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Mahal Ang Magmahal: For some students, Valentine’s Day comes with a hefty price tag

Mahal Ang Magmahal: For some students, Valentine’s Day comes with a hefty price tag

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It was a Sunday afternoon just two weeks before Valentine’s Day. Roey Lagasca walked towards the nearest automated teller machine (ATM) just below his dorm. While waiting, Lagasca calculated his weekly expenses.  For Lagasca, a new week means a new set of expenses to budget. As soon as the ATM dispensed his allowance, he went back to his dorm, pulled out his phone, and began budgeting. He separated his weekly allowance of P3,000 for food, laundry, and another for his emergency funds.  The remaining amount will be used for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Looking at his phone’s calendar, he happily said, “I still have time to save up for Valentine’s,” and continued canvassing for the perfect Valentine’s gift for his girlfriend. Unexpected Valentine’s Day is more often than n...