Maybe it is your laptop that needs to retire and give way to a new one. Perhaps it's that new gaming console you've been eyeing forever. Or maybe there are even a bunch of accessories you need to get. Whatever it is, we're sure there is at least some gadget or electronic on your shopping list and the time to get it now. Why now? You have the IT Show happening online as well. Between 29 to 3 June, during the IT Show sale, you can buy all electronics with up to 70 per cent discount and still earn up to 10 per cent cash back in your favourite online stores when you shop through ShopBack. These all major savings and perks you won't want to miss! WHAT YOU CAN WIN DURING THIS IT SHOW 1. WIN A FREE MICROSOFT SURFACE GO BUNDLE (WORTH $1218) THIS IT SHOW! Play HACK THE CODE with ShopBack. Solve the clues which will be released on ShopBack's Facebook, Instagram and Telegram to stand a chance to win a free Microsoft Surface Go Bundle (worth $1218) which includes a matching burgundy set of … [Read more...] about How to save up to 70 per cent in electronics
How to retire in 10 years
An OFW asks, 'Should I buy my health insurance now for my retirement in the Philippines 10 years from now?' Question: Hi Miss Rose! I wish to check your thoughts on this po. OFW po ako in Singapore. Maganda ang health insurance coverage namin dito pero gusto naming maghanda para sa aming retirement sa Pinas probably in 10 years. Naisip naming kumuha na kami ng insurance kahit na overseas pa. Kaya lang parang walang health insurance product sa Pinas na suitable sa OFW. Any suggestions po? Mag-iipon na lang po ba kami at bibili na lang ng health insurance paguwi namin sa Pinas? Ang downside po kasi e baka may pre-existing conditions na by that time. Looking forward to your inputs po. Thanks and God bless. Answer: Hi Resie. I’m glad to hear that you currently have a good health insurance coverage in Singapore. I also admire your proactive attitude about your retirement and a good retirement definitely includes your health matters taken care of. It is … [Read more...] about An OFW asks, ‘Should I buy my health insurance now for my retirement in the Philippines 10 years from now?’
TAIPEI - A generation ago, from mid-1995 into early 1996, China lobbed missiles in the waters around Taiwan as the self-governing island prepared to hold its first fully democratic presidential election. Washington forcefully intervened to support its ally, sending two aircraft carrier battle groups to patrol nearby. The carriers, then as now the spearhead of American power, intimidated Beijing. The vote went ahead. The missiles stopped. How China is replacing America as Asia's military titan Today, with tension again running high, Washington still backs Taiwan. Chinese President Xi Jinping on January 2 renewed Beijing's longstanding threat to use force if necessary to restore mainland control over the island. But the United States is now sending much more muted signals of support. On Sunday, American ships sailed through the Taiwan Strait. This was the seventh passage of U.S. warships through the narrow, strategically sensitive waterway since July. Each time, though, just two U.S. … [Read more...] about News China’s vast fleet is tipping the balance in the Pacific
SINGAPORE: A strong labour movement remains crucial to Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday (Apr 30), as he commended the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) for its good work over the last 50 years.In his May Day Message, Mr Lee noted that in many developed countries, union membership is falling and organised labour is being marginalised. “Workers’ concerns are not addressed, and they feel bewildered, leaderless and helpless,” he said. “Not surprisingly, they turn to extreme, nativist political movements that pander to their fears and insecurity, but offer no realistic solutions or inspiring leadership to improve their lives.”However, he said that Singapore’s labour movement has “good reason” to be proud of its record over the last 50 years.“In Singapore, constructive and cooperative unions, together with enlightened employers and a supportive government, have delivered better incomes for workers and … [Read more...] about Strong labour movement remains ‘crucial’ to Singapore: PM Lee
What’s new for BPI in Makati and Aboitiz in Cebu? I was in Makati for a day to attend the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) annual stockholders meeting where media from the Visayas and Mindanao were invited. Actually, it was the first time for BPI to invite the Cebu and Davao media to their annual stockholders meeting and it was good for me to meet with our old friends, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and his brother Fernando where we talked about the old days when they went to Cebu with their motorcycles to ride with us. Unfortunately our good friend, Bobby Aboitiz who played host with them, passed away two years ago. As the top honchos of BPI pointed out, BPI for the 1st Quarter of 2019 posted a 7.6 percent increase in its net income, which stands at P6.72 billion and up to 10.5 percent versus the 4th Quarter of 2018. In their joint message to the BPI stockholders, chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and President and CEO Cezar Consing, noted, … [Read more...] about What’s new for BPI in Makati and Aboitiz in Cebu?