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BPI Officially Launched BanKo for Self-Employed Micro Entrepreneurs ( SEMEs )

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Last Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Bank of the Philippine Islands officially launched its first micro finance bank. BPI Direct BanKo, Inc or BanKo was the result of the merger of two specialized thrift banks unit of BPI, the BPI Globe BanKo and BPI Direct Savings Bank  Inc.
BanKo will be a big help to self-employed micro entrepreneurs ( SEMEs) which has a small business. BanKo will be providing these small business entrepreneurs affordable and appropriate loan products that will be beneficial to their growing business with the help of financial expert advice and solution.

As we all know there are a lot of informal channels where SEMEs borrowed money for investment thinking it will be a greater help for their business but instead of doing more good it causes harm to their business. With BanKo, they provide a more formal platform which is more easy, accessible and they can get affordable loans.


BanKo recently opened  15 new branches around the country including Bicol, Negros, Davao and centr…

Know The Reason Why Grayns Rice Cooker Is Perfect For Diabetics

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In Asian countries like the Philippines, Rice is the common staple food in the table. We usually have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We eat rice like 2-3 cups per meal or 5 cups a day. As we all know, buffet and unlimited rice is now a big hit regardless of the age. Filipinos love Rice that's why most of us are shocked and some were enraged when a senator mentioned about restricting unlimited rice promotions from restaurants, which the said senator also clarified that unlimited rice will not be banned.


Based on the study, the person who eats more serving of white rice has a greater risk of developing a type 2 diabetes. White rice is low in fiber but ranks high in glycemic index (GI )that can cause a sudden spike in blood sugar level. The form of diabetes is linked to growing numbers of obesity.

For Asian people with type 1 and 2 diabetes eating white rice can be fatal to them that's why they refrained from eating it.
With this in mind, Grayns Philippines wanted to help …

French and Mediterranean Cooking with Chef Xavier Btesh

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One of my dream destination will be Italy. Dreaming of having some wine with my husband and enjoying a nice sumptuous lunch or dinner while being mesmerized by the enchanting view but enough of those days dreaming since it's like I already went there when  I met and attended a  French and Meditteranean cooking class with Chef Xavier Btesh at The Maya  Kitchen last Saturday.

Chef Xavier Btesh was born and raised in Paris.He was also trained under renowned chefs. He also becomes a consultant chef of various businesses. His book Les Petits Diner de Xavier sold more than 40,000 copies across Europe. 
He told us that French cooking is just the same with our Filipino style cooking. It is simple, easy and not complicated. For the Culinary Elite Series, Chef Xavier Btesh did a cooking demo of various and well-known French-style dishes from his cookbook, French Kusina. 

The Seafood Soup is really flavorful. I can really taste every ingredient that was on it. It is perfect for the rainy da…

REEM 2017 : The Biggest Real Estate Expo in Manila

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The biggest  Real Estate Expo in Manila for 2017 is happening this coming  August 10-11, 2017 (Conference) and August 11-13, 2017 (Expo) at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. The continuous increase in demand of house space and land properties is now attracting more foreign and local investor.
During the 3-day expo speakers will share their insights and ideas  about the real estate industry here in the Philippines. This renowned speakers will also share their expertise and might give you some tips to get those properties that you are aiming to buy.

Real Estate Expo Manila Conference Speakers

Jay Castillo - Real Estate Broker
Joey Bondoc - Research Manager
Carl Dy -  President of Spectrum
Alvier Marqueses - Digital Marketing Lead in                  Hoppler
Dr. Mary Gaw So  - CEO of ReHub
Bhavna Suresh - CEO of Lamudi.com.pH
Arch. Romolo Nati - Chairman and CEO of  IDC
Jettson P. Yu - Founder of Prime Philippines



Real Estate Expo Manila 2017 is dedicated to brokers, practitio…