I guess the fight for the lowest AirPhil Express promo has just begun. The airline company just announced its latest promo. The lowest deal is the 27 pesos airfare from Cebu, Davao, Manila and Zamboanga to various destinations in Visayas Islands and Mindanao.

27 Pesos AirPhil promo is available to the following routes:

1. Cebu City to Bacolod City, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro City, Caticlan, Davao City, General Santos City, Iloilo City, Kalibo (Aklan), Legazpi City, Ozamiz City, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa City, Surigao City, Tacloban City, and Zamboanga City. 

2. Zamboanga to Jolo and Tawi-tawi. 

3. Davao to Cagayan de Oro City, Iloilo City, and Zamboanga City.

4. Manila to Legazpi City, Puerto Princesa City, Kalibo, Roxas, and Tacloban City. 

27 pesos promo of AirPhil Express


This 27-peso AirPhil Express promo is only available selling period of February 25 – 28, 2013 for the travel period of September 01 - November 30, 2013.

Aside from 27-peso promo, AirPhil Express also offer 688 pesos intro fare for Manila to Basco (Batanes) flight.

AirPhil Express intro promo to Basco


AirPhil Express is giving this promo because the Manila – Basco route was just newly opened.

This 688-peso intro promo can be booked from February 25 – 28, 2013 for the travel period May 01 – August 31, 2013.

Go to AirPhil Express website now and avail of this promo!

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of the Philippines is [very] slowly upgrading their system. The commission already established satellite offices in SM Malls, just like what the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) did for the application of passport. PRC is also moving online because they placed some of the steps in getting professional license on their website.

One of the steps that PRC placed on their website is the online application for licensure exam. The commssion also placed application forms, petition forms and other forms, which can be downloaded by applicants and Filipino professionals.

Another resource that PRC included in their website is the Online Registration System.

Online oath form for registering to PRC


The Online Registration System can be used by those who passed the licensure exam and want to be registered with the PRC.

Unfortunately, registering with PRC cannot be done online. The Online Registration System only provides a way for professional to download their “oath form” before going to the PRC office. Other steps in registering should be done at the PRC office.

Please take note that you must bring the following documents before you to the PRC office.

1. The Oath Form that you printed from the PRC Online Registration System. Take note you don't to notarize this form.
2. One documentary stamp.
3. One one-by-one (1x1) picture in plain background with complete name tag. This is to be used for the registry of the professionals and also as photo for your PRC ID.
4. Community Tax Certificate (cedula). Make sure that the cedula is not expired.

Please check the PRC website for detailed procedures on registering as a professional.

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Do came here looking for info on how to renew your PRC ID? Read my post, Tips on Renewing Your Professional License at PRC

50% Off from TigerAirways

Posted by Ishmael Fischer Ahab | Friday, February 22, 2013

TigerAirways has a great news to all Filipino travelers. They just released the latest promo this day.

TigerAirways is giving 50% off discount for all of their domestic and international flights.

Flights that you can avail of the 50% off promo are the the following:

1. Bacolod to Manila
2. Cebu to Manila, Singapore, Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Hyderabad (India).
3. Clark to Kalibo, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket (Thailand), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Perth (Australia).
4. Davao to Manila.
5. Kalibo to Clark, Manila, Hongkong.
6. Iloilo to Manila.
7. Laoag to Manila
8. Manila to Cebu, Iloilo, Kalibo, Laoag, Bacolod, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Davao, Singapore, Jakarta, Phuket (Thailand), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Thiruvananthapuram (India), Perth (Australia), Hyderabad (India), Shenyang (China), Qingdao (China).
9. Puerto Princesa to Manila
10. Tacloban City to Manila

50% off promo from TigerAirways

Go to TigerAirways website now and book your desired promo flight.


A commenter in my post about professional license renewal at SM malls complained about the Professional Regulation Commission's (PRC) lack of renewal process that can be done via the Internet. His complaint is for those Filipino professionals who live very far from PRC regional offices. They will be forced to travel by boat just to renew their license.

I understand the commenter's predicament. In this age when the Internet already invaded many parts of our lives, it is sad to note that the PRC is still stuck with the “paper age”. It is good that the PRC has a website and some registration procedures can be done online. Those are not enough, however, because what's being offered on the PRC website are just online forms.

