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2 Feb 23

Last week, the President signed into law the bill that intends to automatically enroll every Filipino in the National Health Insurance Program or Republic Act No. 11223.  The program will be handled by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth.

What can Filipinos look forward to with the new health law?

Every Pinoy is now considered to possess immediate eligibility and therefore, must have access to all aspects of health care including:

  1. Preventive Health Care:
    1. Wellness visits and standard immunizations
    2. Screenings for blood pressure, cancer, cholesterol, depression, obesity.
    3. Pediatric screenings for hearing, vision, and developmental disorders.
    4. Other similar procedures.
  2. Promotive Health Care
    1. Child and family nutrition
    2. Injury prevention
    3. Physical activities
    4. Smoking cessation programs
    5. Other similar procedures.
  3. Curative Health Care
    1. Chemotherapy
    2. Antibiotics
    3. Radiation therapy
    4. Dialysis treatment
    5. Surgeries
  4. Rehabilitative Health Care
    1. Physical and occupational therapy
    2. Speech-language pathology
    3. Psychiatric rehabilitation services
    4. Other similar procedures.
  5. Palliative Health Care
    1. For patients with chronic diseases and need oxygen support.
    2. End-stage heart failure
    3. Debilitating stroke
    4. Cancer that has spread beyond the original tumor/site.
    5. End-stage liver failure, kidney failure, or multi-system organ failure.
    6. End-stage HIV/AIDS that does not respond to anti-viral treatments.
    7. Other similar cases.
  6. Medical, dental, mental, and emergency health services

Patients needing such medical assistance (or any other type of assistance not mentioned above) would be registered with a primary health care provider of their choice and will be included in PhilHealth’s primary care benefits package.

In order for PhilHealth to sustain the demand for quality health care under the new law, membership rates will gradually increase by .5% annually.  This, too, shall cause income ceilings for contributions to go up by Php 10,000 per year.  Contributory members can look forward to getting more benefits as their premiums increase to encourage the able members to pay higher premiums.

What are your thoughts on the Universal Health Care law?  We’d be glad to know.

 

References:

www.doh.gov.ph

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2 Feb 22 (1)

The President intentionally signed the Expanded Maternity Leave Act on February 20, 2019, one day before it would have lapsed into law.  That is good news!

What do we need to know about the new law?  Read this:

Previously on Maternity Leaves:

  • Female employees were entitled to 60 days of paid leave for normal delivery.
  • Cesarean deliveries are allowed up to 78 days of paid leave.
  • This is granted to all female employees, regardless of marital status, and applies even if the pregnancy did not reach its full term (miscarriage).
  • The privilege may be enjoyed by a female employee until her fourth pregnancy, including miscarriages.

The Expanded Maternity Leave Act:

  • The law grants 105 days of paid maternity leave to all employed mothers.
  • With an option to extend the period for another 30 days without pay.
  • Maternity leave will be granted to women at every instance of pregnancy.

We shall update this post as soon as the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) have been released by the DOLE.

Let us know your thoughts on this news.

References:

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net

https://www.philstar.com

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Do you have a problem with the entries in your birth date, month, or year in your birth certificate?  Like any other error, your birth date details are as vital because it indicates your age – a vital requirement for job applications, getting a driver’s license, school enrollment, and other transactions that have age requirements.  If your birth date details are erroneous or inaccurate, you have to have these corrected right away.

Here’s how:

  1. Wrong Birth Date

The owner may file a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error at the Local Civil Registry (LCR) where the birth record containing the day in the date of birth to be corrected is registered.

If the petitioner has migrated to another place within the Philippines and may no longer be practical for him to travel back to his birthplace, the petition may be filed with the LCR of the place where the petitioner is currently residing.

If the petitioner’s birth was reported abroad and is presently residing in the Philippines, the petition may be filed with the LCR of the place of residence following the procedures of the migrant petition.

  1. Wrong Birth Month

The process to correct a wrong birth month in your birth certificate is similar with correcting an incorrect birth date.

  1. Wrong Birth Year

This type of error in the birth certificate is not covered by R.A. No. 9048 or the Clerical Error Law of 2001.  Errors in the civil register pertaining to a person’s age (determined by the year of birth indicated in his birth certificate) need to undergo a court proceeding and with the aid of a lawyer.

Note that the fees for the amendment of wrong birth date and month that LCRs may charge may vary.  Always make sure that you pay only to the LCR cashier and that you are issued a government receipt after paying.  You will need this later on when claiming the first corrected copy of your birth certificate.

The fees and processes for the correction of an incorrect birth year will all depend on the attorney’s fees and LCR that shall handle the case.  Again, make sure you are paying only to the city hall cashier and are issued the necessary official receipt from the government.

