo-Ratio is a recipient of the UP Alumni of Michigan Centennial Professorial Chair (2021), One UP Faculty Grant (2019-2021), UPD Centennial Faculty Grant (2017-2021), and the UP System International Publication Award (2017-2022).

Reyes, an associate professor at the NIP, made worldwide headlines in 2010 with her paper, "Confirmation of General Relativity on Large Scales from Weak Lensing and Galaxy Velocities which confirmed Albert Einstein’s Theory," which was published in the high-profile journal, Nature. In 2020, she established the NIP Data and Computation Research Group, which is focused on data-driven astrophysics and computational physics.

NTSYS Grand Prize

Cosme, an associate professor at the NIP, is a theoretical physicist specializing in condensed matter. His paper, "Observation of a Continuous Time Crystal" clinched the grand prize at this year’s NTSYS. He also headed a recent study of dark matter, which resulted in a Nature Materials paper entitled, “Condensate Formation in a Dark State of a Driven Atom-Cavity System.”

Asian Scientist 100

Meanwhile, Singapore's Asian Scientist Magazine recently released the latest edition of its annual "Asian Scientist 100" list that fetes the region's best and brightest researchers, touted as “Asia’s science superstars.” In the 2023 list are four scientists from UPD-CS: Pia D. Bagamasbad, PhD, from the UPD-CS National Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (UPD-CS NIMBB); Aletta T. Yñiguez, PhD, of the UPD-CS MSI; and Allan Gil S. Fernando, PhD, and Mario Juan A. Aurelio, PhD, of UPD-CS NIGS.

Both Bagamasbad and Yñiguez were Philippine Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) awardees in 2022, for respectively spearheading an RT-PCR training program for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in support of the country's COVID-19 response, and for developing and advocating sustainable fishing practices among local communities. In the same year, Fernando was awarded the National Research Council of the Philippines’ Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to earth and space science. For his part, Aurelio's contributions to structural geology and geodynamics education earned him the 2022 Gregorio Y. Zara Award for Basic Research from the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST).

Thursday, June 15, 2023

5th Treasures of SOX: A Travel & Trade Expo

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The Dept of Tourism - SOCCSKSARGEN Region and its partner agencies will be conducting a travel and trade expo in Manila from June 23-25, 2023 at the Midtown Atrium, Robinsons Place Manila.

Here are some of the activities during the 5th Treasures of SOX: A Travel & Trade Expo


Accredited tour operators shall be the main participants to these separate and simultaneous business matching. The Department of Tourism XII will be in-charge for the this.

During the event, a place shall be arranged where Business Meetings/ Matching will be done. The Business Meetings will be between the company owner/representative, the potential buyer and a representative from the government agency that monitor such sales. A form to this effect shall be prepared in triplicate and distributed to the Buyer, Seller and the NGA Monitoring staff. This shall be filed and be a basis of following up later that will form part the accomplishment report.

Sellers should bring with them calling cards, sample products or collaterals containing information about products sold. They may provide discounts and freebies at this time to entice more buyers to participate and book. Actual booking and payment will depend on the Sellers.

Cultural Performances

SOCCSKSARGEN Region is one of the indigenous people’s ancestral haven where they flourished the richness of their culture and even enriched their diversified rituals through dances and movements to worship the gods and goddesses they believed in. During the said event, this will highlight the stories behind the IP groups and their narrative legends through dance movements and chants. A colorful display of traditional decorative emblems combined with rhythms of the hinterlands will tell the stories of every tribe in SOX in a creative and theatrical way.

Fashion Show

The Fashion Show is entitled “ SOX in Style” hosted by DOT 12 featuring the collections of Ivan Raborar from South Cotabato. It will showcase the collections reflecting the life and work of the indigenous cultures of SOX.

Coutures accentuated by the local fabrics – tnalak, tabih, and inaul shall be used. The local novelty items shall also be showcased.

