Tag Archive: NBI Clearance

7 July 15

I found this super helpful article in Rappler that I think will help this year’s high school and college graduates secure their government IDs and other documents that are required when applying for a job.  When I was a fresh graduate myself, I dreaded making trips to government offices because of the long lines and wait time.  I remember when I applied for my Pag-IBIG number, I had to make two trips to their main office because I did not have a copy of my (NSO) birth certificate when I first came!  Imagine the hassle!

If I had this list then, I would have been able to secure all my IDs and membership numbers in less than five days.  So for those of you who are just getting a head start on this thing called adulating, here’s something that I hope can help you.


  1. Prepare the required documents.

For the complete list of required documents to secure an SSS number, please visit their website at www.sss.gov.ph.  But let me tell you now, you need an original copy of your PSA birth certificate when securing an SSS number. You can order at www.psahelpline.ph and have it delivered to you instead.

  1. Accomplish the online form.

You’ll need a working and accessible email account so make sure yours is working.  SSS will send a link to your email address and they will ask for further details from you (to verify that you truly are who you say you are).  The link will expire in 5 days so do check your email diligently and reply as soon as you can.

  1. Review your details.

Always double check the entries you made on the form before hitting the “submit” button.  When sure, click the Generate SSS number button.

  1. Print a copy of the documents and bring these to the nearest SSS branch.

Along with your PSA birth certificate and other requirements, submit the print-out to the nearest SSS branch.  Make sure to bring photocopies, just in case.


  1. Prepare copies of accomplished PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF) and two copies of your latest 1×1 ID photos.
  2. Bring two valid IDs or a copy of your PSA birth certificate.

Submit all of the above to PhilHealth in order to get your PhilHealth number.



You can now apply for an NBI clearance online.  Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Log on to nbi-clearance.com and register to a new account.
  2. Fill out the online form and click the I accept the Terms of Service box; read the terms and then click the I agree button.
  3. Wait for your account confirmation and as soon as it is activated, fill out the form and save your information.
  4. You may now secure an appointment with the NBI.
  5. Indicate the type of ID you will be bringing to your appointment. Make sure that this is a valid ID.
  6. Choose the date and NBI branch where you want to get your clearance. And then choose the mode of payment you prefer for your reservation.
  7. Pay the required fee and then log back to the website to register your account. You will see if your payment has been posted already: the status will either be paid (payment has posted) or pending (payment has not yet posted). Save a copy of the application form or take a screenshot with your phone; make sure that the reference number is clear and readable.
  8. On the date of your appointment, proceed to your chosen NBI branch and bring 2 valid IDs that you declared in your application, as well as the NBI clearance payment receipt.
  9. Upon reaching the NBI office, proceed to the image capturing section and biometrics so they can collect your information.
  10. The staff will ask you to review all your information before printing. If you do not have a “hit”, you will be able to get your clearance immediately. If you have a “hit” (meaning records match your name), you will have to wait for a few more days before you are issued your clearance.


Just like the SSS, you can now register online to apply for a Pag-IBIG membership.

  1. Log on to the Pag-IBIG website at www.pagibigfund.gov.ph and click the online registration link. You will be taken to a page where you need to key in your details.
  2. After you have double-checked that all entries are correct, submit your online form and wait for your Registration Tracking Number.
  3. Your Registration Tracking Number will serve as your temporary number while you are waiting for your permanent Pag-IBIG number.


UMID (Unified Multi-purpose ID)

  1. Print out this form, fill out and submit to the nearest SSS branch.
  2. After submitting, line up and have your photo, fingerprints, and signature taken.
  3. Your UMID card will be delivered to you within 30 calendar days (or longer, just wait.).
  4. When you receive your UMID card, you need to activate this. You can proceed to any SSS branch or selected kiosks in malls for the activation.

Questions? Send us an email!

Source: www.rappler.com


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Apart from your PSA birth certificate, another common application requirement by both government and private establishments is your NBI clearance.  This can be used as:

  • proof of identity;
  • a supporting document when making changes in legal documents;
  • a requirement for local or overseas employment.

