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Finding Scholarship For College

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The cost of a college education has risen to unthinkable levels over the last two decades. Few parents have the extra cash on hand to cover these costs, so student loans and mounting debt have become a reality for many students. Image graduating with an outstanding debt of 50 to 100 thousand dollars. It almost defeats the purpose of getting that degree in the first place. With no end to tuition increases in sight, financial aid packages are essential for most students.
Fortunately, aid opportunities have also multiplied in recent years just like that of Marc Zboch. Scholarships and grants were once thought of as only available for the poor or the brightest students. That is no longer true. These days, almost everyone is eligible for some type of award.

Free money for college can be divided into two basic categories: scholarships (usually merit based) and grants (usually need based). Of course, many other conditions apply to various awards. Minority status, gender, career plans, and fiel…

Remodelling You Bathroon on a Budget

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So you've decided that it's time to update your bathroom. Whether you're planning to sell your home or you've simply decided your family needs a more updated space, there are a few important decisions you should make before you start.

First of all, consider what needs to go (no pun intended). Are you remodeling because all of the fixtures- tub, shower, toilet and sink- are outdated? Or is there a specific area of the bathroom that doesn't work for you? Maybe the floor is outdated or peeling, or the mirrors are in inconvenient places, or you'd like to knock out a closet or install some shelving. Before you start, pin down the exact things about your bathroom that need work. Don't immediately assume you need to overhaul the entire room. You may be able to save yourself big bucks by starting with the problem areas. If your bathroom seems too small, you might not need to tear out a wall. Maybe you just need a pedestal sink instead of a cabinet one.
If you're …

PLD Smart: NBA 2k Team Pilipinas Journey

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In photo: PLDT Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, Smart President and CEO Al S. Panlilio, Smart VP for Consumer Market Development Lloyd Manaloto, PlayBook CEO Richard Brojan and NBA 2K Team Pilipinas players.[8 July 2020] Members of the NBA 2K Team Pilipinas were recently given recognition by top executives from PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) in celebration of their topnotch performance at the just-concluded FIBA Esports Open 2020, where they scored a 5-0 win against Indonesia.This was the first international esports tournament sanctioned by FIBA. PLDT provided the Philippine team the fiber connectivity that they used in the competition.PLDT Chairman and CEO Manny V. Pangilinan and Smart President and CEO Al S. Panlilio met with PlayBook CEO and NBA 2K Team Pilipinas Manager Richard Brojan, along with some players of the NBA 2K Team Pilipinas.“First of all, I am very proud of our team for winning all five games against Indonesia. Also, it’s a collaboration bet…

Smart boosts network to aid Ormoc COVID-19 efforts

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PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has enhanced its network services in Ormoc City to support its local government's campaign, led by Mayor Richard Gomez, against COVID-19.
After launching Ormoc’s Covid Ligtas Center located in Brgy Dolores last May 20, the Ormoc City LGU has quarantined over 700 returnees and Covid patients, according to Mayor Gomez. "Connectivity is very important, especially for our fellow Ormocanons who are at the isolation area in Brgy Dolores," he said, adding that technology and connectivity are also vital to their overall Covid-19 response. 
Smart has rolled out Multi-Element On Wheels (MEOW) equipment at the city’s COVID-19 quarantine facility to ensure that persons isolated there can stay in touch with their families.  "Ormoc City is also maximizing the use of technology and connectivity amid Covid-19. We use it in communicating with our people in our offices, with the Covid Ligtas Center, and the port areas and airports in…

SM introduces a new way of safe malling in the 'new normal'

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As shops and establishments begin to reopen its doors, SM rings in the era of ‘new normal’ with a brand new way of safe lifestyle malling using advanced, touch-free technology – creating a seamless shopping experience for all.

“As it has always been engrained in SM's DNA, we take one step ahead in enforcing our health and sanitation protocols by using advanced technology to ensure the safety of our mallgoers,” said SM Supermalls President Steven Tan.
Reinventing a shopping experience in 2020, SM transforms its malls into safe innovative community spaces enforcing high-standard hygiene and health protocols to ensure every customer’s well-being round-the-clock.

Navigating through the ‘new normal’, SM, in collaboration with its tenant partners, has also introduced new dining experiences using touch-free, cashless payment services. Bringing back the fun in dining while safe distancing, SM has transformed its event centers, atriums, and open-air parks into designated dining spaces wh…

60% Off on Kuya J's Lumpia Prito

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Are you craving for some deliciously crispy Lumpia Prito? Well, you indoor salo-salo just got more exciting as Kuya J is offering a 50% discount on its special Lumpia Prito. These crispy, meaty, and flavor-packed treats will surely complete a perfect, satisfying meal.



Customers can avail of this offer for dine-in or take-out at Kuya J restaurants. No need to worry because health protocols are in place to ensure the safety of diners.



This special offer is also available for delivery via www.centraldelivery.ph during the promo period with multiple orders in one transaction allowed.



The 50% discount runs until July 5 and is available in the following branches: Kuya J Otis, SM San Lazaro, Robinsons Manila, SM Megamall, Eastwood, Paseo de Magallanes, Waltermart North EDSA, SM Novaliches, SM Cubao, SM Sucat, SM Southmall, Festival Mall, Robinsons Naga, and SM Legazpi.



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R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Gail Belmonte releases debut single ‘Tonight’ via Umami Records

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R&B/soul singer-songwriter Gail Belmonte has released her debut single ‘Tonight’, via Singapore-based indie label Umami Records.
A chill track with that feel-good fairy dust sprinkled on top, ‘Tonight’ is about enjoying the night, slowing down and taking the time to soak in its magical beauty.
“I’m quite the night owl and work best during the nighttime, so I decided to write a whole song about how much I love the night,” Gail shares the details about her new song. “In writing ‘Tonight’, I felt a sense of safety in the night, and I wanted to portray that in the most comfortable and magical way possible - and that’s throwing a bit of love in there. The most important thing to me is that it’s completely okay to feel vulnerable on your own in the dark of night, and it is okay to slow down every once in a while and let the night time take over.”
Gail’s voice is a formidable instrument that fits the song’s easygoing charm and brimming sensuality. Her singing style works pretty well in th…