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Car Loan vs. Personal Loan: Which is Better for you?

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:52

When you opt for comfort and convenience, purchasing a car of your own, whether new or second-hand, is a good preference. However, not even a majority of the population in the Philippines can afford to buy a car alongside its daily expenses – it never comes cheap. But as they say, “You only get what […] The post Car Loan vs. Personal Loan: Which is Better for you? appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.


Philippines lifts immigration ban on nine Hong Kong journalists

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:23
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Tuesday lifted the immigration ban on nine Hong Kong journalists who heckled President Benigno Aquino during a meeting of the APEC group in Bali, Indonesia last year. The lifting of the ban comes ahead of an APEC meeting in Manila next year. The Philippines has yet to start media accreditation for the event. The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency recommended the ban last June, saying the journalists were disrespectful of the president and that they were a "public safety threat". The journalists were not informed about the ban. ...

Vietnam warships visit Philippines amid South China Sea dispute

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:20
MANILA (Reuters) - Vietnam on Tuesday showed off its two most powerful warships in the first-ever port call to the Philippines but an official said it was not trying to challenge China's superior naval forces amid tension in the South China Sea. Hanoi invited the diplomatic community to its Russian-built missile-guided frigates docked in Manila Bay at the start of a three-day goodwill visit. China lays claim to almost all of the entire South China Sea, believed to be rich minerals and oil-and-gas deposits. ...

Woman finds pet dog lost in Philippines typhoon a year ago

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:30

A Filipino woman has been reunited with her dog a year after the pet went missing in the chaos of the country's deadliest ever typhoon, she told AFP Tuesday.


EM ASIA FX-Solid yen, yuan rebound support Asia FX; won turns firmer

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:18
(Updates prices. For midday report, double-click ) By Jongwoo Cheon SINGAPORE, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Most emerging Asian currencies edged up on Tuesday, helped by the yen's strength and a rebound in the Chinese ...

Philippines lifts immigration ban on nine Hong Kong journalists

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:12
MANILA, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The Philippines on Tuesday liftedthe immigration ban on nine Hong Kong journalists who heckledPresident Benigno Aquino during a meeting of the APEC group inBali, Indonesia last year. The lifting of the ban comes ahead of an APEC meeting inManila next year. The Philippines has yet to start mediaaccreditation for the event. The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency recommendedthe ban last June, saying the journalists were disrespectful ofthe president and that they were a "public safety threat". Thejournalists were not informed about the ban. ...

Keep Bugs Out of Your Home

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:07

In a hot and humid climate, bugs are often unwanted guests. Theyre a nuisance at best, and a carrier of diseases at worst. Keep your home free of these pests. See to these tips and tricks to keep the bugs at bay:Basic maintenance. Keep your home clean. The cleaner and tidier your home, the less likely it is to attract and host any pests. Don't forget to clean under the sink and in storage spaces like broom closets bugs like dark and dank spaces.Set up screens. Install screen doors and windows especially if you live in marshy or woodsy enclaves. ...


SE Asia Stocks-Malaysia gains to near 3-wk high; others mixed

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:03
Nov 25 (Reuters) - Malaysian stocks rose for a second straight session on Tuesday to their highest in nearly three weeks on the government's decision to abolish fuel subsidies from Dec. 1, while other ...

Judging the judge

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:44

Two tragedies in the past days highlighted the state of the judicial system during the past days.


EM ASIA FX-Solid yen, yuan rebound support Asia FX

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:07
* Singapore dlr edges up; Q3 GDP beats forecast * Philippine peso dips on weak electronics imports (Adds text, updates prices) By Jongwoo Cheon SINGAPORE, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Most emerging Asian currencies ...

Philippines lifts ban on 9 Hong Kong journalists

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:43
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine immigration bureau said Tuesday that it has lifted a blacklist order against nine Hong Kong-based journalists, following criticism from media and Hong Kong's government.

The Additional Costs of Buying a Home

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:40

Buying a house is no walk in the park. It'll take more out of your pocket than the mortgage, for sure. As a homebuyer, don't forget to factor in the following expenses. Save up, spend wisely, and allow for some margin in your budget for additional costs.Inspection and Appraisal. To make sure that the house is in sound shape, contractors and home inspectors are often called in to appraise its quality and condition. Sure, youll need to spend more but in order to save more. Dont skimp out on this precautionary measure. ...


Top Asian News at 3:30 a.m. GMT

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:32
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday began clearing away some barricades from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs. Police were on hand to assist bailiffs working under a court order to remove obstructions from the site, which activists have occupied for nearly two months. It said police are authorized to arrest anyone obstructing the bailiffs.

Spruce Up Your Front Door

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:03

The front door is often the focal point on a homes exterior. If youre tired of your front doors plain, boring look, turn to these five suggestions on how to spruce it up using simple, affordable means. A wooden front door thats seen better times could use a lick or two of wood tint and/or varnish.


DFA sees better ties with China

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario believes relations with China can improve without sacrificing Philippine advocacies and the arbitration initiated by Manila to challenge Beijing’s claims over nearly the entire South China Sea. Del Rosario, who was conferred the Management Man of the Year 2014 award by the Management Association of the Philippines yesterday, said President Aquino had a “casual, positive and sincere” conversation in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “Both presidents are desirous of improving relations and we believe that relations can be improved and we could do this without sacrificing our advocacies, including pursuing our maritime entitlements under UNCLOS through arbitration,” Del Rosario said in his speech at the awarding ceremony at The Peninsula Manila hotel in Makati City.


LPA to bring rains over Visayas, Mindanao

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

A low-pressure area (LPA) was spotted yesterday off the Pacific Ocean and could bring rains over the eastern section of the Visayas and Mindanao in the next few days. Jori Loiz, senior weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said the LPA was forecast to enter the Philippine area of responsibility within the next 24 hours. He said the weather disturbance could bring heavy rains over eastern Visayas and northeast Mindanao.


Poe joins GK in war vs hunger

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

At least for a day, Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares helped assuage the hunger of 1,000 street dwellers as part of her continuing crusade against hunger and malnutrition. The senator attended a Feeding Program organized by Gawad Kalinga last Sunday. Gawad Kalinga invited the senator to the “Goodbye Gutom” Feeding Program held at NPO and NIA Roads in Barangay Piñahan, Quezon City.


PhlPost to reprint Cory scented stamps

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

A second set of scented stamps featuring paintings of former President Corazon Aquino will be  issued middle of next year. The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) will introduce new stamp technology like thermal printing and stickers turned into stamps. Postmaster General Josefina de la Cruz said they have discovered that Aquino had many flower paintings.


NICA, DFA recommend lifting of ban on HK journalists

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

The government is expected to lift the ban on nine Hong Kong journalists who heckled President Aquino during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bali, Indonesia in 2013. National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) director general Ager Ontog recommended the lifting of the ban to the Bureau of Immigration (BI). Secretary Albert del Rosario of the Department of Foreign Affairs made a similar recommendation.


SM hailed for first solar mall

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

President Aquino praised SM Supermalls yesterday for having its North EDSA mall solar powered as he led the “switch-on” of the power facility, which is capable of producing 1.5 megawatts of electricity. With its new solar power facility, SM North EDSA is now considered the world’s largest solar-powered mall. “The system we have just launched is even bigger, with 5,760 solar panels... expected to generate 1.5 (MWs) of solar energy, which I’m told can cover five percent of this mall’s average consumption per day,” Aquino said.