Every Filipino will, at some point, have to secure a clearance from the NBI to prove that he does not have any pending criminal or administrative cases.  However, not all applicants are immediately granted a clearance.  When an applicant’s name comes up as having a ‘hit’, his clearance will be suspended and his application will be escalated for further verification.

What do you do when your name gets a ‘hit’ at the NBI?

When your name gets a ‘hit’, it means that you or another person who has the same first and last name as you have a pending criminal case.  According to the NBI, the possible reasons for a ‘hit’ are the following:

  1. You have a pending criminal or administrative case before the court, the Ombudsman, the Sandigan Bayan, or any administrative or quasi-judicial body.
  2. Another person with the same name as yours has a pending or ongoing case.
  3. You have a previous criminal or administrative case and the status has not been updated yet.
  4. A government agency has requested your NBI clearance to be held.

Don’t panic (assuming you really do not have any criminal or administrative offense!).  If this happens, you will be advised by the NBI to return after eight to 10 working days to claim your NBI clearance.

What happens next?

Depending on the results of NBI’s verification of your ‘hit’, you may be required to undergo the NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview.  This is done at the NBI Clearance main office.

Basically, your identity will be verified through questions that will be asked of you personally.  This may include your recent whereabouts, your business engagements or any transactions you had with the government, and other important information.

Things to remember when undergoing the NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview:

  1. Do not panic. This is a routine interview you need to pass.
  2. Arrive on time and dressed appropriately for the interview. Avoid wearing sando, slippers, shorts, and tattered jeans. Ladies are discouraged from wearing tank tops, blouses or dresses that are too revealing, shorts, and slippers.
  3. Bring two valid IDs. Ask the NBI for a list of the IDs they accept. Your government-issued IDs are highly advisable: driver’s license, PRC license, Postal ID, etc.
  4. Bring your NBI clearance receipt.

What to expect during the interview:

  1. You will be asked questions that will help the NBI verify your identity.
  2. After the interview, you will be given an Affidavit of Denial that you have to fill out.
  3. Take an oath with the NBI Clearance Resident Lawyer.
  4. Have your Affidavit of Denial notarized and then hand it over to the NBI staff who interviewed you.
  5. You will now be provided with the date and time when your NBI clearance will be released.
  6. Proceed to the Printing and Releasing section to claim your NBI clearance.

If you have other questions regarding getting an NBI clearance, you may call their helpdesk at 02-526-1294 or 02-523-8231 local 5499.

Source: https://grit.ph/nbi-clearance/

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In almost all of your transactions, whether with a government agency or a private corporation like banks, schools, and remittance centers, you will always be required to present a government-issued ID.  It doesn’t matter if you have a company ID, a school ID, or membership cards, agencies will always require you to present a government-issued ID.

When applying for a passport, you will be required to present at least one of the following:

  • Digitized SSS ID
  • Driver’s License
  • GSIS E-Card
  • PRC ID
  • IBP ID
  • Digitized BIR ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Seaman’s Book

Today’s article will focus on the different types of government-issued IDs and certificates and how you can apply for each.  We hope this helps you complete your collection of government-issued IDs.


A Community Tax Certificate (CTC), also known as Cedula, is issued to every individual or corporation upon payment of the community tax.  Every Filipino who is at least 18 years old and has been regularly employed for at least 30 consecutive working days must have his own cedula.  Business owners, real property owners, and all others who may be required by law must also apply for a cedula.

How to get a Cedula:

  1. Go to your local government office (barangay, municipal, or city hall) where CTCs are issued.
  2. Fill out the application slip, submit, and pay the required amount.  The fee will depend on how much salary you are going to declare on the application slip.  Wait for the issuing officer to give you your CTC.
  3. Sign and affix your thumbprint on the spaces provided on the CTC.
  4. The Cedula is valid until the last day of the year when it was acquired.

Barangay Clearance

The Barangay Clearance is a prerequisite for a Postal ID or a Mayor’s Permit; it is something that both private employees and business people need to have.  It is also a basic requirement when applying for affidavits and other legal transactions.  Basically, it attests to your good standing as a resident or business owner in a specific barangay.

