Good job, Manila!

What used to be a narrow, smelly alley is now clean and free from illegal vendors that take up too much space.  That’s the street leading to the LRT Carriedo station that I pass every day on my way to work!  Now, I don’t have to worry about my shoes getting all muddy or accidentallyContinue reading “Good job, Manila!”

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The Manila City Hall Series: How to Request for Reconstruction of Unreadable Birth Certificate Entries Part 16 of 16

The last installment of our Manila City Hall series is about unreadable entries on civil registry documents and how the copies can be restored.  If your birth certificate could not be read because the prints have faded over time, it may not be honored as an authentic civil registry document.  Here is how you canContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to Request for Reconstruction of Unreadable Birth Certificate Entries Part 16 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error on the Middle Name of Married Petitioner Part 15 of 16

Here are the requirements you need to prepare when filing for a correction on your maiden middle name after you have been married. What to bring: 2 latest certified/local copies and 2 latest PSA (formerly NSO) birth certificate to be corrected. 2 latest certified copy of marriage contract of the document owner. 2 latest certifiedContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error on the Middle Name of Married Petitioner Part 15 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Change of First Name on Birth Certificate (Not Married) Part 14 of 16

In a previous post, we discussed the requirements and processes involved when changing the first name of a birth certificate owner who is already married.  Today’s post is about filing a petition for the change of first name of an unmarried individual at the Manila City Hall. What to bring: (a). 2 latest certified/local  copiesContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Change of First Name on Birth Certificate (Not Married) Part 14 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: Filing for Correction of Birth Order Under RA 9048 Part 13 of 16

If you were the firstborn in your family but your birth certificate states that you have siblings older than you, then you need to have that entry corrected as soon as possible.  The birth order determines how many children your mother has already had and the succession of each child in the family tree. HereContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: Filing for Correction of Birth Order Under RA 9048 Part 13 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How To File for Correction of Place of Birth Under RA 9048 Part 12 of 16

If the place of birth written on your birth certificate is not the same as the one written on your passport or any other document that you use as an identification, you might encounter problems with your transactions as this is a vital ID information. Here are the steps you need to follow when filingContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How To File for Correction of Place of Birth Under RA 9048 Part 12 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How To File For Correction of Date and Place of Marriage on Your Birth Certificate Part 10 of 16

When the details of your parents’ marriage, as reflected on your birth certificate, do not coincide with the details written on their marriage certificate, your birth right or legitimacy may be placed in question.  The consequences of these types of errors may have an impact on your future transactions involving your parents such as aContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How To File For Correction of Date and Place of Marriage on Your Birth Certificate Part 10 of 16”

How to Secure a Marriage License at the Manila City Hall

A marriage license is required of couples who intend to get married in a church or through civil rites.  It can be secured at the city or municipal hall where the marrying parties reside.  The marriage license may be used anywhere in the country and is valid for 120 days. Here are the list ofContinue reading “How to Secure a Marriage License at the Manila City Hall”