Archive for August, 2019

8 Aug 29

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 people know this so I thought it would be good to write about it to serve as our reference.

All these information are lifted from the website.

Read on!

  1. What is the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP)?

The Employees’ Compensation Program is a government program designed to provide a compensation package to public and private employees and/or their dependents in the event of work-related sickness, injury, or death.

  1. Who is covered by the ECP?
  • Private sector workers who are compulsory members of the SSS
  • Sea-based Overseas Filipino Workers
  • Kasambahays
  • Government sector employees who are compulsory members of the GSIS
  • Uniformed personnel of the AFP, PNP, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Philippine Coast Guard.
  1. When shall coverage of the employees under the Employees’ Compensation Program start?

All mentioned covered employees above are given protection under the ECP starting from the FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT.

  1. Who pays the EC Contribution?

The employer shall pay for the EC contribution of his/her employees.

Range of Compensation Amount of Employers’ Contribution per month
P 1,000 – P 14,749.99 P10.00
P 14,750.00 and above P30.00

For the public sector – P100 regardless of the range of monthly compensation.

  1. What contingencies are compensable under the ECP?

Any work-connected INJURY or SICKNESS, resulting in DISABILITY or DEATH of covered employee is compensable under the ECP.

  1. When is a sickness compensable under the Employees’ Compensation Program?

A sickness is considered compensable if the same is included in the ECC’s List of Occupational Diseases and the conditions for its compensability are met.  If the conditions were not satisfied and/or the claimed ailment is not included in the list, proof must be shown that the risk of contracting the disease is increased by the working conditions.  This is known as the increased-risk theory.

  1. When is an injury compensable under the Employees’ Compensation Program?

An injury is considered compensable when the same takes place within the period of employment, at a place where the employee may reasonably be in the performance of his duties, and while he is fulfilling those duties or engaged in doing something incidental thereto, or where he is engaged in the furtherance of the employer’s business.

  1. When is an accident considered to have “risen out of and in the course of employment”?

An accident may be considered to have arisen out of and in the course of employment when it happened:

  • At the workplace;
  • While performing official functions;
  • Outside of the workplace, but performing an order/instruction of the employer;
  • When going to or coming home from work;
  • While ministering to personal comfort;
  • While in a company shuttle bus; or
  • During a company-sponsored activity.
  1. What are the benefits under the ECP?
  2. Loss of income benefit or cash benefit is given to a worker to compensate for the loss of income due to inability to work. The three types of loss of income benefits are:
  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
  1. Medical benefits – reimbursement of the cost of medicine for the illness or injury, payment to providers of medical care, hospital care, surgical expenses, and the costs of appliances and supplies.
  2. Rehabilitation Services – provision of remedial treatment, vocational assessment, and preparation which is designed to meet the individual needs of each handicapped employee to restore him to suitable employment.

Rehabilitation services may be in the form of any of the following:

  • Medical-surgical management;
  • Hospitalization;
  • Necessary appliances and supplies;
  • Physical restoration;
  • Psychosocial counseling;
  • Psychiatric evaluation;
  • Skills training;
  • Entrepreneur training;
  • Hearing impairment evaluation;
  • Visual impairment evaluation; and
  • Job referral.
  1. Carer’s allowance – is provided to an employee who suffers from a permanent partial or permanent total disability as a result of a work-related contingency arising out of employment; and
  2. Death benefits – which include funeral and EC death pension granted to beneficiaries of an employee who died as a result of compensable sickness or injury.

Who are entitled as beneficiaries of an employee covered by the ECP? I will feature that in my next blog, so make sure to drop by again.

See you again!



8 Aug 27

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) be the only person reading a book or listening to music on a “moratorium” night when the rest of the dorm’s population are busy burning the midnight oil for the finals.  I passed my grade school, high school, and college education in spite of this rather negative behavior towards doing homework.  But somehow I felt that had I spent more time studying at home and learning at my own pace would have helped me earn better grades and, well, be a more disciplined adult (haha!).

