10 Most Dangerous Cities in The Philippines to Drive In


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.25 million people die in road accidents annually, while 20-50 million suffer minor to permanently debilitating injuries. In the Philippines, a daily average of 37 Filipinos lost their lives in road incidents last 2017. Aside from harming people, road accidents also result in huge financial losses,…

5 Smart Buys for the Future


Often, our elders or our more financially-savvy friends will advise us not to waste money on things we never plan to use. And really, that’s great advice! However, there are always exceptions to every rule. Here are a few things you might want to consider purchasing before there’s ever a need for them. Security System…

Cebuana Lhuillier chairman and founder featured on Diplomacia Magazine


Cebuana Lhuillier founder and Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe Jones Lhuillier graces the cover of Diplomacia Magazine. In this October 2018 issue, the ambassador highlights his diplomatic work, the thriving relationship between the Philippines and Spain, and his enduring love for the Filipino community.   INTERVIEW WITH H.E. AMBASSADOR PHILIPPE J. LHUILLIER (Pages 6-14)  …

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pawnshops


Being more accessible than banks, pawnshops have been a prevalent presence in the lives of Filipinos for many years. They have stood against the test of time and have continued to provide funds for any struggling kapwa Pilipino at a reasonable cost. Despite this, there are a lot of things not known about them. Below…

Bank Loans vs Pawn Loans: What’s the Difference?


Let’s admit it. Sometimes, we want things we can’t afford. Most of the time, we can curb such destructive desires because we know better. However, there are rare times when that thing we want is actually also a thing we need. If that’s the case, then maybe it’s time to think about getting a loan.…

Cebuana Lhuillier participates in disaster-resilience activities


Taking off from the launch of Cebuana Rapido, an employee volunteer group for disaster resilience-related activities, Cebuana Lhuillier has participated in a number of projects and activities meant to promote disaster resilience (DR) across the Philippines. “I’m pleased to say that Cebuana Rapido members have taken to heart the company’s disaster resilience advocacy. In the…

Art Relief Mobile Kitchen: Feeding the hungry in times of disasters


Food is one of human’s most basic needs. In times of disasters however, many families – traumatized, worried, and confused – find themselves with nothing, not even a simple meal. Art Relief Mobile Kitchen knew this too well and thought of a solution. Since 2012, the non-profit group has been setting up community kitchens across…

DRRM stories from the regions


Post ‘Ompong’ rehab plan pushed for CAR Office of Civil Defense Administrator Ricardo Jalad recommended the conduct of a comprehensive post typhoon Ompong recovery and rehabilitation plan for the Cordillera Region. The plan, he said, will play an important role in securing government funding support for the region’s rehabilitation efforts. Typhoon Ompong in CAR caused…

House approves disaster insurance for vulnerable and marginalized groups


Legislators hope vulnerable and marginalized groups can better prepare for disasters through insurance coverage. The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill No. 8165, also known as the Department of Disaster Resilience Act on 1 October 2018. Chapter 10, Section 32c of the said bill provides that the “Department shall oblige…