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LIST | Persons who can go out during mandatory COVID community quarantine

On Wednesday, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases revealed a complete list of persons exempted f...

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

Screenshot from Google Play Store
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

Screenshot from Google Play Store

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

Screenshot from Google Play Store
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

Screenshot from Google Play Store
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

Screenshot from Google Play Store
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! 

Image Courtesy: BonChon

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.

Monday, March 30, 2020

LIST | Open Pet Clinics and Grooming Centers During Enhanced Community Quarantine

Worried for the health of your fut kids? Looking for places where you can buy pet foods and treats? The Philippine Veterinary Medical Association has come up with a list of pet clinics that are still open during the enhance community quarantine 

List of vet clinics open for appointment and emergency cases in Metro Manila, other areas of Luzon, and Mindanao:

1. Animal Shelter Vet Clinic
1376 Mercedes Ave, Pasig City
Clinic hours: 9am to 5pm

2. Animal Shelter Vet Clinic
Brgy Tuktukan, Taguig City
Clinic hours: 9am to 5pm

3. Sorsogon Vet Clinic- Garcia
Garcia St, Sorsogon
Clinic hours: 9am to 5pm

4. Sorsogon Vet Clinic- Balogos
Balogos St, Sorsogon

5. Santa Ana Animal Health Clinic
2259 Calderon St, Sta Ana Manila
Clinic hours: 9am-2pm daily

6. Jose Abad Santos Vet Clinic
1938 Jose Abad Santos Ave, Manila
By appointment/emergency only
0917-5521069/ 02-87880259

7. Pet Society Comfort & Care Veterinary Clinic
50 Villa Ortigas II, Granada St., Brgy.Valencia, Quezon City
9am-5pm (emergency & critical cases only, scheduled puppy/kitten vaccination via appointment)

8. PasigLine Animal Clinic
#21 CLP Bldg, Mercedes Ave, San Miguel, Pasig City (Beside BDO)
Landline: 642-1502
Clinic Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm
Monday -Sunday

9. Metro Paws Pet Clinic
P3-11 Manlunas Street, Villamor Airbase Pasay City
8am to 6pm

10. Petlink Wellness Center & Veterinary Clinic
Caloocan: 173 West, Macario Asistio Ave, Caloocan City (24hrs)
Malabon: 4-E Victoneta Ave, Potrero, Malabon (9am-7pm)

11. Vets on the Block Pet Clinic
10 Hyacinth Street
Roxas District, Quezon City
10 am to 5 pm
Strictly by Appointment only
02- 34148428

12. Pet Starz Wellness Clinic
J.P Rizal, Makati City
10am to 6pm (please call before coming)
Globe: 0915-0558-805
Smart: 09198020558
Landline: 8776-7048

Unit 203, #51 Shorthorn st. brgy. Bahay Toro, Quezon City
Monday-Sunday (except Weds)
9am- 6pm
Our contact numbers are as follows:

14. PetVet Jr. Animal Clinic & Grooming Center
490 Quirino Avenue Talipapa Novaliches Quezon City
Open Daily: 9am til 6pm
0933 8101881
02 7905 7343

15. PetVet Animal Health Clinic and Grooming Center
2nd Floor Nova Square Shopping Center, Quirino Hiway cor P. dela Cruz Street, San Batolome, Quezon City.
Opens: Monday to Sunday, 930am to 6pm
Tel No.: (02)83325488; 09431427906

16. ManilaVets Animal Clinic
683 Manga Avenue corner Mindanao St. Sampaloc Manila
8am – 6pm (strictly for emergency cases only or by appointment)
Cp# 09151942009
Landline # 7746-9054

17. Pet Saloon Animal Clinic,
Gen.T.de Leon Valenzuela City
09669161011or 7956 63 09

18. Greenwoods Pet Hospital
Facebook/Greenwoods Pet Hospital

19. Healthy Prints Veterinary Services
B20 L14 San Gregorio St., Golden Acres, (“Grandeur”) Marcos Alvarez Extension, Talon V, Las Pinas City
Monday to Sunday
9am to 5pm

20. May Rulibeth L Javier Pet Lovers Animal Clinic and Emergency Services ( PLACES) / Doc May Pet Wellness Center
76 visayas ave brgy vasra qc 0917 8316826/ 89247118 office hr 8 am to 5 pm everyday.
Vets at work
Unit B/F Divino Amore BLDG, # 8 Holy Spirit Drive, Don Antonio Heights,QC
in front of Dominos pizza near security bank
office hours 10 am-5 pm Mon-sat only.

21. Pet Saloon Animal Clinic
2029 A. SANTOS SUBDIVISION,GEN. T. DE LEON,VALENZUELA CITY CP NO.09669161011(open 9am up to 7m)

3147 F Bautista street, Ugong, Valenzuela City
09060254055/ 091777779715/ 76184153
Clinic hours 9am to 5pm
Accepts home services appointment (depends still upon location)

23. Angeles Pet Care -Sucat Branch
Unit 27 and 28 Park and Shop 8300 Dr.A Santos Avenue Barangay BF Homes Paranaque City
Clinic hours
Monday to Sunday 8am to 5pm
09230211354; 09151679739

24. Vetermedics animal clinic
rainbow st.corner sierra madre st.hacienda HTS.Mona CTY.
Marikina City
09158054543…..near plmar new campus

25. Pet House Pet Clinic

131-B V. Luna Rd. Ext. Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Landline: 3436-1906
Smart: (0939)902-5701
Globe: (0917)652-2589

TIMOG branch
36-D Sct. Limbaga St., Laging Handa, Quezon City
Landline: 7621-8387
Smart: (0947)899-6403

15 Esteban Abada St. Builtmor Tower Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Landline: 3434-0032
Smart: (0939)902-5702

26. Dr. Love PET Clinic
#88 Road 1, CORNER ROAD 33, PROJECT 6 Quezon City
Tel. & CP. No. 09157005442 | 09177367761 | 72553407
Clinic Hours 9AM-9PM

1. Seven Lakes Veterinary Clinic
Colago Ave. San Pablo Laguna (across Puregold Sambat and next to Isuzu)
Clinic hrs: 9:00-4:00 pm. Emergency cases are accommodated
Tel. 09178172043

2. Whitewoods Animal Clinic
Brgy putingkahoy silang cavite
Contact no. 09332261285

3. Pet Family Animal Clinic and Grooming Center
B4 L6B Greenvillas 2 Brgy Buhay na Tubig Imus Cavite
Contact : 09062921197
Clinic hours:
Monday – Saturday 8am-6pm
Sunday 8am-5pm

4. FMS Veterinary Clinic
6658 National Road,San Antonio,Los Banos,Laguna
CP #09062334489
9am to 2pm Mon to Fri
9am to 2pm,4pm to 7pm Sat, 10 am to 5pm Sun

5. Pajares Animal Clinic
17 hi way platero
Binan Laguna
Monday-Saturday 8am-12noon

6. Dog Central Veterinary Clinic & Grooming
Bgy Halang Calamba City
0932 849 5981
By Appointment

7. Dog Central Veterinary Clinic & Grooming
225 Barangay San Juan
Tel 0932 849 5981
By appointment

8. Petrio Veterinary Clinic and Grooming Center
2nd Floor, YAMC Bldg., Brgy. Sahud Ulan, Tanza, Cavite
Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM (except Thursday), Sunday 1-5 PM
+63 956 041 5413
+63 9335974741

9. P-bee Snoopy and Buddy Veterinary Clinic
H. Ame St. and P. Montoya St. San Vicente 2 Silang, Cavite
Mondays to Saturdays
9am to 6pm

10. Happy Barn Animal Clinic & LA Pet Health and Wellness Shoppe
168 Bonifacio St., Brgy. 4 Poblacion 4, corner Regidor St. Sta. Cruz, Laguna
(Beside DBP bank)
Clinic hours: 8am-5pm Mon- Sat; 9am-12nn Sun
Accepts emergency cases/ surgery
Home service by Appointment
Tel. No. 049- 5764540
Cp. No. 09298379868

11. Doc F Veterinary Clinic
Pamplona bldg., Gen Ocampo st., Poblacion, Libmanan, Camarines Sur
Mon to Saturday – 9 am to 3 PM
Sunday- 9 AM to 11 am (EMERGENCY cases and puppy vaccination only)
Contact 09193796937 (smart/tnt/sun) 09066213027 (globe/tm)

12. Pawsitively Purrfect
Animal Health & Grooming Center
PitStop Bldg B, Kapitan Simeon Luz St., Brgy 6, Lipa City
First aid cases/appointments
Message Fb Page (name of our clinic)
(0955) 710 3717

13. Pet Wonders Veterinary Clinic (Main)
Old National Highway Nueva San Pedro, Laguna
Mon-Fri (9am to 5pm) or until further notice
+632 85533196 +632 72141989

14. Pet Wonders Veterinary Clinic (Rosario)
Rosario Ave. San Vicente San Pedro, Laguna
Mon-Fri (9am-5pm) or until further notice.
+632 79507155

15. Village Vet Animal Clinic and Grooming Center
Unit D Scandia Suites 2 South Forbes Inchican, Silang, Cavite (near Solenad Nuvali and Paseo de Sta Rosa, Laguna)
Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm or until further notice
Sun: 9am-2pm
Globe: 09058740422
Smart: 09493495943
Landline: 0495445939
FB page: Village Vet Animal Clinic and Grooming Center

16. Wags & Whiskers Veterinary Clinic
216 Aguinaldo Hwy Biga 2 Silang Cavite
Mon-Sat 9 am-4pm
Emergencies only
Call first for appointments

17. Pawssentials Pet Clinic
51 D5J’s Bldg., Don P. Campos Ave., Zone 2, City of Dasmariñas, Cavite
Open daily: 9am to 5pm
0921 434 0608

1. Pets.Com Animal Clinic
Dr.Rudolph Angelo “Doc Bing” David Encarnacion
Rocka Avenue, Rocka Village II Tabang,Plaridel,Bulacan
Emergency and By Appointment for now a
09156798140 and 0932-9278407 Or 0943-0964409 or 044-7972211

2. Chat and Chiens Vet Clinic
156 DRT highway, longos, pulilan, bulacan
Open 9am to 5pm

3. Twenty First Veterinary Clinic
Malhacan Road, Meycauayan City Bulacan (near China Bank)
Mon- Sat : 8am – 5pm Sun : 1pm- 5pm

4. R and G Vet Clinic
Poblacion Pulilan Bulacan
9 to 5pm
Mon to Sat only

5. Animal Life Clinic and Supply
Amado St. Dagupan City , Pangasinan is open 9:00 AM- 4PM
Contact no: 075-623-1327
Cp. 09209454468

6. SVC Animal Clinic and Grooming Center
0125 Capitol blvd. G/F Unit B VVD bldg. Brgy. Sto. Niño, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Contact number: 09487200055
Clinic hours: 8am to 12nn

7. Angeles Pet Care
Vivape Center lot 2 Block 6 Mcarthur Hiway Brgy. Camachiles Dau,Mabalacat Pampanga.
Contact details: (045) 649-4258; 0933-862-7982 and 0917-625-2641
1. Iligan Dog and Cat Doctor Animal Clinical Center
17 Fortaleza Street, Poblacion, Iligan City 09178505424, 09228880994, 063 221-7572
Clinic hours: 9am-12nn, 1pm-4pm Monday – Sunday

2. CDO Pet Doctor
8:30am-5pm monday thru sat

3. The Ark Veterinary Clinic
Doors 1 and 2 JDS Building, Jacinto Extension, Davao City
10am to 3pm (non-emergencies and emergencies; 24/7 on call for emergencies)
09228215121, (082)2867483

4. Animalandia Vet Clinic
Door 1 Onda Bldg., Casisang, Malaybalay City
8:30-5:30pm monday thru sat

5. Fedmerc Vet Clinic & Supply
1F ESM Bldg., San Isidro St
Malaybalay City
8:30-5:30pm monday thru sat

6. Animal Lover’s Lane Vet Clinic
Aglayan, Malaybalay City
8:30-5:30pm monday thru sat

7. Pet Purrfect Animal Clinic
You We Tong Bldg,
Gusa,Cagayan de Oro City
10:30am – 5pm
(088) 323-4636

8. Furpet’sale Veterinary Clinic
LMC bldng, 008 V. Sheker st.
Bagong Silang, Iligan City
Mon-sat 9am-1pm until further notice
Pls call before coming

9. Vets for Pets Veterinary Clinic
Zone 3 Upper Bulua, Cagayan de Oro
Friday to Monday 10am to 4pm.

10. Casas Jamis Veterinary Clinic
Cagayan de Oro
Lapasan branch – 856-2256/ 09178867343
Mastersons branch – 851-2256/ 09177266385
Carmen branch- 858-6695/ 09177266022
Agusan branch- 855-1758/ 09175873898

11. Petvet Central Clinic
Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental
Masterson (Main Branch) -09162359535
Barra – 09275698880
Gusa – 09664429800

12. Alrae Veterinary Clinic
Maramag, Bukidnon
Monday – Saturday
9am – 5pm By appointment only, strictly no walk-ins

13. Pet Whiskers Animal Clinic
Zone 12, Poblacion, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental
Monday-Sunday 9 AM -4:30 PM

Friday, March 20, 2020

DONATE | Help Our Frontliners While in the Comfort of Your Home during COVID Crisis

As we hope that our country goes through this challenge smoothly, may we all be reminded that we have thousands of front liners out there facing coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) who will be needing our help.

