Beware, There Was Kobe Bryant and Lenovo, and Now It’s Stephen Curry and Vivo

Kobe Bryant and Lenovo, Stephen Curry and Vivo smartphones Beware when you get a 2-year smartphone plan that offers Kobe Bryant’s Lenovo or Stephen Curry’s Vivo or new smart phones with previously unknown brands. Are these phones durable? Are there really long-time-operating repair shops for these phones in the Philippines? Have you heard of celebrities advocating […]

Can Filipino Immigrants Claim Their Philippine SSS Pension?


Updated March 19, 2018 Yes, Filipino immigrants can claim their Philippine SSS pension. Yes, even if they’re already naturalized citizens of another country. Below are notes relevant to Filipino immigrants claiming their Philippine SSS pension. 1. SSS retirement claim instructions in the SSS Guidebook include the following: For members residing abroad, any valid ID card/document […]

SSS Flexi-Fund vs. Pag-ibig MP2 — Which Is a Better Investment?

Updated June 2, 2014: Both SSS Flexi-Fund and Modified Pag-ibig 2 (MP2) are savings programs offered by government agencies. Both offer interest rates higher than those offered by banks for savings accounts and time deposits. Both programs are guaranteed by the Philippine government. Both are tax-free. Total savings plus their dividend or interest earnings are tax-free. Both […]

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