COL Financial Mobile App for Android

Last April, COL Financial launched its beta version of app for android devices.  This is great news for all android fans out there who have been waiting for quite some time after its iOS counterpart released last year.

I know this is a bit late but today I will reveal the step by step guide on how to install and show you some of the menus available and finally describe how to use it for viewing your portfolio.

Let’s begin by downloading the app.  Unfortunately, this app is not available in Google Play where most people expect.  Because of this, you have to adjust your phone’s security settings like the one below to avoid possible issues.
security-settingsYou need to logon to COL Financial website using a browser installed in your android phone.  Alternatively if you’re one of the users who don’t have the apk file in their account, you may download the file here.

In this guide, I used the browser Chrome to logon to my COL account. Continue reading “COL Financial Mobile App for Android”

Remembering the fire

Today marks the 17th year after the tragedy happened in the place where I grew up: Brgy. Corazon de Jesus, San Juan city.  Our sari-sari store (mini-grocery) was affected and totally burned.  The thing is, it’s where our income is coming.  Because of this, my schooling was stopped for a year.  I’m in my 2nd year taking up an engineering course when this happens.  And because the Estrada government allowed all residents to re-construct the house, we grab the chance and use whatever we have to build a new house and start over again.  It was very hard from the start.  I worked as bus boy in The Landmark food center in Makati to help generate income and use my earnings as capital in our new sari-sari store.  My younger brother and eldest sister did the same thing.

Pinaglabanan Church in San Juan City

Looking back today, after 17 years I realized problems and trials are really a part of “growing up”.  Big problems we’ve gone through seem so far away.  I was just laughing when I think about them today.  I realized problems make my family stronger and taught us a lot of lessons.  I won’t be like this today if I didn’t gone through those obstacles that made me strong and explore other opportunities that life can offer.