List of Liquids Allowed at the MRT

I took the MRT last week and was surprised to see long lines of passengers (ladies mostly) waiting for their turn to surrender the bottled liquids in their bags.  I realized then that the MRT has truly implemented its stern policy against bringing liquid (all kinds!) inside the trains.  I wanted to make a u-turnContinue reading “List of Liquids Allowed at the MRT”

The New National ID Is Not Yet Available

Do not fall for social media posts saying that the creation and distribution of National IDs have already begun.  This is not true. I chanced upon a Facebook post last month announcing that Filipinos may start claiming their IDs by December 2018, even citing a TV station as its source.  The post was shared moreContinue reading “The New National ID Is Not Yet Available”

4 Steps to Purchase Pag-IBIG Acquired Properties

Pag-IBIG offers the provision of home financing programs for both new and repossessed (or acquired) housing properties that were developed by Pag-IBIG.  Active members have the option to purchase an acquired Pag-IBIG property at negotiated rates. Acquired assets are foreclosed properties (house and lot) that are auctioned off by Pag-IBIG to the public at cheaperContinue reading “4 Steps to Purchase Pag-IBIG Acquired Properties”

Six Steps When Getting a Pag-IBIG Housing Loan

Active members of the Pag-IBIG Fund are entitled to avail of housing loan privileges; you can choose to build a house, buy one that is up for sale, or choose from among Pag-IBIG’s acquired assets.  It is the most affordable means to own a home through its payment terms and low interest rates. To helpContinue reading “Six Steps When Getting a Pag-IBIG Housing Loan”

Renewing Your Passport? Bring Your PSA Birth Certificate!

So the DFA needs our help in rebuilding their database and we can do so by presenting a copy of our PSA birth certificate when renewing our passports.  Do you have a copy of your birth certificate yet? I used to keep several copies of my birth certificate in my desk; these were printed onContinue reading “Renewing Your Passport? Bring Your PSA Birth Certificate!”

How Soon Will You Be Working From Home?

The President signed the Telecommuting Act a few days before Christmas day last year.  Telecommuting is a work arrangement where employees are allowed to perform their tasks outside of the office, often from home, or a location close to home.  One only needs to have a stable internet connection, a laptop, and a mobile phoneContinue reading “How Soon Will You Be Working From Home?”

66 Visa-free Countries for Philippine Passport Holders for 2019

Our Philippine passport is now 74th of the world’s most powerful passports among 199 other countries, according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index.  Below is the list of countries that we can visit without the need to secure a visa and those that have visa-on-arrival and e-Visa policies. Which one will visit first? Asia  Non-VisaContinue reading “66 Visa-free Countries for Philippine Passport Holders for 2019”

SSS and PhilHealth Contribution Tables for 2019

Happy New Year, fellow SSS and PhilHealth members! We are sharing with you this year’s contribution tables to serve as your guide, especially if you are a kasambahay employer and a voluntary member. SSS Contribution Table 2019 for Employed Members, OFWs, and voluntary members: PhilHealth Contribution Table 2019 for Employed Members Last year, PhilHealth increasedContinue reading “SSS and PhilHealth Contribution Tables for 2019”