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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

How to install your RFID

The guys at Easytrip suggest that you put your RFID on your headlight or windshield. Kindly make sure that you clean the part where you’re going to stick the RFID first with soap and water then pat it dry.

Any contaminants might mess up your installation or the RFID sticker itself. A relative had it installed at one of their installation sites and they put it on his windshield because it is much closer to the RFID reader in their toll booths.

Follow the instructions that came with your RFID, stick it yourself, and you’re done!

You can also watch the instructional video prepared by Easytrip.

SMC'S Autosweep RFID Stations Sites

Here’s a list of SMC’s Autosweep RFID Stations and Toll Plazas as of October 23, 2020:


Open 24/7

1. C5 Customer Service Center Southbound

2. Old NAIAX Drive-Thru Westbound

Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3. C5 Toll Plaza Northbound

4. Petron DasmariΓ±as

5. Petron Valle Verde

6. Shell Magallanes

Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

7. Bicutan Toll Plaza Northbound

8. Nichols Toll Plaza Southbound

9. Skyway Runway Toll Plaza Northbound

10. Sucat Southbound Exit 

Open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

11. NAIAX Main Toll Plaza A & B


Open 24/7

12. Southwoods Toll Plaza Northbound

13. After Calamba Entry Toll Gate

14. Eton Toll Plaza Northbound

Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

15. Ayala Greenfield Customer Service Center

16. Southwoods Customer Service Center Northbound

17. Sta. Rosa Customer Service Center Northbound

18. Sta. Rosa Customer Service Center Southbound

19. Cabuyao Toll Plaza Southbound

20. Susana Heights Toll Plaza Southbound

21. Mamplasan Toll Plaza Northbound

22. Mamplasan Toll Plaza Southbound

23. Filinvest Toll Plaza

24. Calamba Customer Service Center Northbound (After Toll Gate)

25. Petron Evia

26. Petron San Pedro Southbound

27. Shell Mamplasan Northbound

28. Shell Putatan Southbound

29. Caltex MCX

30. TOTAL SLEX Northbound

31. Southwoods Mall Terminal 1

Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

32. Sta. Rosa Toll Plaza Southbound

33. Cabuyao Toll Plaza Northbound

Open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

34. Alabang Entry Toll Gate Southbound

35. Petron Silangan (KM.44) Southbound


Open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

36. Sto. Tomas Drive-Thru Northbound

37. Lipa Drive-Thru Southbound

38. Batangas Drive-Thru Southbound

Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

39. STAR Toll Lipa Customer Service Center (Tambo Exit)

40. Petron Lipa Northbound

41. Petron Malvar Southbound

42. Petron Ibaan (KM. 86) Northbound


Open 24/7

43. TPLEX Tarlac Main Office Northbound

Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

44. Petron Pura Northbound

45. Petron Pura Southbound

Open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

46. Tarlac Toll Plaza

47. Victoria Toll Plaza

48. Pura Toll Plaza

49. Carmen Toll Plaza

50. Urdaneta Toll Plaza

51. Rosario Toll Plaza


Easytrip RFID installation sites to accommodate the rising number of motorists has opened installation sites to make it easier for motorists to get their free RFID stickers. 
The Easytrip System covers the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx), the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx), the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEx), the C5 Southlink, and the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX).

North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) & SCTEX
  • PETRON Marilao Northbound | 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • PETRON Balagtas Southbound | 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • SHELL Balagtas Southbound | 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • NLEX Drive and Dine | 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • PETRON Lakeshore | 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Balintawak Customer Service Center | 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Balintawak AOVP (After Toll Plaza) | 8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
  • Bocaue AOVP (After Toll Plaza) | 8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
  • San Fernando Customer Service Center | 6:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
  • Tabang Customer Service Center | 6:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
  • Mindanao Customer Service Center | 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Tarlac Toll Plaza | 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Lane Selling:

  • Balintawak
  • Karuhatan
  • Mindanao
  • Bocaue Barrier
  • Angeles
  • Balagtas
Manila Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX)
  • Kawit Toll Plaza (Manila bound) | 6:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Longos Bacoor
  • CIC Office Northbound
  • CIC Office Southbound
C5 Link Expressway
  • C5 Link Customer Service Center | 8:30 A.M - 5:30 P.M.
Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)

8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

  • Santa Rosa Toll Plaza
  • CALAX Customer Service Center
  • Mamplasan Entry

I was saddened when I saw this statement below:  Under the first phase of the government's Toll Collection Interoperability Project, Autosweep tags will be readable at the Easytrip System, while the second phase will allow Easytrip RFID tags to be readable at the Autosweep System.

So, while waiting for the full implementation of the readable system, a car owner must secure both kinds of RFID stickers to avoid penalty just in case the car owner has future plans to visit Baguio or Tagaytay. Sigh.


RFID Absolute implementation will be on November 30, 2020.
After that date any motorists whose car is without the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)stickers will be apprehended and will be issued a citation ticket.

RFIDs came about after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) ordered tollways to adopt a cashless payment system to minimize human contact that could spread the coronavirus.

Though tollway operators offers fast and free RFID Installation a motorist must still secure two (2) different RFID Stickers as of press time.

- Autosweep RFID can only be used at SMC Tollways — the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx), Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx), and STAR Tollway

- Easytrip RFID can only be used at MPTC Tollways at 
North Luzon Expressway (NLEx), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx), Cavite Expressway (Cavitex), Harbour Link, and Cala Expressway.

MPTC, SMC Tollways 
long-term objective are to make their RFID stickers compatible
Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. and San Miguel Corp. Tollways

As of now, MPTC’s RFID is not compatible with the roads run by the SMC.

This means motorists who want to use roads run by both MPTC and SMC Tollways need to have two RFIDs — Easytrip for MPTC and Autosweep for SMC.

The good news is that both companies have agreed to achieve the interoperability of their RFIDs.

Compatibility of RFIDs is important to frequent travelers — like cargo movers, public transport operators, and businesspeople using tollways managed by both MPTC and SMC Tollways.

For example, motorists traveling up north to the Ilocos Region and the Cordillera might have a problem with their RFIDs: NLEx and SCTEx are run by MPTC while TPLEx is run by SMC Tollways.

The same scenario occurs down south: SLEx and Naia Expressway are run by SMC Tollways, but several adjacent expressways like Cavitex and CALA Expressways are under the jurisdiction of MPTC.

Please expect an all-RFID toll collection system in all expressways in the country by November 30, 2020 to comply with the orders from the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Happy Bread Day with Gardenia

Happy Bread Day! 

Today is #WorldHealthDay. Let's boosts our immune system by eating healthy πŸ’ͺπŸ‘Œ 

DID YOU KNOW THAT Gardenia Philippines has various healthy breads?πŸ‹️⛹️🀾🚴🀸

Gardenia Philippines will celebrate World Bread Day through a concert entitled Gardenia’s Laging Kasama Online Concert 2020 ❣️Tonight, October 24, 8 PM celebrate with your family and friends at

Jam with Ebe Dancel, Gloc-9, Keiko Necessario, Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles.

Don’t forget to register via this link to get updates and a chance to win special surprises:





πŸ“Έ #OppoF11

Tuesday, May 26, 2020



NOVUHAIR®, the leading natural hair loss treatment in the Philippines, partnered with The Fit Filipino (FITFIL) Movement lead by Coach Jim & Toni Saret, the brand’s VIP Fitness Coaches, to a FREE 20-day Facebook Live workout aimed at improving your wellness quotient goals through a “Bulletproof Immune System Activity Booster”. 

I personally attended these workouts everyday at 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Then on Saturdays, there's a question and answer portion where the duo personally answer all questions via FB live. Instant questions and instant answers. 

The lovely couple make this Saturdate with the members more personalized and worthwhile by answering topics ranging from fitness to nutrition. 