We have a summary of solutions to the most common PSA birth certificate problems!  Read our blog, Common PSA Birth Certificate Problems (and their solutions!).

Reference: www.psa.gov.ph

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2 Feb 19

Another common birth certificate error involves the owner’s last name (family name).  This could either be blurred, misspelled, or missing (especially if the child is illegitimate).  Unlike first and middle names, correcting the last name can be complicated as some cases require the intervention of a lawyer or a court proceeding.

Today, we are going to feature four cases of last name issues on a birth certificate and how each can be addressed.

  1. Blurred Last Name

Solution 1: If the record of PSA is blurred, you may request the Local Civil Registrar to endorse a copy of your birth certificate with a clearer entry in the last name to the PSA.

Solution 2: If the record of the PSA and the civil registry are both blurred, file a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error under the provisions of R.A. 9048.

Supporting Documents:

  • Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected;
  • Not less than two (2) private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based like baptismal certificate, voter’s affidavit, employment record, GSIS/SSS record, medical record, business records, driver’s license, insurance, land titles, certificate of land transfer, bank passbook, NBI/police clearance, civil registry records of ascendants;
  • Notice/Certificate of Posting;
  • Payment of One Thousand Pesos (Php 1,000) as the filing fee.  For petitions filed abroad, a fee of USD 50.00 or equivalent value in local currency shall be collected;
  • Other documents which may be required by the concerned civil registrar.
  1. Misspelled Last Name

If the cause of the error is clearly typographical, causing the last name to look and sound foolish, this can be corrected by filing a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error under the provisions of R.A. 9048.

Supporting Documents:

  1. Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected;
  2. Not less than two (2) private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based like baptismal certificate, voter’s affidavit, employment record, GSIS/SSS record, medical record, business record, driver’s license, insurance, land titles, certificate of land transfer, bank passbook, NBI/police clearance, civil registry records of ascendants;
  3. Notice/Certificate of Posting;
  4. Payment of One Thousand Pesos (Php 1,000) as the filing fee.  For petitions filed abroad, a fee of USD 50 or equivalent value in local currency shall be collected;
  5. Other documents which may be required by the concerned civil registrar.

  1. No Last Name

If the last name in the birth certificate is blank, a supplemental report should be filed to supply the missing entry.

To supply the missing entry, an affidavit indicating the entry missed in the registration and the reasons why there was a failure in supplying the required entry.  Supporting documents should be provided to show the name of the child.

Supporting Documents:

To supply the missing entry, an affidavit indicating the entry missed in the registration and the reasons why there was a failure in supplying the required entry.  Other supporting documents should be provided to show the first name of the child.

Take note that the LCR or the PSA will advise you of the best course to take when having your birth certificate entries corrected, especially when the error involves your last name.  Always remember that there is a very big possibility that you will be endorsed to a lawyer and a court proceeding may be required to apply the needed corrections.

Reference: http://www.psa.gov.ph/

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2 Feb 18

There are two things that can go wrong when typing your middle name in your birth certificate:

  • It could be misspelled or
  • Your middle and last names may be interchanged so that your last name becomes your middle name and your middle name becomes your last name.

Incorrect entries in the middle name field in your birth certificate could cause problems and delays in your transactions.  Do not wait until the last minute until you have this corrected.  Here’s how:

  • Misspelled Middle Name
    • File a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error under the provisions of Republic Act 9048
    • You may file this at the Local Civil Registry (LCR) office of the city or municipality where the birth was registered (birthplace of the owner of the certificate).
    • If the petitioner is already residing in a different place (within the Philippines), he may file the petition at the LCR of the city or municipality of her current address.
    • If the petitioner was born abroad, he may file the petition at the Philippine Consulate where his birth was reported.
  •  Middle and Last Names were Interchanged
    • This is considered an error in encoding and can likewise be corrected by filing a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error under the provisions of RA 9048.
    • You may file this at the Local Civil Registry (LCR) office of the city or municipality where the birth was registered (birthplace of the owner of the certificate).
    • If the petitioner is already residing in a different place (within the Philippines), he may file the petition at the LCR of the city or municipality of her current address.
    • If the petitioner was born abroad, he may file the petition at the Philippine Consulate where his birth was reported.
  • Supporting Documents for Interchanged Middle and Last Names
    • Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected;
    • Not less than two private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based like baptismal certificate, voters’ affidavit, employment record, GSIS/SSS record, medical record, business record, drivers’ license, insurance, land titles, certificate of land transfer, bank passbook, NBI/Police Clearance, civil registry records of ascendants;
    • Notice/Certificate of Posting;
    • Payment of One Thousand Pesos (Php 1,000.00) as filing fee.  For petitions filed abroad, a fee of USD 50.00 or equivalent value in local currency shall be collected;
    • Other documents which may be required by the concerned civil registrar.

