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Palawan Express Pera Padala Now Asking Personal Questions to Clients is Invasion of Privacy

Palawan Express Pera Padala Now Asking Personal Questions to Clients is Invasion of Privacy

Opinion
First of all, I’ve been a client of Palawan Express Pera Padala by Palawan Pawnshop for more than a year. So far, I did not encounter any problem in sending and receiving money and their staff was polite. But last month, they started asking me personal questions like what’s my relationship with the sender and what’s the money for, and I think this is invasion of privacy. “Mura. Mabilis. Walang Kuskos-balungos. (Cheap. Fast. No hassle.)” Says the tagline of Palawan Express Pera Padala. Well, I can say that all of them were initially true at least based on my experience. But then, the hassle started when I was asked, "Kaanu-ano nyo po yung nagpadala?" and "Para saan po yung pera?” – Excuse me? “But isn’t it invasion of privacy on my part and to the sender?” I asked the teller politely.
Why Lazada Philippines Has One of the Worst Customer Service Ever

Why Lazada Philippines Has One of the Worst Customer Service Ever

Opinion, Technology & Internet
After two weeks of struggle with Lazada Customer Service, I finally got my refund. But my terrible experience will not let me change the title of this article so people will be informed not to use that store credit. Lazada is the biggest online shopping store in the Philippines and while it is gaining more popularity, it is also starting to steal people’s money by making customers suffer until they give up. Shopping through Lazada is safe, but if you want to make sure no one can steal your hard earned money, continue reading. I started using Lazada two years ago and I placed my first order on January 2, 2016. Since then, I accumulated a total of 37 orders with two return/refunds. The first return order happened last year and since the fund was deposited directly into my Paypal
Why OLX is Losing Customers, and Gradually Dying

Why OLX is Losing Customers, and Gradually Dying

Opinion, Technology & Internet
Background From 2009 to 2013, I sold around 35 vehicles,  6 laptop computers, and dozens of assorted items at Sulit.com.ph. I purchased more than 2 tons of ukay, electronic gadgets, vehicle parts, and other things in return. Between 2011 and 2013, I sold at least 6 cars and 8 motorcycles including 2 Honda Superfour big bikes through Ayosdito.ph. In return, I purchased dozens of assorted items. That was the end of happy days though…… Last month, December 18, 2017, I posted my jeepney for sale at OLX. After a week of not receiving a single inquiry, I paid  ₱649 (Paypal) so my ad will have more exposure. I received 3 inquiries in 3 days and after seven days, my paid ad expired  I sold nothing. I logged into my account to check what’s wrong and there I found out that OLX did reall
5 Great Benefits of President Duterte’s Train Law for Poor Filipinos

5 Great Benefits of President Duterte’s Train Law for Poor Filipinos

Opinion, Top Lists
As we all know, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill into law last December 19. The aim is to generate P130 billion in revenues, which will be used for the Build Build Build Program and other infrastructure projects, salary increase, and investment in health, military, education, among others. Under this new TRAIN law (Republic Act No. 10963), employees receiving less than P250,000 a year will no longer pay taxes. But in return, taxes for major consumer products such as diesel, gasoline, and LPG will increase, as well as taxes for cigarettes and beverages including milk, coffee and soft drinks, cars, cosmetics, real estate, etc. This is just a summary though. But as expected, there will be chain reaction and most likely, there wi...
Must Read: Open Letter to Joma Sison and All NPA Members

Must Read: Open Letter to Joma Sison and All NPA Members

Opinion
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The following is an open letter addressed to communist leader Jose Maria “Joma” Sison. The letter was first posted on Facebook by Eric Lorenzo and was published by us last August 10, 2016. However, after we transferred our hosting server, this post was not included in our content. The letter became viral after several sites copied and republished our original content. In his letter, Lorenzo expressed his displeasure with the communist leader who has been exiled since 1987, calling him “opportunist and social cancer who has been living in the expense of other people”. Open Letter to Terrorist Leader Joma Sison and to all NPA Members. Hope this story will make you proud of what you are doing. I worked for 25 years under the hea
Why I Stopped Supporting Duterte

Why I Stopped Supporting Duterte

Opinion
As a small business owner and somewhat influential in our small community, at least fifty of my friends and acquaintances decided to vote the then Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, after talking to them personally. I think Duterte’s uniqueness and unorthodox style is what made me liked him, and the fact that he is not connected to any national politician who has a track record of corruption, I liked him even more. That was more than a year ago though, a couple of months before the 2016 General Elections. I donated hundreds upon hundreds of T-shirts bearing Duterte’s name. I distributed thousands of Duterte stickers to Jeepney drivers and tens of thousands of rubber wristbands. My devotion to then unknown Duterte was unparalleled. Several months after he took office