How to get a Barangay Clearance:

  1. Proceed to your designated Barangay Hall and inform the officer on duty that you would like to apply for a Barangay Clearance. Fill out the application form and pay the necessary fees (fees vary per barangay).
  2. Present your cedula; if you do not have one yet, you may also secure this from the barangay hall.
  3. Wait for your clearance to be released (if no negative records are found under your name).

Postal ID

Phlpost has upgraded the physical appearance of the postal ID.  You need to get one as an additional government-issued ID.  Here are the requirements and procedures:

  1. Proceed to the Post Office in your area and submit two copies of duly accomplished PID application form.
  2. Submit your PSA birth certificate or GSIS or UMID Card, or Driver’s License, or valid Passport.
  3. If you are a married female applicant, bring a copy of your PSA Marriage Certificate to validate change of name from birth documents.
  4. Pay the fixed fee of Php 504.00.
  5. You will be instructed to proceed to the nearest ID capture station for your photo and fingerprints.  There are 260 ID capture stations nationwide.
  6. Expect to receive your ID after approximately 15 working days if your delivery address is in Metro Manila, 20 working days if you live in other major cities and municipalities, and 30 working days if you live in island provinces and remote barangays.

NBI Clearance

You may now apply for an NBI clearance online!  Here’s how:

  1. Register and create your account online at nbi-clearance.com.  There will be a guided process, just follow this.
  2. Make sure to have a working and accessible email address; use this when registering at the NBI website and wait for the confirmation email to be sent to you. You need to confirm your registration through the email in order for your account to activate.
  3. Login to your NBI account using the username and password you registered. Fill out the online application form and submit.
  4. Schedule an appointment at your preferred NBI Clearance Outlet.  Select the date when you wish to process your NBI clearance.
  5. Fee for NBI Clearance is P115 but e-payment services charge an additional P25, so your NBI Clearance fee total will be P140.  You may pay online, or over the counter at accredited banks, through GCash, or at any Bayad Center.  Note that until you have made a payment, your appointment is not confirmed.
  6. Print your NBI clearance application form and wait for the date of your appointment.  Bring your printed form when you visit the NBI outlet.

Unified Multi-purpose ID

Considered as the “Mother” of all IDs because it can cover your SSS, GSIS, PagIBIG, and PhilHealth transactions through a contact less smartchip technology.  It stores the member’s SSS information and biometrics data such as fingerprints, facial image, and signature.

  1. Visit the nearest SSS branch that has UMID enrollment/ID capture facility.  Fill out the UMID Card application form.
  2. Bring one of the primary valid IDs (passport, driver’s license, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Card, Seaman’s Book).  If you do not have any of these, bring two of your secondary identification cards/documents.
  3. Proceed to the ID capture booth, fingerprint scanning, and electronic signature process.
  4. Wait for your UMID to be delivered to your address.


This is required before you even begin working; all legitimate companies will require your Tax Identification Number (TIN) to ensure that your taxes are remitted to the government properly.

  1. Proceed to the nearest BIR branch in your area.  Note that it would be best that you apply at the BIR in the same city or municipality where you are working.
  2. Bring a copy of your PSA birth certificate and 1×1 photo of yourself.
  3. The BIR TIN ID has a lifetime validity and is free of charge.  Some RDOs may be able to give you your ID on the same day while others may require you to come back after a day.

PRC ID (Professional Regulations Commission)

This is exclusive to individuals who took and passed professional licensure examinations such as Certified Public Accountants, Architects, Engineers, Lawyers, Physicians, Dentists, etc.

  1. Accomplish the Action Sheet – this may be downloaded from the PRC website.
  2. Pay for the metered documentary stamps at the CSC (Customer Service Counter).  Please make sure that your photo and photocopies of documents have metered documentary stamps.
  3. Pay the prescribed fees at the Cashier (Php 450).
  4. Present duly accomplished AS together with documents and receive your claim slip at Window 16, Window 18, and Window 30.
  5. Claim your documents as scheduled.  Please refer to your claim slip for further instructions.

Your PRC ID is valid for three years and can be renewed thereafter.

If you are thinking about applying for a Philippine passport, it may be best that you work on getting at least three government-issued IDs first.

For questions about the different IDs and clearances we featured, send us a message and we will do our best to find the best answers for you.

