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What makes Portland among the top cities for renters?

Portland in the state of Oregon is the largest and most populous city in the United States. It is a major port and it was the 26th most populated city in the United States with an estimated population of 654,741 in 2019.

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Portland was the first city to enact a comprehensive plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which put the city on the 10th spot as the greenest city in the nation. Its climate which is warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters is ideal for growing roses, giving Portland the monicker "City of Roses" for over a century.

Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance arm strengthens Fire Prevention call, mounts webinar with BFP

I remember 2 weeks ago where a fire broke out in our area and it was 2 streets away from us. I was relieved to find out that there were no fatalities, no other houses and families were affected but it is still sad that the victims lost everything. 

The damage of getting your house razed by fire is insurmountable; fires at home can break out anytime and anywhere and can damage livelihood, household appliances and more. In 2018, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) recorded a total of 14,316 incidents of fire from January until December. 

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How I Started My Coffee Stand Business

I do not know what I would do without coffee - funny thing, is that I cannot tolerate caffeine since I have hyperacidity and panic attacks. But I really love the aroma and taste. 

Back then, I would settle for a local low acidic instant coffee (which made me gain weight) or during payday I would go for a Starbucks coffee since they offer decaf and also soy milk. Pandemic caught up and the visit to the coffee shop lessened and I would need to order through Grab, which costs me so much. 

Our little seating area with the coffee stand in the background


3 years ago, my husband and I, were thinking about what business to put up and we wanted to go into the food business since it was high earning. I planned out a mini café where we would offer quick hot meals, cookies and coffee but then the pandemic came along and that plan was placed on the shelf. 

Things to consider when buying a house

Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions in our lifetime. Even if you feel you are ready to take the leap and buy your first home, there are still things to consider to have a smooth home buying experience. Searching for your dream house can be a bit daunting so here are a few suggestions to make house hunting easier and exciting.

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Plan.

Everything should start with a plan. Careful planning helps uncover the problems. Whether house hunting or buying a house, you create your goals and identify your direction so you become prepared for what is coming next.

Boost Your Family’s Immunity This 2021 with these 3 Activities

 Despite the many challenges that 2020 has presented, Filipinos have managed to push forward. The new year is a sign for many to start anew, to improve, and to change. Improved health is least to say still and is on top of the many things that Filipinos hope for their loved ones. Now that the holidays are over, many are motivated than ever to start a healthier and a much more active lifestyle.

It can be overwhelming to shift your current daily routine and adding activities that you have never done before. But as they say, it’s much better when you do it with others. So here are 3 activities that you can do to keep everyone in the family blood healthy.

Have A Picnic with SM!

Bulakeños are in for a new outdoor dining experience as SM Center Pulilan launched last Feb. 13 its Playventure Picnic Ground.

I think this is an amazing idea to experience the outdoors without going too far away.

Stepping up romance for Valentine’s at The Manila Hotel

On Valentine’s Day is synonymous to a time for wining and dining. It is also the perfect opportunity to show your love and appreciation to your favorite people, or your significant other.