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1 Jan 03 B

A CENOMARor Certificate of No Marriage is a primary documentary requirement for those who are planning to get married.  It serves as proof that you or your would-be spouse is legally single – never contracted marriage or a previous marriage has been annulled.  It basically tells you if you are free to marry another person.

The CENOMARfollows a 6-month validity period and may be needed as early as when you file your application for a marriage license.  There are two ways you can get a copy of your CENOMARfrom the PSA: you can either go directly to any PSA office near your area or you can order it online at PSAHelpline.ph and have it delivered to your home or office.

How to get your CENOMAR at the PSA:

Requirements:

  • Duly accomplished CENOMARapplication form.
  • Present at least one valid ID:
    • Company ID
    • SSS/GSIS/Philhealth/Pag-IBIG ID
    • Driver’s License
    • Passport
    • PRC ID
    • Senior Citizen’s ID
    • Voter’s ID
    • NBI Clearance
    • PhilPost ID
    • PWD ID
  • If you are getting the CENOMAR of another person, you need to present an authorization letter signed by the owner.
  • Prepare P210.00 per copy of CENOMAR as a processing/application fee.  Pay only at the PSA cashier and make sure you are issued a government receipt. Never transact with fixers.
  • The CENOMAR may be released to you on the same day or may take as long as 10 days.

How to get your CENOMAR online through PSAHelpline.ph

There are three ways you can order your PSA CENOMAR from PSAHelplinePSAHelpline:

A CENOMAR costs Php 465.00 when you order through PSAHelpline (through any of the above channels).  That amount already includes the processing and delivery fees.  You can pay right at the website using your Visa or Mastercard credit card or at any of their partner payment facilities:

  • PNB
  • Metrobank
  • BDO
  • Bayad Center
  • ecPay at 7-11 stores
  • Bancnet ATMs
  • TouchPay

When ordering online, make sure to provide all the complete and correct details of the owner of the CENOMAR, including the correct delivery address, a working email address, and mobile and landline numbers for quick coordination with the courier on the day of delivery.

While the website and chat facilities are user-friendly, you might want to pay closer attention to the delivery guidelines.  Due to the Data Privacy Act, the PSA has implemented stricter measures to ensure that these civil registry documents are only delivered to its rightful owners or their authorized representatives.

For your benefit, I am including the list of IDs and documents you need to be able to present to the courier upon delivery of your ordered CENOMAR:

What are the necessary requirements to be presented when receiving the documents upon delivery?

If the person receiving the document is the owner of legal age or any of the Authorized persons (legal spouse, father, mother, son, or daughter of legal age), he or she should present a signed valid original ID.

If the receiving party is not one of the authorized persons, he/she needs to present the following:

  • An original signed letter of authorization (LOA) from the certificate owner of legal age/authorized persons (legal spouse, father, mother, son, or daughter, of legal age).
  • To present a signed, valid, original ID of the owner of legal age/authorized persons (legal spouse, father, mother, son, or daughter, of legal age).
  • A photocopy of the signed, valid, original ID of the owner of legal age/authorized persons (legal spouse, father, mother, son, or daughter, of legal age).
  • A photocopy of the signed valid original ID of the authorized representative.

Again, don’t wait until the last minute before you get a copy of your PSA certificates.  Always keep a copy in your files because you never know when you might need it for your transactions.

Sources:

www.psa.gov.ph

www.psahelpline.ph

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12 Dec 26 - A

Prepare your documentary requirements for the Midwives’ licensure examinations as the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will start accepting the online processing of applications on January 8, 2020.  The easiest and most convenient way to get copies of your PSA birth and marriage certificates (which are primary requirements for online application) is by ordering through www.psahelpline.ph . You can order online through the website, or through their Facebook Messenger @PSAHelpline.phor by calling their 24/7 hotline at (02) 8737-1111.  They will deliver your PSA certificates so you don’t need to travel to a PSA office.

Here’s the complete list of requirements you need to have when applying for the PRC online processing:

  1. PSA birth certificate of the applicant.
  2. PSA marriage certificate (for married female applicants).
  3. Transcript of Records with scanned picture and remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”.
  • Must have a record of 20 deliveries actually handled and signed by Supervisor/Tutor.
  • Signatory of cases should have undergone the training and Expanded Functions under RA 7392.
  • Signed by Principal or Dean and duly notarized.
  • 5 sutures and 5 IVF insertion.
  • Repeaters: Case requirements done more than 5 years ago shall be repeated (new cases shall be submitted).
  • If the applicant is a Registered Nurse:
    • PRC IC card/TOR/Board Certificate
    • Record of 20 deliveries actually handled with records of five sutures and five intravenous injections signed by Hospital Director or Municipal Health Officer and duly notarized.
    • Certificate of consent (from the hospital where cases were performed).
    • Certificate of training on Expanded Function on RA 7392 accredited by PRC CPD Council for Midwifery of Registered Midwife who supervised (graduate midwife and RN).
    • PRC ID License and Employee’s ID of the Supervising Registered Midwife.
    • PRC ID License and Employee’s ID of the Certifying Officer (must be a registered physician.
  1. Payment of P600.00
  2. Exam Date: April 5 and 6, 2020 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
  3. Exam venues: NCR, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, and Tacloban.
  4. Deadline of Filing Applications: March 9, 2020.
  5. Target Date of Release of Exam Results: April 13, 2020.