Reference: http://www.gov.ph

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Mula nang ma-implement ang Kasambahay Law o Batas Kasambahay, ang mga namamasukan bilang kasambahay ay required nang mag register bilang miyembro ng SSS at nang sa ganun ay ma-enjoy ang nararapat na SSS benefits tulad ng ibang empleyado. Nai-share natin dito noong 2013 ang mga detalye ng Kasambahay Law (maaaring basahin ang article dito ). Narito ang mga requirements na kailangang ihanda sa paga-apply ng SSS membership under the Kasambahay Law at ang mga benepisyo na maaaring matanggap ng isang Kasambahay Member.

Sino ang covered ng Kasambahay Law?

  • House maid
  • General housekeepers
  • Cook
  • Laundry person
  • Nanny o Yaya
  • Gardener
  • Working children or domestic workers 15 years and above but below 18 years of age; or
  • Any person who regularly performs domestic work in one household on an occupational basis (live-out arrangement).

Pre-employment Requirements

  • Medical or health certificate ng kasambahay mula sa local government health officer
  • Barangay at Police Clearance
  • NBI Clearance
  • Kahit alin sa mga sumusunod:

Ang gastos sa pag kuha ng mga documentary requirements ay sagot ng employer o ng Private Employment Agencies (PEA).

Ang employer ay kinakailangang may kumpletong set ng documentary requirements at kopya ng Employment Contract na pirmado ng kasambahay at ng employer. Ang contract ay dapat nakasulat sa lengguahe na naiintindihan ng employer at ng kasambahay. Kung ang kasambahay ay menor de edad (below 18 years old), ang kanyang mga magulang o guardians ang siyang dapat na pumirma sa Employment Contract.

Paano Ire-register ng Employer ang Kasambahay sa SSS?

  1. Fill out SSS Form R1 at R1A
  2. Kumuha din ng Form E1 at ipasulat sa kasambahay ang kanyang mga information dito.
  3. Mag submit ng kopya ng PSA-certified Birth Certificate o Baptismal Certificate ng kasambahay.

Kung may SSS number na ang inyong kasambahay, hindi na kailangan ang Form E1. Kailangan na lamang ma-inform ang SSS para ma-update ang kanyang employment status.

Paano magbayad ng SSS Kasambahay contributions?

  1. I-submit ang Form R5 kasama ng monthly contribution sa SSS teller.
  2. Maari din magbayad sa mga accredited payment centers, participating banks, sa post office, o sa Bancnet Online. Siguraduhing nasa oras ang pagbabayad ng contributions buwan-buwan.
  3. Tungkulin din ng employer na mag submit ng R3 report sa SSS, monthly at quarterly. Kasama sa submission ang mga kopya ng R5 o mga resibo mula sa SSS.   Maaari din itong gawin ng employer online via e-R3. (visit the SSS website for more information on e-R3 at www.sss.gov.ph).

Mandatory Benefits

  • Buwanang minimum wage
  • Daily rest period of 8 hours
  • Weekly rest period
  • 5 days annual Service Incentive Leave (SIL) with pay
  • 13th month pay
  • SSS, Philhealth, and Pag-IBIG benefits
    • Kung ang buwanang sweldo ng kasambahay ay mas mababa sa P5,000, ang employer ang siyang magbabayad ng contributions sa SSS, Philhealth, at Pag-IBIG.
    • Kung ang buwanang sweldo ng kasambahay ay P5,000 pataas, ang kasambahay ay magbabayad ng kanyang share sa premium contributions.

Para sa mga karagdagang information tungkol sa topic na ito, narito ang ilang Related Articles on the Kasambahay Law:

  1. Your Best Guid to the Kasambahay Law
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SSS Kasambahay Law Requirements and Benefits

How to Apply for a UMID Card


The UMID Card, or the Unified Multi-Purpose ID card ay ang pinag-isang ID para sa SSS, GSIS, Pagibig, at Philhealth members.  It is considered a valid government-issued ID and is honored in all transactions with the four government agencies mentioned above.