If you know me personally, maybe you'll be bewildered how on earth did I ended up doing exercises? Well, guess what? It is because I felt how passionate Coach Toni and Coach Jim in giving tips and encouragement to each and every person at the other end of the screen. Try to attend a session and I bet you, you could feel their passion. Tumatagos sa screen Yun love nila to educate people to boosts their immune system at this time of pandemic. Bow Po ako Sa kanilang mag-asawa Coach Jim and lalong lalo na sa napaka passionate at umaaabot ng lampas dalawang oras ang supposedly na 30 minutes FB live show πŸ’ƒ Coach ToniπŸ’πŸ₯³

Maraming salamat poπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

With their permission, I am really proud to be a part of this wonderful group πŸ’• here are some of the posts of my fellow members at The Fit Fil movement group: 


This workout program is designed to help beginners and complement the workout of those with active exercise routines. 

For those who would like to join the program you could still catch up from May 18 until May 29, 2020. Happening everyday from Monday to Friday at 4pm live on Facebook 


Learn more at

Optimism Adds Resilience

Optimism is a crucial factor on how we choose to navigate our journey to success. Businesses, institutions and various groups have a significant role to play in fostering this especially in times of crisis.

From the start of this pandemic, profuse optimism, coupled with genuine concern among key stakeholders in weathering the storm, is evident in the support and proactive measures of Pascual Total Health Incorporated, the holding company of Bionutra Innovations Inc., the company subsidiary marketing the leading natural hair loss treatment in the Philippines, NOVUHAIR® – nature’s answer to hair loss.

Discover more at
#NovuhairCares #NothingToLoseNovuhair #ChooseNatural #BelieveInYourselfNovuhair

Monday, May 4, 2020

LOOK: Here are the differences between ECQ and GCQ

LOOK: Here are the differences between ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) and GCQ (general community quarantine). 

After MAY 15, 2020, Metro Manila will be under GCQ too. So, it is important that we know the rules about GCQ now.

The decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) is based on the risk of outbreak of COVID-19 in various provinces.

Those GCQ areas shall observe the following:

- Select workers will be allowed to go out and work in phases.
- Those aged below 21 and above 60, and high health risk individuals shall continue to stay at home. Hey, this is for your own good believe me.
- Partial opening of non-leisure shops and malls 
- Mandatory temperature check
- Mandatory wearing of masks,
- Mandatory use of alcohol
- Resumption of classes in higher education institutions
- Resumption of priority and essential construction projects
- Resumption of public transportation at a reduced capacity
- Curfew for non-workers
- Continued unhampered movement of goods.

Click here for the list of industries ALLOWED to operate in GCQ areas:

Click here for the list of industries RESTRICTED to operate in GCQ areas:

Click here for the list of areas covered by the extended ECQ until May 15, 2020:

Click here for the list of areas under GCQ starting May 1, 2020:


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

“Telemedicine” poised as best solution during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Telemedicine” poised as best solution during the COVID-19 pandemic

The deadly COVID-19 virus has been in existence for just a few months but the whole world is already reeling various measures to control it from spreading. These include the closure of borders and strict stay-at-home quarantine for many citizens in countries hit by the deadly virus.

Hospitals have become the epicenter of lockdown areas and medical demand continues to grow exponentially as the pandemic spreads further.

Other than patients with chronic diseases who require medical resources regularly, those with symptoms of coughing and fever but not yet declared COVID-19 positive are worried that they'll be infected if they go to a hospital. Even if hospitals and clinics in Taiwan are close to people’s homes and are easily accessible, many still feel they are very far away.

Thus, “Telemedicine” is poised as the best solution amid this pandemic, according to Walter Yeh, President and CEO of Taiwan External Trade Development Council or TAITRA. “The technology being used in telemedicine/telehealth helps reduce the risk and cost of infection to patients and medical staff alike, and has become the best solution to treating patients with infectious diseases.”