There will be a dance drama presented by Hinugyaw Cultural Troupe of Koronadal City that will trace back the culture, way of life, arts and crafts of the Tbolis, Blaans, Manobos and Maguindanaoans.

Product Presentations and Distribution of Promo Collaterals – Publicity and Promotion

Various Types of promo collaterals shall be produced to promote not only the event but the major products such as eco tourism, farm tourism, fresh and processed food produced in the region.

Promotion on how these can be visited and how people can help to sustain and protect these areas are also imperative. These materials will be packaged and distributed during the event.

Farm Tourism sites shall also be promoted. In partnership with DA-ATI, agricultural properties or farms in the region were transformed to farm tourism sites that provides actual itinerary with tour guides within the farm site. Visitors can experience various activities relating to farm like harvesting, processing, fishing, learning new technologies in plant production and many other exciting activities.

GSIS donates office equipment, computers to PHLPost

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) formally accepted the donated office equipment and computers given by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) in solidarity with the on-going efforts of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) to mitigate the effects of fire that burned their near-century old Manila Central Post Office Building.

“We thank our government partner-GSIS for extending their assistance to PHLPost during this time. It is a great help for our affected employees especially in our continuous recovery efforts”, said Atty. Lori Ann Atal, Officer in Charge and Assistant Postmaster General for Administration and Finance.

GSIS President and General Manager Jose Arnulfo ‘Wick’ A. Veloso President and General Manager officially handed over 45 steel tables, 45 chairs, 67 desktops and 7 laptops.

”Nung ako po ay nag-ocular inspection kasama si Postmaster General Carlos, nakita ko na ang mga kawani at lingkod bayan ng PHLPost ay nagta-trabaho sa ilalim ng makeshift tent, nasa ilalim ng araw at kalimitan ay nababasa pa sila ng ulan. Masikip ang area at tabi-tabi sa mga table ngunit patuloy silang naglilingkod para sa bayan. This resilience, this unwavering commitment to serve the public, is truly inspirational. Despite the setback on May 22, PHLPost employees never faltered in their duty”, GM Veloso said.

Meanwhile, PHLPost assured the public that all its branches are business as usual. The Manila Central Post Office has been relocated to the Surface Mail Exchange Department (SMED) in Delpan, Port Area. There are nearby post offices in Manila and other parts in Metro Manila where the public can also send their mails and packages.

PHLPost corporate offices are temporarily housed at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) facility in Pasay City.

Postmaster General Luis Carlos said PHLPost is now focusing on the recovery and rehabilitation of the damaged structure which is considered a national historical landmark.

Built in 1926, the historic Manila Central Post Office was designed by Filipino architects Juan Arellano and Tomas Mapua. It was damaged during World War II, during the Battle of Manila and was restored in 1946, right after the war.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The HallyUniverse Comeback: A successful takeoff featuring Calista, G22, and BINI

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Cheers filled the UP Bahay ng Alumni last May 27 as everyone anticipated the latest installment of HallyUP's flagship event, HallyUniverse 8: The Infinite Beyond. This unique Hallyu convention consists of K-Pop cover performances, P-Pop stages, merchandise booths, food stalls, crowd-interactive mini-games, random play dance segments, and various prizes for the event-goers to enjoy!

UP Diliman’s premier K-Pop organization, the University of the Philippines Society of Students for Korean Popular Culture or HallyUP, launched its first onsite flagship event, HallyUniverse, after four years and it was a definite shining spectacle. Themed after the cosmos this season, the gathering was headlined by the rising P-Pop girl groups Calista, G22, and BINI who performed covers and their original tracks.

Setting the stage alight alongside the P-Pop acts are HallyUP’s very own members and other Filipino cover groups: Wildcards, Dee Omega, XPG, Joshua Kim, æons, FAVE:, and Principium. TikTok star Junjun Salarzon also showed up to perform a popping performance and cater to the humor of Filipino K-Pop fans. Coming up to the stage virtually was also Prof. Dr. Dal Yong Jin on K-Pop and Transnational Fandom in the Digital Platform Era, covering the necessary aspect of analysis within any culture.

