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Philhealth Membership for Senior Citizens

If you are 60 years old and above and a Filipino citizen, you are automatically a member of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth.  That’s good news!  Gone are the days when an elderly needs to be an indigent before qualifying for Philhealth coverage.  Now, all our Lolos and Lolas need to do is present proof (IDs, NSO Birth Certificates) that they are indeed 60 years old and above; the hospital shall then provide them with the benefits of a Philhealth member.

I lifted the following guidelines on enrolling for Senior Citizen Philhealth ID from the Philhealth website www.philhealth.gov.ph  to serve as our reference.  Help your parents and grandparents secure their IDs; it’s really very simple:

There are two ways to enroll as a Senior Citizen member of Philhealth:

  1. Bulk Enrollment.
  • The Local Health Insurance Offices of Philhealth secures an electronic list of senior citizens of each city and municipality or any office of the Local Chief Executive.
  • Qualified senior citizens will automatically be enrolled.
  • Their Philhealth IDs shall be released through the OSCA or the office that provided the list of names.
  1. Individual Enrollment
  • Requirements:
    1. Duly accomplished Philhealth Member Registration Form;
    2. 1 x 1 photo taken within the last six months;
    3. Senior Citizens ID issued by the OSCA in the city or municipality where the elderly resides or
    4. Valid government ID

If your parents and grandparents still do not have Senior Citizen IDs, encourage them to secure their cards now.  If you’re a senior citizen yourself, I suggest you do not delay applying for your ID.  Here are the simple requirements needed when applying for an ID in their city or municipality’s respective Office of Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA):

  1. Prepare the following requirements:
  • NSO Birth Certificate
  • 2 pcs. 1×1 colored photo
  • Valid ID (any of the following will do: SSS, GSIS, PRC, Voter’s ID, Postal ID, Passport)
  1. Proceed to your city or municipality’s OSCA and submit the above requirements.
  2. A staff will accomplish your ID card for you based on the information on the Birth Certificate and ID you submitted.
  3. Before signing the ID card, double check that all entries are correct.  Affix your signature on the card.

Note that some cities and municipalities may request the applicant to attend a one-hour orientation before the ID is issued.

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Here’s good news to Filipinos na wala pang SSS number!

Do you know that you may now get an SSS number without physically visiting an SSS office?

I’m excited to share this information to everyone, lalo na sa mga nag-uumpisa pa lang magpa-employ, mga kasambahay, at mga OFWs!  Pwede na tayong makapag apply ng SSS number by simply logging on to the Social Security System website at www.sss.gov.ph.  Very convenient!

When I began working many years ago, kinailangan ko talagang mag sadya sa office ng SSS sa East Avenue, Quezon City para lang makakuha ng SSS number ko.  I remember making two trips to the office dahil hindi ko dala ang mga documentary requirements sa unang punta ko.  Isa sa mga kailangang i-submit is a copy of your NSO Birth Certificate.  Madali lang sana dahil pag tawid from the SSS office ay NSO na.  I was shocked though when I saw how long the lines were para makakuha ng copy ng Birth Certificate.  I had mine delivered instead before going back to SSS for my number.

Imagine being freed from the legwork and acquiring an SSS number right at the convenience of your home – whether you are in the Philippines or abroad.  Here’s how the online SSS number application works:

Phase 1

1.Applicant logs on to the SSS website at www.sss.gov.ph; scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the Apply Online! Image.  Click on the Online Registration and Coverage link.

2.The applicant will be taken to the Applicant Record Verification.  He must fill out all the fields marked with a red asterisk, making sure that all entries are correct and accurate.  The applicant must also provide a working email address.  Click on the Submit button when done.

At this point, the web system will verify if the applicant has never been issued an SSS number in the past.  Kapag nasigurong wala pang previous SSS number ang applicant, hihingin na ng system ang mga sumusunod na information:

Phase 2:

  • Home Address
  • Contact Information
  • Marital Status
  • Name of Spouse
  • Name of Parents
  • Name of Children

Kapag tapos na at na-provide na ang lahat ng information na kailangan ng system, ipapadala ng system ang resulta ng verification sa email na ibinigay ng applicant sa Phase 1 ng application.

