Is Safe To Use?

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Is safe to use?

Andrea asks,

“I have seen you use money transfer and wanted to know if it is not a scam. How many days until your money arrives? I really need to know if it’s fake or not, I already signed up and the last step is entering my credit card but I’m scared, but I remember in your videos using Xoom.”


As the creepy smiling lady points out, you can send up to $2,999 for less than $5 with Xoom. If you saw me using it (and even collecting my money at Cebuana) then I guess it’s safe to say it’s not a scam, unless I’m the one behind and I set up that entire video on purpose just to scam everyone on this site…………but, that’s not the case.

Xoom is a legit site used by many, and it’s cheaper than Western Union.

My bank account is linked to my Xoom account. I’m not using a credit card as you’re about to do. My money is available instantly. When I say “instantly,” the moment I click “Send Transfer,” I receive an e-mail stating that my money is available for pickup. I’m beginning to think they are sending me the money before they even check my bank to see if I have the funds. I never gave them my online banking username and password, so I’m really not sure how they can verify that the money is there so quickly.

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Ikea Donates More Than China to the Philippines

ikea philippinesYes, you read that right. The Swedish furniture company Ikea has officially donated more money and aid to the Philippines than the entire country of China. To date, Ikea, through it’s charity, has donated about $2.7 million. China, the worlds second-largest economy, has donated a dismal $2.0 million.

As a society, we have to make a serious decision and put our differences aside at a time like this. I mean, come on, it was a storm far stronger than hurricane Katrina; far stronger than a Category 5 hurricane. And it smashed and obliterated the tiny country of the Philippines, leaving scores of people dead, injured, and homeless.

For awhile now, China has had their differences with the Philippines, most recently fighting over claims of which country owns and controls islands in the South China Sea. But this is not a time to hold back. We are all humans and these people need help from every corner of the Earth, and especially from a powerful economy like China.

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Verizon & AT&T Waive Phone Fees to Contact Philippines

free-calls-philippinesMany Filipinos living in America have not yet made contact with their loved ones since Typhoon Haiyan struct the Philippines. Cell phone service in many areas of the Philippines is down, making communication difficult. For days, families are not sure if their loved ones are alive or not. Some families were able to evacuate in time, but unfortunately, many were not.

Money, food, and supplies are not the only things being sent to the Philippines in this time of need. Two cell phone giants have stepped up to the plate, providing charity during this crucial time.

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The UK & Australia Pledge Donations to the Philippines

help the philippinesAustralia and the UK are the latest countries to follow suit with donations towards helping the disaster-stricken country of the Philippines. David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the UK, has upped his country’s donation from £6m to £10m and will be sending a Royal Navy warship and an RAF C-17 transporter plane to help deal with the current calamity that is affecting millions in the Philippines.

Australia has pledged to donate $10m, joining in the international aid effort in the wake of this devastating typhoon. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the $10m will include $390,500 of emergency supplies, greatly adding to the humanitarian assistance effort in the Philippines. An Australian medical assistance team will be deployed, as well as numerous food and other items greatly in need, such as mosquito nets, tarps, water, and donations to the Red Cross to help in the effort.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan, The Storm of the Century [Video]

philippines-typhoon-haiyanThe storm of the century, super typhoon Haiyan, (locally called Yolanda in the Philippines) has finally made landfall in the country of the Philippines. At this time, there have already been three deaths related to the storm, but many more will sadly come. This storm has already gone down in history as one of the strongest storms ever observed, and it has yet to reach it’s peak, making it very scary.

The Philippines did their best to prepare for the storm, evacuating and relocating thousands of citizens that were living in harm’s way. One of the worst things about this storm is that there are still many homeless people from the recent earthquake in Bohol, making them extremely vulnerable.

Winds are coming in as strong as 195 mph and gusts at an insane 235 mph. Imagine driving that fast in your car; now imagine that wind and rain (and other dangerous objects) hitting your face at such an intense speed. If we compare it to a hurricane, this typhoon would easily be a Category 5, the most powerful of all ratings.

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10-Year Old Filipina ‘Sweetie’ Lures Online Pedophiles [Video]

In what appears to be somewhat of a breakthrough in the fight against online pedophiles, a group from the Netherlands has come up with an interesting way to capture the identify of online predators who target young children. Utilizing the latest technology, they have developed ‘Sweetie’, a 10-year old computer-generated Filipina girl. No, she isn’t real, but she sure looks real.

The amount of men that swarm to ‘Sweetie’ as soon as she enters a chat room is disturbing. The perverts ask for naked camera shows for money, not realizing they are talking to this undercover group the entire time. Click ahead to watch this impressive video and let’s hope for a big crackdown on this type of illegal activity.

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Try Some Filipino Yema – A Sweet Treat


Mmmm so sweet

If the West have candies and lollies in the Philippines we have Yema, a type of candy made out of egg yolks, condensed milk and crushed peanuts cooked to form a firm custard shaped in a pyramid or spherical manner then wrapped in colourful cellophane. Think of it as a crème caramel or crème brulee candy, its creamy, its sweet it melts in your mouth.

Yema has said to have originated from Bulacan province as it is well known for different Filipino sweets, there are also some accounts that states that it was invented during the Spanish era where egg yolks are thrown away after using the egg whites in constructing buildings.

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