How To Register The Birth Certificate Of A Foundling

A foundling is a child who was deserted or abandoned by its parents and whose birth details are unknown and undocumented. They are neither illegitimate nor orphans. There simply is no way to trace a foundling’s parentage and therefore, no way to determine the circumstances surrounding the child’s birth. Today’s blog will cover the intricateContinue reading “How To Register The Birth Certificate Of A Foundling”

How Can An Illegitimate Child Use The Surname Of His or Her Father?

The birth certificate of an illegitimate child will most likely lack a middle name (for the child). This is because illegitimate children carry their mother’s last name as their last name unless the father authorizes the use of his last name on the child’s birth certificate. If an illegitimate child was assigned the mother’s lastContinue reading “How Can An Illegitimate Child Use The Surname Of His or Her Father?”

PhilSys Check: A PhilID Verification System

How do you know your PhilID (national ID) is authentic? Read this. The Philippine Statistics Authority recently launched the PhilSys Check system – a tool that relying parties such as banks, schools, and other establishments that accept your PhilID as basis for your identification, may use to check if the PhilID you are presenting toContinue reading “PhilSys Check: A PhilID Verification System”

How To Update Your PhilHealth Membership Records

It is important to keep your PhilHealth Member Data Record updated to ensure that you and your beneficiaries are able to claim your benefits without delay when needed badly. You may have your member data record updated if: Civil status change for single members who got married. Declaring new or additional dependents. Changing membership typeContinue reading “How To Update Your PhilHealth Membership Records”

Guidelines When Registering The Birth Of An Illegitimate Child

Under the Family Code, a child is illegitimate if he or she was conceived and born to unwed parents. More specifically, the following are considered illegitimate children: Children born to couples who are not legally married or of common-law marriages (living together); Children born of incestuous unions and marriages; Children born of bigamous marriages; ChildrenContinue reading “Guidelines When Registering The Birth Of An Illegitimate Child”

How To Get A TIN Even If You Are Unemployed

You can get your very own Tax Identification Number (TIN). Actually, you ARE supposed to get your TIN before your very first job. Your TIN is needed for tax filing and payment and is your proof that you are a taxpayer. You will also be asked to present your TIN when transacting with government agencies,Continue reading “How To Get A TIN Even If You Are Unemployed”

How To Get A Replacement For A Lost Student Driver’s Permit

Losing any type of ID is such a hassle, right? When a person loses his wallet, he is more likely to say, “Kahit yung mga ID ko na lang ang ma-recover ko, di bale na ‘yung pera,” We can all relate because hey, getting a government-issued ID in the Philippines is time-consuming, not economical (youContinue reading “How To Get A Replacement For A Lost Student Driver’s Permit”

Passport Applications And Renewals: All You Need To Know

Since we are on the topic of passport applications and renewals, I decided to collect all of the important facts and guidelines from the DFA and dedicate a blog for it. I, too, need to have my passport renewed and everyday I would visit the DFA website hoping to be able to get an appointment.Continue reading “Passport Applications And Renewals: All You Need To Know”