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GrabPay account number: what to use?

This is me guessing what a GrabPay account number is.

So, lately I placed my usual monthly grocery order through GrabMart. What I usually do is pay with my credit card through GrabPay.

I only add the exact amount for every purchase including any discount.

For “this” particular order, everything went well until the store, Robinsons supermarket, texted me and said that one item off my grocery list is out of stock. So, they asked permission to removed it which I immediately approved.

It was too late to request for a replacement. So, the app notified me of the removal and price update.

The system removed the discount for missing the target amount after the update, and so I have to pay an additional 10 pesos. Meaning, I have to top up again or else my account will remain restricted (unable to use GrabPay but Cash).

The order went through though and the rider delivered the groceries to me within an hour.

The system did not send me the receipt as usual, but sent me a payment failure notification instead.

I don’t want my account with a restriction nor a balance, so I transferred the amount from my BPI account for free.

Transferring money to GrabPay is the same with other bank. I just had to enter the amount, account number, whatever.

It was my first time, so I have no idea what my account number is.

I then remember using my phone number to add funds to my PayMaya account. So, I thought it would be the same for GrabPay since customer service usually ask for my registered phone number whenever I contact them.

So, I tried and it worked!

GrabPay account number

Much to my surprise, the Grab app sent me a notification as soon as I tap on the Submit button on the BPI app.

So, what is GrabPay account number?


Lesson learned, GrabPay account number for transferring funds from BPI is my registered phone number! ❤️

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How-To Guides

Enroll Citibank Credit Card to BPI

I had to enroll Citibank credit card to BPI recently. That would help me pay my bills online which is convenient than taking a trip to a bank, department store, whatever.

So, here’s what I did to register the card.

Time needed: 3 minutes.

I already have an existing BPI Online account, so all I have to do is to enroll the Citibank card.

  1. Signed in to my BPI Online account. Note that card enrollment via app is currently not possible.

    1 Sign in to BPI Online - Enroll Citibank Credit Card to BPI

  2. I went to the Main Menu > Other Services > Manage Recipients

    2 Go to Manage Recipients under Other Services

  3. Tapped on Add New Recipient

    3 Tap Add New Recipient

  4. I chose “Biller” > “Citibank”, then typed in my 16-digit card number in the reference box

    4 Choose Billers then Citibank Credit Card

  5. Reviewed and confirmed biller details

  6. Requested for an authentication code

    5 Request for an authentication code

  7. Entered and submitted the code sent to my registered mobile number

    6 Enter the code sent by BPI

  8. Enrollment is successful!

    7 Enroll Citibank Credit Card to BPI successful

That’s it! That’s how you enroll Citibank credit card to BPI.

I can pay immediately, but I pay on the bill’s due date. :)

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How-To Guides

Google Sheets: How to move cell data with comment to another cell?

I’m not good in Google Sheets, however, I use its basic functions for organizing work-related information.

Recently, I had to polish an old spreadsheet so it would be easier for me to find the information I’ll need. To do so, I had to move cells from point A to B with everything intact such as comments, cell format, data, etc.

It was a challenge to me because I don’t have an idea how to move a comment in a cell to another one. Copy-paste won’t work!

So here’s what I did to accomplish the task:

Time needed: 1 minute.

In Google Sheets:

  1. Cut “the cell with a comment, etc.” that I want to move to another cell.

    Google Sheets - Cut a cell to move data with comment, notes, etc. to another cell

  2. Jump to the cell where I want to move the data

  3. Then, paste.

    Google Sheets - Pasting data to a cell

Now, I know! 😆 

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Business

ERC email address | Lodging a complaint

What is ERC email address?


Filing a complaint against an electric power distribution company like MERALCO? You can shoot ERC an email at consumer@erc.gov.ph.

Their contact number is (02) 8689-5389.

ERC email address

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Business

How to activate BPI credit card?

How to activate BPI credit card?


If you just received your first BPI credit card, there is no need to activate it manually on the app, by text, or whatever. Your card is pre-activated and ready to use.

If you already have an existing BPI Online account and you’ve provided the same registered email address during your BPI credit card application, BPI most likely added it to your account automatically. No need for manual activation, registration, or enrollment.

How to activate BPI credit card

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Business

How to enroll biller in BPI app?

How to enroll biller in BPI app?


Unfortunately, enrolling a biller in BPI app is not possible as of the moment. If you already have a BPI Online account, you can do it on the BPI Online website instead. Just go to the Main Menu > Other Services > Manage Recipients > Add New Recipient.

