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)”

4 Things You Need To Know When Applying for a Pag-IBIG Housing Loan

Are you planning to buy a house soon?  Have you considered getting one through a Pag-IBIG housing loan? Here are some facts and figures that could help you decide on availing a real estate property through your Pag-IBIG membership. Lower interest rates for Regular Housing Loan Effective February 14, 2018, the Pag-IBIG began offering homeContinue reading “4 Things You Need To Know When Applying for a Pag-IBIG Housing Loan”

4 Things You Need to Remember When Claiming Your PhilHealth Benefits

In a previous article, we featured the guidelines on how you can be sure that you are eligible to claim your PhilHealth benefits after you have been confined and treated in a hospital.  There are cases, however, when even a qualified PhilHealth member is not able to fully enjoy his privileges in spite of showingContinue reading “4 Things You Need to Remember When Claiming Your PhilHealth Benefits”

Is Your Child Eligible to Enroll In Kindergarten and Grade 1 This School Year?

The Department of Education has announced the age cut-off policy for incoming Kindergarten and Grade 1 students for school year 2018-2019.  Find out if your little one is qualified to step up! Children who are five years old by June 1 of every calendar year shall be accepted in Kindergarten by both public and privateContinue reading “Is Your Child Eligible to Enroll In Kindergarten and Grade 1 This School Year?”

Pag-IBIG Housing Loan Programs Orientation Schedule

If you plan to apply for a Pag-IBIG housing loan soon, know that the first thing you need to do is attend a loan counseling session at designated Pag-IBIG offices.  To help you plan your trip to Pag-IBIG, here are their schedules for the said counseling session, as well as the addresses of the officesContinue reading “Pag-IBIG Housing Loan Programs Orientation Schedule”

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?”