Business Talk: Are Your Donations Legit and Tax Deductible? Is Your Church/Charity Accredited? And Why Is this Important?

Introduction: Why People Tithe? There is a difference to Tithes and Offerings — Tithe is 10% of the income while Offerings are anything you give beyond the 10% which is from the bottom of your heart. In Proverbs 3:9 (NIV), “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops.” In the […]

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HR TALK: What to Do with Employees’ Long Overdue SSS Loans?

Did you get SSS’ love letter earlier this month? SSS has upgraded its systems to inform Employers the current status of their employees’ outstanding loans as of October 2020. Most employers got a bill similar to the below last week:The email was NOT a hoax. It is a legitimate email from SSS informing employers to […]

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HR Talk: Can Companies REALLY Extend Floating Status For A Year?

The DOLE Department Order No. 215, Series of 2020, which dropped just last October 26, caused a lot of confusion in the HR space. Personally, I found the Department Order No. 215, Series of 2020 weird since paragraphs over paragraphs are in BOLD and ALL CAPITAL as if someone in DOLE has been shouting their […]

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Be Authentic Than Correct in a Job Interview

BE AUTHENTIC THAN CORRECT IN A JOB INTERVIEW There’s nothing more nerve-wracking than going to an interview. It’s scary, the interviewer is relentless, and you don’t even know where the questions are coming from. Rejection sucks and you always want to make a great impression so that at least you can get that offer. The […]

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10 Questions Answered on the Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases and How We Are Approaching It

I’m sorry for not posting as much as I should. To give you an update, a lot of friends and relatives are testing positive for COVID-19  this week, and has been confirmed with RT-PCR. So I have been very busy helping them lead through what may seem like a tumultuous period in their mind. For […]

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HR Talk: 16 Common Questions Answered about Probationary Employment in the Philippines

Let’s Talk about Probationary Employment I have been receiving a lot of questions from probationary employees who found their employment allegedly prematurely ended after the ECQ was lifted. Many have started less than 180 days ago, mostly from January 2020. After the lockdown, probationary employees found themselves unceremoniously unemployed by “heartless” employers who don’t seem […]

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Business Hack: Always Check the Breakdown (Version 2)

Problem 1: Requisition Request for Disinfecting Materials  My relative is the Treasurer of the Condominium Board of Trustees, and has asked me to double check the replenishment report of the administrative secretary. The administrative secretary asked for Php 30,339.50 to replenish some disinfecting supplies for the condominium. Here was her request: Let me give you […]

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Business Talk: Which S.O.B. Are You?

A Millenial son of a successful tycoon shared his frustration on working in his father’s successful business. The business has been there over the last 30 years, and has grown in size. Due to its age and the father’s management skills, the business churns out income from regular customers. Many of the staff has been […]

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12 Things Employees Need to Know about the Post-ECQ Working Environment

A lot of businesses AND employees have been lambasting the national government for not offering enough support. Given how harshly they complain, I wonder if they actually know what rights do businesses have as an Employer. Likewise, I don’t think many employees understand the precarious situation is everyone is in, and the “New Normal” is […]

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HR Hacks: 12 Confusing Common Questions Answered About DSWD SAP, DOLE CAMP, and SSS SBWS

After receiving (or not receiving) government aid, many people are still confused as to what they are, and what they’re supposed to get. Hence, I consolidated the answers in one post just to clear things up. 1. What is CAMP, SAP and SBWS, and how do they fit together? They are three programs of many […]

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HR TALK: “I was terminated during ECQ! What now?!” and 11 Other Questions Answered About Getting Fired in the Philippines

First of all, I’m sorry that you got terminated during ECQ. Losing one’s job is no joke. I know you are angry, and you want to hit back. But before you complain, let’s find out first if what your employer did to you is constitutional or not. Mahirap din kasi to complain and then finding […]

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Mommy Hacks: 8 Reasons Why Home Schooling and Online Learning is Not for Us

Trumpets Playshop texted me today about the possibility of enrolling into an online workshop. The workshop fee would be lowered and there will be no additional fees for recital, costumes and script. The price will be around 2/3 of the regular price. Classes will be available live via an online app. I texted them that […]

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