Note that username and password for both BPI Online and app are the same.

How to enroll biller in BPI app

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How-To Guides

PLDT chat support through Messenger

Do you need assistance with your PLDT Home account? Billing issues? Repair? If yes, I’ll share here how to contact PLDT chat support via Messenger.

Alternately, you can phone them at 171 using your PLDT landline or a Smart SIM for free.

What are the requirements to get in touch with a PLDT chat support agent?


You need a PLDT Home account number and its associated landline number. Also, you’ll need a Messenger account and the mobile app.

How to contact PLDT chat support?

Time needed: 1 minute.

This is how to contact them via Messenger:

  1. Type “PLDT Home” in your Messenger’s search bar.


    Select the same option in the screenshot. That is PLDT’s chat bot. However, you can chat with their agent.

    1. PLDT Home chat support

  2. Type “Agent” then press enter.


    This tells the system that you are requesting a chat.

    2. Type “Agent” then press enter

  3. If you get the same automatic response in the screenshot below, find the “Ask us a question” option, then tap it.


    3. Find the “Ask us a Question” option then press it

  4. Enter “Agent” again, then tap Proceed.


    4. Type “Agent” again then enter! Tap “Proceed” button afterward - PLDT chat support

  5. Enter the ten digit PLDT Home account number.


    If you entered an incorrect account number, the system will give you an option to enter it again.

    5. Type the PLDT Home account number you need help with then enter

  6. Enter the landline number associated with the PLDT Home account number. You should include the area code. For example, 0288881234.


    Again, make sure that the number is accurate.

    6. Type the assigned phone number next then tap “Proceed”

  7. Once the system validated the information, tap Proceed to connect to a PLDT chat support agent.


    Like this:

    7. After validation, wait for the system to connect you to a PLDT chat support agent

Based on my experience, the system usually connects me with an agent within a minute. However, this may not be the case all the time.

That’s it! Chat with them in Messenger!

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Review

Nestle Fresh Milk Price and Nutrition Facts

1. Wanna know Nestle Fresh Milk price in the market?


It’s in my grocery list a few days ago. Based on the receipt from Robinson’s Supermarket (via GrabMart), a liter of Nestle Fresh Milk is ninety one pesos.

Note that the price may vary in other store.

Nestle Fresh milk price

2. How many calories are there in a serving of Nestle Fresh Milk?


Based on the packaging, there is 160 calories per 250ml of Nestle Fresh Milk. For micronutrients, see picture below:

Nestle Fresh Milk nutrition facts

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Review

Eden Cheese Price and Nutrition Facts

1. What is Eden cheese price in the market?


It’s in my grocery list a few days ago. Based on the receipt from Robinson’s Supermarket (via GrabMart), a 165g pack of Original Eden Cheese is forty nine pesos and fifty cents.

Note that the price may vary in other store.

Eden Cheese Price

2. How many calories are there in a serving of Eden Cheese?


Based on the packaging, there is 90kcal per 30g of Eden Cheese. For micronutrients, see picture below:

Eden Cheese Nutrition Facts

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Business

05SI Service Charge BPI: Explanation

Did BPI charge an amount with the “05SI service charge“ description to your account? Don’t know what it means? Read on!

Time to Update

I first wrote about this topic in 2016. Like some, I dunno what is it for. So, to get an answer, I called BPI.

Fast forward, today, May 30, 2020, I noticed that the same charge topped a list in Google Trends. I then checked my old post’s stats and saw that there are still some accessing it.

I thought it’s time to make an update. So, I created this separate post.

05SI service charge on the BPI Express website (2016)
05SI service charge on the BPI Express website (2016)

So, what is 05SI service charge?

So, what is 05SI service charge?


IT is the sum of the fees for withdrawing cash via non-BPI ATMs. The current fee is 15 pesos per transaction.

So, let’s say, I have a BPI debit mastercard. Then, this May, I’ve withdrawn cash via a BDO ATM on two separate days. Therefore, BPI will charge me 30 pesos (15 x 2).

Based on my observation, BPI charges the fee real-time. However, after the cut-off, or once the system updates, they return the money. They will then charge the fee(s) again at once by the end of the month or whatever. Like this:

05SI Service Charge BPI 2

BPI charged me 15 peso 05SI this month. That is because I only had one cash withdrawal via a third-party ATM.