Ang SSS number na makukuha mula sa online application facility ay temporary lamang.  Ito ay maaaring gamitin for paying your monthly contributions.  Kailangang mag sadya ang member sa pinaka malapit na SSS office para gawing permanent ang status ng kanyang SSS number.  Magdala lang ng kahit alin sa tatlong documents:

Kapag ang SSS number ay permanent na, maaari nang mag file ng mga SSS benefits at privileges tulad ng loans.  Maaari na din mag apply ang member for a UMID (Unified Multipurpose Identification) card kung mayroon nang at least one monthly contribution posted under the member’s SSS number.

How convenient is that?  Fresh graduates who have just started working need not request for a leave from their offices just to get an SSS number; OFWs need not wait until they come home before they can apply for their SSS numbers.  Even our house helpers and family drivers can submit their applications online – we can even do it for them!

Try nyo na!  Spread the word!

Bonjour!  Mabuhay!

Growing up in the metro, I have become familiar with the not-so-frequent visits of people interviewing my parents on family members that reside in our home or live elsewhere.  Ang tawag daw sa ginagawa nila ay “census” at ito ay ginagawa para ma-determine ang human population sa Pilipinas.  The home visitations are done every five years.  Sabi ng mga parents ko, mga taga-NSO daw ang mga surveyors.

Later on in my adult life and finding the need for a copy of my Birth Certificate, I was delighted to know that I can conveniently have it processed and delivered to my home.  Government services have really come full circle!  Imagine, hindi na ako pipila ng madaling araw sa isang government agency para lang makakuha ng NSO Birth Certificate!  Mula sa mga nag-iikot na mga representatives ng NSO sa neighborhood namin, meron na silang hotline (02-737-1111) kung saan pwede akong tumawag para mag “order” ng civil registry certificates.  Natanggap ko ang mga NSO documents ko in less than three working days after I placed my orders.  I must say, nag level-up ang experience ko sa pakikipag transact sa isang government agency!

While working on some research late last year, I realized that the NSO has recently adapted a new name: The Philippine Statistics Authority, and are now more popularly known as PSA.  My, how times have changed!

This would not have made so much impact on me had it not been for a friend’s experience when enrolling his daughter in pre-school this year.  Hindi sila agad nakapag enroll dahil ayaw tanggapin ng school ang birth certificate ng bata.  Ang seal daw kasi ng certificate ay PSA, hind NSO.

My friend called his relatives who led him to the right person in PSA and there it was explained to him that the PSA is the new name of the NSO.  And that the PSA-issued birth certificate is as good as one issued by NSO in the past.  Bumalik sila sa school para makapag explain sa admissions; it turned out, halos lahat pala ng parents at teachers sa school ay hindi aware sa pagbabago ng pangalan ng NSO.

Para sa mga hindi pa nakakaalam na nagbago na ng pangalan ang NSO, I am sharing my research below.  I’m glad you dropped by and I hope makatulong ang mga information na ito sa inyo.

Read on!

Brief History

From the time the agency was conceived in 1940, it had undergone two changes in name and administrative supervision.  The latest change to PSA in 2013 would be its third.

The approval of Commonwealth Act number 591 in August 19, 1940 gave birth to the Bureau of Census and Statistics (BCS).

In March 1974, the BCS changed its name to National Census and Statistical Office (NCSO) under the administrative supervision of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).

Fast forward to 1987 with the Philippines under a new administration and by virtue of Executive Order number 121, the NCSO was renamed National Statistics Office (NSO), with respect to the order’s title “Reorganizing and Strengthening the Philippine Statistical System and for Other Purposes”.  It stayed under the Office of the President until December 28, 1993 when it was transferred back to the administrative supervision of NEDA by virtue of Executive Order No. 149.

In September 2013, the President signed into law Republic Act No. 10625 while its Implementing Rules and Regulations took effect on December 2013.  This law merged the National Statistics Office (NSO), National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES) and the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS), to what we now know as the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

There you have it, fellow citizens.  Ang dating NSO ay PSA na ngayon.  Kaya’t huwag na tayong magulat kung ang mga matatanggap natin na NSO-certified documents ay may seal na ng PSA, instead of the usual NSO seal.  At sakaling ang establishment na pagbibigyan ninyo ng mga civil registry documents na ito ay magtatanong kung bakit iba ang seal sa inyong certificate, you can advise them of this recent change in NSO’s name.

