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Pay airline tickets with PayPal

Flying to the Philippines is not only more affordable than ever, but also more convenient, now that tickets aboard the country’s largest airline, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) can be purchased through PayPal, a global leader in online payments. With PayPal, millions of travelers around the world will be able to pay for CEB air tickets to and from the Philippines in just a few clicks.

The Centre for Aviation’s (CAPA) low-cost carrier of the year, CEB is the first carrier in the Philippines to offer PayPal as a payment option. PayPal has over 157 million PayPal customers in 203 markets around the world. This partnership will help improve the customer experience for international travelers, making it more convenient and secure for them to purchase CEB tickets online.
“From planning a trip to booking flights, travelers are doing more online than ever before. Together with CEB, PayPal wants to make it even easier and quicker for travelers to book and pay for their flights online. We are delight…

Success from making chips

By Wenna B. Bendol with Nicolas Banquero and Noli Valenzuela
An array of newly-washed aprons in pink and blue colors neatly hanged in the clothesline in the front yard greeted visitors from the DSWD one fine Tuesday morning.
Inside the small bamboo house was another refreshing sight to behold: a husband busy cleaning and preparing the raw materials for banana and taro chips.
Couple Rosemarie and Relihioso dela Rama, residents of Barangay Tubudan, San Remigio, Antique have been engaged in banana and taro chips business since two years ago.

"If he's not busy in our farm, he's really the one doing all the preparations and the cooking," Rosemarie declared in dialect. She is thankful that she doesn't have to work so hard because Relihioso is always there not only for their business but also in running their household and even taking care and looking after the needs of their young children.

The couple is blessed with three kids, the eldest of which is in Grade 3 and the …

e-books adoption for mEducation, eLearning gets boost

Leading the country’s digital shift of its learning systems by advancing the use of its innovative education solutions, Globe Telecom recently formalized its partnership with Flipside Publishing Services, Inc. (FPSI), which aims to promote the use of electronic books (e-books) in educational and corporate institutions nationwide.
With this synergy, Globe and Flipside’s team-up will open vast opportunities for conversion, aggregation, branding, retailing, publishing and distribution using international standards of e-books for Philippine educational system, including control, as well as the use of best-of-breed reading apps with built-in customer support system. This development unfolded as the telco company launched in November its groundbreaking Education Solutions suite, which comprises of e-books and e-bookstore platform.

The collaboration is also enhanced by the support Globe accorded to Flipside for the introduction of its Philippine Educational E-book Reader (PEER), an e-reader ap…

Butuan Travel

Tigerair Philippines madeNorthern Mindanao more accessible to travelers when it launched its daily direct flights from Manila to Butuan last December 15, 2014.
The daily flight will leave Manila at6 p.m.and arrive in Butuan at7:25 p.m.The return flight will depart Butuan at 8:05 p.m. and will arrive in Manila at 9:50 p.m.
Tigerair Philippines’s lowest year-round fare for Manila-Butuan and vice versa starts at Php3099, a chance for more travelers to satisfy their wanderlust.

Why visit Butuan? Letty Tan, Regional Director of the Department of Tourism CARAGA Region said that she is delighted to have another airline fly this route. “We believe that Tigerair Philippines can help in our tourism efforts,” she said.
Butuan, the regional and commercial capital of the Caraga Region is a popular destination for those who want to discover its rich and fascinating history. It has attractions like the Butuan National Museum for those who love ancient history, Delta Discovery Park where you can ride a bug…

Earth food on your skin

Earth Food Organic Soap is nature’s way of taking care of your skin
Everyone wants to have good skin and others would spend a fortune on chemicals, which in the long run, does more harm than good.
To have healthy and glowing skin, we need not look far. Herbs, spices and oil extracts from plants have tremendous benefits on our body, inside and out. They are also natural.
For example, coffee, chocolate and orange are rich in antioxidants that protect and renew our skin from the harmful effects of pollution, ultraviolet rays of the sun and stress.
Cinnamon, a spice, is commonly sprinkled on bread. But, do you know that it reduces inflammation, kills bacteria and helps bring back blood to the surface of the skin? That is why some women apply it on their lips to make them plump.
Lavender, a herb, has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an effective treatment for acne and wrinkles. It is also a wonderful skin toner because it stimulates blood flow to the skin cells. It relaxes…