Madali lang mag apply for a UMID card and getting one is free of charge.  It has security features similar with the new Phlpost ID.  Kung GSIS member ka, mas madaling mag apply ng loan at mag check ng account through GWAPS kiosk gamit ang UMID because all you need to do is tap the card on UMID-compliant GWAPS machine to begin transacting!

Government and private employees, self-employed individuals, and OFWs are encouraged to apply for a UMID card.

Here’s how:

  1. If you are a government employee, apply at the GSIS Enrollment Center.
  2. If you are a private employee, self-employed, or an OFW and are already a member of SSS, proceed to the nearest SSS branch.
  3. If you are both a GSIS and SSS member, you need to apply at GSIS.  As a GSIS member, you will need the ATM functionality of the UMID card – a feature that is not present in UMID cards issued by the SSS.

Here are the documents and IDs you need to prepare when you visit your respective enrollment center:

  1. Bring any of the following primary valid IDs:
    • Valid passport
    • Driver’s License
    • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), and
    • Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book or Seaman’s Book.
  2. Kung wala ka ng kahit na alin sa mga IDs na nabanggit sa itaas, bring any TWO of the following documents:
    • NSO Birth Certificate
    • Company ID
    • Postal ID
    • Philhealth ID Card
    • GSIS Card
    • GSIS Certificate Membership
    • Tax Identification Card
    • Voter’s Identification Card
    • Marriage Contract
    • NBI Clearance
    • Police Clearance
    • Senior Citizen ID
    • PagIBIG Member’s Data Form
    • Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration Card (OWWA)
    • IDs issued by local government units (e.g. Barangay, Municipality, or City)
    • ID cards issued by Professional Associations
    • Baptismal Certificate
    • Alien Certificate of Registration
    • Transcript of School Records
    • Permit to Carry Firearms issued by the Firearms and Explosive Unit of PNP.
    • Temporary License issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO)
    • Permanent Residency ID
    • Certificates from:
      • Office of the Southern/Northern Cultural Communities
      • Office of Muslim Affairs
    • Certificate of Licensure/Qualification Documents/ Seafarer’s ID and Record Book from Maritime Industry Authority
    • Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration
    • Bank Account Passbook
  3. Download the UMID card application form, accomplish with correct and accurate information.  Bring the filled out form along with your identification cards and documents to your chosen enrollment center.
  4. Upon submission, your application form and identification will be verified.  After this, ID picture and finger print capture na.  Papipirmahin ka din sa signature pad; this will appear on your UMID card later on.
  5. Your UMID card will be sent to you by mail in 30 days.  If you are applying at an SSS branch, they will give you your UMID application slip bearing the date when you will receive your card.  Kung hindi mo ito matatanggap within the said period, maaari kang mag inquire sa pinakamalapit na SSS branch o sa GSIS office kung saan ka nag apply.
  6. Kung ikaw ay GSIS member o pensioner at may eCard Plus ka na, required ka pa din kumuha ng UMID card.  If you are a pensioner, your UMID card will be delivered to your home address.  If you are a GSIS member, your UMID will be delivered to you by your Agency Liaison Officer.
  7. For GSIS members and pensioners, you need to activate your UMID cards because it has ATM functionalities related to your GSIS transactions.  Private employees or those who applied through SSS need not activate their UMID.

Apply now!

Source: http://www.iweb.ph/how-to-apply-umid-card#


Apply for your NBI Clearance Online.jpg

May mas gaganda pa ba sa balitang ito?

Ilang ulit ka na bang nagtangkang pumunta sa NBI office para kumuha o magpa-renew ng iyong clearance? Kailangan mong gumising ng napaka aga at pumila sa NBI office bago pa man sumikat ang araw.

Hindi na ngayon dahil ang application for NBI Clearance ay pwede nang gawin online!  Think of it this way: kung anim ang steps para makakuha ng NBI clearance sa NBI office, ang unang apat na steps ay maaari mo nang gawin online.  Kaya pag punta mo sa NBI office, photo and fingerprint capture na lang at printing ng clearance ang gagawin mo!

Allow me to share with you a summary of my research on this good news. Read on!

1. Log on to the NBI Clearance Online Application Website at https://www.nbi-clearance.com/ You will be taken to this page where you need to click on the Sign Up button.