According to a survey by Global Market Insights, the global market value of telemedicine will increase from US$38.3 billion in 2019 to US$130.5 billion in 2025 for a composite average growth rate of 19.2 percent. The pandemic may be causing windows of opportunity all over the world to close, but telemedicine offers a rare window of hope for the whole world. “Taiwan is able to integrate strategic advantages in information, communication, and medical strength and is therefore exclusively equipped with the potential to help develop the global telemedicine industry. Our goal is to combine Artificial Intelligence (AI) with big data in order to improve upon current medical information systems and image analysis.”

In a virtual press conference held recently, Yeh showcased to the media three telehealth solutions: Medimaging Integrated Solution, BIONIME, and Leadtek Research, Inc., who all developed products with the aim of advancing science. The solutions, said Yeh, share three common objectives, such as to reduce COVID-19 risks and medical costs for both patients and medical facilities, expedite a patient’s recovery from illness, and to promote proactive patient self-management.

The telehealth industry includes telehealth management, telehealth nursing and telemedicine. In terms of telehealth management, Leadtek, a Taiwan Excellence enterprise, has created its “amor physical and mental health management platform“ based on a wearable bracelet that can monitor personal data like sleeping habits, fatigue levels, blood circulation, and physical stress index. The comprehensive information it collects enhances knowledge of AI risk prediction, individual health patterns, and allows for personalized suggestions to boost self-health management.

On the other hand, “The Rightest Precision Health Combined Care Circle,” created by Bionime Corporation, collects and analyzes electronic data through digital health service stations and converts it into easily readable information charts. This powerful telecare nursing service provides professional medical hospitals and clinics with ideal solutions for institutional care management as well as follow-up care outside the institutions.
As for telemedicine, the “Horus Scope Digital Handheld Tonometer” developed by Medimaging is available to both physicians and optometrists and aims to facilitate the production of electronic medical records through digital photography or video recording. The image can be transmitted to the physician remotely for diagnosis to reduce the need for one-to-one contact.

Taiwan has been at the forefront of global COVID-19 prevention efforts. Through the full support of the government, transparent information exchange, industrial capability, and the combined effort of medical professionals, Taiwan has been able to showcase its strength in the medical industry. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council will continue to promote all aspects of the medical industry in Taiwan and will hold a "Taiwan International Medical and Healthcare Exhibition" at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2 October 15-17. Taiwan Excellence will also lead award-winning businesses to participate in the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Laboratory Equipment Exhibition in December, ASEAN Senior Care & Wellness Expo in Malaysia in August, and MEDICA in Germany in November, to assist domestic manufacturers in expanding their business opportunities across the globe.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Senator Koko Pimentel, a bar topnotcher, is considered a PUM (Person under Monitoring) since the day he and fellow senators were exposed to a resource person who tested CoViD-19 positive during a Senate hearing last March 5, 2020.

On March 9, 2020, the good senator had a meeting with his Senate staff.

On March 10 & 11, he attended a birthday party. 

On March 11, the Senate adjourned session for Holy Week.

From March 11 onwards, the Senators who attended that March 5 hearing were notified to observe a 14-day self-quarantine period because of their exposure to a resource person at the Senate last March 5.

Last March 14, he experienced body pains like flu,  minor cough, slight sore throat and on-and-off diarrhea.

On March 16, his colleague Senator Miguel Zubiri were tested CoViD-19 positive.

Last March 18, he experienced a slight fever which shifted his status to PUM (Person Under Monitoring). 

On March 20, he took a CoViD-19 test.

Last night, March 24 at around seven pm the Honorable Senator Koko Pimentel breached the protocol of his stringent home quarantine and went to the #MakatiMed delivery room together with his wife Katrina who is about to give birth to a baby girl. By doing so, the Senator exposed the doctors, nurses, anaesthetiologist and other patients as well to #Covid19 He was also seen on CCTV walking around the hospital without a facemask.

On the same day, March 24 at around 9 pm, he got a call from RITM (Research Institute for Tropical Medicine) that he was CoViD-19 positive. He immediately left #MMC.

