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Ten Biggest Bus Companies in the Philippines

Ten Biggest Bus Companies in the Philippines

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With more than 12,000 bus units serving in different locations around the Philippines, the Yanson Group of  Bus Companies is the biggest land transportation company in the country and the biggest bus company in Asia. But despite its large size, Yanson Group is not known to many people, especially those who are not from the Island of Negros and Panay. The company owns popular bus companies like Ceres, Vallacar, Goldstar, Bachelor Express, Rural Transit of Mindanao, and several other bus companies in Visayas and Mindanao. Subsidiary or not, let’s take a look at the top ten biggest bus companies in the Philippines in terms of fleet size. ( Note: Figures are the closest estimates based on available data online, and some personal knowledge of the writer) 1. Bachelor Express. Bachel
10 Underrated Jobs that Pays Higher than Call Center Agent

10 Underrated Jobs that Pays Higher than Call Center Agent

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Many of us today are aiming to work in BPO because we believe that call center jobs pay higher than the minimum wage set by the government. Yes, it’s true. A level one call center agent can earn from 12K to 20K a month depending on the company and the location of the BPO. In Metro Manila, most call centers offer at least 18,000 pesos per month. In CALABARZON region, a level 1 agent can earn from 14,000 to 18,000, while in Cebu, Bacolod, and Iloilo, a call center agent can earn at least 12,000 a month. Working in a call center is truly rewarding, but the physical and mental stress associated with it is also exhausting. You go to work at 12 midnight and listen to irate customers for the next 8 hours – this is what most call center agents do especially in technical support, billing, and
Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the Philippines for 2018

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the Philippines for 2018

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For five years since the IT/BPO business proliferated in the Philippines, IT-related jobs have been dominating the lists of high paying jobs. Although middle management level manufacturing jobs are sometimes higher, the discrepancy between companies is high enough to get an average. For example, a junior manufacturing supervisor in a Japanese firm receives P15,000 to P18,000, while the same position in American firm received at least P25,000. Jobstreet.com revealed that employees in IT/Software and IT/Network Systems consistently ranked first and second on the lists of top paid employees in the country. For junior executives (Supervisor/Team leader), IT/Software jobs pay the highest salary with an average of P37,784 per month, while the same position on IT/Network jobs pays an...
Top Ten Richest and Most Powerful Religious Leaders in the Philippines

Top Ten Richest and Most Powerful Religious Leaders in the Philippines

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The business of religion always comes with power, influence, and a lot of money. The Philippine government is run not just by the politicians, but by influential religious groups lobbying around boasting their leverage, especially in the coming presidential elections. Philippine politicians are nothing but puppets of these religious leaders and their organizations. No wonder why crimes committed by some of these leaders are often overlooked by the government. Their influence is more than the politicians’ power. Let’s take a look at the top ten richest and most influential religious leaders in the Philippines. 1. Glicerio  “Jun” Santos Jr. Many Filipinos do not know who this person is, but unknown to them, Jun Santos is the most powerful religious figure in the Philippines.
Top 10 Richest Filipino Political and Social Activists

Top 10 Richest Filipino Political and Social Activists

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Malacañang has released the net worth of President Duterte’s Cabinet members and it revealed that Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez is the richest with P322.106 million, while former activist and militant leader, Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano is the poorest with around P30,000 net worth. It is understandable that most of the Cabinet members are millionaires as they are seasoned politicians and businessmen, but how about those people who are actively participating in the street protest, and/or organizing anti-government rallies. Let’s take a look at how rich or poor these militant leaders are, and if they are really making money on organizing rallies. The following is the list of richest Filipino activists and militant leaders. 1. Jose Maria Sison, or Joma is reporte