Red Ribbon Documents: Summary of Document Authentication Processes by the DFA

A common requirement when travelling abroad are DFA-authenticated IDs and documents.  Whether you are traveling as a tourist, an overseas worker, or an exchange student, you will be required to have certain supporting documents “red-ribboned” by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Here is a summary of the processes and requirements involved when having your documentsContinue reading “Red Ribbon Documents: Summary of Document Authentication Processes by the DFA”

Everything We Need to Know About 13th Month Pay

Now that the holiday season is fast approaching, most, if not all, employees are once again eagerly awaiting the release of abundant financial blessings from their respective companies and employers.  One of the most awaited windfall is the government-mandated 13th month pay to be released to all employees, regardless of their designation or employment statusContinue reading “Everything We Need to Know About 13th Month Pay”

Can Children Transfer a Land Title that is Under the Name of Their Deceased Parent?

Families are forever.  Until a property needs to be divided among the members, that is. One of the most common problems Pinoy families go through is transferring a property title among the siblings after a parent, or both parents, die without finalizing the equal distribution of each child’s share.  The situation becomes a breeding groundContinue reading “Can Children Transfer a Land Title that is Under the Name of Their Deceased Parent?”

3,320 Job Opportunities with the Government, Apply Now!

Good news to this year’s graduates and those seeking to be employed by the government!  Five key government agencies have just announced a total of 3,320 job vacancies, waiting to be filled in by young and deserving Filipinos. Take your pick from among the following government offices and find out where your skills and competenciesContinue reading “3,320 Job Opportunities with the Government, Apply Now!”

Replacing Your Damaged or Lost BIR TIN Card

Your BIR ID is a government-issued ID that is honored by all government offices and private establishments. If you do not have a driver’s license, the BIR ID is the next best thing to show when you are asked for an identification (or your passport, if you bring it with you all the time). TheContinue reading “Replacing Your Damaged or Lost BIR TIN Card”

First Job Problems: How Do I Get a Tax Identification Number?

The Tax Identification Number or TIN, and all other government-issued IDs such as your SSS, driver’s license, Pag-IBIG, Philhealth, and so on are all very important. As much as possible, you need to have these ready BEFORE you even begin working. Sadly though, how to get these pertinent IDs and numbers are not taught inContinue reading “First Job Problems: How Do I Get a Tax Identification Number?”