7-Step Process when Applying for the SSS Loan Restructuring Program 2018 and Other FAQs

We asked several SS members who have outstanding loan balances with the agency why they chose to ignore the loan condonation program of the SSS last year.  Most of them said that they do not see the need to settle their obligation since the money they borrowed was actually taken from their own SS contributions.Continue reading “7-Step Process when Applying for the SSS Loan Restructuring Program 2018 and Other FAQs”

What We Need to Know About Separation Pay in the Philippines

An employee is entitled to a separation pay after he resigns from his job.  But why do some get more than others, even when both had the same number of years in service and are receiving almost the same monthly salaries? Here is a summary of how a resigning employee’s separation pay is determined byContinue reading “What We Need to Know About Separation Pay in the Philippines”

The 20 Grounds for Divorce in the Philippines

There are four additional grounds that the divorce bill will include in the list of reasons why a person may seek to dissolve his or her marriage.  Bear in mind that the grounds listed for legal separation and annulment remain in effect and are carried into the divorce bill.  Below are the grounds under ArticleContinue reading “The 20 Grounds for Divorce in the Philippines”

How To Apply for the SSS Loan Restructuring Program

On Monday, April 2, 2018, the Social Security System (SSS) will once again open its doors to members who with unpaid obligations with the agency.  This is another opportunity that the state-run pension  fund is extending to members to allow them to settle overdue loans and regain their good standing with the SSS to avoidContinue reading “How To Apply for the SSS Loan Restructuring Program”

5 Important Things to Know About the Free Tuition Fee Law

Almost 200 universities and colleges will be implementing the Free Tuition Fee law starting this school year; parents and students are eagerly looking forward to an expense-free education because even miscellaneous payments are covered by the act.  The government has allotted a P40-billion fund for the first year of the law’s implementation to cover theContinue reading “5 Important Things to Know About the Free Tuition Fee Law”

List of Schools with Free Tuition Fee for School Year 2018

There are a total of 112 state universities and colleges and about 78 local universities and colleges that are covered by the free tuition fee law signed by the President last week.  We are sharing the list of schools that are expected to comply with the free tuition fee law beginning June 2018. National CapitalContinue reading “List of Schools with Free Tuition Fee for School Year 2018”

Free College Tuition Fee Begins on June 2018

Good news for parents and state university students!  You no longer need to pay tuition and miscellaneous fees this coming school year (June 2018)! According to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), state universities and colleges are covered by the P8-billion free tuition and miscellaneous fees, following the release of the Implementing Rules and RegulationsContinue reading “Free College Tuition Fee Begins on June 2018”

How to Become a PhilHealth Member: Requirements and Procedures

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation is responsible for implementing universal health coverage for Filipinos.  Every Pinoy must be listed as a member of the PhilHealth and make regular contributions to secure his claims in the event that he gets sick or gets into a medical emergency.  In the same manner, PhilHealth, being a social insuranceContinue reading “How to Become a PhilHealth Member: Requirements and Procedures”