PRC license renewal


An example of this the PRC Online Application system. The website of PRC just provided a way of inputting your personal data and nothing else. You still need to go a PRC office to proceed to the next steps.

Another is the “online” initial registration system. The PRC website only provides a way for Filipino professionals to download the Oath Form. The next steps are to done again at the PRC office, thus Filipino professionals will be forced to visit them.

I hate it whenever I have to spend half of my day in renewing my professional license. I am sure that many Filipino professionals feel the same way too.

When will PRC improve their system? When will they catch-up and modernize their system of license renewal and initial registration of professional?


AirPhil Express recently announced their most recent promos.

These promos are for flights from Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA) to different places in Luzon and Mindanao.

AirPhil Express' promo for Manila to Luzon is for flights going to Legazpi City, Masbate City, Naga City, Puerto Princesa City, and Tuguegarao. You can now book any flights going to theses destinations for as low as 388 pesos (excluding taxes and surcharges)!

388-peso promo of AirPhil Express


There is also a 388 pesos promo fare for flights from Cebu City to Legazpi City and Puerto Princesa City.

Selling period for the 388-peso AirPhil Express promo is from February 22 to 24, 2013 or until available seats last. Travel period covered by this promo are from July 01 to September 30, 2013.

688-peso AirPhil Express Promo


If your plan is going to Mindanao then the 688-peso Airphil Express promo is right for you. You can book your promo flight from Manila to Butuan City, Cagayan de Oro City, Cotabato, Dipolog, Ozamiz, Surigao City, and Zamboanga City.

Selling period for this AirPhil Express promo is also from February 22 to 24, 2013 or until available seats last. Travel period covered by this promo are from July 01 to September 30, 2013.

Avail of this promo now! Go to AirPhil Express website and book a flight to Luzon or Mindanao.


One of the things that I hate whenever I go to the office of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) is the long line. Every step on renewing the PRC license requires me to wait in line. Thus, I spend at least half day when I go to the PRC.

Thus, it is good that PRC is improving their services to remove the queue. One improvement is the creation of PRC satellite offices in SM Malls. Another is the PRC online application (Online Application System or OAS) for those who will be taking the licensure examintaions.

Unfortunately, the PRC online application is not a fully automated system. The system just provides an online application form, which should be filled up by applicants. They are then required to go to a PRC office to submit the requirements for the licensure exam.

Notheless, the PRC online application is one step for a queue-less system in PRC.
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PRC Online Application - examinees answering PRC Licensure Exam


You need to go the PRC website so you can use the Online Application System. The website contains instructions that you should follow when filling up the online application form.

Take note that you should be careful when filling up the form because it will be a hassle for you if what you encoded is wrong.

For more information about the PRC online application, please contact PRC's Application Division at telephone number 314-0027. The line is only available from 8 AM to 5 PM,  Monday to Friday, except holidays.

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Do you have questions related to application or licensure at the PRC? Please tell me about it by leaving a comment.

Tips on Writing College Papers

Posted by Ishmael Fischer Ahab | Friday, February 15, 2013


The month of March is very near, which means that the end of the school year is also near. I am sure that many college students are swamped by their many requirements given to them by their teachers. One of these requirements that demand lot of time and efforts from students is writing papers.

Writing a college paper is not easy. I remember some nights, during my college years, that I stare blankly at the computer screen. I was trying very hard to think of something to write but nothing come out of my head. It took hours before I finally started to write the first sentence.

I know that is frustrating because I experienced such frustrations in the past. So, to reduce such frustrations, I created some guidelines that I followed to finish my required papers on time.
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Here are those guidelines in writing:

1. Write ahead of time – I had the habit of procrastinating whenever the deadline for my papers is weeks away. I just play games or read novels without thinking of the required papers. Then I suddenly wake up that the deadline is near and I haven't done anything yet.

This habit is not productive because it will cause your mind to panic. Our mind gets blank once we panic. Thus, avoid procrastination and start working on your paper the moment the teacher gave it to you.

2. Research, research, research – A well-written paper is a well-researched paper. It is hard to write pages and pages of college paper if there is no input from other literature. Thus, it is very important that you do a research when you are writing your paper.

3. Seek examples – One of the thing that is hard to write is a thesis statement. So, what I did to find some examples of thesis statements to help me in creating my own thesis statement. Finding examples is good because you will learn a lot of writing styles that you can apply to your paper.

