Month: October 2021

World Savings Day 2021: Ways to start or improve your savings

World Savings Day usually falls on the 30th of October and has since been observed by actively encouraging more people to start saving. While Halloween gets majority of the attention during this timeframe, savings banks would work with schools, corporations and/or different associations in spreading the idea and importance of saving. Steadily, the practice has grown since its first establishment way back 1934 during the 1st International Savings Bank Congress.

Not gonna lie, I just knew about World Savings Day through the recent webinar that I attended and with the few days left, I can say that it was the perfect timing. It’s great knowing that there are companies who are pro-active when it comes to promoting the idea of saving. Conducting webinars, inovating their products, etc. Taking myself as an example, I was used to my conventional way of budgeting that I did not bother exploring more, but because of the webinar, I had more options that I believe I can try in the near future, i.e. this coming payday.

Little by little, adjustment on things around us started to surface. Hence, the coin, “new normal.” Adjust or be left behind. It was tough but it is the only way to survive this trying times. And our ways to save is not an exception. Izza of SavingsPinay.PH shared the following to-do list that can be a guide in adjusting our savings practice or even to start one.

At first look, it might appear overwhelming but just keep in mind that first steps are usually the hardest  to take. And in this time of change, we must be more open to adjustments. Take them as innovations that can bring us to better places.

When it comes to financial awareness, Cebuana Lhullier is one to take those first steps to improving their products and giving a wider platform for the masses. They took the innitiative to make it easier for most Filipinos to acquire a savings account with the new and improved deposit and eMoney products such as Cebuana Lhuiller Micro Savings account.

It has basically everything that one needs when starting to save especially in this pandemic. Opening an acount is easier since they’ve partnered with Cebuana Lhuillier pawnshops which has branches at almost every corner of the country. The eCebuana app also comes in handy in handling your hand-earned money.

Take the first step, be an Iponaryo today and experience convenience in saving first-hand.

Panalo ang may ipon, after all!

#eCebuanaNaYan

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QURE is here: A teleconsultation and wellness website made by Filipinos for Filipinos

A teleconsult website that promises to make medical consultations easy and convenient for many Filipinos was finally launched today, October 20. 

QURE.ph, an all-Filipino-made website, provides a platform for online video consultations, connects doctors and patients for easy scheduling of appointments, and makes available a directory of pharmacies and other health and wellness providers. 

QURE.ph offers a free platform for doctors who want to expand their services via teleconsult amid increasing demand for virtual consultation.

“We created this platform with the Filipino patient in mind. It’s a simple website and it does not complicate the teleconsultation process. Even those not comfortable with technology will find these consultations easy to do. This is our new normal and QURE is here to help you navigate the future of healthcare,” said Gary Libby, QURE Chief Technology Officer.

A trip to the hospital may also be burdensome these days, as the COVID pandemic persists. QURE will help Filipinos find their way through this public health crisis while keeping their health in check. 

“This will definitely benefit doctors and patients. No more overbooking for doctors, and no more long lines for patients waiting for their turn at clinics. Whether via teleconsult or face-to-face check-ups, the scheduling system of QURE helps both patients and doctors,” Libby added. 

Andrea Trinidad, Chief Executive Officer of QURE, said the idea of the teleconsult platform started last year when the lockdowns extended and it became difficult for patients to see their doctors.

Trinidad, who has a life-long disorder called hemophilia and is the president Hemophilia Advocates-Philippines, said the pandemic really affected patients. 

“When I was approached by my friends last year and they shared with me their idea of a telemedicine platform, I told them it was brilliant.  We envision QURE to be an e-mall of health services where you can book consults, buy medicines, book laboratory appointments and even book a consult with the veterinarian for your fur babies,” she added.

More to know about QURE:

  1. The platform is data-safe, both for patients and doctors. Registering is FREE for patients and doctors. Consultation fees range from P500 to P1,500, depending on doctor’s specialization. But for its introductory price, QURE is offering a 50 percent discount for consultations
  1. Registered users can look for doctors for their tele-consult. Specialists have expertise on: 

Cardiology; General Surgery; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Integrative General Medicine; Internal Medicine, Dermatology; Otolaryngology (ENT); ENT Specialist Head & Neck Surgery; Psychiatry-Adult; Physical Medicine/Rehab; Pediatrics; Allergy & Asthma, Immunologist; Urology; Sleep Medicine/Insomnia; Ophthalmology; Family & Occupational Medicine; Cardiology; Pediatrics-Pulmonology; Family Medicine; Lifestyle Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Hematology/Oncology.

Also in QURE’s pool of experts: Nutritionist Dietician; General Dentistry/Orthodontics; Dentistry/Prosthetic and Esthetic;

  1. The website lets you know who is online.

Is the doctor in? No need to guess or call the doctor’s secretary. Through the QURE website, you can easily see if the doctor is available to take consultations.  

  1. Find doctors in your area or teleconsult with a specialist anywhere in the Philippines

QURE has a growing number of specialists from all over the country. The drop-down menu on the website shows that many doctors have already signed up. Many more are joining QURE in the following weeks. 

  1. It’s a growing health and wellness community. 

In the coming months, expect more health and wellness features. You will also soon see reviews of doctors done by patients themselves. 
For more information about QURE, you may contact us at support@qure.ph or 0991.398.8781.  To check our pool of specialists, visit  https://qure.ph/search-doctor]