What to Do When the Gender Field in Your Birth Certificate is Blank

An unpopulated field in your birth certificate is not a good thing; however, it also is not as alarming as an incorrect birth year, incorrect year of marriage, or worse, an incorrect last name. Just the same, if there are blanks in your birth certificate where a pertinent personal detail should be, you need toContinue reading “What to Do When the Gender Field in Your Birth Certificate is Blank”

What You Need to Prepare Before Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation

In the Philippines (and probably in every predominantly Catholic country), children receive the sacrament of confirmation before they enter their teens. Although I know of a couple of persons who got their confirmation rites in their adult years, mainly because they could not remember if they have received this rite before. Anyhow, the sacrament ofContinue reading “What You Need to Prepare Before Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation”

Is It Important to Indicate the Date and Place of the Parents’ Marriage in the Child’s Birth Certificate?

Each and every entry in a civil registry document, such as a Certificate of Live Birth, is important. The birth certificate is the sole basis for a person’s identity and lineage and will be asked of that person every time he makes important transactions such as enroll in school, apply for a bank account, travel,Continue reading “Is It Important to Indicate the Date and Place of the Parents’ Marriage in the Child’s Birth Certificate?”

Types of Marriages That Do Not Require a Marriage License

We all know that in order to get married, you need to secure a marriage license from the LGU of your place of residence. A marriage license certifies that you (and your fiance) are free to marry based on your age and your current civil status. Without it, you are essentially unauthorized to get married.Continue reading “Types of Marriages That Do Not Require a Marriage License”

Child Support in the Philippines: All You Need to Know

Perhaps one of the most favorite topics of neighborhood Maritesses is child support (well, second only to who’s not paying his or her growing pa-lista at the sari-sari store). And why not? A couple may break off their relationship very quietly but the moment one parent (most of the time, the father) fails to provideContinue reading “Child Support in the Philippines: All You Need to Know”

Early Registration for AY 2022-2023 in Public Schools Starts On March 25, 2022

Enrollment nanaman! Public elementary and high schools are set to open their doors for early registration on March 25, 2022, Friday. This will be open for incoming Kinder students, Grades 1, 7, and 11 until April 30. In-person registration shall be done in areas that are under Alert Levels 1 to 2. Just the same,Continue reading “Early Registration for AY 2022-2023 in Public Schools Starts On March 25, 2022”

What to Do When You Get a Negative Results Certification from the PSA

This may have happened to someone you know who knows someone you know: They requested for a copy issuance of a PSA birth certificate, a PSA marriage certificate, or PSA death certificate at a PSA CRS outlet but were given a Negative Certification instead. What does it mean when you receive a Negative Certification orContinue reading “What to Do When You Get a Negative Results Certification from the PSA”

All You Need to Know About the Number Coding Scheme Under the New Normal

Everything is starting to look and feel like the old normal, huh? Everyone’s (well, almost!) back in the office, commuters are once again running after buses and jeepneys to get to their destination on time, and students will soon be attending face-to-face classes in schools. The only difference, really, is that we are still donningContinue reading “All You Need to Know About the Number Coding Scheme Under the New Normal”