Despite the difficulty of living associated with the enhanced community quarantine, online banking has served as a linkage to direct donations without having to physically be there. Yes, you are reading that right. You can send help to our hardworking health workers online.

In line with this, several groups are raising funds to assist the frontliners, service personnel, homeless, displaced employees and families who almost have nothing. Using your smartphone, you can now be able to provide for the basic necessities of those who are in the front line and of those who are in need of assistance. Pay for testing kits. Send liters of alcohol and boxes of face mask. They are our first line of defense and we cannot afford to lose anyone of them.

Attached in this post is a LINK to an excel file (spreadsheet) of aid groups which will allow you to help out not just our frontliners, but also the most economically vulnerable people in our community.

Please do not though that:
This tracker is meant to organize information and help people find ways to help out. Since we can’t control what’s going to be shared here, please exert due diligence by checking the credibility of the organizations/groups/people where you’ll be donating your hard-earned money to their contact details and links are provided so please go ahead and call or message them before and after you donate.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

LIST | Persons who can go out during mandatory COVID community quarantine

On Wednesday, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases revealed a complete list of persons exempted from the mandatory home isolation.

Here’s the complete list of exemptions from the mandatory home quarantine:


Medical Services
  1. All DOH Officials and Staff
  2. All health and service personnel stationed at LGU Health Facilities
  3. All PRC vehicles bearing the Red Cross Logo and Staff with Red Cross IDs
  4. Core Staff from the WHO Country and Regional Offices
  5. Doctors and their drivers
  6. Hospital Staff and Employees including janitorial services
  7. Medical Professionals and other Employees
  8. Private Caregivers
Funeral Services
  1. Employees
  2. Immediate family of the deceased

Emergency Responders
  1. BFP
  2. DRRMC
  3. DSWD
  4. Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT)
  5. LGU Officials

Security Services
  1. PNP, AFP, PCG, BJMP, NBI, OTS, BOC, BI, PPA, MMDA, and other Law Enforcement Agency Personnel
  2. Company Security Officers and Security Guards
  3. Force Multipliers (Brgy Officials, Brgy Tanods)


  1. Bank Employees
  2. Armored Vehicle Crew

Money Transfer Services
  1. Employees

Groceries/Convenience Stores
  1. Employees

Public Markets
  1. Vendors

  1. Pharmacists and Employees

Food Chain/Restaurants
  1. Staff and Crew


Delivery personnel (2 including the driver) of cargoes
Employees working at food and medical manufacturing establishments


  1. Key Officials and Employees
  2. Employees of Cable and Internet Service Providers

Water Companies
  1. Key Officials and Employees
  2. Water Delivery and Refilling Stations Crew

Energy Companies
  1. Power Plant Maintenance Employees
  2. Petroleum Tanker Drivers
  3. Gasoline Attendants
  4. Coal Delivery Drivers

  1. Garbage Collectors


Private Individual (1 per household) availing the services of the mentioned establishments
Government Skeletal force of the Executive Branch

Capital Markets (based on skeletal workforce)
  1. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  2. Securities and Exchange Commission
  3. Philippine Stock Exchange
  4. Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation
  5. Philippine Securities Settlement Corporation
  6. Philippine Depository and Trust Corporation

DOLE Skeletal Staff for Tulong Hanapbuhay sa Ating disadvantage/displaced Workers (TUPAD)

Senators and Congressmen with their CoS

Department Secretaries, Undersecretaries, Assistant Secretaries

Bureau Directors

Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman

Justices of Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, and Sandiganbayan

Judges of the Regional, Metropolitan, City and Municipal Trial Courts and Prosecutors


Media Personalities including PCOO and its attached agencies
Unified ID Cards issued by PCOO are required starting March 21, 2020

Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) and Export-Oriented Businesses Personnel and those facilitating for their work from home arrangements

Critical Transportation Facilities Employees (i.e.; MRT, LRT, PNR, Airport and Toll Facilities)

Outbound and Inbound International passengers and driver

Sources: Philippine Daily Inquirer