List of Requirements for Renewal of Passport

After the DFA announced that the PSA birth certificate is no longer a requirement when renewing passports, we received a lot of messages from our followers seeking to clarify the new policy.  Some of them who had confirmed appointments for passport renewal proceeded to the DFA branches WITHOUT their PSA birth and marriage certificates, onlyContinue reading “List of Requirements for Renewal of Passport”

4 Steps to Purchase Pag-IBIG Acquired Properties

Pag-IBIG offers the provision of home financing programs for both new and repossessed (or acquired) housing properties that were developed by Pag-IBIG.  Active members have the option to purchase an acquired Pag-IBIG property at negotiated rates. Acquired assets are foreclosed properties (house and lot) that are auctioned off by Pag-IBIG to the public at cheaperContinue reading “4 Steps to Purchase Pag-IBIG Acquired Properties”

Six Steps When Getting a Pag-IBIG Housing Loan

Active members of the Pag-IBIG Fund are entitled to avail of housing loan privileges; you can choose to build a house, buy one that is up for sale, or choose from among Pag-IBIG’s acquired assets.  It is the most affordable means to own a home through its payment terms and low interest rates. To helpContinue reading “Six Steps When Getting a Pag-IBIG Housing Loan”

Birth Certificates No Longer Required for Passport Renewal (and Why You STILL Need to Get a Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate!)

And just an hour after my previous blog, the DFA announces its brand new directive that birth certificates are no longer required for ALL types of passport renewals.  Yes, even for passports issued in 2009 or earlier and all non-epassport types. Just to be clear though, the PSA birth certificate is still a documentary requirementContinue reading “Birth Certificates No Longer Required for Passport Renewal (and Why You STILL Need to Get a Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate!)”

Renewing Your Passport? Bring Your PSA Birth Certificate!

So the DFA needs our help in rebuilding their database and we can do so by presenting a copy of our PSA birth certificate when renewing our passports.  Do you have a copy of your birth certificate yet? I used to keep several copies of my birth certificate in my desk; these were printed onContinue reading “Renewing Your Passport? Bring Your PSA Birth Certificate!”

How Soon Will You Be Working From Home?

The President signed the Telecommuting Act a few days before Christmas day last year.  Telecommuting is a work arrangement where employees are allowed to perform their tasks outside of the office, often from home, or a location close to home.  One only needs to have a stable internet connection, a laptop, and a mobile phoneContinue reading “How Soon Will You Be Working From Home?”

66 Visa-free Countries for Philippine Passport Holders for 2019

Our Philippine passport is now 74th of the world’s most powerful passports among 199 other countries, according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index.  Below is the list of countries that we can visit without the need to secure a visa and those that have visa-on-arrival and e-Visa policies. Which one will visit first? Asia  Non-VisaContinue reading “66 Visa-free Countries for Philippine Passport Holders for 2019”

4 Types of Visas Every Pinoy Traveler Needs to Know

Denied US visa… again?  We know it could be truly disappointing to be told you are not permitted to leave for a US state and without telling you why.  But take heart, there are a lot of other countries you can tour that are visa-free or have visa-on-arrival policies. We have the latest list ofContinue reading “4 Types of Visas Every Pinoy Traveler Needs to Know”