Going back to my “level up” experience in calling the NSOHelpline (02-737-1111); na-surprise ako nung malaman ko na apart from the hotline, meron na din silang online services.  Pwede ka nang mag order ng civil registry documents while on the go!  Bisitahin lang ang www.nsohelpline.com; may option ka na din mag bayad online para ma-process agad ang order mo.

In my next post, I will be talking about the roles and responsibilities of the Philippine Statistics Authority.  Importante din na well-informed tayo sa Mandate ng PSA dahil karamihan sa atin, ang akala natin ay taga release lang ng civil registry documents ang NSO.

Meantime, feel free to share this with everyone.  And post your questions, should you have any.

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And finally, the last installment in our Solo Parent series: the list of benefits that await Solo Parent ID holders.

There are two types of benefits available to qualified Solo Parents: Employment-related and benefits to cover a child’s basic needs.  Read on!

Employment-Related Benefits:

1 .Flexible work schedule.

Hangga’t hindi makaka-apekto sa productivity ng empleyado at ng kumpanya, ang mga employers ay required na bigyan ng flexible working hours ang mga solo parents.  Ang ibig sabihin nito ay ang isang solo parent employee ay maaaring magbago ng work schedule basta’t hindi nito maaapektuhan ang required number of work hours.  May mga employers na maaaring ma-exempt sa requirement na ito, depende kung valid ang rason ng kanilang request for exemption.  DOLE ang magpapasya ng exemption ng isang employer.

2. No work discrimination.

Ang mga employers ay hindi maaaring mag discriminate laban sa mga solo parent employees ayon sa terms and conditions of employment base sa kanyang status bilang isang solo parent.

3. Parental leave.

Ang ibig sabihin ng “parental leave” ay ang leave benefits na ibinibigay sa solo parents upang magampanan nya ang kanyang “parental responsibilities” kung saan kinakailangan ang kanyang physical presence (tulad ng graduation, PTA meetings, naka confine ang anak sa ospital).  Dagdag pa dito ang mga leave privileges na hindi sosobra sa 7 working days taon-taon para sa solo parent employees na may isang taon o higit pa sa kumpanya.

Other Benefits Available to Solo Parents.

Ang mga sumusunod na benepsiyo ay maaaring matanggap ng isang solo parent DEPENDE sa kanilang income threshold o poverty threshold na itinalaga ng National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) at sa assessment ng DSWD worker sa lugar ng solo parent.

Kung qualified, ang solo parent ay maaaring tumanggap ng mga sumusunod na benefits:

1 .Educational Benefits.

Kasama na dito ang scholarship programs para sa solo parent at kanyang mga anak para sa basic, tertiary, and technical/skills education, at non-formal education programs.

2. Housing Benefits.

Kasama ito sa alokasyon ng gobyerno para sa low-cost housing projects at may maluwag na payment terms.

3. Medical Assistance.

Sakop nito ang comprehensive health care programs para sa solo parents at kanilang mga anak mula sa DOH.  Ito ay maaaring ma-avail sa mga piling hospitals at medical centers at Local Government Units (LGUs) sa kanilang mga provincial/district/city/municipal hospitals and Rural Health Units (RHU).

Kung ikaw ay solo parent o may mga kakilalang solo parents na maaaring mag benefit mula sa post na ito, please feel free to share this article.  Tulad ng nabanggit sa mga naunang article on Solo Parents Benefits you must be ready with basic NSO certificates tulad ng Birth Certificate mo at ng iyong mga anak.  The easiest way to prepare this is by ordering online at www.nsohelpline.com or tumawag sa hotline na (02) 737-1111; ipa-deliver mo na lang para di na dumagdag sa mga kailangan mong lakarin.

This completes our 3-part blog series on Solo Parent Benefits.  Sana ay nakatulong sa inyo ang mga information na ito.  Puwede kayong mag sadya sa pinaka malapit na DSWD office para sa mga detalye ng Solo Parent Benefits at para malaman ninyo kung kayo ay qualified.

Until our next article. Thanks for dropping by!


Bonjour!  Mabuhay!

In my last post, we covered the requirements for Church Weddings.  Today, we are going to talk about Civil Wedding requirements and procedures for those who opt for the cheaper, faster, and more convenient way of getting married.

Ang list of requirements na ito ay para sa mga magpapakasal na parehong Filipino citizens.  May pagkakaiba ang requirements kung ang isa sa ikakasal ay foreign national.  I will post a separate research on that case soon.

