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Archive for September 2009

Wells Fargo Eliminates Remittance Transfer Fees To Philippines

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) —with its remittance network member Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) – is temporarily eliminating all remittance transfer fees (normally $5 or $7) for customers sending money using the ExpressSend® service to friends and family in the Philippines impacted by Typhoon Ketsana (also known as Typhoon Ondoy). The fee waiver is effective September 29 through October 12, 2009.

ExpressSend customers can send up to $3,000 a day for $5 if originated from an eligible Wells Fargo account (or $7 if originated from cash). The fee will be waived September 29 through October 12, 2009. Recipients can claim their funds at more than 800 branches and 1,500 plus ATMs throughout the Philippines.

Read more at [Wells Fargo article].

Written by Raffy Pekson II

September 30, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Canadian Red Cross Accepts Donations for Typhoon Ketsana/Ondoy

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September 30, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Philippines Unite for Typhoon Ondoy Victims

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September 30, 2009 at 7:09 pm

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Benefit Concert for the Victims of Ondoy

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September 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm

La Salle Schools Offer Relief Distribution Help for Ondoy Victims

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September 28, 2009 at 2:16 am

Lea Salonga 2009 Philippine Concert Now On Sale

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Lea Salong, after a two month North American concert tour this September through November, will be back on Philippine stage at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) for a two-night special show singing the songs that, as Lea writes in her website LeaYourSongs.com, “your songs.” It’s not be too late to send her your requests that you’d like to hear her sing – the deadline is September 30.

Tickets are now available online: Dec. 11 or Dec. 12 shows, respectively.

Reference: LeaYourSongs.


Written by Raffy Pekson II

September 26, 2009 at 8:19 am

New Comedy Book By Filipino Out About Getting Married

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There is no end to writers that attempt to write comedy. Many comics are funny, but few are hilarious. Ledesma is well, hilarious… What makes him even more hilarious that most writers of comedy is that he finds even things familiar to us funny..from the conventional rituals of getting married to going on a foreign trip to realizing that one is balding. That is the secret of his humor: he makes his fellowmen laugh at themselves.. His ribbing is never not in jest, but where there is comic smoke, there is bound to be tragic truth.

“I Do or I Die”
RJ Ledesma’s Imaginary Guide to Getting Married
by RJ Ledesma

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

September 25, 2009 at 3:36 pm