Of course, the crowd got their share of the limelight, too! The forever iconic Random Play Dance segment enabled certain audience members to showcase their dancing skills and K-pop know-how, serving as the real rocket fuel during the event.

Partner fanbases, shops, and organizations also lined up their products for sale ranging from fan-made art prints and decals, official albums and photocards, to an array of foods ready for open wallets (though a few were for free!) — adding to the buzz from the night’s stages.

The 8th HallyUniverse stands out from the previous installments as a part of it was a greeting event for BINI Maloi’s birthday, giving Filipino Blooms the opportunity to personally sing happy birthday and give gifts to her on her special day.

More than just spreading the love for K-Pop, HallyUP has also strived to give back to its community and create events like HallyUniverse to forward their cause, specifically to help the Kopino Children Association, the main beneficiary of this event and a wonderful organization that promotes the welfare of Korean-Filipino youth in the Philippines. So after the triumphant onsite return of HallyUniverse, Hallyu fans are sure to expect more from the University of the Philippines’ premiere K-Pop organization. This year was simply just the takeoff; next time, get ready to touch the stars and witness the limitless possibilities HallyUP has to offer! See you then!

BingoPlus continues support of top-rate entertainment by backing Binibining Pilipinas and Vice Ganda’s comeback concert

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BingoPlus, the first and only live-streaming bingo in the Philippines, ramped up efforts to boost the country’s entertainment mainstream by supporting the pageantry of Binibining Pilipinas 2023 and co-presenting Vice Ganda’s comeback concert, “Your Memejesty, Queen VG” this summer.

The leading online bingo app was major sponsor of the 59th edition of the Binibining Pilipinas and sparked up coronation night by awarding the Bb. BingoPlus 2023 title to Bb. Bulacan Lorraine Jara who also received one hundred thousand pesos in cash.

Prior to finals night, BingoPlus ran an online poll in a specially dedicated BingoPlus pageant voting website that invited pageant fans to vote for their favorite Binibini. The Binibini that would garner the most votes would be awarded the Bb. BingoPlus title and would secure a ticket to the top 11 spot of the competition.

In her post-pageant interview, Bb. BingoPlus revealed that she truly enjoyed playing bingo. " I always play bingo with my tita's. This is the game we play at home whenever we have free time, Miss Jara said as she thanked all her fans who supported her in her Binibini journey. "I always feel your heartfelt support for me, and I hope sa mga next journey ko, you will always still be there for me. Thank you for voting me," she added.

For Vice Ganda’s comeback concert, co-presenter BingoPlus installed an event booth and distributed merchandise and freebies at the “Your Memejesty, Queen VG” concert venue, making sure the audience had all the necessary paraphernalia and fun items to enjoy the show. The brand was also a part of both online and on-site event promotions for the concert.

“The fun and entertainment provided by local artists like Vice Ganda are fully supported by our brand because her mission is to put smiles on audiences’ faces, and that is what BingoPlus is all about. Meanwhile the ability of the Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant to inspire and lift the spirits of Filipinos is also one of our primary goals at BingoPlus,” said Jasper Vicencio, president of AB Leisure Exponent Inc. (ABLE) that launched the BingoPlus brand.

Since its launch in 2022 BingoPlus has been focused and passionate about supporting brands that share its vision of providing quality entertainment to Filipinos.

For information visit or download the BingoPlus App.

MAFBEX 2023 Opens Today brimming with Fully Loaded Flavors!

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MAFBEX 2023 bursting with Fully Loaded Flavors for 17 Years!

The Manila Foods and Beverages Expo (MAFBEX) continues to amaze its audience with a spectacle of flavorful wonders and astonishing structural displays! The opening ceremonies was held last June 14th at the World Trade Center Metro Manila attended by the biggest names and brands in the Food and Beverages industry.