2. You will be prompted whether your application is for a New Clearance or a Renewal of your existing clearance.  Take note that Renewal is only for clearances issued in 2014 and 2015.  You will also be asked to key in your NBI ID number if you are applying for a renewal, so be ready with a copy of your NBI clearance.  Once you have chosen the correct application type (New or Renewal), you will be prompted to create your account. Have the following ready:

  • A valid Email Address
  • A strong password

Both will be used to access your online NBI account.  Take note of your login credentials because you will be accessing your NBI account several times during the application process.  An email confirmation will be sent to your email shortly after submitting your registration; you need to confirm through the email sent to you in order to continue with the online application process.

3. The next step is to fill out the electronic registration form.  Make sure na tama lahat ng spellings sa mga entries before saving.  However, kahit naman na-save mo na ang registration form, may option ka pa din to correct any errors by simply clicking on the Edit Information button.

4. When done and have confirmed that all entries in your online registration form are correct, you may click the Apply for Clearance button. This will take you to a window that will ask for your application type (New or Renewal) and the type of ID you will be presenting.

5. After submission, you will be prompted with an important reminder. Basahin ito dahil nandito ang instructions ng mga susunod mong gagawin to complete your application.  Kapag nabasa na, click on the OKAY button to proceed to the Appointment Page.

6. Sa Appointment Page, maaari kang mamili ng NBI Branch, Date, and Time ng iyong pag punta sa NBI para kumpletuhin ang iyong application. Pag nakapili na, ilagay ang Purpose ng iyong NBI clearance application (Local or Abroad).

7. Mapapansin na magbabago ang fee ng NBI Clearance kung Local or Abroad ang pipiliing Purpose.  Para sa kumpletong listahan ng mga fees depending on the purpose of the clearance, visit this page.  Unlike before na sa NBI office ka lang pwedeng mag bayad ng fee, may iba’t ibang options ka na ngayon:

  • Over-the-Counter Payments at: BDO, Metrobank, BPI, Landbank, RCBC, Chinabank, Eastwest Bank, Union Bank, Security Bank, PNB, DBP and other participating banks. A service fee of P40 to P100 (depending on the bank) will be added to the NBI fee.
  • Online Bank Payment at: BDO Internet Banking, BPI Express Online, Chinabank Online, Metrobank Direct, RCBC Access One, Unionbank EON/Internet Banking & UCPB Connect. Tulad ng over-the-counter payments sa banks, may additional service fee din ang online payment.
  • Mobile Payment through: Globe Business Centers, Globelines Payment and Service Centers, or any GCash Outlets. May service fee ang mobile payments.
  • Bayad Centers – May service fee din ang pagbabayd through Bayad Centers.

8. Kapag nakapili ka na ng payment method, padadalhan ka ng email containing your Reference Number and the instructions on how to make your payment. Kindly check your email and take note of your Reference Number dahil ito ang magsisilbing “ticket” mo para papasukin ka sa NBI to claim your clearance.  Ito ang patunay na nag apply ka online at mayroon kang appointment sa NBI.

9. After making your payment, log back in to your NBI account and click on Transaction.  There will be a clickable link to confirm that you have already made your payment; click on the link and supply the details found in your deposit slip or payment receipt.

After successfully doing all of the above, ready ka na sa huling dalawang steps to get your NBI clearance!

Proceed to the NBI branch you chose when you set your appointment.  Take note of the following reminders:

  1. Bring TWO valid identification.  The following are acceptable IDs and documents.  If it is not listed here, do not insist on bringing it as NBI will not honor your ID.  Make sure to check the validity of your IDs and documents before proceeding to NBI. Bring the original copies as photocopies will not be honored.
  2. Follow appropriate dress code.
  3. Bring the printed NBI Clearance Application Reference code. Include the QR code in the printout.
  4. Keep a copy of the reference code as well (save it in your phone, write it on a piece of paper).

When you arrive at the NBI, present your reference number at the entrance and advise that you applied online and that you have an appointment.  You will be given instructions on how to proceed with your application.  Your photo and fingerprints will be captured and then a copy of your clearance will be printed out.

Tell me about your NBI online application experience!

Source: http://www.nbiclearance.com/

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