Where to buy cheap Apple iPad?

Where can you buy the cheapest official Apple iPad in Asia?

That’s what we also wanted to know. So what we did was compare the prices of the iPad offered  in official Apple online stores in each country. In Asia Pacific, the iPad is being sold in Apple Online Stores in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore.

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Where to buy Apple iPad in the Philippines

What I want for Christmas is a touchscreen tablet PC. Right now, my options are narrowed down to the Apple iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Toshiba Folio 100. My major, major problem, though, is that neither of these products have been officially launched in the Philippines yet and it looks like they still won’t be released anytime soon.

However, unofficial versions are already available in the Philippine market, and this might be one’s chance to own these units prior to the official launch.

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Salaries of top execs in BDO, BPI, UnionBank, other Philippine banks

Among publicly-listed Philippine banks, top executives of UnionBank of the Philippines (UBP) received the highest salary and bonuses in 2009, while top executives of Banco de Oro (BDO) and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) follow next.

This is based on an analysis of annual reports for the year 2009 submitted by local banks to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). The reports do not show the individual salaries and bonuses of each executive, but presents the lumped compensation of the banks’ top officials. The number of executives receiving the compensation was shown, thus, the average figure was derived.

UnionBank’s top 5 execs each receive P21.28 million compensation

An analysis of executive compensation shows that on average, the salary of the top 5 officers of UnionBank of the Philippines (UBP) was P17.03 million each, plus additional compensation and bonuses of P4.3 million each — for a total of P21.28 million compensation for each of the top 5 executives in 2009.

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21% of Metro Manila residents are squatters

If the report of the Metro Manila Inter-Agency Committee on Informal Settlers (MMIAC) is to be believed, one out of every five residents in Metro Manila is a squatter.
The Inquirer quoted a report of the MMIAC saying that there are more than 544,609 households of informal settlers in Metro Manila, representing 21% of the total 2.6 million households population.

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