Hashtag #LawmakerLawbreaker 😒 trended because of this incident.

Ignorance of the law excuses no one! Please practice what you preach πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ Dura lex sed lex.

Idol ko pa Naman ang tatay mo 😒 😭

Update: He admitted his fault and apologized. Get well Senator Koko Pimentel. Praying for your fast recovery.πŸ™

Congratulations to your upcoming third baby. Please make it up to your people. Please remember, the Filipino people idolizes you that's why you won a Senate seat. 

God bless the Philippines. May this CoViD-19 virus disappear in the entire world.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

CoViD-19 Mass Testing Equipment Badly Needed

#MassTesting pleaseπŸ™

Downplaying the possibility of an outbreak had caused the lives of the citizens of different countries all over the world.

I know that you know that the numbers of CoViD-19 positive Filipinos are significantly lower than the actual unknown numbers of infected people in the Philippines.

Some badly hit countries like South Korea did mass testing and offer it drive-thru style and they were able to flatten the curve so far.

A small town called Vo in Italy did one hundred percent testing of its residents and they were able to separate 90 CoViD-19 positive residents and put them in quarantine.  So far since March 13 Wala pa Po silang new cases. See this Facebook post

COVID testing is critical to protect the frontliners and our love ones but it’s not the only way to contain the virus. But it is very very important.

I am a nobody. I don't have a clout. I don't have power. But I am knocking at the heart of human beings. Nanawagan Po ako at kumakatok Sa mga puso ng bawat Isa Sa inyo. Sa mga may pera Sana magdonate Po kayo ng laboratory at CoViD-19 testing equipment. Hindi ako lider. Our leaders had failed to act swiftly. To our leaders please act now! There's still time pa po please SAVE LIVES! 

I know for a fact that with our very limited resources dito Sa Pilipinas napakabigat ng wish ko na Ito.

If positive ka or ako ayaw mo rin makahawa di ba? Sa puso ko, sa isip ko gusto Kong maprotektahan Ang Mahal ko Sa buhay. Sana Yun din ang nais mo. 

πŸ™ Please Po, I am appealing to those with vast resources maybe this is your chance to do good to others. Please buy an equipment, set up a laboratory. Do mass testing. Impossible? No, if we unite together.

#MassTestingPHNow πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

"Openness, transparency.  Early detection is the key to save lives" - South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha

“Inaction is the worst action of human beings!”- 
Mehmet Murat ildan

Please do Mass testing for those with comorbidities, PUI's, PUM's and frontliners including high risk individuals like the laundry attendants who wash the clothes of doctors and nurses because they no longer have enough energy to wash their clothes. Those cashiers, guards, baggers who serve you in your local grocery and supermarkets.  Do you want the virus to be transferred to you when you get your change and hold your groceries?

Human beings please do something! Save lives. Let's be kind to one another. Let's unite and make the impossible possible. 

Remember kapag CoViD-19 positive ka may mahahawa ka!

Friday, March 20, 2020


The South Koreans oppa (였빠), hyung (ν˜•), noona (λˆ„λ‚˜), and unnie (μ–Έλ‹ˆ)  donated large amount of money for the research and help for the victims of CoViD-19 virus in South Korea. They are so awe inspiring. 

#LeeMinHo #HyunBin #KimJongKook

I felt so happy when my favorite stars, our very own local talents and celebrities started using their clout and resources to help our government in providing for our less fortunate brothers and sisters. One by one they started helping the displaced and the needy.  Some of them even sent facemasks, gloves etc. to our  frontliners who unselfishly risk their lives for the good of everyone.

