How to Get an Appointment with the DFA

The DFA has made some changes in the usual process of reserving an appointment slot for your passport application (or renewal).  If you are setting an appointment at any of the DFA offices and satellite branches within Metro Manila, you will be required to pay for your passport fee using the DFA ePayment Portal beforeContinue reading “How to Get an Appointment with the DFA”

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4 Steps in Registering your Child’s Birth

My sister gave birth last March to twins.  It was her first pregnancy which means that she had to learn all the things that came with it, twice (changing diapers, breastfeeding, etc.).  She said that from the moment her doctor confirmed she was pregnant, she felt as if she was seeing, hearing, tasting, and feelingContinue reading “4 Steps in Registering your Child’s Birth”

Something to Look Forward to: Mobile App to Report Crimes and Emergencies

Last Monday, September 5, 2016, the PNP, in cooperation with the country’s leading telecommunication companies, launched a mobile app called “Itaga Mo Sa Bato”.  It is meant to let subscribers connect to an emergency hotline platform to report an emergency or request for immediate assistance.  This is still in line with President’s 911 and 8888Continue reading “Something to Look Forward to: Mobile App to Report Crimes and Emergencies”

Is It Right to Charge Pinoys When Calling the 8888 and 911 Government Hotlines?

Everyone is excited with the upcoming launch of the government’s hotlines: the 8888 for citizens’ complaints and 911 for emergency cases.  These are set to go live beginning Monday, August 1, 2016 as part of the government’s drive to promote safety and security in the country, as well as discourage unethical practices and behavior ofContinue reading “Is It Right to Charge Pinoys When Calling the 8888 and 911 Government Hotlines?”

What We Need To Know About Death Certificates Part 2

Bonjour!  Mabuhay! In my last post, I shared the process of reporting and filing a Certificate of Death.  Today, this post will focus on the exceptional cases for the place of registration of death.  Ito yung mga rules in determining the correct Place of Death, lalo na kung ang cause of death ay vehicular accidentContinue reading “What We Need To Know About Death Certificates Part 2”

What We Need To Know About Death Certificates Part 1

Bonjour!  Mabuhay! Once again, the time to commemorate our dearly departed is upon us.  A lot of us are looking forward to visiting the our families and friends that have gone before us, spend time at cemeteries and memorial parks, and even hold mini family reunions.  Too bad, ang All Saints’ Day this year fellContinue reading “What We Need To Know About Death Certificates Part 1”

The Easy & Systematic Way of Getting a DFA Passport

Bonjour.  Mabuhay. It’s been a while and the rush rush of everyday life seems to keep on rushing 🙂 Also, your inquiries and questions just keep pouring in that I hardly find any time to post new blogs or even subjects of interest lately. However, I noticed that some people are still under the cloudContinue reading “The Easy & Systematic Way of Getting a DFA Passport”