How to Register as a PhilHealth Voluntary Member

Pinoys have yet to fully accept the values and benefits of being insured.  Whether it is a life or medical insurance, every working Filipino must be protected from the inevitable.  When unfortunate situations arise – a family member gets sick, a child meets an accident – it is best to be prepared. If you areContinue reading “How to Register as a PhilHealth Voluntary Member”

LTO Online PASS: Appointment Setting for Driver’s License and Car Registration Renewal

Renewing your driver’s license and car registration has become so much simpler and faster now that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has launched their LTO Online Personal Appointment and Scheduling System or PASS.   Applicants may now simply set an appointment at any of the four LTO branches that offer the PASS service to ensure thatContinue reading “LTO Online PASS: Appointment Setting for Driver’s License and Car Registration Renewal”

Everything You Need to Know About the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)

The OEC is a basic requirement for OFWs before they are given permission to work abroad.  They must secure this to ensure that their departure and overseas employment are properly documented.  This document has a 60-day validity from the date it was issued; this means that the OFW must be able to leave before theContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)”

5 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to an EMV Chip ATM Card

About 2 weeks ago, while I was trying to withdraw funds from my savings account, my ATM card was captured by the machine.  I called my bank immediately to report the incident and was told to wait by the machine in case it spews my card back out.  It didn’t.  Finally, the agent asked meContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to an EMV Chip ATM Card”

Why Do You Need to Get a New Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate?

If birth certificates do not expire, why do we need to secure new copies from the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly National Statistics Office)? In a recent radio interview, the assistant national statistician of the PSA mentioned the different reasons why Filipinos need to secure new copies of their civil registry records such as birth andContinue reading “Why Do You Need to Get a New Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate?”

How To Know If You Are Qualified for PhilHealth Benefits

PhilHealth membership is not limited to regularly-employed Filipinos.  In fact, unemployed and self-employed individuals are strongly encouraged to faithfully make monthly contributions to secure their PhilHealth claims in times of emergencies.  Problem is, when a member fails to make a contribution for a month or two, they immediately think that they are no longer qualifiedContinue reading “How To Know If You Are Qualified for PhilHealth Benefits”

Can You Apply for the Late Registration of Birth of a Deceased Person?

Mang Roy was a famous farmer in their barrio.  His success story, from being a humble tenant who plants and harvests for landlords, to being one of the wealthiest landowners and supplier of root crops, fruits, and vegetables in their province, is well-known in their barangay.  When he retired from farming at the age ofContinue reading “Can You Apply for the Late Registration of Birth of a Deceased Person?”

How Do I Change My Mother’s Name on my PSA Birth Certificate?

Sofie has always known that her mother’s name is Emelita.  That is the name written on all her mother’s IDs and on the birth certificates of Sofie and her siblings.  However, when Aling Emelita requested for a copy of her PSA birth certificate, they were shocked to see that her name is actually not EmelitaContinue reading “How Do I Change My Mother’s Name on my PSA Birth Certificate?”