That is probably why I was oddly surprised to learn that my silent cry for a “no-homework-please” school night is now being passed as a law. Wow!

Why are they doing this?

According to the lawmakers, homework limits the time a child is able to spend with his parents and siblings.  It keeps the child from enjoying quality rest, relaxation, and interaction after school hours.  To ensure that kids are not made to do schoolwork during weekends, the bill also includes that textbooks should be left in the classroom before the students leave for home.

There were actually two bills filed by two different lawmakers; one imposes a fine of Php 50,000 or imprisonment of one to two years on teachers who will insist on having students work on assignments at home.

What are my thoughts on this?

I don’t agree!  Even if I hated working on assignments as a kid (probably even as a young adult in college), I know in my heart that I could not support this bill.  I learned so much from not doing my assignments and realized how much I missed because I let that bad habit stay with me up until I finished college.

  • Working on your assignments at home allows you more time to analyze and understand the day’s lessons.

Sometimes, a topic would seem complicated when we are only listening to our teacher’s lecture.  But if we study at our own pace at home (which we are compelled to do when we have homework due the next day), we are able to understand what was discussed and appreciate the lessons from the lecture.  Without an assignment, a kid will not intentionally review his notes and read his books and therefore, completely miss out on the opportunity and ability to learn on his own.

  • Homework helps develop self-discipline.

Ignoring the homework in your schoolbag may buy you more TV and idle time, but it will completely rob you of your chance to develop the virtue of self-discipline.

  • Homework time can also be family time.

My parents loved helping me out with my assignments – that I can remember.  They didn’t always know the answers but they loved researching with me, going through our encyclopedias (the ‘80s and ‘90s version of Google!), and typing my papers for me.

They said it was fun helping us kids with our assignments, especially during weekends, because it keeps us from going out and spending, haha!

So there, if it were up to me, I would rather that kids be given homework and take-home projects.  I just think that there is so much more than “quality family time” that a child will lose if we deprive him the opportunity to develop the kind of self-discipline and responsibility that one learns by diligently working on school assignments.

How about you?  Are you in favor of prohibiting schools from giving students homework?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.




8 Aug 22 (1)

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 list of the things she needs to prepare, the fees she needs to pay, and answers to her FAQs.

Her experience inspired me to write today’s blog and I hope that this too can help other would-be brides and grooms in preparing for their wedding (at least on getting the marriage license part, haha!).  Here are the questions she had in mind then; I turned them into FAQs!

Can I apply for a marriage license in Metro Manila even if my wedding will be held in Baguio?  I work in Manila and have lived her (temporarily) for seven years.  I was born and raised in Baguio.

Yes, you can.  Actually, you can apply for a marriage license at any of the following areas:

  • Where you or your fiance reside.
  • At your or your fiance’s hometown.

Just remember that when applying for a marriage license, you need to personally appear at the city hall or municipal hall – you cannot send a representative to secure the license for you.

You can use the marriage license anywhere in the Philippines.

What are the requirements I need to prepare?

  1. Duly accomplished marriage license application form (four copies).
  2. PSA birth certificates of the bride and groom.
  3. PSA Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR)
  4. Certificate or proof that you have completed the required marriage counseling or seminar. There are some cities and municipalities that require the couple to attend the marriage counseling and the family planning seminar even if you have attended this before. Always check with the city hall and don’t be surprised if this is part of their requirements.
  5. Government-issued IDs such as your passport, UMID, Voter’s ID, SSS or GSIS, etc.
  6. Of course, your personal appearance.

Any other additional requirements I should know of?

Some city halls may require you to submit additional documents so it is best to have the following ready as well:

  1. Baptismal certificate
  2. Residence certificate/Tax certificate/CEDULA

Prepare photocopies of your documents as the city hall is sure to ask for copies for their records.

How do I file for a marriage license?

Once you have all the documents ready, you can file your application at the city or municipal hall of your choice.

Marriage license fees range between Php 280 to Php 350.  You can verify at the Treasurer’s office before you begin your transaction, just to be sure.

You will be issued a receipt after payment; this shall also serve as your claim stub.  Normally, a marriage license is released within 10 days after filing and payment.

Your marriage license is valid only for 120 days from the date of issue.  If you do not get married within the prescribed period, you will have to go through the entire process of securing a marriage license again, including the seminars.

If this article helped you share it with someone too!


8 Aug 21

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 quick guides on how you can update your government-issued IDs and other documents with your married last name.

  1. PhilHealth records

Bring the following at any PhilHealth office when requesting to update your records:

  1. SSS

Bring the following at any SSS branch to update your last name:

  1. Pag-IBIG

Bring the following at any SSS branch to update your last name:

  1. Passport

Bring the following on your scheduled appointment at the DFA

You can order your PSA marriage certificate at  They process and deliver PSA documents so you don’t have to line up at the PSA or take a leave from work.



8 Aug 20

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 to update your records as a taxpayer online, unlike SSS and maybe PhilHealth.  You will have to manually fill out and submit some documents in order for your marital status to be updated (and your taxes appropriated).

Here are the steps:

  1. Download and print a copy of BIR Form 2305  for employed taxpayers and BIR Form 1905 for self-employed taxpayers.
  2. Fill out the form except for Part V, as this part is for your employer.
  3. Prepare a copy of your PSA marriage certificate to support your request for change of marital status.
  4. In Part II of the forms, check the letter “K” and write “Update Status and Registered Name to Married Name” in the blank box.
  5. On the second page (or backside of the form), check “Registered Name” in 4G.
  6. Write your married name under “New” and your maiden name under “Old”.
  7. Attach a copy of your PSA marriage certificate and submit the accomplished form to the BIR branch office or Revenue District office where your TIN is currently registered. If you are employed, submit the accomplished form to your employer.

If you are unsure which Revenue District Office or BIR branch office you are registered, you may call 981-8888.

You can have your PSA marriage certificate delivered to you by  Just log on to or message them on Facebook at where you can actually order through chat!  Try it! This is where I always get my PSA documents.




8 Aug 19 (1)

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 our Facebook feed.

So to help everyone understand how senior citizen discounts are applied, I am sharing the following computation that I found in  Read on.

Product price: Php 500

VAT Rate: 12%

Formula: Selling Price / VAT Rate = VAT Exempt Sales

Solution: PHP 500 / 1.12 = PHP 446.43

Since senior citizens are entitled to a 20% discount upon purchase of goods and services, you need to deduct the percentage by multiplying the VAT exempt sales by 20%.

Formula: VAT Exempt Sales x 20% = Senior Citizen Discount

Solution: PHP 446.43 x 0.20 = PHP 89.29

To identify the billable amount, subtract the VAT exempt sales by senior citizen discount.

Formula: VAT Exempt Sales – Senior Citizen Discount = Billable Amount

Solution: PHP 446.43 – PHP 89.29 = PHP 357.14


Facts about SC privileges we need to know

 1. PhilHealth benefits for senior citizens are mandatory.

 This is a government-mandated privilege and must be honored by all accredited healthcare facilities in the Philippines.  This is provided in addition to the senior citizen discount and VAT exemption, such that:

  • When a senior citizen is confined in a private hospital, the 20% discount and VAT exemption are deducted first from the medical bill before deducting the PhilHealth benefit.
  • No Balance Billing policy applies in public hospitals where senior citizen patients no longer pay for their hospital bill.

The senior citizen can avail of treatments even without a Member Data Record (MDR), they need only to show their senior citizen ID or any government ID.  For hassle-free benefits claim though, it is better to register as a senior citizen PhilHealth member.

  1. The Senior Citizen Law applies everywhere in the Philippines.

 When a senior citizen is denied the mandatory 20% discount anywhere in the Philippines, you can demand it from the store owner or the manager.  Further, you can file a complaint at the city or municipal hall where the business establishment is located, or at the Office of Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA) of the same.