Present at the opening ceremony were Chef Abi Marquez, BFAR Director Demosthenes Escoto, Ms. Jill Ang, WSI Managing Director, Hon. Senator Cynthia Villar, Ms. Levi Ang, Hon. Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, Ms. Maria Paz A. Castro, Dean HRIM, Dela Salle College of St. Benilde, Mr. Joseph Ang, President of WSI, Mr. Daryl L. Tecson Resource Mobilization and Donor Management Head ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. and Members of Diplomatic Corps.

On its 17th edition, MAFBEX showcases the capacity of local produce and introduces new and innovative technologies across the international stage. True to their commitment to the industry to create and launch never-before-seen products and innovations, MAFBEX continues to implement cultured ideas for a more fully loaded show one after another.

The growing number of interests in the food and beverage business is also one of their driving forces to introduce new show highlights and expand their digital efforts. With the launch of MAFBEX Scoop as one of the newest highlights of this exposition, MAFBEX is a true testament to our nationwide commitment to introduce the unique Filipino flavors to the world!

Experience Fully Loaded Flavors at MAFBEX 2023 happening until June 18 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila! This event is organized by Worldbex Services International.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

BOI is SSS’ newest KaSSSangga Collect Program partner

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The Social Security System (SSS) signed a memorandum of agreement with the Board of Investments (BOI) under its KaSSSangga Collect Program, advocating the social security coverage of the latter’s Contract of Service (COS) and Job Order (JO) workers.

The agreement authorizes the BOI to serve as a Coverage and Collection Partner of the SSS, who shall collect and remit the monthly Social Security (SS) and Employees’ Compensation (EC) contributions of their COS, JO and other individually paying SSS member-employees through a salary deduction scheme.

With this, their COS and JO employees will be classified as self-employed SSS members and will be able to qualify for the benefit and loan programs of the SSS through the continuous payment of their contributions.

“I am delighted to know that I can continue paying my contribution through this program of SSS,” BOI Vice Chairman and Managing Head and Undersecretary of Industry Development and Trade Policy of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Dr. Ceferino S. Rodolfo said.

He added that he will personally endorse the KaSSSangga Collect Program to other agencies such as the National Development Company (NDC), DTI, Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) and Competitiveness and Innovation Group (CGI).

Meanwhile, SSS NCR South Division Acting Vice President Cristine Grace B. Francisco highlighted SSS’ efforts towards the achievement of its vision of universal coverage saying, “the SSS initiated various programs to reach last mile communities and gig economy and informal sector workers, including COS and JO workers of local government units and national government agencies.”

The MOA signing was also attended by SSS Makati-Gil Puyat’s Branch Head Hoechst R. Potato, Assistant Branch Head Shirley E. Navalta, Acting Assistant Head Jerome Arreola, Junior Analyst Marion Joyce Ragua; and BOI’s Financial Administrative Service (FAS) Acting Director Estela Jimenez, and Accounting Division Officer-in-Charge Anna Mascariñas.

The KaSSSangga Collect Program, previously known as the KaltaSSS Collect Program, is open to all government entities engaging the services of COS and JO workers, who are not covered under the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS). It aims to provide workers and their families access to the seven social security programs of the SSS such as sickness, maternity, unemployment, retirement, disability, death, and funeral; and its various loan programs.

The Top 8 Companies Offering Wall Art, Canvas Prints & Photo Tiles

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Decorating our living spaces with personalized and visually appealing artwork has become increasingly popular in recent years. Thanks to advancements in technology and innovative printing techniques, we now have access to a wide range of options for transforming our walls into captivating displays. In this article, we will explore the top eight companies that excel in providing exceptional wall art, canvas prints, and photo tiles, including a closer look at Wallpics.