Read on:

1. Marriage license.

2. Certified True Copy of Baptismal Certificate or Birth Certificate of BOTH parties.

As mentioned in our post on Church Wedding requirements, maaaring matagalan ang release ng iyong Baptismal Certificate lalo na kung hindi pa digitally filed ang mga kopya sa parish kung saan ka bininyagan.  As an alternative, pwede naman na NSO Birth Certificate ang iyong i-submit.

Mas mabilis ang NSO Birth Certificate because all you have to do is order for a copy online at www.nsohelpline.com or tumawag sa (02) 737-1111.  They can deliver your copies to your home or office in two to three working days.

3. Community tax certificates (CEDULA) of both applicants.

4. 1 ID photo of each applicant (colored background or black and white).

5. Certificate of Attendance to a wedding seminar.  Unlike the Pre-Cana/Marriage Preparation Seminar mentioned in my last post (Church Wedding Requirements), this pre-marriage counseling is hosted by the city hall; it also covers family planning.  Your attendance to this seminar is required before your marriage license can be released.

6. Letter of Intent to Marry.  Include your name and your fiance’s name, your signatures, and your suggested wedding dates.

Other Requirements:

  • Kung biyudo/biyuda ang isa sa ikakasal, kailangan mag submit ng Certified True Copy of Death Certificate of deceased spouse.

  Tulad ng NSO Birth Certificate, pwede mo na din itong ipa deliver na lang para makatipid ka sa oras.  You can order     for a copy online by logging on to www.nsohelpline.com or tumawag ka sa hotline na (02) 737-1111.

  • If divorced or annulled, a copy of Final Decree of Absolute Divorce or Court Decision and Absolute Decree of Finality from the court.

As always, sa mga ganitong preparations, whether sa simbahan or civil rites ang kasal, kailangang maagap tayo, lalo na sa mga documentary requirements.  Last-minute preparations can be costly and might even be the cause of the occasion’s delay.

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Church Wedding Requirements

Bonjour!  Mabuhay!

Filipino weddings are known for its grandiosity, whether held in the city or in remote provinces.  We are not one to let a major family event, such as the wedding of a child or the renewal of vows of our parents, go by without pomp and prestige.  Our seniors would sometimes say, “Kahit ipangutang, makapag handa lang.  Minsan lang ikakasal, kailangan todo ang preparasyon.”

Being a predominantly Catholic country, most weddings in the Philippines are held in Catholic churches.  In spite of the growing popularity of outdoor themed weddings, a lot of couples still choose to go for the traditional church weddings officiated by a priest or a bishop.  It is every young girl’s dream to have her “door moment” (or that ceremonial moment when the church doors open to reveal the blushing bride about to take her first steps down the aisle); and what better way to experience the “door moment” than by the elaborate doors of a huge cathedral or a quaint chapel?

To make sure that you enjoy your “door moment”, free from the worries of lacking documents, I am sharing the following list of requirements and procedures for church weddings.

