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Monday, April 20, 2020

LIST | 5 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Bills Payment and Online Contributions During Enhanced Community Quarantine

Still stuck in an extended Enhanced Community Quarantine, most of us feel anxious about not knowing what's going to happen and how we're supposed to pay the bills that are already approaching due date. Luckily, some apps have existed even prior to this pseudo lock down that would enable us not just to pay bills online but to settle our contributions to government agencies and non-profit organizations at the comfort of our home. All that is really needed is a stable internet connection.

Here are five (5) must-have mobile apps that could help you with your bills payment, contributions and other online transactions:

1. PayMaya

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Experience an improved way of paying na SECURE at laging may BALIK sa’yo! PayMaya (Android | iOS) is a FREE e-wallet service that caters to your need for safe and seamless transactions. And with its new Balik Bayad campaign, you are sure to get the most value for your money.

2. GCash

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A mobile wallet app that lets you instantly pay bills, buy load, send money, shop, and more – all in the safety of your own home!

Enjoy fast and easy payments with GCash! It's a safe, secure mobile wallet that connects to your mobile number, making it available anytime, anywhere. Download GCash (Android | iOS) today so you can complete your errands without having to break quarantine!

3. Bayad Center Mobile

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Pay for over 1,000 bills online anytime, anywhere. Bayad Center is the pioneer and market-leader in the bills payment collection industry. With over 30,000 payment touchpoints nationwide, Bayad Center (Android | iOS) provides utmost convenience to Filipinos addressing all their payment needs.

4. Coins.ph

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Coins.ph (Android | iOS) is a mobile wallet that allows you to buy prepaid load, send money to anyone, pay over 95+ bills, receive remittances from 200+ countries & territories - even without a bank account. With Coins, your phone is the only wallet you'll ever need!

5. Moneygment App

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Your finances in an app, your future in a tap

Moneygment app (Android | iOS) is an all-in-one financial solution for— self-employed individuals, small to medium enterprises, homemakers, OFWs, and the general unbanked population— so you can focus on growing your business.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

LIST | Open groceries and convenience stores schedule during Holy Week 2020

As we celebrate Holy Week 2020 in the comforts of our home, please be reminded of the following schedules of groceries and convenience stores.

These groceries and convenience stores will be closed on APRIL 9 and 10:

Greenhills Unimart
  • Open on Apr. 6-8,  11-12: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Open on Apr. 8, 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 .p.m.
Robinsons Supermarket - closed on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday


  • Store hours vary per branch, with some open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Apr. 6 to 8 and 11 to 12. Kindly refer to link.

Shopwise and Shopwise Express
  • Store hours vary per branch. Kindly refer to link.

  • All S&R branches will remain open on Apr. 8, 11-12: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SM Supermarket
  • Closed on Apr. 9; select stores will be open on Apr. 10. Kindly check list
  • All  SM Supermarket branches will be open on Apr. 11-12.

UP Town Center

  • Merkado Supermarket (Apr. 6-8 and 11-12 ): 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Healthy Options: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m
  • Mercury Drug: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

These grocery stores will be closed on APRIL 10 ONLY.


  • Metro Supermarket in Market Market, Marquee Mall in Angeles, Alabang Town Center and Ayala Malls Feliz will be open on Apr. 9, 11-12: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Select Puregold stores will remain open on varied store hours this Apr. 9, 11-12. Kindly see the list here.

Santolan Town Plaza

  • Mercury Drug - open on Apr. 9, 11-12:7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  
  • Town Plaza marketplace - open only on Apr. 11-12: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Groceries with NO STORE CLOSURES during Holy Week 2020:

All Day - open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Online Grocers 

  • “Add to cart” option will be disabled until Apr. 9, 3 p.m.
  • NO delivery option on Apr. 10.

Always Fresh PH - closed on Apr. 9-12; orders resume on Apr. 12.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

LIST | Operating Hours of PH Banks (BPI, PSBank, BDO, Metrobank) for Holy Week 2020

The Holy Week has just started and with the COVID-19  pandemic still ravaging health systems, banking facilities need to be prepared to release cash for continuous money withdrawals.

Here is a list of operating schedules of Philippine banks for the Holy Week 2020.

  • All branches will be closed from April 9 to April 12. Operations will resume on April 13

  • All branches will be closed from April 9 to April 12

  • All branches nationwide will be closed on April 9 and April 10

Source: ABS-CBN News

Friday, April 3, 2020

FOOD | BonChon Ready-to-Cook (RTC) Meals for Takeout

Heads up to all stay-at-home people out there! BonChon is offering ready-to-cook meals for you guys so that everyone gets to eat their favorite BonChon meals at home! 

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Image Courtesy: BonChon

Pick them up at the nearest branch serving you! NOTE: Please remember that only a few BonChon stores are offering these meals. Here is a list of BonChon branches that have ready-to-cook meals for takeout.

  • Araneta-Shopwise
  • Ayala Marikina
  • Cash n' Carrry
  • Eastwood
  • La Fuerza Las Pinas
  • Legarada
  • Mckinley
  • PhilPlans
  • Porta Vaga
  • Prima 3 Caruncho
  • Scape Macapagal
  • Silver City 1
  • Valero One Center
  • WalterMart Makati
  • WalterMart Munoz

Bonchon Commissary: 16 Calle Obrero, Bagumbayan, Q.C.