Wallpics is a leading name in the world of personalized photo tiles. Their unique concept allows customers to create custom wall art using their favorite photos. Wallpics prides itself on its user-friendly online platform, where customers can effortlessly upload their pictures, choose from various layouts, and create stunning arrangements. The tiles are made from high-quality materials, ensuring durability and longevity. With custom framed canvas photo prints , you can bring cherished memories to life and showcase them in a modern and eye-catching way.


Shutterfly is a well-established company that offers an extensive range of personalized products, including wall art, canvas prints, and photo tiles. They provide a user-friendly design interface, enabling customers to create customized pieces with ease. Shutterfly's canvas prints are known for their exceptional print quality and attention to detail. With a variety of sizes and design options, customers can find the perfect fit for their space.


Minted is renowned for its curated selection of artwork from independent artists worldwide. Their collection features a diverse range of styles, ensuring something for every taste. Minted offers both framed and unframed options, allowing customers to select the ideal presentation for their chosen pieces. Additionally, they provide a unique "curator" service, where customers can receive personalized recommendations based on their preferences and existing decor.


Society6 is a platform that supports independent artists by offering their artwork in various formats, including wall art, canvas prints, and photo tiles. Their collection boasts a vast array of designs, ranging from contemporary and abstract to nature-inspired and pop culture-themed pieces. Society6's products are known for their exceptional quality and vibrant colors. With a commitment to supporting artists, purchasing from Society6 also allows customers to contribute to the thriving art community.


CanvasPop specializes in creating stunning canvas prints from customers' favorite photos. They pride themselves on their meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that each print accurately reflects the original image. CanvasPop offers a variety of customization options, including different sizes, frames, and finishes. Their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has earned them a loyal following in the world of canvas prints.

Great Big Canvas:

Great Big Canvas focuses on delivering large-scale artwork that makes a statement. Their collection includes a vast selection of high-resolution images that can be printed on canvas, acrylic, or metal. Whether you're looking to fill an entire wall or create a focal point in a room, Great Big Canvas offers a range of sizes to suit your needs. With their emphasis on large-scale prints, they are an ideal choice for those seeking bold and impactful wall art.


CanvasChamp is known for its affordable yet high-quality canvas prints. They offer a variety of customization options, allowing customers to personalize their prints to their exact preferences. CanvasChamp's easy-to-use design interface makes the creation process hassle-free. With their competitive prices and quick turnaround time, CanvasChamp is an excellent choice for those looking to decorate their walls on a budget.


Posterlounge offers a wide selection of posters and art prints suitable for every taste and style. Their collection includes both classic and contemporary designs, ensuring a diverse range of options for customers. Posterlounge provides high-quality prints on various materials, including canvas and premium poster paper. With their extensive catalog and affordable pricing, Posterlounge makes it easy to find the perfect artwork to enhance any space.


When it comes to wall art, canvas prints, and photo tiles, the options are vast and varied. The top eight companies mentioned in this article, including Wallpics, offer exceptional products that allow individuals to transform their walls into personalized showcases. Whether you prefer custom photo tiles, canvas prints, or curated artwork, these companies provide the tools and services to help you bring your vision to life. With their commitment to quality, design, and customer satisfaction, these companies have earned their place as leaders in the world of wall art and home decor.

Vivid Fire Kitchen Heats Up Vivid Sydney 2023 With A Sizzling Local Line-Up

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The Vivid Food program presents a stellar line-up of local culinary heroes along with internationally acclaimed pitmasters for Vivid Fire Kitchen, a barbecue of epic proportions taking place at The Cutaway, Barangaroo for three weeks of flame-fuelled festivities set alongside the immersive splendour of Vivid House.

Visitors to Vivid Fire Kitchen will be spoilt for choice, with Ross Lusted from Woodcut at Crown Sydney; revered chef and fire connoisseur Tim “Chef Tonto” Yates; Danielle Alvarez; one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, who was previously at Fred’s, and Jordan Walker Toft from Mimi’s all set to showcase their primal cooking skills.

