How To Update Your Last Name And Marital Status After Getting Married

Have you been married for quite a few months now but are still clueless on how to go about updating your marital status in your SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG accounts? Do you really need to change your last name in all your IDs now that you are a wife? Updating your marital status in allContinue reading “How To Update Your Last Name And Marital Status After Getting Married”

PhilSys Check: A PhilID Verification System

How do you know your PhilID (national ID) is authentic? Read this. The Philippine Statistics Authority recently launched the PhilSys Check system – a tool that relying parties such as banks, schools, and other establishments that accept your PhilID as basis for your identification, may use to check if the PhilID you are presenting toContinue reading “PhilSys Check: A PhilID Verification System”

Is My NSO Birth Certificate Still Valid Or Do I Need To Get A PSA Birth Certificate?

You may still have a copy of your birth certificate that is printed on a Security Paper that bears the NSO (National Statistics Office) logo and are wondering if it can still be considered a valid copy. The answer is yes. In June 2016, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the central statistical authority of theContinue reading “Is My NSO Birth Certificate Still Valid Or Do I Need To Get A PSA Birth Certificate?”

How To Authorize Another Person To Request For A Copy Of Your PSA Birth Certificate

Every person in our country is protected by the Data Privacy Act of 2012. This means that your personal data may only be accessed with your permission and used only within the bounds of the terms and conditions of the purpose for which your data is required. In the same manner, every establishment that hasContinue reading “How To Authorize Another Person To Request For A Copy Of Your PSA Birth Certificate”

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?”

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”