  1. Marriage License.  Make sure that the license is within the validity period of 120 days from the date it was issued.  Kung kinasal ka na sa civil rites bago ang iyong church wedding, kailangan i-submit ang inyong registered marriage contract sa parish.
  2. Baptismal and Confirmation Certificates.  This is a Catholic Church requirement to prove that you have already received these two sacraments.  The copies must bear the annotation: “For marriage purposes only” and acquired three months before the wedding date.  Tandaan na marami pa ring parishes ang hindi pa digital ang filing kaya’t maaaring matagalan bago nila ma-produce ang inyong kopya.  That is why it is best that this be requested from your respective parishes as early as possible to avoid delays.
  3. NSO Birth Certificate and CENOMAR.  Believe it or not, these could be the easiest documents to acquire.  Ipa-deliver mo na lang by ordering online at www.nsohelpline.com or by calling (02) 737-1111.  Unlike the Baptismal and Confirmation Certificates na kailangan personal mong asikasuhin sa dati mong school o sa parish kung saan ka bininyagan, ang NSO Birth Certificate at CENOMAR ay pwede nang “zero leg work”.  One item off your to-do list just by going online or calling the hotline.  Huwag nang magpatumpik-tumpik pa.
  4. Pre-Cana/Marriage Preparation Seminar.  These are seminars hosted by the parish to help the couple prepare for their married life.  Pwede din kayong mag seminar under other independent organizations tulad ng Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE), Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM), and Discovery Weekend Philippines (DW).  Siguraduhin lang na accredited sila ng inyong parish.  Kailangan mag submit kayo ng certificate of participation mula sa seminars na inyong sinalihan bilang proof na kayo ay tapos na sa marriage preparation seminar.
  5. Canonical Interview.  Have you seen the movie “Big Wedding” (starring Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried)?  That hilarious scene where the couple came to see Robin Williams (as the priest) and were interviewed as to how well they know each other.  That is an example of a canonical interview, minus the funny gimmicks.  Kung hindi available ang priest, kahit ang kanyang assistant ay maaaring mag conduct ng canonical interview; ito ay ginagawa one to two months before the wedding.  Maaari din na padalhan kayo ng parish ng listahan ng mga possible questions during the interview.
  6. Marriage Banns.  Ang Marriage Banns ay ang written announcements na pinapaskil sa parish ng ikakasal na babae at lalake.  Ito ang dahilan kung bakit kailangang na-accomplish na ng ikakasal ang mga church wedding requirements at least one month bago ang kasal – sapagkat ang Marriage Banns ay kailangang maipaskil ng at least three consecutive weeks sa kanilang respective parishes.  Kailangang ibigay ng mga ikakasal ang pangalan ng pari na magkakasal sa kanila at ang complete address ng kanilang parochial church para sa request letter for marriage banns mula sa simbahan kung saan sila magpapaksal.
  7. List of Principal Sponsors and Entourage Members.  One week bago ang inyong kasal, kailangang mag submit ng kopya ng inyong wedding invitation sa simbahan kung saan kayo ikakasal.  Siguraduhing nakasama sa wedding invitation copy ang listahan ng mga Principal Sponsors and Entourage Members.  Importante ang list of Principal Sponsors dahil isasama ito sa marriage license.
  8. Confession.  May mga simbahan na nagre-require na mag attend ng confession ang ikakasal, ilang araw bago ang wedding date.

It is best to coordinate closely with the parish office for any other requirements unique to them.  Tandaan, sa ganitong mga preparations, mapapatunayang totoo ang matandang kasabihan na: “Daig ng maagap ang masipag.”  Kaya’t huwag hintayin ang “11th hour” bago asikasuhin ang mga nasabing requirements.

Until my next post, fellow citizens!

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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 seeking to nullify his or her marriage.

Does this mean we no longer need costly lawyers and lengthy court hearings to annul a marriage?  Let’s take a look at what family lawyer, Atty. Lorna Kapunan, has to say about this topic.

In her interview with DZMM, Atty. Kapunan emphasized on the difference between Church Annulment and Civil Annulment.  The facts below were lifted from her interview and can be read in full here: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/focus/09/13/15/how-much-does-annulment-cost


“Ang may legal consequence, ang may epekto, ay civil annulment.  Kung nagpa-church annulment ka without a civil annulment, before the eyes of the law, may asawa ka pa rin.”

What does this mean?

According to Atty. Kapunan, a church annulment does not have the same effect as a civil annulment because of the principle of the separation of the Church and the State.

Therefore, kung gusto mong magpa-annul, you still have to undergo the civil processes.  Unlike the church annulment, a civil annulment costs money.  Lots of it.

On Cost

Dahil sa term na “declaration of nullity of marriage”, an annulment is not just a legal conclusion.  Kailangang ito ay conclusion ng isang eksperto.  At dahil dito, kailangan mo din ng licensed psychologist o psychiatrist, bukod sa abogado mo.  A psychologist or psychiatrist charges between P100,000 to P150,000 para sa annulment cases.  Ang mga abogado naman ay maaaring mag charge ng at least P100,000 plus appearance fees.

On Speed

Since there are few family courts, couples seeking annulment need to “wait in line”.  Case hearing can only be as frequent as once every three or six months.


Based on my own research, speed on resolution is one of the Church’s main agenda in creating the reformed annulment processes.  Especially for cases of spousal abuse and extramarital affairs, bishops are given the ability to fast-track the annulments.  The entire process should be completed in 45 days after nominal and administrative fees have been settled.  We all know na hindi ganito ang case sa civil annulment.

May mga pagkakaiba din sa listahan ng grounds for civil annulment at ng church annulment.  It is interesting to explore this topic para makita kung gaano kalayo o kalapit ang ideas ng church at ng state pagdating sa kasal at paghihiwalay ng mag-asawa.  I will blog about this soon, watch out for that.

