4 Smart Things To Do With Your Christmas Bonus

Christmas is considered the happiest time of the year for many reasons; but one good reason to be happy during Christmas season is because of the 13th month pay and bonus. If you're thinking of smart ways to spend your 13th month pay and bonus, here are some things you should consider doing with it:

1. Pay Debts
The year has been very challenging and some of us had to get some loans or borrow money from others. One good way to make your Christmas merry and feel a little less stressed is by paying debts and free yourself from worry. If you think you could, it is wise to try to settle some debts to lessen your worries and have a happy holiday.

2. Additional Learning
Knowledge is the kind of wealth that no one can take away from you. Moreover, additional learning or skill can be a tool for success. It is a good idea to enroll in short courses that would increase your knowledge and improve your credentials. You never know? It could be your ticket to bigger opportunities.

3. Savings
Of course, Christmas is a time for splurging and giving gifts, but it is also a good time to start saving. Opening a savings account could be very helpful, as you will not only get to control your spendings, but also prepare for the future.

4. Business
Starting a business will sometimes require a good amount of capital. That is why it is also a great idea to start a business using your 13th month pay or bonus. Doing so will not only help you earn extra cash, but could also help you possibly build a stable livelihood.

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GOOD NEWS: Financial Assistance For Senior High School

In order to address the concerns of students and their families regarding the expenses needed to pursue senior high school, along with the implementation of the K to 12 program, the government has provided a few financial assistance programs for students. AMA Senior High School supports the state in its initiative to upgrade the quality of education in the country by accepting government subsidies and financial assistance programs for senior high schoool. Here are some currently available financial assistance programs that are accepted at AMA Senior High School:

1. DepEd Voucher
As part of the K to 12 program, incoming senior high school students are entitled for voucher subsidy from the Deparment of Education (DepEd). The voucher value (in peso) may vary according to location and the type of school where the student came from (private or public). The main difference is that public school students need not apply for voucher subsidy, as they are automatically eligible for the program; while private school students will need to apply for voucher subsidy, which can be done by going to DepEd office or online at http://ovap.deped.gov.ph/.

2. DSWD Financial Assistance
Students may also apply for financial assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); however, not everyone may qualify for the said program, as it is mainly offered to students coming from indigent families or 4Ps beneficiaries.

For more information on financial assistance programs accepted at AMA Senior High School, visit any AMA Education System member schools nearest you or pre-register online at http://bit.ly/AMASeniorHigh and be contacted by our admission officer who will provide more information and advice on which program is best for you.


BS Cybersecurity Now Offered At AMA University

As the first IT school in the Philippines, it is no surprise for AMA University to be the first school to offer Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity in the country. In response to the current and future need for formally-educated cybersecurity professionals, AMA has launched the said course in December 2016 and is now officially accepting enrollees initially in its main campus in Project 8, Quezon City.

AMA's BS Cybersecurity course aims to produce highly-proficient graduates who can help protect individuals, groups, organizations and nations from hacking or cyber attacks. The program was developed in partnership with international ethical hacking organizations, which also helps AMA to stay updated with the current real-world practices and cases.

After completing the course, graduates can pursue career opportunities in cyber intelligence, ethical hacking, digital forensics, data security and other fields related to cybersecurity. Furthermore, AMA also offers a short course in cybersecurity, which is designed for IT graduates or professionals who want field-specific learning on the said discipline.

For more information about BS Cybersecurity at AMA University, visit AMA University Main Campus or call AMA Admissions Office at (02) 359-0262. You may also pre-register online and be contacted by the Admissions Officer for more information about BS Cybersecurity and other courses.