If the Parents are Not Married, Whose Surname Does the Baby Use?

I always thought that if a child is born out of wedlock, the baby automatically carries its mother’s maiden last name (while his middle name is left blank, otherwise, the baby and the mom will appear to be siblings).  Only when the baby’s parents marry will the child have the legal right to adopt theContinue reading “If the Parents are Not Married, Whose Surname Does the Baby Use?”

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Dengue Confinements are Covered by PhilHealth

It is that time of the year when dengue mosquitoes seem to be more active in hunting their prey.  Young and old alike can fall victim to these pesky insects that carry the deadly dengue virus.  It is no secret why emergency rooms are never without a patient exhibiting the early signs of dengue fever.Continue reading “Dengue Confinements are Covered by PhilHealth”

4 Things You Need to Remember When Claiming Your PhilHealth Benefits

In a previous article, we featured the guidelines on how you can be sure that you are eligible to claim your PhilHealth benefits after you have been confined and treated in a hospital.  There are cases, however, when even a qualified PhilHealth member is not able to fully enjoy his privileges in spite of showingContinue reading “4 Things You Need to Remember When Claiming Your PhilHealth Benefits”

Can You Apply for the Late Registration of Birth of a Deceased Person?

Mang Roy was a famous farmer in their barrio.  His success story, from being a humble tenant who plants and harvests for landlords, to being one of the wealthiest landowners and supplier of root crops, fruits, and vegetables in their province, is well-known in their barangay.  When he retired from farming at the age ofContinue reading “Can You Apply for the Late Registration of Birth of a Deceased Person?”

How Do I Change My Mother’s Name on my PSA Birth Certificate?

Sofie has always known that her mother’s name is Emelita.  That is the name written on all her mother’s IDs and on the birth certificates of Sofie and her siblings.  However, when Aling Emelita requested for a copy of her PSA birth certificate, they were shocked to see that her name is actually not EmelitaContinue reading “How Do I Change My Mother’s Name on my PSA Birth Certificate?”

Can False Information on a PSA Birth Certificate be Corrected or Removed?

When a child is born out of wedlock, the child carries the mother’s family name unless the father gives his consent for his child to use his last name and acknowledges him on paper.  The date of marriage field on the child’s birth certificate must also be left blank until the parents are married, ifContinue reading “Can False Information on a PSA Birth Certificate be Corrected or Removed?”

Facts About PhilHealth’s Premium Rate Adjustment

On January 1, 2018, PhilHealth’s premium rates have been adjusted to 2.75% of the member’s monthly basic salary (MBS). To help everyone appreciate how the adjustment impacts an employee’s contribution (and effectively, the salary deduction he should anticipate as a result of the rate increase), we are sharing the following table lifted from PhilHealth’s officialContinue reading “Facts About PhilHealth’s Premium Rate Adjustment”

Where to Get the First Corrected Copy of Your PSA Document

Errors in your civil registry documents could adversely affect your transactions with the government or private establishments.  Often, erroneous birth certificates and other documents from the PSA are referred to the LCR of the place where the birth, death, or marriage was originally recorded.  Misspelled names and other obvious clerical corrections are rectified through aContinue reading “Where to Get the First Corrected Copy of Your PSA Document”