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October 10, 2015, Saturday
  • Fmr. First Gentleman Mike Arroyo asks the Sandiganbayan to allow him to travel & stay in Japan & Hong Kong for 12 days. 11 hours ago |
  • LTFRB suspends the franchises for 30 units of Dagupan Bus. 11 hours ago |
  • Number of fatalities in fire that hit Leyte Prison and Penal Farm rises to 10. 12 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman has also issued a dismissal order against Masbate Gov. Rizalina Lanete. 12 hours ago |
  • Director General Joel Villanueva resigns from TESDA in view of his plan to join the senatorial race. 12 hours ago |
  • Binay’s camp says the Ombudsman’s dismissal order vs. Mayor Binay was done in haste. 12 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman Carpio-Morales says it is up to Comelec to decide whether or not to allow Mayor Binay to run for a 3rd term. 12 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman’s order includes Mayor Binay’s dismissal from service & perpetual disqualification from public office. 12 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman’s dismissal order for Mayor Binay is in connection with his plunder case over the alleged overpriced Makati City parking building. 12 hours ago |
  • Rep. Abby Binay says Mayor Binay is planning to file his COC next week & run for a third term. 12 hours ago |
  • Rep. Abby Binay says Mayor Binay can still appeal the Ombudsman’s dismissal order at the Court of Appeals. 12 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman cites grave misconduct & serious dishonesty as reasons for Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s dismissal. 12 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman orders the dismissal of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. 12 hours ago |
  • The 5-day period for filing of the Certificates of Candidacy (COC) begins on Monday Oct. 12. 16 hours ago |
  • Comelec conducts a demonstration on how to properly file the Certificates of Candidacy (COC). 16 hours ago |
  • Fmr. SAF Chief Getulio Napenas laments no one is being charged for the death of 9 SAF commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut. 16 hours ago |
  • Ayala Bridge in Manila to be closed to motorists at 10 pm Friday. 16 hours ago |
  • Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista eyes a third term. 16 hours ago |
  • Jueteng whistleblower Sandra Cam wants to run for a senate seat. 16 hours ago |
  • OFW Party-list Rep. Seneres says he has a vice-presidential bet & a complete senatorial line-up. 16 hours ago |
  • OFW Party-list Rep. Roy Seneres hopes he won’t be seen as a nuisance candidate after he announced his pres’l bid. 16 hours ago |
  • 3 inmates bolt prison in Tabaco, Albay. 16 hours ago |
  • 9 inmates die in fire that broke out in Abuyog, Southern Leyte prison. 16 hours ago |
  • About 60 members from PH & U.S. Marine Corps take part in an amphibious landing exercise in Ternate, Cavite. 17 hours ago |
  • Sen. Honasan absent in Cebu City event where Binay announced the senator’s bid for the vice presidency. 17 hours ago |
  • Binay announced the ‘Binay-Honasan’ tandem at UNA’s political event in Cebu City. 17 hours ago |
  • Binay announces Sen. Gringo Honasan is his running mate in the 2016 elections. 17 hours ago |
  • Fire out declared at UST’s Quadricentennial Pavilion at 10:30 am on Friday. 17 hours ago |
  • Fire hits University of Santo Tomas’ new multi-purpose gymnasium ‘Quadricentennial Pavilion’ on Friday morning. 18 hours ago |
  • Body of man involved in Thursday’s hostage-taking in Manila has yet to be identified and claimed. 18 hours ago |
  • De Lima took her oath as LP member at Balay headquarters in Cubao, Quezon City. 18 hours ago |
  • Justice Sec. Leila de Lima takes oath as Liberal Party member. 18 hours ago |
  • 5 towns in Maguindanao declared as areas of concern for this coming election period. 18 hours ago |
  • 5 suspected carnappers killed in an encounter with police in Payatas Road, Quezon City. 19 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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