List of Requirements for Catholic Church Weddings in the Philippines

There was a point during the community lockdowns when church weddings were completely disallowed.  And then they re-opened the church doors but only for the bride and groom, their parents, and a pair of ninong and ninang.  Those were odd times and ones we hope will not happen again. Church weddings are still strictly regulated,Continue reading “List of Requirements for Catholic Church Weddings in the Philippines”

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4 Reasons Why You Should Order Your PSA Certificates Online

The online ordering and delivery of PSA documents (birth certificate, marriage certificate, and CENOMAR) is once again available via PSAHelpline.ph.  This is a huge help for people like us who are still reeling from the threats of COVID-19. Online ordering of basically anything we need for our home, business, or job has become the newContinue reading “4 Reasons Why You Should Order Your PSA Certificates Online”

2 Ways to Get a Copy of Your CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage)

A CENOMARor Certificate of No Marriage is a primary documentary requirement for those who are planning to get married.  It serves as proof that you or your would-be spouse is legally single – never contracted marriage or a previous marriage has been annulled.  It basically tells you if you are free to marry another person.Continue reading “2 Ways to Get a Copy of Your CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage)”

How often should I get a new copy of my birth certificate?

When I had my MRP passport renewed two weeks ago, I was required to bring a copy of my PSA birth certificate.  As the one I had on file is already a bit old (with tears on the corners and some entries have faded over time), I was left with no choice but to haveContinue reading “How often should I get a new copy of my birth certificate?”

Reformed Annulment Process

Bonjour!  Mabuhay! The internet is abuzz with a recent announcement from the Vatican: Church annulment is now simplified, with bishops now empowered to judge the annulment cases themselves.  What’s more, the process is made more affordable, if not for free, addressing the prohibitive costs of an annulment and therefore, making it available to anyone seekingContinue reading “Reformed Annulment Process”