ATM Withdrawal Charge to increase

ATM Withdrawal Charge to increase

Beginning October 22, 2012 BPI ATM Debit card holders shall pay additional P5 for every withdrawal done in other bank’s ATM (Bancnet, Expressnet, and Megalink). From the present P10, it shall become P15 for every withdrawal. However, withdrawal at BPI ATMs shall remain free.

Payment using the BPI ATM cards using the Express Payment System in stores shall also remain free.

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DTI Implements Family Name and Number Coding on Motorcycle Helmet Registration

DTI Implements Family Name and Number Coding on Motorcycle Helmet Registration

DTI Usec Zenaida Maglaya has announced that beginning this month motorcycle owners in Metro Manila can secure their ICC stickers for their helmet according to their family names and motorcycle license plate number. This is implemented by DTI to avoid “last-minute” registration.

However, the coding is optional in the provinces.The registration is only up to November while the month of December is by appointment for corporations and groups.

Here is the schedule according to the first letter of the family name of the motorcycle owners and the ending number of the license plate:

September : A to F
October     : G to O
November  : P to Z
December  : for corporation and groups

Monday : 1, 2
Tuesday: 3,4
Wednesday : 5,6
Thursday : 7,8
Friday : 9, 0

Click the link above for more of this announcement from the DTI.

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What is driving the Philippines’ surprisingly strong growth?

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/12/world/asia/philippines-surprise-surge/index.html

Sharing this article from CNN about the strong growth of the Philippines in the first quarter of 2012. Our growth–6.4% has long surpassed the forecast of IMF at 3.5% this year Thanks to the remittances of the OFWs and the sprouting call centers.

Click the link above to read the full story from CNN.

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Bohol Wakefest 2012 @ Pandanon Island

http://youtu.be/QRhdXBpp0E4

The Bohol Wakefest 2012 has been going on at the Pandanon Island in Getafe, Bohol since Saturday until the 25th of June.

The wake boarding experience jump started with a competition dominated by visiting wake boarders from other provinces during the opening day. Here’s the complete result of the competition:

WOMEN’s WAKESKATE:
Champion : Susan Larsson (Sweden)

WOMEN’S WAKEBOARD:
Champion : Mikee Selga (Davao)
1st Runner-up : Ma. Theresa Calabria (Tagbilaran)

MEN’s WAKESKATE:
Champion : Maroe Gomez (Manila)
1st Runner-up : Fermin Tamayo
2nd Runner-up : Koko Yuzon (Cebu)

MEN’s WAKEBOARD
Champion : Zech Stephenson (Davao)
1st Runner-up : Luda Horfila (Davao)
2nd Runner-up : Gelou Cordero

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