4. Find help – Writing your required paper is not the only requirements that you may have. Thus, there might be no time for you to finish it. The solution for this is to find help in wirting your paper. You can ask the help of your classmate, your friend or even your older brother. You can also go online seek some help from online writing services like the http://custom-writing.org/essay-help.

These are just few of the tips that I follow when writing papers (or even blog posts). I know that there are other tips out there. You may even have your own tips. If so, please share it to us by leaving a comment to this post.

AirPhil Express makes Valentine's Day more special for travelers because they just announced their newest promos for this month.

This Valentine's Day treat are the 488 pesos promo fare for Cebu, Iloilo and Zamboanga routes; and the 788 pesos promo fare for selected routes from Manila.

The 488 pesos promo fare includes the following routes:

1. Cebu to Butuan, Davao, General Santos, Puerto Princesa, and Tacloban. 
2. Zamboanga to Davao, Jolo, and Tawi-Tawi. 
3. Iloilo to Cagayan de Oro
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488 Pesos promo of AirPhil Express


The 788 promo fare of AirPhil Express for flights from Manila to Cagayan de Oro and Cotabato. 

Selling period for this promo is from Frebuary 15 - February 17 2013 and only applicable for travel period from April 1 to May 31, 2013.

Take note that the fares on this promo does not include the fuel surcharge (ranging from 280 pesos to 448 pesos), aviation security fee (17 pesos), 12% value added tax (VAT) calculated from the base fare, ticketing service charge (140 pesos), and domestic passenger service charge (200 pesos) for travelers departing from Manila.

So, what are you waiting for? Go now to AirPhil Express website and avail of their Valentine's Day treat.

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Want to know more about AirPhil Express? Read my post, Airphil Express Now Part of Mabuhay Miles.

Lolong Buwaya is Dead

Posted by Ishmael Fischer Ahab | Monday, February 11, 2013

A shocking news came to the citizens of Bunawan town in Agusan del Sur. Their town's most popular resident died on January 10, 2013 at 8 in the evening. The death of Lolong, the giant buwaya, is not yet known. Ronnie Sumiller, Lolong's caretaker will do the autopsy to see the buwaya's cause of death.

Bunawan mayor, Edwin Elorde was there to witness the death of the giant crocodile. Alexander Collantes, a vetirinarian from Davao Crocodile Farm, did his best to save Lolong but it was too late.
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People measuring the size of Lolong, the giant buwaya.

Nylon Cord is the Culprit

According to Rowena Elorde, special spokeperson of Bunawan Municipal Government, Lolong swallowed a nylon cord. This caused chronic diarrhea and made the crocodiles stomach to swell.

It was not said where Lolong got the nylon cord or who is responsible for negligence.

It was expected that “animal rights” group will protest the death of Lolong.

Lolong was captured on September 2011 and was named after the crocodile hunter Ernesto “Lolong” CoƱate. Lolong was declared by Guiness Book of World Records as the longest crocodile in captivity last 2012. He dethroned Australia's Cassius.

Cassius Regained Throne

The death of Lolong, the giant buwaya, means that Australia's Cassius will regain his spot as the biggest saltwater crocodile in captivity.

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Information for this post came from Philippine Star and Herald Sun.

Where to Find TigerAirways Promo

Posted by Ishmael Fischer Ahab | Thursday, February 07, 2013

Are you looking for discounted flight deals? Did you tried searching for discounts in Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines and Zest Air but to no avail? Well maybe you TigerAirways has the flight that you are looking for and you should give it a try.

TigerAirways is a growing international airline that offers budget airfares to its patron. If you think that Cebu Pacific is the only airline that offers 1-peso fare, then you are wrong. TigerAirways also offer 1-peso fare. This is the reason why you should also place this budget airline in your alert list.
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Logo of TigerAirways
(Source: Wiki Commons)

So how can you know if TigerAirways has promo deals? It's easy! One way you can do is to subscribe to the TigerAirways “E-Deals”, which are sent via e-mail. You can learn how to sign up to e-deals by reading my post, How to Get Discount News from TigerAirways.

Another way is to follow TigerAirways on Twitter and Facebook.

But I think the best way of checking the promo fares of TigerAirways is to go to their website.

TigerAirways has a list of the most current flight deals.

Of course you can check it out by going to the TigerAirways website.

Hope you find the promo deals that you want. Bon voyage!

