Thursday, October 28, 2021

Saving In The New Normal | PR Post | MarkMyName


Iba ang may Ipon, I'm sure one way or another, na experience mo na ang mangailangan ng pera at may hinugot ka dahil kahit malilit na halaga nagtabi ka, religiously. It's a little bothering that its only 53% of adult population has savings according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in 2019. Saving is the process of putting cash/money and parking it in a safe place and can be accessed easily when needed. 

Kaya Tara! mag ipon tayo!

Here is a quick and ironic tip para kahit paano makapag ipon.

October 31, 2021, is WORLD SAVINGS DAY - is a dedicated time frame where financial institutions whether public or private including financial advocates can gather and promote saving mobilization. The idea is clear - saving is for every Juan!

Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings is the perfect answer to the World Savings Day call to save more, especially for our fellow Filipinos who don't have the means to save. 

You can open Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings account for as low as P50.00 and a low maintaining balance of P500 only. Transact, deposit, and withdraw just like any saving bank to 2,500 Cebuana Lhuillier nationwide. It also offers a competitive interest rate of 0.20% higher than other savings accounts can provide. Here are more reasons to motivate you to start saving.

Reach financial freedom.

As they say, this is the ultimate goal. Isn't it beautiful to wake up each day free from worries about finances? It might require a lot of discipline and practice but surely it is possible. 

Be prepared in case of emergencies.

Always keep a portion of your income for your emergency fund. We don't know what will happen tomorrow and so preparation is key

Reach a financial or personal milestone.

By creating a specific goal and timeline, this motivation is very effective for me or many millennials to save.

Not to miss an opportunity.

Without savings, you might be missing a lot of opportunities to achieve more life goals. Even opportunities to earn more especially if you're trying to start a business or invest in stocks or any passive income there may be.

With all those motivations, here are a few more tips so you can start savings:

Review your finances. Know your net worth. List all your assets and liabilities.

Make a budget. Do proper allocation of your income. Identify areas where you can spend less and/or spend more.

Track your spending. Make a journal of your expenses. Subconsciously by doing so, you can cut down your expenses. Kakiebo way of Japanese :)

Cut back on unnecessary expenses. Omit unmaximized subscriptions and research for alternatives that would give you some benefits but probably lower cost.

Learn to live within your means. This, I learned while we are in quarantine. I only got to spend on things I needed. No, weekend night outs and no extra or side trips in malls.

Set saving goals. Keep it SMART. Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Realistic. Time-bound.

Start small and make it a habit. You don't need to cut so big it will dent your financial flow. Consistency is key.

Join a challenge. Another clever way to promote savings among your friends family members is to create a spirit of saving influence. Make it a weekly challenge to save a portion of the money.

Increase your income. As they say, during this pandemic and while we have more time to learn and earn might as well do side hustles to save money.

I hope you find inspirations and useful tips on how to save and be able to reach your financial goals.






Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Manila Hotel Reopens Dining Outlets | PR Post

 The Manila Hotel’s two restaurants, Lobby Lounge and the famed CafĂ© Ilang-Ilang, are now open to serve dine-in guests under Metro Manila’s current community quarantine restrictions. The reopening of both outlets will enable guests to enjoy great food, their well-loved dishes, connect and meet with their colleagues and friends while maintaining social distancing in spacious dining areas. 

The Manila Hotel is equipped with fresh air dampers that circulate fresh outdoor air sanitized by air micro filters into the outlets, so guests are assured that cleaner and better air quality is circulated within the indoor dining set-up. Social distancing is also strictly implemented, with enhanced cleaning, regular disinfection, and safety protocols also in place. 

The Lobby Lounge is the perfect spacious venue for meetings and meet-ups offering free Wi-Fi for diners. Already dressed in festive dĂ©cor to bring some much-needed joy and a spirit of hope in these trying times, the lounge is also a great place to have a filling meal from breakfast to dinner. It has also adopted the bestselling items from the hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant, Red Jade. Guests can enjoy Local Delights like Kare-Kare, Crispy Pata, and Sinigang na Salmon, among others, and feast on chow mien, dim sum basket, and the crispy Lechon Macau paired with Yang chow fried rice. Drinks, cocktail of the month, and snack staples including the Filipino High Tea, Merienda Especial, are also featured in the menu. 

For people who have missed the plethora of international and local food selections at CafĂ© Ilang-Ilang, the beloved restaurant brings together Italian, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and even certified Halal dishes under one roof for an Eat-All-You-Can feast. Add to that the popular carving station that normally features Lechon and the US Roast Beef; the Churrasco station where you can have choice meats and seafood grilled for you while you wait; and the Cold Station with seafoods, cold cuts, and salads galore. The Dessert Station is always the sweet last stop where guests can delight in the artisanal ice cream in various flavors; Puto Bumbong and Bibingka; fresh fruits and cakes; and so much more. 

Although sitting capacity is still limited for now, both The Manila Hotel’s Lobby Lounge and CafĂ© Ilang-Ilang are eager to welcome guests. Under the IATF guidelines for GCQ Alert Level 4 for Metro Manila, The Manila Hotel is only allowed to accept fully vaccinated guests between 18 to 65 years old until further notice; it continues to implement standard safety protocols in line with the DOH and IATF guidelines. 

The Lobby Lounge operates from 9am to 9pm, weekdays and 9am to 3pm on weekends. CafĂ© Ilang-Ilang serves lunch at 11:30AM and dinner at 5:30PM. 

For more information regarding reservation and buffet rates, please call our hotline numbers at (02) 85270011 or 0998-9501912.  You may also email or check and book online via 

For updates and promos, please follow The Manila Hotel on Facebook (@TheManilaHotel) and Instagram (@themanilahotel). 

For more information or other concerns, you may contact:

The Manila Hotel

Marketing Communications Department

Annie S. Alejo, Manager

85270011 loc 1384