Sa usaping kasal at annulment, hindi nawawala ang mga documents.  At isa sa mga pinaka importanteng document na kailangang meron ka para ma-prove na ikaw ay single, hindi pa nakasal, or nakasal noon pero annulled na ngayon, ay ang CENOMAR.  It pays to have a ready copy of this important document.  My friend had hers delivered by ordering online at www.nsohelpline.com.  Kung hindi ka naman comfortable sa online ordering, pwede mo din silang tawagan sa (02) 737-1111.

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Bonjour!  Mabuhay!

Para wala nang turuan at sisihan later on, alamin na natin kung kanino ba talagang responsibility ang pag-register sa mga bagong silang na bata.

  1. Kung ang bata ay isinilang sa hospital, clinic, o iba pang similar institutions, ang administrator ng hospital o clinic na ito ang syang dapat mag facilitate ng registration ng bata.  Ang doctor na nag attend sa panganganak ang sya namang magco-confirm ng mga “facts of birth” tulad ng:
    1. Sex o kasarian ng sanggol
    2. Type of birth (single, twins, triplets)
    3. Weight at birth
    4. Certification of birth
  2. Kung ang bata ay isinilang sa ibang lugar (na hindi hospital o clinic), ang doctor, nurse, midwife, “hilot” o kung sino pa man ang nag attend sa panganganak ng nanay ang syang dapat na mag certify ng “facts of birth” na nabanggit sa number 1.   Sya na rin ang dapat na mag facilitate ng civil registration ng bata.
  3. Sakaling hindi nagawa ng hospital administrator o ng nag attend sa panganganak ng nanay ang civil registration ng bata, ang mga magulang ang syang dapat na mag facilitate ng registration.
  4. Kung ang nanay ay nanganak sa sasakyan tulad ng barko, eroplano, bus, o kahit private vehicle na “in transit”, ang registration ng bata ay magiging joint responsibility ng driver ng sasakyan, kapitan ng barko, piloto at ng mga magulang ng bata.

May mga exceptional cases ang place of registration kung ang bata ay ipinanganak sa sasakyan na umaandar o “in transit”.  Read on:

i. Kung ang sasakyan ay in transit within Philippine territory at hindi masiguro ang lugar kung saan actual na naipanganak ang bata, maaari syang ipa-rehistro sa lugar kung saan papunta ang kanyang ina or sa lugar kung saan nakatira ang kanyang ina.

ii. Kung ang bata ay ipinanganak sa barko o eroplano na papunta sa Pilipinas at ang parehong magulang o isa sa mga magulang ay Filipino citizen/s, ang bata ay maaaring ipa-rehistro sa city o municipality kung saan nakatira ang nanay ng bata.

iii. Kung ang bata ay ipinanganak sa barko o eroplano na papunta sa Pilipinas at ang kanyang mga magulang ay hindi Filipino citizens at hindi residente ng Pilipinas, may option sila na ipa rehistro ang bata sa Local Civil Register ng Manila, kung gusto nila.

iv. Sa mga pagkakataon naman na ang city o municipality kung saan ipapa rehistro ang bata ay divided or integrated, ang registration of birth ay maaaring gawin sa mother city o municipality na may jurisdiction sa lugar kung saan ipinanganak ang bata.

It is always an exciting phase when we welcome a new member of the family.  Kaya prone din tayo to overlook some important details, especially with the processing of documents.  Problem is, minor errors or oversights could sometimes lead to delays and expensive court proceedings.  That’s why I’m here to give some help.

When all the entries in your child’s birth certificate are complete and accurate, this may now be submitted to the LCR office for proper registration.  You can also request for a copy of an NSO Birth Certificate from the convenience of your home or office.  Just logon to www.nsohelpline.com or call (02) 737-1111.  Kung sa Metro Manila ang birth place ng baby, the NSO Birth Certificate may already be available in two to three months; while those born outside Metro Manila may be available after six months.

Share this to other expectant parents, expectant Lolos and Lolas, and to anyone you think may need these information in the future.

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Municipal Form 102

Municipal Form 102

Bonjour! Mabuhay!

Here is the second part of my research on filling out Municipal Form 102 or the Certificate of Live Birth.  These details are as important as the child’s details that is why we need to be as careful when filling out these fields.

