The ePhilID: What Is It And How Do You Get One?

From PhilSys ID to EPhilID, real quick! If you have completed the Step 2 of the PhilSys ID registration process but have not yet received your physical ID, you may just be eligible to get an electronic version of the ID. Here’s how. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recently announced the pilot test on theContinue reading “The ePhilID: What Is It And How Do You Get One?”

What You Need To Know About RA 9255: The Act Allowing Illegitimate Children To Use Their Father’s Last Name

Perhaps one of the biggest concerns when a child is born to unwed parents is the last name that will be assigned to the child upon birth registration. When can an illegitimate child use his or her father’s last name, and when is this prohibited or not allowed? Can the child change his or herContinue reading “What You Need To Know About RA 9255: The Act Allowing Illegitimate Children To Use Their Father’s Last Name”

How To Correct Interchanged Middle and Last Names In A PSA Birth Certificate

Before you sign your child’s certificate of live birth, make sure you double-checked all the entries including name spellings and dates. Any incorrect entry in the certificate will reflect on the PSA-certified copy of the document and will take time, money, and a lot of effort to have it corrected in the future. A commonContinue reading “How To Correct Interchanged Middle and Last Names In A PSA Birth Certificate”

How To Put The Full Middle Name On A PSA Birth Certificate (If Only The Middle Initial Was Written)

If only your middle initial is what is written in your PSA birth certificate, you can say that your birth certificate is erroneous. You must have your PSA birth certificate corrected so that your middle name is correctly spelled out and can be clearly read. You can have your birth certificate corrected under the provisionsContinue reading “How To Put The Full Middle Name On A PSA Birth Certificate (If Only The Middle Initial Was Written)”

How To Correct The Middle Name In A Person’s PSA Birth Certificate

There are two possible concerns that a person may have with the middle name in his or her birth certificate: Both cases can cause confusion and are regarded as unacceptable errors, especially when the birth certificate is being presented to verify the owner’s identity and parentage. Thankfully, this type of error may be corrected byContinue reading “How To Correct The Middle Name In A Person’s PSA Birth Certificate”

How To Register The Birth Certificate Of A Foundling

A foundling is a child who was deserted or abandoned by its parents and whose birth details are unknown and undocumented. They are neither illegitimate nor orphans. There simply is no way to trace a foundling’s parentage and therefore, no way to determine the circumstances surrounding the child’s birth. Today’s blog will cover the intricateContinue reading “How To Register The Birth Certificate Of A Foundling”

How Can An Illegitimate Child Use The Surname Of His or Her Father?

The birth certificate of an illegitimate child will most likely lack a middle name (for the child). This is because illegitimate children carry their mother’s last name as their last name unless the father authorizes the use of his last name on the child’s birth certificate. If an illegitimate child was assigned the mother’s lastContinue reading “How Can An Illegitimate Child Use The Surname Of His or Her Father?”

All You Need to Know About Estate Tax in The Philippines

Did you know that when you inherit a property, you’d need to pay the estate tax (or inheritance tax) to transfer the property from the (deceased) owner’s name to yours? If you do not pay the estate tax, the property will not be transferred to your name and a certificate of title cannot be issuedContinue reading “All You Need to Know About Estate Tax in The Philippines”