To readers of my blog, you’ve probably noticed that my blog has popular posts about the electronic credit cards of some Philippine banks. I don’t know if she was an actual employee of BPI or if she was a call center agent. There were no details, nothing to sign and nothing to pay.I was struggling on getting a real credit card so an electronic/prepaid credit card was my alternative. She interviewed me for several minutes and then popped the question. Basically, the whole call was my application process. I guess it’s probably because I’ve been using BPI express a lot.I was thinking that my application would probably be denied anyway so I gave the go signal. A lot of my friends were asking why I got a card like that because when they applied, they got denied. Basically this is what I’ve been doing with BPI: I’ve been a BPI customer for some 4 years I guess.She told me the credit card will be delivered and that was it. Several days later, I got a message that my application was approved and that my card was on the way. I wasn’t expecting much because I really did not know the credit limit of the card I was getting. So I’m kind of happy that they gave me this Gold Mastercard.I was thinking that I’d get only about 20,000 pesos because I did tell her that my net income is only Php 18, 549. I opened the letter and a whopping six figure credit limit popped out! I’m a little bit hesitant to use it but now I can finally pay for NCLEX without having to ask a friend to use their credit card.I won’t have to line up in getting a manager’s check or something.
ABS-CBN Corporation continued to register huge viewership on both television and online for the month of May, with a 44% audience share compared to GMA Network Inc. ABS-CBN remains in a league of its own in the prime time block with a 49% average audience share that is 18 percentage points higher than rival GMA’s 31% average audience share during the same time block.Nine programs in Top 10 Nine out of the 10 programs in the Top 10 for the month of May belong to ABS-CBN, led by “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” with an average national TV rating of 41.1%, followed by the returning “The Voice Kids,” which got a 36.1% rating, and “Dolce Amore” with 32.9%.They are joined in the Top 10 by “Pilipinas Got Talent” (32.8%), “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (30.1%), “TV Patrol” (29.5%), “Wansapanataym” (28.9%), “Home Sweetie Home” (23.7%) and “Rated K” (21.2%).Meanwhile, “Be My Lady” (17.4%) is still the mostwatched daytime program while “It’s Showtime” (18.5%) continues to edge “Eat Bulaga” (12.3%) in the ratings war during the noontime slot.The Kapamilya network also ruled the afternoon block with a 46% nationwide rating compared to the 33% of GMA, thanks to the strong ratings of “Doble Kara” (18.0%) and “Tubig at Langis” (15.9%).ABS-CBN also dominated in other territories like in Balance Luzon (places in Luzon outside of Metro Manila) where it struck a national average audience share of 47% against the 33% of GMA; Visayas where it scored 54% against the 24% of the rival network; and in Mindanao where it garnered 54% against the 27% of the Kapuso station.For its part, GMA, which uses data from Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, captured most viewers across Mega Manila and Urban Luzon.It noted that Urban Luzon represents 77 percent of all urban TV households in the country, while Mega Manila accounts for 60 percent.Specifically, GMA said it led in total day ratings in Urban Luzon with a household audience share of 38.9 percent, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 30.3 percent and TV5’s 7.7 percent.GMA posted double-digit margins over rival networks in its Mega Manila bailiwick with a 40.9-percent total day average, above ABS-CBN’s 27.1 percent and TV5’s 8.2 percent.In terms of National Urban Television Audience Measurement, GMA maintained its strong ratings performance in the daytime blocks.