Passport Application Problems: Father’s Last Name Appears as the Child’s Middle Name on Birth Certificate

The DFA will always refer to the authenticated copy of our PSA birth certificate for the accuracy and completeness of our names.  The name, and how it is written, on the birth certificate is what will appear on the passport. Miguel Oben is an illegitimate child.  He has always used his mother’s last name asContinue reading “Passport Application Problems: Father’s Last Name Appears as the Child’s Middle Name on Birth Certificate”

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The Manila City Hall Series: How To Correct Clerical Error on Middle Name or Mother’s Name of an Unmarried Petitioner Part 4 of 16

As Filipinos, we consider it very important to use our mother’s maiden last name as our middle name.  Although we are widely known to practice patriarchal system in families (and sometimes, businesses), we are also known to give utmost reverence to our mothers and her lineage. That is why it is important to make sureContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How To Correct Clerical Error on Middle Name or Mother’s Name of an Unmarried Petitioner Part 4 of 16”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle Name on Birth Certificate is Not Spelled Out

A comedy of errors.  That’s how Geraldine would describe the root cause of the problem she had with her birth certificate.  And she did not realize this until after she graduated from college and is now working on her papers to take the board exams for nurses. Her full name is Geraldine Tee Garduque.  TheContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle Name on Birth Certificate is Not Spelled Out”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle Name Being Used is Different from Middle Name on Birth Certificate

Pinoy parents are very fond of giving their children long names.  One name is simply not enough and as a result, kids end up with three, four, or even five “first names”. Such is the case of Maria Angeline Antonia Licudine De Castro.  Her  parents coined the first two names from their names, the fatherContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle Name Being Used is Different from Middle Name on Birth Certificate”