Whose Last Name Should An Illegitimate Child Use?

Illegitimate children in the Philippines normally use their mother’s maiden last name. But if the biological father acknowledges the child as his own, the child may use his/her father’s last name. This is made possible by Republic Act 9255 that took effect in March 2004. Let us take a closer look at this law thatContinue reading “Whose Last Name Should An Illegitimate Child Use?”

Bayad Center Now Accepts Payments For PSAHelpline Orders

Are you one of the many Pinoys who has tried ordering your PSA birth certificate at PSAHelpline.ph? PSAHelpline.ph is my go-to site for all of my civil registry documents especially now that there is a pandemic and PSA offices are often close due to the quarantine restrictions. At PSAHelpline.ph, you can simply place your ordersContinue reading “Bayad Center Now Accepts Payments For PSAHelpline Orders”

PSA: Order Your PSA Birth Certificate And Other Civil Registry Documents Online

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has announced that they will only accommodate transactions from persons who have prior appointments at their CRS outlets within Metro Manila. This began last August 21, 2021 and will remain in effect until further notice. What if I need a copy of my PSA birth certificate? The PSA will notContinue reading “PSA: Order Your PSA Birth Certificate And Other Civil Registry Documents Online”

How to Apply for a Marriage License at the Quezon City Hall

Last week, I had the experience of a lifetime — I filed my application for a marriage license! Yes, I’m getting married! So, while there, I grabbed the opportunity to take as much photos as I can to document the process. I’m sharing my firsthand experience here today hoping it could help others who mayContinue reading “How to Apply for a Marriage License at the Quezon City Hall”

Just Married: How to Change Your Last Name in Your IDs and Documents

After exchanging “I do’s” with your husband, it is time you start changing your last name in most (if not all) of your government IDs and documents, too.  Or do you, really? Your change in marital status must be duly reflected in your accounts with the government such as your SSS (or GSIS if youContinue reading “Just Married: How to Change Your Last Name in Your IDs and Documents”

How to File a Delayed Registration of Birth in the Philippines

A child’s birth must be registered at the Local Civil Registry office in the city or municipality where he or she was born.  And this must be done within 30 days from the date of birth otherwise, the registration will be tagged as delayed. If your birth is not registered, you will not be issuedContinue reading “How to File a Delayed Registration of Birth in the Philippines”

How to File a Legitimation of Birth in the Philippines

An illegitimate child’s birth right may be changed to legitimate after his biological parents marry. Below is a complete how-to guide we lifted from the website of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for your reference. Read on. What is LEGITIMATION? Legitimation is a remedy for those born out of wedlock and are considered illegitimate toContinue reading “How to File a Legitimation of Birth in the Philippines”

How to Correct Error in Gender in Your PSA Birth Certificate

How do you correct the gender indicated in your PSA birth certificate? Is this something you can easily do by filing a petition for correction or do you still need the services of a lawyer to prove that you are male or female? How much is the fee for this type of correction and whatContinue reading “How to Correct Error in Gender in Your PSA Birth Certificate”