How to Get Discount News from TigerAirways

Posted by Ishmael Fischer Ahab | Wednesday, February 06, 2013

I flew via Cebu Pacific, AirPhil ExpressZestAir and Philippine Airlines so much that I thought they are the only airlines that fly to the different destinations in the Philippines. I was surprised that my boss booked a flight at TigerAirways for our trip to Subic.


TigerAirways is one of the many budget airlines that are popping out like mushrooms in the airline industry. The competition between budget airlines is so fierce that they are topping one another in offering discount flights to travelers.

One night, my Beloved discovered a one (1)-peso discount fare from TigerAirways. After booking a flight, we discovered that TigerAirway's 1-peso discount fare cost less (after adding the taxes and surcharges) that the 1-peso discount fare of Cebu Pacific that we booked in the past.

Because of this, I decided that I should subscribe to notifications of discount fares from TigerAirways.

Step 1: I went to the TigerAirways website and clicked on the “e-deals sign up” button encircled red on the image below:
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Website of TigerAirways


Step 2: Since I am cheapskate, I just clicked on the “Sign me up just to receive your regular e-newsletters” link. See the pop-up window on the image below.
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Stripe subscription for TigerAirways


You can also opt to join the Stripes but you should have a $29.95 to pay the yearly subscription fee. Joining the stripes is recommended for those who travel very frequently.

Step 3: I then fill-up my name, e-mail address, mobile number and other contact number on the form. I then clicked the “Request for subscription” buttong after I filled-up the form.

Step 4: I then go to my e-mail and checked my inbox for the confirmation message sent by TigerAirways. I clicked on the link found in the confirmation message to finally verify my subscription to TigerAirways e-deals.
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Confirmation message of TigerAirways


I know that confirmation is  successful because I read this on the the TigerAirways website:

You have successfully subscribed to our Latest Deals Newsletter! A confirmation message has been sent to your email address.

And that's it. All I have to do now is to check my inbox for news of discount fares from TigerAirways. 

Jollibee have five party food packages. Four of the food packages were already pre-arranged so you will just have to select it when you are planning your party at the Jollibee Party website. What if you don't like the four pre-arranged food packages? The solution for that is to choose the fifth food package, which is the “Create-Your-Own-Meal” package.

The “Create-Your-Own-Meal” package is a nifty option placed by Jollibee. It is good that the fast food restaurant took into consideration the choices of its customers.

For this post, I will teach you how to create your own meal for the Jollibee party that you are planning. But before we proceed, please bear in mind that the total amount of meal that you assembled should be 4,000 pesos or above.

For the whole procedure on planning Jollibee party, please read my post “How to Plan Your Jollibee Party”.

Now, let us proceed on how to create your own meal for a Jollibee party.

Step 1: Choose Create Your Own Meal

When you are already at the step where Jollibee Party website is asking you what food package you want, please scroll down the page until you see this:
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Create your own meal Jollibee party package

Click the “Click Here to Create Your Own Meal” button to go to the next step.

Step 2: Choose the Food Items

You'll be then taken to a page where you can choose the food item that you want.
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Burgers available for create your own meal Jollibee party package

Jollibee allows you to choose food items from different categories. These categories are Burgers, Chickenjoy, Noodles, Rice Meals, Sandwiches, Breakfast Solo, Cold Drinks, Desserts, Soup, Sides, Pies, Extra Order, Breakfast Value Meal, Value Meals, and Kiddie Meals.

Just for demonstration, imagine that you want to choose items from Rice Meals category. Click on the “Rice Meals” link.
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Rice meals available for create your own meal Jollibee party package

You want the 2-pc Burger Steak with Rice so you should click on that to go to the next step.

Step 3: Meal Detail

2-piece burger steak for Jollibee party.

Type the number of food item that you want to order. In this I case let us choose 30. You then click the “Submit” button.

Step 4: Check the Cart

Showing total cost for Jollibee party meal

You then check on the total cost of the meals that you selected. Remember that the total cost should be 4,000 pesos and above. You have to choose other meals if the cost is still below 4,000 pesos.

You can now proceed to the other steps in planning your Jollibee party once you completed the create your own meal part. Please go to my post, “How to Plan Your Jollibee Party” for the next steps.

Want to know more about Jollibee party? Please visit my post about Jollibee party package brochures for more info.