March 30, 2009
A lot of people have been writing us in the past asking why we don’t recently feature a lot of “make money online” opportunities. The simple answer is that we can’t find a lot of genuine online income opportunities.
Most of the money-making schemes found on the internet, especially those which ask for an “investment” in exchange for future “profits”, are scams.
There are some, like Paid to Click (PTC) or other Get-Paid-To programs, that pay but a lot of time is needed in return for meager cents.
Genuine programs like Google Adsense are starting to show a decline in earnings so those starting out may now have to double their efforts to earn a few dollars.
Fortunately, a genuine make-money-online program has been recently introduced for Filipinos. Last week, Clickbank has started accepting affiliates from the Philippines.
March 26, 2009
Yesterday I received an email from BPI Trade concerning taxes to be withheld on the cash dividends declared by PLDT or Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PSE Code: TEL).
Apparently, owners of TEL shares who are eligible for the dividends must prove that they are Filipino citizens or resident aliens of the Philippines, otherwise, the dividends will be charged a higher rate.
March 25, 2009
Isa si Vincent Jan Rubio sa mga kasabayan ko sa Philippine Collegian ng UP Diliman. Sa ilalim ng liwanag ng buwan, doon sa bubungan ng Vinzons Hall ang madalas naming tambayan kasama ang iba pang mga manunulat, para magyabangan/magbangayan tungkol sa iba’t ibang diskurso ng buhay.
Kadalasan, bote ng beer lang ang katapat ng aming mga problema noon. Lecheng pag-ibig? Isang lagok ng San Mig Light lang yan. Problema sa acads? Iniisip pa ba ‘yun? Haggard na presswork? Sige lang, rakenrol!
Pero kahapon, ilang libong bote ng alak man ay di kayang lunurin ang lagim na dala ng balitang wala na si VJ.
March 25, 2009
The world’s richest people are now getting “poorer.”
According to the 2009 Forbes list of The World’s Billionaires, there are now only 793 billionaires around the world — down from 1,132 in the 2008 Richest People list. Their collective net worth is “just” $2.4 trillion, down $2 trillion from last year.
Who are the wealthiest people in the world? Read on.
March 23, 2009
What is “interest-based advertising”?
It is basically a way for Google advertisers to reach more targeted users by showing ads based on the interests of a site visitor. If a user, for example, watches a lot of music videos on YouTube and visits primarily entertainment sites, Adsense will show more entertainment-related ads to that user, regardless of the site that user is in.
March 20, 2009
The minimum amount needed to invest in the Philippine National Bank (PNB)’s Long-Term Negotiable Certificate of Deposit (LTNCD) is P500,000 or around US$10,400.
According to the PNB representative I talked to, this entire amount is already covered by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC).
I thought PDIC’s insurance is, until now, only up to P250,000?
March 18, 2009
Who are the richest Filipinos? How many Filipino billionaires are there? Among the three — Henry Sy, Lucio Tan and Jaime Zobel de Ayala — who is currently the richest?
If you know the answers to these questions, then you are most likely following the list of the world’s richest.
If you know nothing, don’t worry. Keep reading.
March 17, 2009
Those looking for safe but higher-yielding instruments can turn to Long-Term Negotiable Certificates of Deposits (LTNCD). The Philippine National Bank is expected to issue a minimum of P3 billion worth of LTNCDs in the next few days.
What is LTNCD?
Long-term negotiable certificates of deposits (LTNCDs) are peso-denominated negotiable certificates of deposits that mature after at least five years.
March 17, 2009
In what is touted as the biggest corporate bond issue in the Philippines, beer company San Miguel Brewery, Inc. (SMB) successfully raised P38.8 billion or US$800 million during this week’s sale of its fixed-rate bonds.
March 14, 2009
Depositors of the closed Legacy rural banks have little reason to rejoice when the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) announced on March 9 that all depositors, including those with deposit balances of more than P100,000.00, can now submit claims.
That’s because according to the PDIC, “payment of valid claims shall be mailed.”
Now, it takes only a bit of common sense to know that sending payment cheques via mail is not a good idea.