ABS-CBN Studio Tours

>> Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Want to take a peek inside ABS-CBN, see how TV shows are made and even watch a live program like ASAP or Showtime?

Call ABS-CBN Studio Tours at 4152272 local 3622


The Importance of Giving Back

>> Friday, October 19, 2012

... remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth...
 Deuteronomy 8:18

Let us always remember, everything that we have is from God, the ONE who gives victory to kings.


Back to Basics - Saving with a Piggy Bank

Were you able to watch this week's episode of Ako Ang Simula (October 17, 2012)?
The topic was about "How to Start Saving? Go Back to Basics -  Gumamit ng Alkansiya" .

According to a survey of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, only 2 out of 10 Filipinos save.

The idea presented was if you find it difficult to start saving,
start with the way we were taught to save when we were kids, gumamit ng Alkansiya! =)

The show featured a tricycle driver who shared how from being a garbage scavenger,
he was able  to send his children to school and also buy his own tricyle.

His secret, every day, naghuhulog siya sa alkansiya ng P10.
Whenever he had extra money, naghuhulog sya ng P15 or P20.
After a year or so, he was able to accumulate P20,000 in his piggy bank.

According to a resource person interviewed on the program, we have to change the way we do things.
Nakaugalian ksi natin na pagkakuha ng sweldo, we spend it first, and then ang matitira, iyun ang mapupunta sa savings.
But the more effective way is, pagkakuha ng sweldo, magtabi kaagad para sa savings. Ang matitira lamang ang puedeng gastusin.

A strategy was also shared by an NGO on how people can develop the habit of saving.
It works something like this.
You start by setting aside a fixed amount of money, let's say P35, everyday in your piggy bank / alkansiya.
Kung kaya mong higit pa sa P35 everyday, mas malaking halaga, mas maganda. Pero dapat ay amount na kaya mong i-commit na ihulog araw-araw, walang palya. Maghulog ka rin ng additional, kung may extra money ka.

Kapag umabot na ito ng minimum balance to open a bank account (around P500 to P3,000 depending on the chosen bank), puede ka nang mag-open ng bank account at i-deposit ang naipon para kumita ng konting interest (around 0.375% to 1% depending on the chosen bank).

Tuloy-tuloy lang ang paghulog sa alkansiya. Everytime umabot sa P500 ang laman ng piggy bank, i-deposit ito sa bank account.

When the fund in your bank account reaches P20,000, you can already open an investment account which can give you earnings of around 10% to 12%. Much higher than what you would earn if you leave your money in the bank. This is the reason Why Saving is No Longer Enough.

Remember, this fund that you are setting aside is for your emergency or future needs.
So hindi ka dapat nag-wi-withdraw dito para sa gastusin na pang-araw-araw.

Excited ka na ba to start saving today using this strategy? I will be more than glad to assist you. =)

Happy Saving and Investing!

Leave a comment or drop me a note at geecc[at]hotmail[dot].com


SUNset Run with Papa Piolo and STAR Magic

The magic of Christmas shines brighter under the SUN and the STARS. 

On November 24, Sun Life Financial's 2nd SunPIOLOgy run kicks off at Sunset at the Venice Piazza on McKinley Hills. This is the 2nd year that Sun Life, in collaboration with its brand ambassador Piolo Pascual, will be holding a run for a cause with Hebreo Foundation as its beneficiary.

The event does not end at the finish line as a benefit show dubbed "Star Magic Gives Back" caps the night.

Everyone will be treated to a musical special featuring Pokwang, John “Sweet” Lapus, Sam Milby, Khalil Ramos, Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Enrique Gil, JM De Guzman, Alex Castro, Bryan Termulo, Myrtle Sarrosa, Robi Domingo, Sam Concepcion, Drei Felix, Megan Young, Jolo Estrada, Bangs Garcia, Empress, Paolo Avelino, Jason Abalos, Young JV, Rayver Cruz, Matteo Guidicelli, Bugoy Drilon, Liezel Garcia, Nyoy Volante, Jed Madela, Yeng Constantino, Angeline Quinto, Xian Lim, Enchong Dee, Maja Salvador and Piolo Pascual.

As part of Star Magic's 20th anniversary, the concert's proceeds will also be going to charity which includes ABS-CBN's Lingkod Kapamilya, Reception and Study Center for Children (RSSC), and the Sanctuary Centre.

Tickets go on sale on October 20 but pre-registrants at www.sunpiology.com get a limited edition sports flask.

Pascual, a Sun Life ambassador and a premiere artist of Star Magic, is the common denominator of these two anticipated fundraisers.

On its 4th year now, SunPIOLOgy raised nearly one million pesos last year with its first charity run back to back with a benefit exhibit.

Also celebrating a milestone is Star Magic, which marks 20 years of discovering and honing the country's best performers and entertainers.

"The benefit show, which we started last year, is a fitting culmination to our anniversary. By joining forces with Sun Life's SunPIOLOgy run, we hope to attract more people to also give back this holiday season," Pascual said during the launch presscon held at Komrad at IL Terrazo, Tomas Morato, QC.

For more information, visit

Source: One Galactic Event ushers Christmas from http://www.sunlife.com.ph


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