Stay tuned for more articles on how to correct common errors found in your PSA birth certificate.

Reference: www.psa.gov.ph

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2 Feb 13

Most people think that a misspelled name in a birth certificate can be easily rectified by filing a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error, as stipulated in RA 9048.  However, there are cases when misspelled names may only be corrected through a court proceeding and with the assistance of a lawyer.

Correcting vs. Changing

A typographical error, a misplaced or missing letter, or an error that causes the name to sound funny, unintelligible, and downright erroneous, can be corrected by filing a Petition for Correction.  This is done at the Local Civil Registry office of the person’s birthplace.

If the error causes the name to change, but can still be considered as a valid name, it may not be counted a typo error.  This means that you will have to seek the advice of a lawyer and the case may have to undergo a court proceeding in order for the name’s spelling to be corrected.

Example:

The child’s name is Lea but the name printed on her birth certificate is Lhea.  Both spellings can be considered as ‘correct’ but since the child’s name is Lea and not Lhea, you will essentially be requesting for the name to be ‘changed’ instead of corrected.  Changing a name in a birth certificate (whether first, middle, or last name) has to undergo court proceedings; the changes will be applied after the court has decided on the petition.

This is the reason why would-be parents need to carefully check the Certificate of Live Birth document that is usually accomplished by the hospital.  Whatever is written there will be considered as true and correct by the LCR and will then reflect in the child’s birth certificate for the rest of his life.  Correcting entries can be time-consuming and expensive; this can be avoided by diligently checking all entries in the document before submitting to the LCR and by making sure that the birth certificate owner uses the same information in his or her birth certificate in all of his IDs and transactions, for the rest of his life.  Any discrepancy between the entries in the birth certificate and his IDs and other documents could cause delays and denials in his applications and transactions.

Who Shall File the Correction or Change (of first name’s spelling):

  • Owner of the record
  • Owner’s spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents
  • Guardians
  • Any other person duly authorized by law or by the owner of the document sought to be corrected;
  • If the owner of the record is a minor or physically or mentally incapacitated, the petition may be filed by his spouse, or any of his children, parents, siblings, grandparents, guardians, or persons duly authorized by law.

Where to file the petition for correction:

If born in the Philippines:

  • The petition shall be filed with the local civil registry office of the city or municipality where the birth is registered.
  • When the petitioner had already migrated to another place within the Philippines and it would not be practical for such party to appear in person with the civil registrar of the place of birth, the petition may be filed with the civil registry office where he/she is currently residing.

If born abroad:

  • The petitioner may file at the Philippine Consulate where the birth was reported.

Supporting Documents:

  • Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected;
  • Not less than two (2) private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based like baptismal certificate, voters’ affidavit, employment record, GSIS/SSS record, medical record, business record, driver’s license, insurance, land titles, certificate of land transfer, bank passbook, NBI/police clearance, civil registry records of ascendants;
  • Notice/Certificate of Posting;
  • Payment of Php 1,000 as the filing fee.  For petitions filed abroad, a fee of USD 50 or equivalent value in local currency shall be collected;
  • Other documents which may be required by the concerned civil registrar.

We have a summary of solutions to the most common PSA birth certificate problems!  Read our blog, Common PSA Birth Certificate Problems (and their solutions!).

Reference: www.psa.gov.ph

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2 Feb 11

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-turn and just try my luck hailing a taxi but I was already running late so with a broken heart, I opened my bag and let the lady guard take my cologne and small lotion bottle.

Among the passengers, was a young mother who had with her a bag filled with baby stuff, including 2 feeding bottles half-filled with water.  Her husband was with her, carrying their baby and they both pleaded with the lady guard to let them take their liquids.  The guard let them but not without taking the mom’s lotion which she insisted was for her baby – it was an expensive bottle of Aveeno.

I heard from the other passengers that the MRT has released a list of liquids that can be permitted inside its stations.  I did a research and am sharing this with all of you now, so you do not play tug-of-war with MRT guards when you find yourself lined up at an MRT station.

  1. Baby formula/breast milk in bottles.

This is only applicable if the mother passenger is traveling with the baby or child.  Otherwise, even the baby formula will have to be surrendered before you are permitted to enter the station.

  1. Drinking water to be used by the baby or child.

Again, the child must be with the passenger in order for the liquids to be permitted inside the station.

  1. All prescription and over-the-counter medications.
  2. Liquids including water, juice, or liquid nutrition or gels for passengers with disabilities or health conditions.
  3. Life support and life-sustaining liquids such as bone marrow, blood products, and transplant organs.
  4. Items used to augment the body and for medical and cosmetic reasons such as mastectomy products, prosthetic breasts, bras, or shells containing gels, saline solution, or other liquids.
  5. Gels or frozen liquids needed to cool disability or medical-related items used by persons with disabilities or medical conditions.