  1. Senior Citizens can get a Senior Citizen discount using any valid ID.

 If the senior is unable to present his or her senior citizen ID issued by the OSCA, he or she can simply present any government-issued ID such as:

  • Passport
  • SSS or UMID card
  • Driver’s License
  • PRC ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Postal ID

That is why it is best that the senior citizen family member has at least one or more other ID in his possession all the time.  It is illegal for businesses to honor only the senior citizen ID and refuse to give discounts when senior customers present other valid IDs.

  1. A senior citizen can authorize a representative to claim the 20% discount on his or her behalf.

 If the senior citizen is unable to walk or leave the house, is bedridden or confined in a hospital, he or she can claim their discounts on food and medicine purchases by assigning an authorized representative.  Below is the list of required documents and IDs needed in order to claim the said discount through a representative:

  • Senior citizen ID or any government ID
  • OSCA Purchase Booklet
  • The representative’s government ID
  • Signed authorization letter from the senior citizen
  1. Double discounts are not allowed.

 What does this mean?

Seniors cannot avail of promotional discounts in hotels, restaurants, and other establishments on top of the 20% discount.  The SC law states that when seniors purchase something on a promo, they can get only either of the two discounts, whichever is higher.

  1. Senior citizens are entitled to 5% utility discounts.

 If the utility bill accounts are under the senior citizen’s name, a 5% discount can be applied to their power and water bills.  The following conditions apply though:

  • Household consumes not more than 100 kWh of electricity in a month.
  • Household consumes not more than 30 cubic meters of water in a month.
  1. Senior citizens get a 5% discount on some grocery supplies.

 This is applicable when seniors buy groceries worth up to PHP 1,300 per week of at least four kinds of basic necessities and prime commodities:

  • Rice, bread, and corn
  • Chicken, beef, and pork (fresh, canned, and processed)
  • Fresh eggs
  • Coffee, creamer, and sugar
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Garlic and onions
  • Cooking oil and salt
  • Noodles, canned sardines, and canned tuna
  • Fresh milk and other dairy products
  • Detergents
  • Electrical supplies, light bulbs, and batteries
  • Geriatric diapers

Just make sure that they are able to present their OSCA purchase booklet when they shop at supermarkets and drug stores.  This is not applicable at sari-sari stores, cooperative stores, wet markets, and talipapa.

  1. 20% discount when booking Grab rides.

 Ride-hailing services such as Grab are mandated to grant 20% discount to senior customers.  The Grab account should be listed under a senior’s name though in order for the discount to automatically apply.

  1. Domestic flights booked online come with senior citizen discount.

 Major local airlines offer 20% SC discount and VAT exemption for online flight bookings of senior citizens.  Included in the airline list are AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, and Philippine Airlines.

The SC discount applies only to regular fares for domestic flights.  This is not applicable for promo fares, baggage allowance, and other fees.  International flights are not covered as well.

  1. Vehicle coding exemption and free parking in certain cities.

 Makati and Manila cities exempt seniors from the number coding scheme – whether the senior drives the vehicle or is a passenger.  Registered senior citizens enjoy free parking in Cebu City, Manila, Muntinlupa City, and Quezon City.

  1. Access to priority lanes and queues.

 Seniors no longer need to line up in banks, train stations, fast food restaurants, supermarkets, and drug stores.



8 Aug 15

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 senior citizen privileges.  If you find this helpful, please share it to families and friends so more people can benefit from this information.

Discounts and VAT Exemptions:

  • Medicines – Generic and branded medicines, vitamins, and mineral supplements (with doctor’s prescription).
  • Medical supplies and equipment – Hearing aids, eyeglasses, wheelchairs, crutches, dentures, etc.
  • Medical and dental services in private facilities – Lab tests such as blood tests, x-rays, etc.
  • Professional fees – of attending physicians and licensed health workers.
  • Domestic air and sea travel fares
  • Public land transportation fares – Jeepneys, buses, taxis, shuttle services, MRT, LRT, PNR, etc.
  • Hotels – Accommodation and amenities in hotels, beach resorts, mountain resorts, etc.
  • Restaurants – Food, beverages, dessert, and other consumables for a dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery orders.
  • Recreation centers – Rental and other fees for sports facilities such as gyms, badminton courts, tennis courts, ballroom dancing studios, bowling lanes, etc.
  • Places of leisure – Cinemas, museums, parks, theaters, concert halls, etc.
  • Funeral and burial services – for deceased senior citizens, hospital morgue, embalming, casket or urn, cremation, etc.