Thoughtful gift ideas

We often say thatit's the thought that countswhen buying gifts.In case you need some extra help, here’s a list of thoughtful gift ideas you can give to a friend, a family member or even just to a stranger.
Give for a cause
*KKK bears and necklaces Instead of spending for a bucket of beer, inspire a friend or make a sick child happy by donating or buying a bucket of bear from Mga Kaibigan ng mga Kabataang may Kanser (KKK). The cute and colorful teddy bears costs only P100. Match it with a multicolored bucket, each adorned with inspiring quotes that costs only P50. Proceeds from the purchased buckets of bears will help fund KKK programs. If you choose to donate it, you’ll also put a big smile on a face of a cancer-stricken child. For only P180 also, you too can help support the chemotherapy of KKK kids. This, in exchange of an angel necklace which comes with a chain and mesh pouch.

*Never, never give up shirts You can also show off KKK’s famous missionstatement, “Never, Never Give Up” t…

Return of the De Luxe Sandwich at Steps of Rome

“I want to give Ilonggos something that is straightforward during the holidays,” said premiere chef and restaurateur Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing.
That is why she is dishing out “Holiday Cravings” this December in Steps of Rome, a favourite fine dining haven at Plazuela de Iloilo. The fare includes:
·Belgian Waffle Dulce de Leche with Blueberries and Pistachio Cream ·Croque Madame with Mortadella Ham, Gruyere Cheese and Bechamel Sauce ·Spanish Chorizo, Bell Peppers, Smoked Salmon and Cheese Fritata served with toasts ·Big Breakfast of the Champions; a powerful combination of sausage, ham, Spanish chorizo, omelette, garlic rice and toast with jam. ·A double decker deal with chicken chunks and salami generously topped with our velvety de luxe sauce ·Cookie Butter, Jelly and Chocolate Warm Waffle with Cream
Daily Eat-All-You-Can Meanwhile, Steps of Rome’s daily buffet continues this “Super December”. 
Every Monday and Tuesday, treat yourself and the gang to Deliciosa, an Eat-All-You-Can pizza and p…

Teachers use tablet as tool for learning

CEBU CITY—Today’s teachers have access to a wealth of materials that they can use to improve or supplement their classroom strategies and to make learning more fun for their young students.
In the case of more than 40 early childhood educators from Cebu City’s public elementary schools, they learned that tablets can serve as effective teaching tools during a one-day workshop, Tap&Learn: Tablets for Education, organized by Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart). 

The workshop is part of a nationwide series under Smart’s community partnerships for education.
Liezl L. Jurado, who handles the pre-school class of San Nicolas Elementary School, discovered a number of mobile applications that come in the form of games but are designed to teach early grade-schoolers a range of subjects—from numbers to alphabets to basic concepts.
Jurado was able to download a promising app that she thinks will come in handy when she introduces animals to her students.
“We teachers can’t imitate animal sounds corre…

Tigerair to add Cebu-Cagayan route to network

Tigerair Philippines adds a new route when it launches its direct flights between Cebu and Cagayan de Oro on November 29, 2014.
The airline’s Cebu-Cagayan de Oro service will depart from Cebu at 10:20 am every Tuesday and Saturday and arrive in Cagayan de Oro at 11:10 in the morning. The return flight will depart from Cagayan de Oro at 11:50 am and will land in Cebu at 12:40 in the afternoon.

The new flight will utilize an Airbus A320 aircraft. The lowest year-round fare for Cebu-Cagayan de Oro and vice versa starts at P888.

"Tigerair Philippines, through its network made wider with Cebu Pacific, looks forward to offering additional flight and destination options for its guests,” said Atty. Leilani de Leon, Tigerair Philippines Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs. 

With the new routes, Tigerair Philippines offers over 240 weekly flights to 14 domestic destinations – Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Manila, Roxas, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban and…