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August 29, 2015, Saturday
  • Classes at U.P. Manila’s College of Arts and Sciences cancelled on Friday afternoon due to INC rally along Padre Faura St. 16 hours ago |
  • Rains in the area of Padre Faura St. in Manila fail to dampen the spirit of INC members who are protesting at DOJ. 16 hours ago |
  • CBCP says government should not underestimate the message of ‘no remittance day.’ 16 hours ago |
  • Construction of LRT 2 Masinag Extension to begin on Sept. 26. 16 hours ago |
  • Body of a missing seaman found in Tagaytay. 16 hours ago |
  • Palace calls for sobriety as more INC members troop to Padre Faura in Manila to join vigil in front of DOJ. 16 hours ago |
  • PNP’s estimate of INC members gathered in front of DOJ in Padre Faura St. in Manila is 4,000. 16 hours ago |
  • Justice Secretary Leila de Lima not yet seen at DOJ premises as of Friday afternoon. 17 hours ago |
  • Schedule of hearing on libel case filed by Makati Mayor Binay vs. Sen. Trillanes among those postponed on Friday due to INC rally at DOJ. 17 hours ago |
  • INC rally in front of DOJ has prompted the postponement of some hearings in the department. 17 hours ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes says he is ready to face any complaint at Senate Ethics Cmte. with regard to his hiring of over 40 consultants. 17 hours ago |
  • 10 members of the Philippine Marines injured in a battle with about 300 ASG bandits in Patikul, Sulu on Friday morning. 17 hours ago |
  • Radio broadcaster Cosme Diez Maestrado killed in an ambush in Misamis Occidental. 17 hours ago |
  • Anthony Taberna’s wife Rossel says it is ‘business as usual’ in their QC coffee shop after it was fired upon by gunmen. 17 hours ago |
  • Anthony Taberna’s wife Rossel thanks those who are concerned for them after the shooting incident in their QC coffee shop. 17 hours ago |
  • Migrante International says OFWs in Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia & Italy are joining the ‘zero remittance day’ on Friday. 17 hours ago |
  • Migrante International leads a rally at Mendiola in Manila as part of their ‘zero remittance day’ protest. 17 hours ago |
  • OFW Amie Emuslan who has been in comatose in UAE for 4 years finally brought back home. 17 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino tells visiting Thai PM that Filipinos are offering their condolences to the Thai people who are Filipinos’ brothers. 17 hours ago |
  • Thai PM Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha expresses sympathy for the Filipino who sustained injury in her hearing during the Aug. 17 Bangkok blast. 17 hours ago |
  • Thai PM who is visiting PH says situation in Thailand now under control since the Aug. 17 Bangkok blast that killed 20 persons. 18 hours ago |
  • Gunmen shot and killed a Chinese tourist who was on board a taxi in Vito Cruz, Manila. 21 hours ago |
  • Anthony Taberna says cops are looking at his job as a media man as possible motive behind the shooting incident at his coffee shop. 21 hours ago |
  • 2 men seen on CCTV firing at the coffee shop of ABS-CBN broadcaster Anthony Taberna in Visayas Ave., QC. 21 hours ago |
  • Padre Faura St. in Manila still closed to traffic on Friday morning due to INC rally in front of DOJ. 21 hours ago |
  • Some INC members continue their vigil in front of DOJ for the second day. 21 hours ago |
  • Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano tells court that part of his privilege as senator includes giving statements on subjects of senate probes. 21 hours ago |
  • Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano asks Makati RTC to dismiss the P 200-million damage suit filed against him by VP Binay. 21 hours ago |
  • BOC Chief Bert Lina shows at a press conference how prohibited items are being smuggled into PH using balikbayan boxes. 21 hours ago |
  • Customs Commissioner Bert Lina says he is listening to the sentiments of OFWs. 21 hours ago |
  • Customs Chief Bert Lina holds a press conference explaining how BOC is handling and inspecting balikbayan boxes. 21 hours ago |

Seven Christmas gift ideas for P70

By MST Lifestyle | Dec. 19, 2013 at 06:00pm

 It’s that time of the year again when you use your haggling skills to shop and hunt for gifts. A few weeks to go before Christmas also means busy weeknights and fully-booked weekends filled with dinners and parties with loved ones and friends. And with Chikka Text Messenger, it’s possible to celebrate Christmas with all its shopping, dining and partying, without going over budget.

Helping Filipinos save more for things they can enjoy is Chikka Text Messenger, the popular web-to-mobile texting app used by millions to connect with their friends and loved ones for free.

And with the 70 free text credits you get through Chikka app daily, you can save as much as 70 pesos every day!

Free text goes a long way

Here are Christmas workarounds on how your 70 pesos savings from using Chikka can make you feel the holiday cheer:

If your Christmas budget won’t allow you to buy an expensive new gadget, there are exciting accessories that can spruce up your mobile device in a jiffy. There are many bazaars and tech stores where you can find good deals. A new case, pouch, and even a decent pair of earphones can be had for just 70 bucks.

Foodies can enjoy a variety of food choices with 70 pesos a day. Whether you enjoy Filipino delicacies at food fairs or you prefer sampling homemade gelato or an upsize at your favorite fast-food, you’ll surely find something satisfying that fits your budget.

Now, with daily load expenses off your list, your savings can buy the premium apps and games you’ve been eyeing for months. And that’s all because of the Chikka app on your cellphone!

The mystery and excitement of secretly giving and receiving those weird, little Christmas-themed presents is something we look forward to every year; but let’s admit it, sometimes it really does burn little holes in our pockets. With an extra 70 bucks daily, you don’t have to stress so much about stretching your budget.

The holiday season is also time to catch-up with old friends and family. Extra cash would surely come in handy during parties. So if you need to meet up with childhood friends, former colleagues or cousins, you can easily buy a drink or two and be merry.

With the Christmas rush, traffic can get a little chaotic. With an extra 70 bucks in your pocket daily, you can skip the crowded public transport and hop on to a shuttle or taxi instead. This is definitely wiser especially when you are already carrying lots of shopping bags.

Christmas is also the season of sharing and 70 pesos a day can greatly help our needy brothers and sisters. There are many ways you can help. You can feed the hungry in your community, buy gifts for street kids, or donate to Yolanda survivors.


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