CitisecOnline (COL) 2012 Market Outlook

Before I decided to invest in the Philippine Stock Market, just like any newbies, I had a lot of questions like to which broker should I go - online or traditional, which stocks should I pick, how much should I invest and many other investing-related questions

One of those questions is to which broker should I invest my money with. There are several online and traditional brokers in the Philippines (you may view a list of brokers and other things that every newbie should know here)  but I eventually went with CitisecOnline. There are many reasons why I chose them over the others such as most of my trader friends have proven the reliability of their service, customer service is great (important when you're trading) and unlike any other online brokers, they provide tips and seminars that will help better equip its traders and investors and be updated with the latest market trends like the one below:

What: 2012 COL Market Outlook
When: March 20th 2012
What Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Meralco Theatre, Ortigas Avenue corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
How: Click here to register now or Call their Hotline 6-333-777
Do not forget to print out your e-ticket after registering online. This is to be presented at the registration table during the day of the event.

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please click on the link to register online or call our hotline at 6-333-777 today.
Food and drinks are not permitted inside the auditorium.

2012 COL Market Outlook

Raising Money Smart Kids Workshop

Importance of Finance Education for the Kids

Parents invest so much on their kids education and would do anything they can to send their kids to the best schools they can. However, you kids don't just need the education provided in schools. 

More than anything else, they need financial literacy which could better help them in making smart financial decisions in the long run. If you want to learn how to raise money smart kids then I highly suggest the Raising Money Smart Kids Workshop by Rose Fres Fausto on March 17th, 2012, 1:00 - 5:00 PM at Crowne Plaza, Ortigas Center. 

For more details and inquiries, you may contact RFP through the following:
Email: or
Phone: 634-2204

Philippines: A Country to Invest in Long Term

Bloomberg reports that Philippines is a Leading Asian Tiger Economy of the World and Best Countries to Invest in Long Term

Philippines is getting more and more confidence from foreign investors as Bloomberg has reported it as a leading Asian Tiger Economy of the World and CNBC included it as one of the top 12 countries to invest in long term.

RCBC Bankard Visa Infinite

RCBC Bankard has just recently launched their newest credit card – the RCBC Bankard Visa Infinite. It is a premium lifestyle card that will bring shopping fun to a new and more exciting level. 

Called the RCBC Bankard Visa Infinite, it carries unique features that not only make shopping infinitely fun but definitely easy on the pocket. If you like to travel and shop, then this card is for you!  The Card brand ambassador is Lexi Schulze. 

Always on the forefront of innovative credit card products (I've previously write about RCBC Mercury Drug MyWallet Card) that make life easier and more convenient for cardholders, leading credit card brand RCBC Bankard has come up with yet another new addition to its wide roster of cards – the RCBC Bankard Visa Infinite card. A premium lifestyle card, this newest RCBC Bankard product to be launched in the market offers unique shopping and travel perks not commonly found in other premium credit card brands.

For one thing, it combines the strength and wide purchasing power of the Visa brand with the stability and innovative spirit of the RCBC Bankard brand. As a premium lifestyle card, RCBC Bankard Visa Infinite provides access to special privileges and rewarding experiences, here and abroad and gives its discriminating cardholders value for every charge they make because of the rebate and savings the card generates for them.

Discover the infinite joys of shopping with RCBC Bankard Visa Infinite’s exciting and unique exclusive features that include:
A 5% rebate on clothing and apparel transactions at all retail shops; and
No service fee for foreign currency transactions thereby generating savings for you when you use your card to shop or travel abroad.

In addition to these exclusive features, the RCBC Bankard Visa Infinite also offers the following exciting privileges:

Travel Accident Insurance of up to P 20 million
Emergency Travel Medical Insurance of up to P 2 million
Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation
Access to over 600 Airport VIP Lounges worldwide through the Priority Pass Airport Lounge
Use of International Phone Service
Rewards points for every purchase
Global Visa Infinite Privileges

As Bankard President & CEO, Oscar B. Biason proudly avers, “We are very excited about the launch of our newest premium card in the market – the RCBC Bankard Visa Infinite – because we are certain that it will change the way cardholders view the premium card. Not a stiff or serious card, the RCBC Bankard Visa Infinite will make shopping and travel both fun and rewarding for its cardholders. This we can guarantee.

Iain Jamieson, Country Manager, Philippines, and Guam, Visa, said: “The Visa Infinite card represents the absolute pinnacle of Visa cards and as such offers benefits and rewards that will certainly fit the discerning lifestyles of RCBC Bankard’s premium customers. A Visa Infinite card can provide access to a wide range of memorable privileges and experiences both at home and abroad. We have partnered with some of the world’s leading luxury specialists to develop a range of exciting offers and packages, so whether it’s an overseas shopping trip, a relaxing weekend escape or a round of golf – RCBC Bankard Visa Infinite cardholders will be spoilt for choice.”

To make the entry of the card in the market even more exciting, Bankard is giving out free Limited-Edition Garment Bags to the first 1,000 RCBC Bankard Visa Infinite cardholders.

Learn more about this exciting new RCBC Bankard credit card by logging on to You can also call the Customer Service at 888-1-888 to apply or go here for details on how to apply.

With RCBC Bankard Visa Infinite, you will understand what shopping fun really means.