Festival-goers can grab a free spot by the fire pit to watch pitmasters take to the coals, purchase exclusive dishes and discover tips and tricks from the best of the barbecue trade.

Vivid Fire Kitchen will also host an exciting line-up of street food, trailblazing restaurants and innovative dining concepts, including Alibi Bar & Dining; modern Indian offering Don’t Tell Aunty; NOLA Smoke House and Bar; social dining enterprises Kabul Social, Colombo Social and Coyoacán Social; low’n’slow specialists BlackBear BBQ; Brazilian Parilla barbecue specialist Pampa Flame; Asian American barbecue fusion Smok’n Blues; and the Catalonian inspired Bar La Salut, as well as the delicious brainchild of three junior fine-dining chefs, Burger Head.

Vivid Sydney Festival Director Gill Minervini said the culinary creations on offer at Vivid Fire Kitchen and throughout the Vivid Food program perfectly complemented the visual, ideas and musical experiences the festival offers.

“For the first year of Vivid Food, we couldn’t be happier with the line-up assembled across the whole program, and the latest additions to Vivid Fire Kitchen. These pitmasters and dining concepts are showcasing the best of Sydney's culinary scene in an accessible way,” Ms Minervini said.

“With all Vivid Fire Kitchen events taking place at The Cutaway in Barangaroo, festival-goers can round out their Vivid Sydney experience here before or after experiencing the 8.5km Vivid Light Walk, along with the incredible offering from our Vivid Music and Vivid Ideas program.”

The additions to the Vivid Fire Kitchen line-up join previously announced pitmasters Lennox Hastie of Firedoor,MasterChef Australia 2021 runner-up Pete Campbell, Singapore-based, Michelin-starred chef Dave Pynt and raw fire cooking connoisseur Pip Sumbak. World Barbecue Champion Sterling Smith and Pitmasters Brasil founder Daniel Lee will also take to the coals, plus Aussie-born Jess Pryles will be bringing her innovative Texan flair to smoking and grilling.

It won’t all be about the food at Vivid Fire Kitchen: guests can also try a Fire + Ice cocktail, topped with a flaming marshmallow and served in an edible ice cup, or slake their thirst with delectable drinks from Tempus Two, 4 Pines Brewing Co. and Unexpected Guest Gin, among other leading local producers. When the sweet cravings call, head to the hot chocolate and s’mores bar or, for something stronger, drop by Mr Black for an espresso martini.

Vivid Fire Kitchen is free entry for visitors to Vivid Sydney, complementing other free festival events; the 8.5km Light Walk from Circular Quay to Central Station, including DJs at the Goods Line; thought-provoking talks at the Powerhouse and Australian Museums; and the Tumbalong Nights concert series.

Vivid Fire Kitchen is being produced by IMG, the global events company behind Gourmet Escape, Taste Festivals, The Big Feastival, New York Fashion Week: The Shows and Frieze art fairs.

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P-BBM receives the commemorative Independence Day

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PHLPost Stamps from Postmaster General Carlos

Postmaster General Luis D. Carlos presented the commemorative Stamp Frame to His Excellency President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. at the 125th Anniversary celebration of Philippine Independence Day held at Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park Manila.

The 125th Philippine Independence Day Stamp feature’s two important moments in our history: The Sewing of the Philippine Flag by Marcela and Lorenza Agoncillo, and Delfina Herbosa Natividad in Hong Kong, and when Aguinaldo proclaimed Philippine Independence with the very same flag proudly raised at the Aguinaldo residence (now Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine) during the Declaration of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite, on June 12, 1898.

The official logo for the 125th Anniversary of Philippine Independence and Nationhood appears on the official first day cover.

Starting June 13, 2023, PHLPost will start selling the stamps to the public at SM Manila Postal Counter in support of the commemoration of the 125th Anniversary of Philippine Independence and Nationhood.