Mandatory Benefits

Aside from the 20% senior citizen discount and VAT exemption, Filipino seniors also enjoy many other privileges such as:

  • Income tax exemption – for minimum wage earners.
  • Training fee exemption – on socio-economic programs.
  • Free medical and dental services – in government facilities
  • Free flu and pneumococcal vaccinations – for indigent senior citizens.
  • Scholarships and financial assistance – for seniors’ education in public and private schools.
  • Retirement benefits from SSS, GSIS, and Pag-IBIG
  • Discounts in special programs – for senior citizens
  • Express lanes for senior citizens – in all government offices and commercial establishments.

Next week, we are going to feature more facts about senior citizen privileges that some Pinoys may not know yet.  Visit us again!




8 Aug 14

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 asking have had some months when they failed to pay their SSS contributions and are now worried that this may be the cause of their ineligibility to claim maternity benefits.

So I did some research to find the best (and easiest!) way to check if a female SSS member is eligible for the SSS maternity benefit.  What I am sharing with you today is from the SSSPH.NET website but the actual concept for eligibility is based on SSS’ policies for maternity benefits.

Basically, the SSS requires that the member has paid AT LEAST 3 monthly contributions within the 12 months IMMEDIATELY BEFORE the semester of delivery.

To better illustrate this, see the examples below:

a. If your month of delivery is January, February, or March (refer to months in italics), you are eligible if you have paid contributions for three months within the previous October to September (refer to the months in capital letters):

Jan         Feb        Mar        Apr         May       Jun

Jul           Aug        Sep        OCT        NOV      `DEC

JAN        FEB         MAR      APR        MAY      JUN

JUL         AUG      SEP         Oct         Nov        Dec

Jan         Feb         Mar       Apr         May       Jun


b. If your month of delivery is April, May, or June (refer to months in italics), you are eligible if you have paid contributions for three months within the previous January to December (refer to months in capital letters):

JAN        FEB         MAR      APR        MAY      JUN

JUL         AUG      SEP         OCT        NOV      DEC

Jan         Feb        Mar        Apr         May       Jun

Jul           Aug        Sep        Oct         Nov        Dec

Jan         Feb        Mar        Apr         May       Jun


c. If your month of delivery is July, August, or September (refer to months in italics), you are eligible if you have paid contributions for three months within the previous April to March (refer to months in capital letters):

Jan         Feb      Mar        APR        MAY      JUN

JUL         AUG      SEP         OCT        NOV      DEC

JAN        FEB         MAR      Apr         May       Jun

Jul           Aug        Sep         Oct         Nov        Dec

Jan         Feb        Mar        Apr         May       Jun


d. If your month of delivery is October, November, or December (refer to months in italics), you are eligible if you have paid contributions for three months within the previous July to June (refer to months in capital letters):

Jan         Feb        Mar        Apr         May       Jun

JUL         AUG      SEP         OCT        NOV      DEC

JAN        FEB         MAR      APR        MAY      JUN

Jul           Aug        Sep        Oct         Nov        Dec

Jan         Feb        Mar        Apr         May       Jun


I hope this helped all our female followers.  If you have more questions about maternity benefits, you can send us an email or post your questions on the SSS Facebook page




8 Aug 6B

If you need your postal ID immediately the following day or on the day of your application itself, here’s how!  Normally, it will take 10 to 15 business days before you can get you Postal ID but the PhlPost has recently announced that they will accommodate rush processing for individuals who badly need this valid ID.

