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”

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”

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”

DFA’s New Rules For Filipinos Arriving From Abroad

The DFA has released a new set of rules for Filipinos who will be arriving in the Philippines. These new rules shall take effect at 12:01 AM on February 10, 2022. If you have friends and relatives who are scheduled to arrive on or after February 10, they need to be properly informed. Generally, allContinue reading “DFA’s New Rules For Filipinos Arriving From Abroad”

Updates on Tourist Visa Applications at the US Embassy in Manila

Do you have a pending US tourist visa application at the US Embassy and would like to know when you can proceed with the rest of the application process? Are you due to apply for a renewal of an expiring US (tourist) visa this year? Read this. The US Embassy in Manila has started processingContinue reading “Updates on Tourist Visa Applications at the US Embassy in Manila”

DFA Pandemic Advisory: Traveling In and Outside the Philippines

How has the pandemic changed the way we travel? Let me count the ways… Whether you are traveling locally (within the country) or to other countries, you are sure to experience the “new normal” processes implemented by the different local government units and countries such as: a negative antigen or RT-PCR test prior to yourContinue reading “DFA Pandemic Advisory: Traveling In and Outside the Philippines”