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(2015) Dates of Philippine holidays, 10 long weekends

It’s here! The official list of Regular Holidays, Special non-working days, and Special Holidays for the year 2015 has been announced. (Click here if you’re looking for the list of Philippine holidays in 2016!) Start planning your vacations because you’ve got ten (10) long weekends next year!

Calamity loan for SSS, GSIS members

Eligible members of the Social Security System (SSS) and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) who were affected by typhoon Glenda may now avail of a calamity relief package from these institutions.

How to apply for a PAGIBIG calamity loan

Those recently affected by typhoon Glenda or other calamities and natural disasters may now avail of PAGIBIG Fund’s Calamity Loan. Here are important details related to this loan program.

Elementary, High School, College classes suspended today

With Typhoon Glenda continuing to pummel Metro Manila and parts of Luzon, classes in affected areas have been suspended in all levels in most schools and universities. Here’s a list of cities that have announced cancellation of classes in all levels, including elementary, high school and college, for both public and private schools.

Binay-Gate: Mayor Junjun Binay’s Dasmarinas Village Scandal

Local mainstream news and social media are currently abuzz about a recorded video showing Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and his “incident” with security guards of the posh Dasmarinas Village Banyan gate weeks ago. In that video, originally reported and uploaded by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the mayor’s convoy appears to force its way through the closed …

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Impact of QE taper on the Philippines and other emerging markets

The beginning of the end is here. The widely-anticipated taper of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing program or QE3 will finally begin early next year, the US Fed announced today at the conclusion of the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.

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