Wednesday, June 29, 2016

How to Travel to Biñan Laguna from EDSA, Metro Manila Philippines?

How to commute to Biñan Laguna? Paano punta ng Biñan Laguna?

Traveling from Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) to Biñan City Laguna is very simple. How simple? Let us consider the two ways you can get there—travelling using your car or riding a public transportation.


If you are using your private car, it is recommended to travel early especially on Mondays and Fridays. You don’t want to spend two to three hours of your time getting stuck on traffic just because your alarm didn’t do its duty and wake you up around 5 AM to 7 AM which offers less to no traffic. Ready your gas for approximately 40 kilometers via Metro Manila Skyway and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

When travelling to Biñan Laguna by way of public transportation, you can just look for a bus terminal or wait for a bus going to Pacita along the stretch of EDSA. Or head off to a JacLiner Bus Station in Kamias, Quezon City (this is along Kamias-EDSA right beside Jollibee). Once you board it will be a 2-3 hour ride (depends on the traffic) and you will alight at the bus station in Biñan Laguna.

A Biñan Laguna bus ticket costs approximately Php70 and Php60 for students. If you want to go to the public market of Biñan, which is the largest public market in the CALABARZON region, you can just ride a jeepney going to Biñan.

That’s it. That is how you travel from EDSA to Biñan. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sample SSS Letters: Social Security System Philippines

Delayed ba ang SSS UMID mo? What about your SSS loan status? How to see your list of SSS Payments? Do you know your total SSS contributions?

Sample letters you can use to follow up inquiries at the Social Security System (SSS) in the Philippines.

Social Security System (SSS)

SSS Main Bldg, East Ave., Diliman, Q.C.

Here are some sample letters that can help you follow up on the status of your SSS issues. Just click on the link below:

Request Letter for UMID Card SSS ID

Status of SSS Loan Letter

Follow-up Letter on SSS Salary Loan

SSS Letter: How to Continue SSS Benefits Payments

Request Letter for Certificate of Employment: Availing SSS Maternity Health Benefits

Request for manual verification and computation of SSS Contributions

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunshine Dizon Clarissa Sison: Asawa versus Kabit Showdown

Parang telenovela ang pinagdadaan ni Sunshine Dizon ngayon. Laban pa Pirena! Sunshine revealed that she found out about the illicit affair of her husband on June 2015. He was having an affair with a lady doctor in the very same condo where they lived.

“My nightmares began exactly june of last year. I’ve given you several chances, I swallowed everything for the sake of Doreen and Anton, I tried my best and gave my all. You have disregarded your responsibilities and turned into a monster, all the lies and deception.”

Mabangis ang mga sagot ni Sunshine, “Did you really think I was that stupid? Did you really think I would just cry in one corner and do nothing? Too bad this stupid girl isn’t stupid after all.” Sunshine also expressed her sadness that this incident has affected her two children, “You ruined two families. You ruined the lives of our children. For almost a year you had the audacity to live with that woman in the same building were your own children lives.”

Scarlet letter mo girl! Sorry Clang Sison, Sunshine screams No Annulment! There is no forgiveness for what you did. No annulment for you. I will seek justice. I will see you both in court.”

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Maginhawa Street Quezon City Philippines

Maginhawa Street is one of the surrounding streets in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Located near UP Diliman campus in Quezon City, Maginhawa Street is a residential area. The street has become one of the places for relaxation and has sometimes been referred to as the “melting pot” street of cuisines. Maginhawa could be define as “convenient” or “cozy”. Many food enthusiast allocate most of their time to visit and discover many famous sights and landmarks that also regular people shouldn’t miss in this place.

The Nook is one of the famous restaurant and it is Maginhawa’s very own piece of Hogwarts. Inside the street you could also enjoy: StrEat: Maginhawa Food Park, RBy’s Steak and Shake, Antiteasis: Books and Brews, The Baker’s Table, Ate Fe’s Kitchen, Big B Burgers, Breakfast Bin, Cas Quesadilla, Crepeman, Friuli, MIXXX Vigan’s Best, Sancho Chuerreria Manila, IScreamist and many other famous sights to visit.

It was only natural that in the weekend of Quezon City’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations (the city celebrates its 75th Foundation Day during October 12), Maginhawa Street always contributes many of its finest food and restaurants.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Taiwan Excellence Philippines: The Best of Taiwanese Brands and Products

Taiwan Excellence brand partners showcased their products
Taiwan continuously reinforces its importance as the Philippines’ trading partner. According to 2015 Philippine Statistics Authority data, Taiwan is the 4th top import country (with 5.2 billion USD imports) and the 9th top export country (with 2.2 billion USD exports) in the world. With this, Taiwan Excellence campaign, which is organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) of Taiwan government and implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), is again rolling out for the third year in the Philippines to further strengthen trading ties between the two countries.

Taiwan Excellence
, the symbol of superiority of products from Taiwan, will have more exciting and more comprehensive activities in 2016. Through experiential activities to be staged throughout the year, TAITRA aims to let Filipino consumers experience how they can enhance their lives and create a truly “Excellent Lifestyle.”

Over the years, Taiwan Excellence activities have brought Filipinos closer to Taiwanese products. These innovative and high quality products have seen greater acceptance in the market and have become an integral part of the Filipino lifestyle – from appliances that provide convenience in managing households, gadgets that complement hectic schedules, and equipment that makes committing to a healthy goal easier.

(From left) Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Deputy Executive Director of Strategic Marketing Department Scott Yang, Taiwan Economic & Cultural Office (TECO) Ambassador of the Philippines Dr. Gary Song-Huann LIN, Manila Economic & Cultural Office (MECO) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Amadeo Perez Jr., and celebrity guest Jasmine Curtis-Smith

For this year, Taiwan Excellence will introduce its latest product line-up, all of which capture Taiwan brands’ features that have gained global recognition for their distinct quality and sheer excellence. Some brands include ACER, ASUS, MSI and PX for Information and Communications Technology products; Tatung, Sakura, and Caesar for Household Goods; and Johnson, Pacific and KYMCO for Sports and Leisure products.

“In the past two years, we have witnessed the very strong demand among Filipinos for high quality Taiwan-made products to meet their lifestyle needs. Through the Taiwan Excellence campaign, we hope to bring high quality products that will help Filipinos upgrade their lifestyles. We hope Filipino consumers will be empowered to make educated decisions about their purchases and experience the benefits and superior quality of our products and brands,” said Scott Yang, Deputy Executive Director of TAITRA.

Among the activities slated for 2016 are Taiwan Excellence Experiencing Zones scheduled on June 3 to 5 in SM Megamall, July 8 to 10 in SM Mall of Asia, August 19 to 21 in TriNoma, and October 21 to 23 in Market! Market! Visit for more details.

About Taiwan Excellence
The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan’s most innovative products that provide tremendous value to users worldwide. All products carrying this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D and manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 100 countries.

Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA
The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. is responsible for implementing policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, the BOFT's role and position have been adjusted regularly to meet the needs of the ever changing international economic and trade environments. The BOFT has been guiding and working with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities both internationally and domestically. Having worked closely with TAITRA for many decades, the BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for various critical government projects relating to business, trade and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.
Implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAIT
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, semi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200