All We Need to Know About The Employees’ Compensation Program

Did you know that apart from the SSS and PhilHealth, we also have the Employees’ Compensation Program?  This is a government-funded program that is implemented to provide financial and medical support in case we get sick or meet an accident while at work or while performing our duties as workers.  Not a lot of peopleContinue reading “All We Need to Know About The Employees’ Compensation Program”

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No-Homework Bill: Agree or Disagree?

As a kid, I hated school assignments and take-home projects.  I would always be the student who came to school early so I can work on my assignments a few minutes before the flag ceremony bell rang.  This went on until I was in college and was staying in a dorm – I would (probably)Continue reading “No-Homework Bill: Agree or Disagree?”

How to Get a Marriage License in the Philippines

My friend remembers that one of the most challenging things she had to accomplish for her wedding was securing a marriage license.  She recalls having a handful of questions about it but not being able to find anything of value online.  She ended up visiting the Quezon City hall where she finally got a listContinue reading “How to Get a Marriage License in the Philippines”

How to Update Your Civil Status in Your Government IDs and Records

In the Philippines, married women have the option to use their husband’s last name or retain their maiden name.  Bear in mind that when a woman decides to change her last name (in her IDs, public records, etc.) she cannot undo this unless she becomes a widow or her marriage is annulled. Here are quickContinue reading “How to Update Your Civil Status in Your Government IDs and Records”

How to Change Your Marital Status with the BIR

Most of us, if not all of us, acquired our Tax Identification Number (TIN) when we landed our first job… and yes, while we were still single.  But how does a taxpayer, especially women, update her civil status with the BIR after he or she is married? I don’t think there is a way toContinue reading “How to Change Your Marital Status with the BIR”

How To Compute Senior Citizen’s Discounts and Other Important Facts

Often I would hear a senior citizen customer asking a cashier or store manager to explain how his or her discount privilege was applied to the purchase.  Most of the time, they feel that that the discount given to them is insignificant – kinda like an “expectation versus reality” scenario we often see in ourContinue reading “How To Compute Senior Citizen’s Discounts and Other Important Facts”

List of Senior Citizen Discounts and Mandatory Benefits in the Philippines

Do you have a senior citizen in the family?  We do and we have a lot of them (haha!).  That is why it pays to be aware of their benefits and privileges, provided by the government and some private establishments. I am sharing the following lists of discounts, mandatory benefits, and important facts about seniorContinue reading “List of Senior Citizen Discounts and Mandatory Benefits in the Philippines”

How To Check If You Are Eligible for SSS Maternity Benefit Based On Your Actual Monthly Contributions

I have been receiving a lot of questions on how a female SSS member can check (on her own) if she is eligible for maternity benefits from SSS. This is aside from the longer maternity leave days granted to all SSS female members this year. I noticed too that most of those who are askingContinue reading “How To Check If You Are Eligible for SSS Maternity Benefit Based On Your Actual Monthly Contributions”