Joining the lists of celebrities is Meme Vice Ganda who earlier today started distribution of N95 masks, medical grade Gloves and Goggles, alcohol and Disinfectant Spray to:

1. Lung Center Of the Philippines

2. QC General Hospital

3. San Lazaro Hospital


Vice Ganda also posted this on FB:


Thank you TEAM VICE at sa lahat ng mga suppliers! Thank you, Meme Vice Ganda. Mahal Kita Mula noon hanggang ngayon.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

BELA PADILLA: Personally Distributed Food to Our Kababayans

Bela Padilla is beautiful inside and out.  She raised Php3.3 Million in just two days to help aid our displaced street vendors , front liners and military.

Bela Padilla followed Community quarantine and isolated herself but got heartbroken when she read on social media the state of some of our fellow Filipinos because of the lockdown due to COVID-19 virus that affected the whole wide world including the Philippines.

She risked exposure to Corona virus by personally distributing the food packs they prepared. But you can see the happiness that radiates in her eyes. Genuine and kind I would again ask you this question: Bela, what it is that you cannot do?

Krista Elyse Hidalgo Carino Sullivan, better known by her stage name Bela Padilla, is a Filipino actress, film producer, screenwriter, occasional host, and model.

Mabuhay ka Bela!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Filipina Chemist in Quezon City makes disinfectant alcohol to give away for free

It is very heartwarming to learn about good Samaritans who go out of their way to help others who are in dire need.

The only thing she wanted is for the recipient to pay it forward.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Boracay Bliss: A Sun Villa Beachfront Resort Getaway

Hey everyone! We love Boracay! Boracay, Philippines beaches were pristine, tans were golden, and worries seemed to melt away like ice cream on a hot day. Buckle up, because we're visiting our incredible Boracay getaway from February 26 to 28, 2020!

Our home base for this mini-adventure was the Sun Villa Beachfront Resort located at Station 1 in Boracay.  

Let our travelonshoestring team tell you, this place was paradise found. Stepping out of our room, the sound of crashing waves and the salty breeze instantly put us in vacation mode. The beach was just a few steps away, perfect for morning walks with the soft sand between my toes and the calming sound of the ocean.

The budget hotel is located in the very ideal location of Station one and very near D'mall of station two.

It is just a stone throw away from the white sand beach of Boracay. We spent our days soaking up the sun, swimming in the crystal-clear waters, and trying out all the fun water activities Boracay has to offer.

Of course, no Boracay trip is complete without indulging in the local cuisine. We feasted on fresh seafood dishes, tried our hand at the local dishes, and sipped on refreshing mango shake while watching the sunset paint the sky in a million colors.

This Boracay trip was an unforgettable experience. Sun Villa Beachfront Resort provided the perfect setting for relaxation and adventure.

Anyone else been to Boracay? Share your favorite spots and memories in the comments below!

P.S. Boracay'sbmagic is still there. Always be a responsible tourist and help preserve the beauty of this island paradise!

Saturday, February 1, 2020


"Lack of money, being broke, and constant worry over how to pay the bills does indeed put significant stress on both relationships and happiness. Lack of money can easily end both".

Overseas Filipinos can learn a thing or two or even more from our kabayan Papa P or Piolo Pascual. Everyone knows that he is very smart when it comes to money matters.

BDO Remit brand ambassador Piolo Pascual is very proud of his life as an Overseas Filipino (OF). While it was very challenging, he said his life abroad was full of valuable lessons, which helped him achieve financial freedom.

People may not know that Piolo temporarily left showbiz at age 19 to join his mom and other siblings in California, USA. There, he juggled two jobs, working as a hospital staff during the day and as a security guard in downtown Los Angeles at night. He was working almost 16 hours a day, only to make ends meet.

“It was hard at first because I was blocked out of the life that I had here. I was already an actor back then living a different lifestyle. When I migrated to the US, I had to start from scratch. I had to work right away or else I wouldn’t have any food on the table,” he said of his early struggles.

“My sister and I were just renting a place. My mom, who lives in the same community, would drop by once in a while to give us food. But even so, we still had to fend for ourselves. I had two jobs because my salary was not enough to pay for my insurance, my car, my rental, my food, and allowance,” Piolo added. 
Two years after moving to the states, he decided to go back home. He wanted to give acting another try. While his years as an OF didn’t last long, he credits much of his success to the valuable lessons he learned while living and working abroad. 