Read on:

  • You may apply at the Manila Central Post office at the Liwasang Bonifacio, Intramuros, Manila or at any of the following post offices:
    • Quezon City Central Post Office – NIA Rd. Brgy. Pinyahan, Diliman
    • Valenzuela Central Post Office – Valenzuela Hall Complex, Maysan St.
    • Paranaque Central Post Office – Ninoy Aquino Ave., Brgy. La Huerta
    • Las Pinas Central Post Office – Las Pinas City Hall Cpd., Pamplona St.
    • Makati Central Post Office – Post Office Bldg., Gil Puyat cor. Ayala Ave.
  • The said offices will receive applications from Monday to Friday, at designated hours. See below:
Post Office Time of Application Time of Release
Manila Central Post Office 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM (first 30 applicants) Same day release 4PM – 5PM
Manila Central Post Office 8:40 AM – 4:00 PM Next-day release 4PM – 5PM
QC Post Office 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Next-day release 4PM – 5PM
Valenzuela Central Post Office 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Next-day release 4PM – 5PM
Paranaque Central Post Office 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Next-day release 4PM – 5PM
Las Pinas Central Post Office 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Next-day release 4PM – 5PM
Makati Central Post Office 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Next-day release 4PM – 5PM
  • The fee for rush processing is Php 650.00 (VAT inclusive).

For more information, like and follow the PhlPost’s social media accounts for updates:


8 Aug 6 A

Last Thursday (August 1, 2019), the Department of Foreign Affairs announced that the postal ID shall now be accepted and considered a valid primary ID by the agency and can be used when applying for a new passport or renewing an old one.  I received a lot of inquiries on how to get a postal ID and what IDs and documentary requirements are accepted for the application.

I checked the PhlPost website and was able to find the step-by-step application process as well as the complete list of requirements and IDs that you need to present.

Read on!

Application Requirements:

  1. Bring two copies of duly accomplished PID application form. You may download copies here.
  2. Proof of identity – submit any one of the following:
  3. Married females must bring their PSA marriage certificate to validate the change of name from the birth document.

Applicants with no birth certificate, UMID card, driver’s license, or passport may submit ANY TWO of the following documents, at least one of which should bear the applicant’s photo and signature:

  • BIR ID
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • College or Post-graduate Transcript of Records
  • Confirmation Certificate
  • Elementary or High School Form 137
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Valid Alumni ID
  • Valid Basic Postal ID
  • Valid College, School, or University ID
  • Valid Company ID
  • Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)
  • Valid NBI Clearance
  • Valid OWWA ID
  • Valid Pag-IBIG ID
  • Valid PhilHealth ID
  • Valid PRC ID
  • Valid Paper-based Postal ID
  • Valid Police Clearance
  • Valid Seaman’s Book
  • Valid Senior Citizen ID
  • Valid Tax Identification Number Card
  • Valid Voter’s ID
  1. Proof of Address – Submit any one of the following:
  • Barangay Certificate of Residency issued within three months prior to PID application;
  • Certified True Copy of Lease;
  • Certified True Copy of Titles issued by the Land Registration Authority (LRA);
  • Certified True Copy of Real Estate Tax Receipt;
  • Bank statement;
  • Credit card statement;
  • School billing statement or utility bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone water).

 Application Process

Step 1: Submit a completely filled-out application form with your requirements and payment to any post office.

Step 2: Upon approval of your requirements, proceed to the nearest ID capture station where you will be digitally photographed and fingerprinted.  There are almost 260 ID capture stations nationwide in designated post offices and selected malls.

Step 3: When you complete the ID data capture process, your ID will be delivered to your mailing address.

  • Within Metro Manila – approximately 10 to 15 working days
  • Island provinces and remote barangays – approximately 4 to 5 weeks.

If you have more questions about the application process and requirements, you may call the PhlPost at the following numbers:


  • (02) 7427349
  • (02) 2309875


  • Globe 0917 5215373
  • Smart 0998 8447629
  • Sun 0925 3212291



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