Read on.


a. Mother’s Maiden Name, Citizenship, Religion

Sa tatlong fields na ito, pinaka importanteng ma-confirm na tama ay ang Citizenship ng nanay ng bata. Ang pagpapabago or correction nito later on ay kinakailangang dumaan sa court order.  Magastos at matagal na proseso.

b. Total number of children born alive, Number of children still living including this birth, Number of children born alive but are now dead.

Ang mga magulang ng bata ang dapat na mag provide ng information sa mga fields na ito.

c. Occupation and Age at the Time of this Birth.

It can happen na hindi employed ang nanay at the time of birth kaya pwedeng “housewife” ang ilagay sa occupation.

Siguraduhin na tama ang edad ng nanay sa Age at the Time of this Birth field.

d. Residence

Mahalaga ang field na ito dahil isa ito sa magde-determine kung saang LCR dapat ipa –rehistro ang bata lalo na kapag sa sasakyan na “in transit” ito pinanganak.


a. First, Middle, and Last Name

Tulad nang sa nanay ng bata, importanteng tama ang entries sa name fields ng tatay.

May instances na walang information about the biological father.  Sa ganitong cases, pwedeng “Not Applicable” o “NA” ang nakalagay sa fields.

b. Citizenship, Religion, Occupation, Age at the Time of this Birth

Sa apat na details na ito, ang citizenship ang pinaka importanteng masiguro na tama at malinaw.  Magastos ang pagpapalit o pag correct ng detail na ito sakaling mali ang entry na mai-submit sa LCR.


a. According to psa.gov.ph: “it is extremely important that this item is not left blank, otherwise, the legitimacy of the child will be questioned.”

b. Kung nakalimutan ng mga magulang ang year of marriage, maaaring ilagay ang approximate year.  Kung hindi makapag bigay ng approximate year, maaaring ilagay ang salitang “forgotten”.

c. Kung hindi alam kung sino ang nanay o tatay ng bata, ilagay ang “Not Applicable” sa date and place of marriage of parents.

d. Ilagay ang “Unknown”, “Don’t Know”, or “D.K.” kung hindi ma-provide ng informant ang information tungkol sa date and place of marriage of parents (sakaling ibang tao ang nagreregister sa bata).

e. Kung hindi legally married ang mga magulang ng bata on or before the birth of the child, ngunit nakalagay ang kanilang mga pangalan sa Mother’s and Father’s information, Ilagay ang “Not Married” sa date and place of marriage field.


Siguruhing tama ang naka check na designation ng nagpa-anak sa nanay.  Ang “hilot” ay hindi maaaring ibilang na midwife.


a. Ang doctor, nurse, midwife, o “hilot” na nag paanak sa nanay ang syang dapat na mag provide ng details sa field na ito.

b. Ito ang certification na buhay ang bata nang ito ay ipanganak, pati ang exact time nang ito ay maisilang.

c. Kailangang pirmado ito ng nagpa-anak sa nanay.


a. Ang Informant ay ang taong nag supply ng mga information sa Certificate of Live Birth maliban sa mga entries na mula sa doctor, midwife, nurse, or “hilot”.

b. Ito ay maaaring isa sa mga magulang ng bata, kamag-anak, o sino mang naatasan na mag bigay ng information.

c. Ang relationship ng informant sa batang ipinanganak ay naka indicate din sa certificate.

Through this guideline, magkakaroon ka na ng idea kung ano ang mga details na kailangan ilagay sa Certificate of Live Birth.  If you are a soon-to-be parent, you may download a copy of the certificate from the internet and practice filling it out.  Malaking tulong din na ready na kayo with your baby’s name long before you give birth para hindi na maiwan na blank ang First Name field ng inyong anak.

When all the entries in your child’s birth certificate are complete and accurate, this may now be submitted to the LCR for proper registration.  You may then request for a copy of his or her NSO Birth Certificate from the convenience of your home or office.  Just logon to www.nsohelpline.com or call (02) 737-1111.  Kung sa Metro Manila ang birth place ng baby, the NSO Birth Certificate may already be available in two to three months; while those born outside Metro Manila may be available after six months.

All these information are available at the www.psa.gov.ph website.  Friendly reminder: you may save this page as a bookmark para hindi mo na kailangan mag search pa ulit later on when you need the information.

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Bonjour. Mabuhay.

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