PHLPost has been at the forefront in the protection, preservation and conservation of history and culture through the issuance of postage stamps that have been widely recognized here and abroad. The beauty, uniqueness and special significance of commemorative stamps, continue to be a source of fascination and of great value to collectors.

Even during these difficult times, postage stamps continue to be the source of inspiration, courage and patriotism among Filipinos

“As we commemorate the sacrifices and triumphs of our forebears, In the face of adversity, our people at PHLPost will rise from the ashes and become resilient and strong”, said Postmaster General Luis D. Carlos.

The historic Manila Central Post Office Building was recently destroyed by fire leaving its documents and equipment burned to the ground. “We are saddened by this unfortunate incident, but we are lucky to have salvaged some important stamps. We are now in the process of retrieving valuable and historic items placed in our stamp vault which were left unharmed during the fire”, PMG Carlos said.

On June 12, 2023, the country marked 125 years since Philippine Independence was proclaimed in Kawit, Cavite. This year’s Independence Day carries the theme:, “Kalayaan, Kinabukasan at Kasaysayan.” (Freedom, Future and History.)

PHLPost has printed 40,000 copies sold at P16 each of the two different designs of the stamps. PHLPost in-house graphic artist Israel Viyo layout the historic stamps.

Stamps and official first-day covers are available starting June 13, near the 4th Floor of SM City Manila Postal Counter located at Conception Street Corner San Marcelino or visit for updates.

Monday, June 12, 2023

Climate Disasters may hurt children, 5.6M poor families

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Save the Children Philippines is deeply concerned for the safety and welfare of children from 5.6 million poor families who are exposed to various risks and hazards from disasters and emergencies as the country braces for 15 cyclones this year. With the Philippines ranking first in the 2022 World Risk Index with the highest risk of disasters in the world, families living in poverty have less protection from the impacts of climate disasters and have less support and resources to adapt to climate-related change.

During climate emergencies, affected families may find it hard to send their children to school or even access healthcare. Children suffer the most as many of them will be forced to work to help their family’s daily needs. Filipino girls are at greater risk of being abused, neglected, exploited, and/or subjected to child marriage.

“No child deserves to grow up in poverty. But the reality is grim. Millions of Filipino children remain poor due to inequality and discrimination where many of them lack access to basic services on health, education, proper nutrition, or adequate housing. Hence, our work for and with children focuses on building children and families’ resilience from the negative impacts of the climate and inequality crises,” said Save the Children Philippines CEO Atty. Albert Muyot.

Save the Children Philippines’ child-led “Generation Hope Campaign” is calling for urgent action from the government and concerned sectors to create a safer, fairer, and healthy environment for children.

"We demand child-centered climate change mitigation and adaptation plans. Let us save the planet to save the children," said Jan, 17, a Generation Hope youth advocate.

In celebration of World Environment Day, Generation Hope advocates in Save the Children’s Eastern Samar program area held a symbolic paper boat activity where they sent letters demanding local and national leaders to implement and adopt environmental policies.

In partnership with the Department of Education, Save the Children Philippines also deployed a holistic Disaster Risk Reduction Management Information System which implements a comprehensive school safety ecosystem in the country. The system safeguards schools and the community, ensuring learning continuity during disasters or other emergencies.

“Without urgent and concrete actions to mitigate the negative impact of climate change and support for the most vulnerable families to adapt, we are at a setback in fulfilling children’s right to survive, learn, be protected, and thrive,” said Environmental Health Advisor Rexel Abrigo.

Support Save the Children Philippines’ work for and with children. Build a Generation of Hope by being a Life Changer for Children!

Sunday, June 11, 2023

UPSTR3AM: COUNT UP! Progressing in the Accounting Profession Webinar Topics

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“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts” -Winston S. Churchill

NUJPIAns! Get ready for another fun and new learning experience and join us in our event entitled UPSTR3AM: COUNT UP! Progressing in the Accounting Profession. Get ready to enter the realm of the corporate world once again as our meaningful set of webinars are here to guide you towards your path to the business world.



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