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The high cost of living


Too late, I’m told, at 74, to get medical insurance. I had thought so, imagining the conditions I’m bound to develop by then—“preexisting,” as they say.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Travel Insurance – A Traveler’s Necessity


Aside from the fact that all Schengen countries* require you to have a Schengen approved travel insurance policy before these countries issue you with a visa, the reason you need travel insurance is simple: when you travel, you deal with much more uncertainty and your existing insurances won’t normally cover the risks associated with traveling overseas.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Travel | Read More »

Your little one deserves a big start in life

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One of the main areas of a child’s life that affects how well he or she will grow into a successful and competent adult is education. For many families, education is a priceless privilege. It opens the door to an array of opportunities – or at the very least – it is regarded as a stepping stone in getting ahead through life’s hardship. Every parent dreams for their little ones to succeed in life and most of them sacrifice a lot in order to send their children to a good school in college.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In case of emergency, don’t break the bank

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Maintaining a savings account is necessary, but whether or not it is enough to financially shield a family from emergencies is something breadwinners must consider carefully.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Read the fine print to know what you’re getting


Contract and insurance policies are not the only things that should be read carefully, especially the fine print.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Food | Read More »

Insurance versus luck


Do I follow my own advice and insure myself, or do I, like Dad, leave things to fate and fortune?

Posted: April 29th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

PhilPlans awards winners of photo contest

Eric Bautista (3rd Place) Eduardo Esplana (1st Place), Ed Elizarde (2nd Place)

PhilPlans recently awarded the top three winners of its Aking Panata Photo Contest at the new PhilPlans Corporate Headquarters at the 12/F iACADEMY Building, 6764 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

Posted: March 22nd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

PhilPlans celebrates commitment with “Ang Aking Panata” photo contest


PhilPlans understands the importance of honoring one’s commitment. And so, in time for the coming second semester, PhilPlans has promptly released more than P155 Million in education benefits to its more than 10,000 planholders. More than a show of its financial strength, however, PhilPlans has chosen to celebrate its capacity to keep its promise to its planholders with the “Ang Aking Panata” photo contest.

Posted: November 10th, 2011 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Christopher Lao back in ad that ‘properly informs’


Christopher Lao,
whose claim to fame came after he was caught on the news trying to drive his car through a flooded street and ranting about how he wasn’t properly informed about how deep the water was, is back.

Posted: October 14th, 2011 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Renters need insurance, too


It is typhoon season. Those affected by natural calamities do not only have to cope with the death or permanent disability of loved ones, but also with the destruction of property. In terms of damage to property, homeowners can fall back on insurance, but how about people who are only renting their places of residence? [...]

Posted: August 10th, 2011 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Recovering from acts of God – and other catastrophes


Filipinos are known to be a fatalist lot, believing that what will be, will be, and that somehow things will work themselves out. But they don’t always do, as many homeowners, entrepreneurs and large corporations have learned the hard and very expensive way. Because of major events beyond their control – including fire, robbery, theft, [...]

Posted: July 23rd, 2011 in Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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