Alyssa Divina

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Alyssa Divina pens blog articles about a wide range of topics, such as money matters and government transactions in the Philippines. Prior to joining Digido Finance Corp., she served as a journalist for Charlton Media Group, a business news magazine, for two years. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

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Metrobank credit card guide
About Metrobank Philippines Metrobank is one of the Philippines’ largest universal banks. It offers savings accounts, loans, credit cards, remittance services, investments, bancassurance, business banking and private wealth...
HSBC credit card guide in the Philippines
About HSBC Philippines HSBC Philippines is the local arm of HSBC, one of the world’s largest multinational banks. According to its website, HSBC has been providing banking services in the Philippines for over 140 years. HSBC Philippines offers...
PRC Online Registration: How To Get The PRC ID
What is PRC LERIS? The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has made it easier for Filipinos to manage Through the PRC Licensure Examination and Registration Information System (LERIS), you can register for a PRC ID or license, renew your...
How to Apply For a Postal ID in the Philippines
The Philippine postal ID is one of the easiest to get here in the country. Due to its relative ease and convenience, many Filipinos line up at post offices and government booths around the country to apply for one. It is a widely-accepted...
Maybank Credit Card Guide in the Philippines
About Maybank Philippines Maybank Philippines is a commercial bank that offers personal banking and corporate banking services to Filipinos nationwide. They have savings accounts, loans, credit cards, investments, dedicated banking, remittance,...
How To Get a Security Bank Credit Card
About Security Bank Security Bank is a Filipino universal bank that serves retail customers and businesses. Just like other Filipino banks, Security Bank has debit cards, credit cards, savings accounts, loans and investments. You can easily...
How to Apply for a Robinsons Bank Credit Card
About Robinsons Bank Established in 1997, Robinson Bank is the financial services arm of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. (JGSHI). It is a sister company of Robinsons Land, Universal Robina and Cebu Pacific, among others. Robinsons Bank offers personal...
The Ultimate Guide to PNB Credit Cards
About PNB Established on July 22, 1916, the Philippine National Bank (or PNB for short) is one of the country’s biggest universal banks. At first, it was established to provide financial services and support the country’s agricultural sector,...
SSS Disability Benefits in the Philippines
What is the SSS Disability Benefit? The SSS disability benefit is a cash benefit given to SSS members who have a permanent disability, whether partial or total. It can be given as either a monthly pension or a lump sum amount. To qualify for the...
Police Clearance in the Philippines
In the Philippines, a police clearance is a document issued by the Philippine National Police (PNP) that certifies that an individual has no criminal or derogatory record based on the police database. There are two types of PNP clearances: the...
How To Get a Solo Parent ID
Being a single mom or a single dad can be challenging but rewarding. After all, it has been proven time and time again that single parents can guide their children into being productive members of society even outside the confines of marriage or...
The Best Business Ideas in the Philippines
As costs of living continue to rise, it’s no wonder that more and more people are thinking about starting a successful business here in the Philippines. There are lots of opportunities, and after all, who doesn’t want to earn more money and have...
What is a Certificate of Employment in the Philippines?
A certificate of employment is one of the most important documents that you can have in the Philippines. It gives details about the type of work that you’re doing and for how long you have been doing it. It is a required document by banks and...
How much is giving birth in the Philippines: Cost of normal and caesarean delivery
Having a baby can be a tiring and rewarding experience at the same time. Parents feel a sense of accomplishment every time they see their child hit every milestone in preparation for life. They are prepared to sacrifice everything in order to give...
SSS Pension Computation in the Philippines
What is an SSS pension? The pension is a monthly monetary benefit that the Social Security System (SSS) of the Philippines gives out to its members prior to the semester of retirement. This can be a monthly pension or a lump sum benefit. The...
How to Get a Cedula in the Philippines
A cedula or community tax certificate (CTC) is perhaps one of the most important documents that you can get in this country. You can use it as proof of identification, to pay your taxes, and as certification that you have indeed paid your...
The Cost of Funerals in the Philippines
Death is such a taboo topic in the Philippines that it makes people uncomfortable to even think about it. Nobody likes to think that their lives are going to end at some point, no matter how absolutely certain it is. Another major factor influencing...
Personal Financial Planning: How To Manage Your Money
Financial planning has never been more essential than it is now. With rising uncertainties and costs of living, any misstep can have a huge impact on your finances and can set you back months, if not years. With a financial roadmap, you can...
How To Start a Food Business in the Philippines
Filipino food is such an integral part of our day to day life. For beginners, it satisfies our hunger, keeps us on the go, and can be used to forge societal connections. More than that, Filipino food speaks largely about who we are as people and as...
Philippine Army ranks and salaries
Established in 1935, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are the country’s military force, consisting of the three main branches: the Philippine Army (PA), the Philippine Air Force (PAF), and the Philippine Navy (PN). As described by its...
Nurses Salary Grade in the Philippines
Nurses in the Philippines are important pillars of the country’s healthcare system. They are frontliners in every sense of the word: they are the first to give aid and care for the sick and injured. Along with other healthcare workers, they work...
Philippine Coast Guard Salary Grade
The Philippine Coast Guard occupies an important role in Philippine society and sovereignty. They patrol our waters, conducting safety operations and protecting our maritime resources. They put their lives on the line just to be able to accomplish...
Teachers Salary Grade In The Philippines
Teachers play a very special and important role in the Philippines. They are tasked with shaping young minds, giving them a solid foundation for future education and work. Since a lot more students attend public schools in the Philippines, public...
Philippine Navy Ranks And Salary
As a country surrounded by large bodies of water, the Philippines needs a strong and capable navy to defend its borders and territories against intrusions coming from the sea. This is where the Philippine Navy comes in. The Navy deploys and manages...
How To Transfer Money From BDO To GCash
It is now very easy and convenient to top up or receive money on your GCash account straight from a bank account. No need to fill out physical forms or go to bank branches anymore! Transactions can be done through bank websites and apps, and they...
PDEA Ranks and Salary
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is the government body tasked to prevent the entry and spread of dangerous drugs in the country. The PDEA also helps prosecute criminals involved in the drug trade in the country. The drug trade is dangerous...
How to Pay PLDT using GCash
PLDT, and a stable Internet connection in general (1), has become an important component of our lives, especially as remote work and schooling became the norm amidst the pandemic. Being away from our workplaces and schools have required us to be...
Bureau of Corrections Ranks and Salary 2022
The Bureau of Corrections fulfills a heavy responsibility in Philippine society: to ensure that criminal offenders in the country are being reformed and rehabilitated within the walls of its seven prisons and penal farms scattered across the...