We all know that the reason the MRT has implemented such strict rules is to ensure the safety of its passengers, following the recent explosions that happened in Mindanao.  This is for our safety and so our cooperation is needed in order for the plan to work.

It may be inconvenient for most of us at this time but I personally think that the benefits far outweigh the cost of not carrying your favorite cologne whenever you take the MRT.

Let us know your thoughts.

 

Reference: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/07/19/mrt-releases-list-of-liquids-other-allowed-items-amid-ban-on-bottled-drinks

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2 Feb 06

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 more than 185,000 times.

This information is misleading.  We featured this same topic last month and based on our research, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the agency tasked to manage the National ID implementation, is still in the process of establishing the Philsys Registry Office (PRO).  The PRO shall then oversee the creation and management of the ID system.

In a recent interview with GMA News, the PSA reported that the registration for the first batch of Filipinos and resident aliens for National ID shall begin by the fourth quarter of 2019 and that no registration has started yet.

So do not believe everything that you see in your social media feed.  Always check with reliable sources such as the official pages of news networks, government agencies, and of course, the Master Citizen page!

Reference:

www.gmanetwork.com

www.psa.gov.ph

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2 Feb 04 (1)

Apart from your PSA birth certificate, another common application requirement by both government and private establishments is your NBI clearance.  This can be used as:

  • proof of identity;
  • a supporting document when making changes in legal documents;
  • a requirement for local or overseas employment.

Every Filipino will, at some point, have to secure a clearance from the NBI to prove that he does not have any pending criminal or administrative cases.  However, not all applicants are immediately granted a clearance.  When an applicant’s name comes up as having a ‘hit’, his clearance will be suspended and his application will be escalated for further verification.

What do you do when your name gets a ‘hit’ at the NBI?

When your name gets a ‘hit’, it means that you or another person who has the same first and last name as you have a pending criminal case.  According to the NBI, the possible reasons for a ‘hit’ are the following:

  1. You have a pending criminal or administrative case before the court, the Ombudsman, the Sandigan Bayan, or any administrative or quasi-judicial body.
  2. Another person with the same name as yours has a pending or ongoing case.
  3. You have a previous criminal or administrative case and the status has not been updated yet.
  4. A government agency has requested your NBI clearance to be held.

Don’t panic (assuming you really do not have any criminal or administrative offense!).  If this happens, you will be advised by the NBI to return after eight to 10 working days to claim your NBI clearance.

What happens next?

Depending on the results of NBI’s verification of your ‘hit’, you may be required to undergo the NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview.  This is done at the NBI Clearance main office.

Basically, your identity will be verified through questions that will be asked of you personally.  This may include your recent whereabouts, your business engagements or any transactions you had with the government, and other important information.

Things to remember when undergoing the NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview:

  1. Do not panic. This is a routine interview you need to pass.
  2. Arrive on time and dressed appropriately for the interview. Avoid wearing sando, slippers, shorts, and tattered jeans. Ladies are discouraged from wearing tank tops, blouses or dresses that are too revealing, shorts, and slippers.
  3. Bring two valid IDs. Ask the NBI for a list of the IDs they accept. Your government-issued IDs are highly advisable: driver’s license, PRC license, Postal ID, etc.
  4. Bring your NBI clearance receipt.

What to expect during the interview:

  1. You will be asked questions that will help the NBI verify your identity.
  2. After the interview, you will be given an Affidavit of Denial that you have to fill out.
  3. Take an oath with the NBI Clearance Resident Lawyer.
  4. Have your Affidavit of Denial notarized and then hand it over to the NBI staff who interviewed you.
  5. You will now be provided with the date and time when your NBI clearance will be released.
  6. Proceed to the Printing and Releasing section to claim your NBI clearance.

If you have other questions regarding getting an NBI clearance, you may call their helpdesk at 02-526-1294 or 02-523-8231 local 5499.

Source: https://grit.ph/nbi-clearance/

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1 jan 31

Good news for solo parents in Quezon City!

Every first and last Sunday of the month, solo parents shall be entitled to a 20% discount at restaurants, fast food chains, and other food establishments in Quezon City.  This is a new mandate of the Quezon City government in accordance with RA 8972 of Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000.

A solo parent may avail of the discount by presenting his valid Solo Parent ID and if the bill does not exceed Php 2,000 for single or accumulated receipts from the same establishment within the day.  The discount, though, is only applicable in the Quezon City area but we are hoping that other cities and municipalities would follow QC’s initiative.

If you are a solo parent but still do not have a solo parent ID, here’s how you can get one.

 

Source: www.news.abs-cbn.com

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