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”

Are Illegitimate Children Entitled to Receive Inheritances from Their Parents?

An illegitimate child is one who was conceived and born out of wedlock, born of bigamous marriage, of adulterous relations, or born of couples below 18 years old, whether the parents were married (and which marriage is void) or not. Unless the child’s biological parents marry each other later on and file a legitimation forContinue reading “Are Illegitimate Children Entitled to Receive Inheritances from Their Parents?”

Is My NSO Birth Certificate Still Valid Or Do I Need To Get A PSA Birth Certificate?

You may still have a copy of your birth certificate that is printed on a Security Paper that bears the NSO (National Statistics Office) logo and are wondering if it can still be considered a valid copy. The answer is yes. In June 2016, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the central statistical authority of theContinue reading “Is My NSO Birth Certificate Still Valid Or Do I Need To Get A PSA Birth Certificate?”

Can I Get A Copy Of My Partner’s CENOMAR Without Him Knowing?

This is a question we commonly receive in our inbox. So to satisfy everyone’s curiosity, the straight and easy answer is no. A CENOMAR, or Certificate of No Marriage, is proof that a person is single and is free to marry. The CENOMAR of a person who is married, or was married, will bear theContinue reading “Can I Get A Copy Of My Partner’s CENOMAR Without Him Knowing?”

How To Authorize Another Person To Request For A Copy Of Your PSA Birth Certificate

Every person in our country is protected by the Data Privacy Act of 2012. This means that your personal data may only be accessed with your permission and used only within the bounds of the terms and conditions of the purpose for which your data is required. In the same manner, every establishment that hasContinue reading “How To Authorize Another Person To Request For A Copy Of Your PSA Birth Certificate”

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”

What to Do When the Gender Field in Your Birth Certificate is Blank

An unpopulated field in your birth certificate is not a good thing; however, it also is not as alarming as an incorrect birth year, incorrect year of marriage, or worse, an incorrect last name. Just the same, if there are blanks in your birth certificate where a pertinent personal detail should be, you need toContinue reading “What to Do When the Gender Field in Your Birth Certificate is Blank”

What You Need to Prepare Before Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation

In the Philippines (and probably in every predominantly Catholic country), children receive the sacrament of confirmation before they enter their teens. Although I know of a couple of persons who got their confirmation rites in their adult years, mainly because they could not remember if they have received this rite before. Anyhow, the sacrament ofContinue reading “What You Need to Prepare Before Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation”