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Surprising Perks for Senior Citizens in Bacolod

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Getting old isn't really so bad. One of the best perks when you reach dual citizenship (a.k.a. Senior Citizen) is that you get special discounts and privileges.  Some of the law-mandated and government-initiated privileges include:  Discounts and VAT Exemptions on medicines, medical tests and procedures, medical supplies and equipment, food and basic commodities, hotels and transportation fees, recreation centers and in places of leisure such as cinemas, parks, museums, etc.  Automatic PHILHEALTH coverage under the Senior Citizen Category Exemption from paying terminal fees at all ports owned and operated by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) nationwide.  Priority lanes in government offices and commercial establishments Free dental and medical services in government facilities But that's not all --- In Bacolod City, senior citizens get extra privileges aside from the ones mandated by law. Some of which are:  1. Lopues Centre  - 10% discount on selecte

Free Mcdo Regular Fries and Solo Big Mac for Samsung Users

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If you are an owner of a Samsung Galaxy S10e | S10 | S10+, Note9, A30, A50, and A20 then you're in for a treat!  Get FREE Regular Fries every Friday and FREE Big Mac every Payday via the Samsung Members app. How to redeem: 1. Visit any McDonald's branch near you. 2. Tap on 'Redeem' button at the counter upon payment.  3. Show your Samsung Galaxy phone with Samsung Members voucher code to the merchant to redeem the reward. 4. Staff will verify and record the redemption code. ** The FREE regular fries promo is valid until October 18, 2019 while the Big Mac promo is valid until September 15, 2019.  Important Reminders:  1. Customers can redeem their McDonald's treats at participating McDonald's stores (except McDonald's Boracay stores, NAIA Terminal 3, and KidZania). 2. Promo is valid for front counter Dine-in and Take-out orders only. Dessert Centers, Drive-thru, and McDelivery are not included. 3. One (1) McDonald

City Mayors who bring hope for man's best friend

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As a mom of 3 dogs, I have always been concerned about animal welfare. My heart bleeds every time I see a dog or a cat abandoned, abused or worse, killed.  As an individual, I can only do so much - like adopting or fostering a dog , donating to animal shelters and volunteering.  For many years, I have always wondered what the government is doing to protect these poor creatures. There are a lot of stories where city dog pounds are just like "hell." The LGU workers assigned do not really care about the dogs. Many would even say that the dogs in the pound do not have food because the city does not have a budget. We also heard a lot of horror stories as to how the city dog pound euthanizes the dogs. They do not really care about how much pain they suffer. What matters is that they get rid of the dogs.  For me, it was inhumane.  Don't you think these poor voiceless creatures also have the right to live? Are they the ones who should pay for the irresponsible actions

Why Mommy Support Groups are Important?

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There are a lot of definitions of what Motherhood is with endless adjectives to describe it. It is certainly wonderful however, they also say it is messy, noisy and sometimes crazy.  According to Donna B ell of www.todaysthebestday.com, It is a 24/7 job with no rest days. There can never be a perfect mother yet there a million ways to be a good one. However, in this age of time where technology has certainly made our lives easier through unlimited access to information and resources, one cannot deny the fact that Mommy Support Groups online are very important nowadays. Though it is a challenge to find one where you can be yourself without being judged, I am happy to discover quite a number of online support groups that had been my home. Whether you're tired, happy or nervous, you certainly have someone to share this to aside from family and friends.  And now, I would like to invite you and other mommies to join our newest community, Filipino Moms Who Budget an

Best Venue for Small Meetings in Bacolod and Iloilo

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Last July 20, we planned to have a small meeting with some members of the Negros Online Workers community. Since many opt to have a live coaching session plus an opportunity to get out of the house, we decided to meet over coffee and snacks.  Usually, we just meet at coffee shops. However, it was a Saturday and it may not be a good idea since these places are usually crowded. It is also rude to stay for a long period while ordering a single cup of coffee only while there are a lot of customers waiting to be seated.   Thus, we are so happy to discover the best venue for small meetings in Bacolod and Iloilo. Here are the top 5 reasons why we think you should hold your afternoon meetings at Seda. ( By the way, this is not a sponsored post.)  1. Perfect Ambiance Seda Misto provides the perfect ambiance for meetings. The place is well-lighted, has comfortable chairs and tables and it is usually not crowded. The tables are spaced adequately that you don't disturb

Local and Foreign Drivers saved in a boat accident using Samsung Galaxy S8

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Local news outlets recently reported about an accident involving a group of 20 local and foreign divers whose boat capsized off the waters of Bogo City in Cebu. The passengers immediately scrambled for their smartphones to get a rescue. After about 30 minutes, a Samsung Galaxy S8 was found under the boat submerged in seawater that was still functioning well, which enabled them to contact their rescuers and to provide GPS information that determined their location. “I really hope my [thank you] can make it to the engineering team as honestly it really saved us all. Only my S8 was able to connect…and worked all the way until we made it to land. It stayed alive for much longer than I thought possible and it really made the difference,” explained Jim Emdee, a Canadian national who owns the smartphone. Accidents can happen every day. It might seem the most unlikely of heroes but smartphones have become a necessity that they are rarely left at home. These devices enrich one’s lifest

Unique Pinoy Specialties Highlighted in Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition

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Solane, the leading LPG solutions brand launches its grandest culinary competition dubbed as Solane Kitchen Hero Chef's Edition . It is the first-ever cooking competition that aims to discover the next big name in the culinary world. This a nationwide search across 16 regional stops to recognize a new generation of talented chefs.  According to the Isla LPG Corporation, CEO Ruben Domingo, "We believe that the Philippines has some of the best and most talented chefs in the world. Through the Solane Kitchen Hero competition, we aim to recognize these chefs who are vital in bringing Filipino cuisine to the world stage."  Last July 12, 2019, we were privileged to witness the competition live for the Western Visayas leg where Chef Gil George Jucaban of Iloilo was hailed as the Regional Champion. Chef Gil George Jucaban in action.  His signature dish, Adobo Flakes with Mango Salsa looked really delicious. He used pork tenderloin instead of the usual cut with

HIS & HERS: Good Things Come in Pairs

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4 Life Lessons Every Millennial Should Know

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Millennials or those who have been referred to as Generation Y are the individuals who grew up in an electronics-filled and increasingly online and socially-networked world.  If you are born between  1982 and 2002, then continue reading this post and learn more about these life lessons that you should know.  1. Be The Best At What You Do.  Millennials are said to define themselves more by their interest and passion rather than careers. According to Mr. Renee Barian Romero, an avid online gamer who loves to join international competitions and now a successful business consultant and CEO, millennials should strive to be the best at what they do whether it's about arts, writing, dancing or even online gaming.  Renee Barian Romero giving the "GAMER TO GAINER" talk. When you play games, you take adversaries as a challenge to become the best. Quitting is never an option. Focus on learning and improvement.  One of the lucky students who got a surprise g

Random Thoughts about staying AHEAD in Life: Schools and the Future

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I am here at Bacolod - Silay International Airport waiting for my flight. If you are wondering where I am going, I am flying back to Cebu again to spend more time with my family.This is actually my 3rd trip to the Queen of the South within a month and I am very thankful that my current job allows me to travel anytime I want.  For the past few weeks, Val and I are working on one of our passion projects. Since we have been very blessed, it's about time that we pay it forward. We want to help graduating students find their dream jobs. As we were discussing on how to address the gap that hinders them from having gainful employment, we found out that there are actually several factors affecting their success.  Based on a study conducted by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), graduates of the top 3 educational institutions in the Philippines are hired faster and paid more by employers. Most corporate recruiters and HR professionals will deny this but thi