“I wouldn’t be what I am today if it weren’t for the hardships I went thru as an OF. I learned to work very hard to be able to pay for things but at the same time, I learned not to spend beyond my means. It really takes discipline to be practical and not buy things that you really do not need,” he said. 

Piolo did not only work hard to earn his keep, he worked doubly hard to protect it. He shared he remains a very practical person, who would rather spend on things that would bring in returns, than on material possessions.

More importantly, he learned that part of protecting your hard-earned money is choosing the right remittance partner, one that not only promises convenience but security as well. 

“My mom was already in the US when we were growing up. At that time, it was so hard for us to get money from her for our schooling. We would then go to an agency, which would charge us with all sorts of fees. BDO really changed the landscape of remittance. They made it easy for Filipinos overseas to send money to their loved ones,” he said. 

As a former OF, Piolo said he knows how much our kababayans abroad sacrifice just to be able to provide for their families back home and so he cautions OFs against sending money to just any remittance agency especially those they just happen to see online.  

“You are entrusting your hard-earned money to others. Always go for someone who is trustworthy, who has a track record, and who has been there for a long time. The last thing that you want to happen is for your money not to reach your loved ones. That’s why I always choose BDO. With BDO, you are confident that your money will be safely remitted to your loved ones back home,” he said.

About BDO Unibank, Inc.

BDO is a full-service universal bank which provides a wide range of corporate and retail banking services. These services include traditional loan and deposit products, as well as treasury, trust and investments, investment banking, private banking, rural banking, cash management, leasing and finance, remittance, insurance, retail cash cards, credit card services, and stock brokerage services.

BDO has one of the largest distribution networks, with more than 1,400 operating branches and over 4,400 ATMs nationwide. It also has full-service branches in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as 20 overseas remittance and representative offices in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

BDO ranked as the largest bank in terms of total assets, loans, deposits, and trust funds under management based on published statements of condition as of September 30, 2019. For more information, please visit

BDO Unibank, Inc.
BDO Corporate Center
7899 Makati Avenue
Makati City 0726, Philippines
Tel +63(2) 8840-7000

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


The grand launch of Zion Trading & E-commerce business solutions was held last Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Lord's Flock Catholic Charismatic Ministry Foundation building at Catanduanes St. Near Del Monte Avenue in Quezon City.

At the forefront of Zion Trading & E-commerce business solutions is the so called #AlphaFemale Fostine Margaux Tapiador. She used to work as a dialysis nurse and an online entrepreneur at Lazada and Amazon. She also teaches through webinars. She earned her first million when she was only 21 years old. 

Now 28, she now have her own company. She wishes to empart her vast E-COMMERCE experience and expertise to empower men and women who are looking for opportunities online without leaving their homes. The company offers online courses and will soon endulge into money lending business. They operate as an affiliate marketing.  So, it is clear that they're not an MLM company. 

For only Php7,995 you will be covered by insurance for a year, you will have an access to Ms.Tapiador's beginners webinar plus a 5 days 4 nights Boracay Tropics staycation. Amazing! 

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The flagship products of Zion Trading includes a unique tissue glutathione that sips through up to 20 layers of your skin removing all impurities and dirts underneath your skin plus giving a whitening effect almost after several use depending on your skin type.

Another unique product that they have is the strawberry flavor muriatic acid.


Just when you're about to accept the fact that there is no such thing as FREE anymore then you chance upon a magnificent place that you and your family could enjoy!

Just like what I found at the bus bay of SM Megamall

Like most Filipinos mababaw din Ang kaligayahan ko. Makakita lang ako ng magagandang backdrop ay happy na ako. Kaya Naman I make sure to share Yun mga magagandang Lugar na natatagpuan ko Lalo na Sa Pilipinas.

Enjoy! More power to us Pinoys!



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