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Phones of Q1 2019 from least to most expensive

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Here are some of your options from the last quarter if you're looking for a new phone

Honor 8C: specs, features, price in the Philippines

Apr 01, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The Honor 8C is priced at P7,999

Photo from Honor

Samsung A30 priced at P13,990, arrives March 30

Mar 14, 2019 - 3:54 PM

The slightly pricier A50 variant comes in at P17,990

GALAXY A30. Photo from Samsung

Samsung releases budget J6 for P13,990

Jun 19, 2018 - 5:52 PM

The J6 comes with a 5.6-inch HD display, a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, and Dolby Atmos sound technology

BLACK AND GOLD. The budget J6 will come in these two colors. Photo from Samsung

10 best smartphones under P10,000 for 2017

Dec 22, 2017 - 8:09 PM

Here are our picks for the year’s best budget-friendly smartphones!

AirAsia announces seat sale, 2 new routes

Sep 10, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The seat sale will be from September 11 to 17 while the airline will start flying from Manila to Iloilo in October and from Davao to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in December

Here’s where you can drink on the cheap in fancy BGC

Jul 15, 2017 - 11:24 PM

These affordable drinking spots serve wine, beer, and tequila

MILLENNIAL HAUNT. The Instagram-worthy exteriors make Early Night? popular among the 20-something set. Photo from

India reforms to bring cheap air travel to millions

Jun 16, 2016 - 1:10 AM

The Indian government overhauls rules dating back to the 1930s and eyes the development of hundreds of dilapidated or underused airstrips

epa05006044 An Indigo plane prepares to land at the Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, 01 November 2015. EPA/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI

VietJet to buy 100 Boeing aircraft for $11.3B

May 23, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Vietnamese budget airline and the US aircraft maker sign a deal in front of US President Barack Obama and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang

epa05324509 President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Ray Conner (2-L) and Vietjet CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao (3-R) sign a Boeing aircraft buying contract for 100 airplanes as U.S. President Barack Obama (C-L) and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (C-R) look on at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, 23 May 2016. US President Barack Obama visits Vietnam for the first time from 23 to 25 May 2016, making him the third US President to visit the South East Asian country since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. EPA/KHAM NGUYEN / POOL

Cebu Pacific, 7 other budget airlines form alliance

May 16, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Customers will be able to view select and book the best available airfares on flights from any of the airlines in a single transaction

I tested UberMotor and here's what I found out

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:37 PM

How does UberMotor compare to other motorbike apps?

UBERMOTOR. Uber launches a motorbike service in Indonesia.

Thousands march in Brussels against cheap Chinese steel imports

Feb 15, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Thousands of European steelmakers descend on the EU capital Brussels demanding that officials do more to stop the flood of cheap imports from China

PROTEST. Thousands of European steel workers protest against Chinese dumping prices in Brussels, Belgium, 15 February 2016. Photo by Stephanie Lecocq / EPA

Can a cellphone be your travel agent?

Oct 26, 2014 - 1:58 PM

Book a hotel cheap do it on the fly or even last minute and all from the convenience of your mobile phone with the Agoda app

TAP & GO. Agoda has a mobile app that makes booking accommodations a breeze

Cebu Pacific opens 2 Saudi Arabia destinations

Oct 02, 2014 - 10:37 AM

The budget carrier sees the potential of servicing millions of OFWs in the Middle East through its long haul flights between Manila and two cities in Saudi Arabia

The budget traveler's guide to Japan

Jun 07, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Experience Japan on a shoestring budget with these tips

DOTOUNBURI, OSAKA. Shopping options 'til late at night.

5 tips for your budget trips from '3rd World Traveler' author

Feb 09, 2014 - 12:35 PM

Travel tips from the Filipina who wrote the book on traveling on a shoestring budget

8 fun and cheap ways to enjoy the sembreak

Oct 20, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Don t let the lack of money stop you from having fun

SEMBREAK. Rest and relaxation without shelling out big bucks

Affordable rainy day trips

Sep 12, 2013 - 2:37 PM

Who says traveling should be heavy on the pocket?

SURF’S UP! Liw-liwa in Zambales is one of the closest surf spots to the metro. It has accommodations for penny-pinching backpackers, too!

Expensive no more

Mar 24, 2012 - 11:30 AM

Gourmands on a budget find a new haven in a quaint restaurant north of Metro Manila

DINING MADE AFFORDABLE. Oliva Bistro Cafe opens its doors to gourmands on a budget in Quezon City (Photography by Jar Concengco)

Traveling around Philippines on a shoestring budget

Mar 11, 2012 - 11:09 AM

If you are looking for travel ideas in the Philippines search no further

640 El Nido courtesy of Anton Diaz.