Source: www.prc.gov.ph

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12 Dec 18

The online processing of applications for the Licensure Exams for Pharmacists will begin on January 24, 2020.  For your reference, below are the requirements for application:

  1. PSA Birth Certificate of applicant
  2. PSA Marriage Contract of married female applicants
  3. Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records with a scanned photo and remarks For Board Examination Purposes.
  4. Certificate of Internship program duly signed by the dean/program head.
    1. Daily Time Record (DTR)
    2. After three failures, Refresher Course.
  5. Good Moral Character Certificate from any of the following:
    1. Barangay
    2. School of Pharmacy
    3. Church
    4. Employer
  6. Valid NBI Clearance (first-time takes and repeaters)
  7. Fees:
    1. P900 – complete
  8. Last day of filing of applications: March 24, 2020
  9. Dates of Exams: April 26 and 27 (Sunday and Monday)
  10. Location of Exams: NCR, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, and Tacloban
  11. Target date of release of exam results: April 30, 2020

Do not wait until January to start completing your documents. As early as now, you can get a copy of your PSA certificates by ordering online at www.psahelpline.ph.  They can receive and process your orders even during the holidays!  If you order and pay now, you will receive your PSA certificates in 2 to 7 business days, delivered right at your doorstep.  I think this is the easiest and most convenient way to get your most important PSA documents now, instead of braving the crazy holiday traffic and waiting in line at PSA offices.

To place your order, just log on to www.psahelpline.ph or call them at (02) 8737-1111 or through Facebook Messenger @PSAHelpline.ph (like and follow them too for updates!).

Order now!

Source: www.prc.gov.ph

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12 Dec 17

The online processing for applications for the Licensure Exams of Electronics Engineers will start on January 2, 2020.  Below is a list of requirements you need to prepare in time for the opening of applications:

  1. PSA Birth Certificate of Applicant
  2. PSA Marriage Certificate of married, female applicants.
  3. Transcript of Records with scanned picture of applicant.  The TOR must bear the remarks For Board Examination Purposes.
  4. Fees:
    1. Php 900 – complete
    2. Php 450 – conditioned/removal (one removal exam only, period not specified)
  5. Last day of filing of applications: March 24, 2020
  6. Date of Exams: April 26 and 27, 2020 (Sunday, Monday)
  7. Location of Exams: NCR, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Lucena, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga
  8. Target Date of Release of Exam Results: April 30, 2020

You can get copies of your PSA birth and marriage certificates now so you would be ready with the complete set of requirements by January 2.  Traveling or commuting during the holiday season can be such a hassle because of the traffic and mounting rates of TNVS cars!  I strongly suggest you just have your PSA certificates delivered to you by PSAHelpline.ph.  They accept orders even during weekends and holidays – you can get your documents in 2 to 7 business days!

You can call them at (02) 8-737-1111, or order online at www.psahelpline.ph, or order through their Facebook Messenger, just like and follow @PSAHelpline.ph on Facebook.

I have tried their services so many times and I am super satisfied because I get to save on time, effort, and money (I don’t need to pay for parking, gas, and I don’t need to take a leave from work!).

Call them now!

 Source: www.prc.gov.ph

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9 Sept 17

We covered this topic last year but thought it would be good to write about it again since we receive a lot of questions about changing one’s name in his or her passport.

Married Filipinas are not mandated by law to use their husband’s last name – whether in their IDs, transactions and yes, even in their passports.  Women have the option to retain their maiden last name even after they are married.

If you are married and wish to use your husband’s last name in your passport, you need to present a copy of your PSA marriage certificate to the DFA when you renew your existing passport.

On the other hand, if you have been using your husband’s last name in your passport and have decided to switch back to your maiden name, you can only do so under two circumstances:

  1. If your marriage has been annulled or
  2. If you have been widowed.

In both cases, you need to present supporting documents to the DFA before you are issued a passport with your maiden last name in it.  If your marriage was annulled, you must present an annotated copy of your PSA marriage certificate, one that bears the court order or finality of the annulment.  If you are a widow, you need to present the PSA death certificate of your spouse.

So ladies, remember that once you decide to use your married name in your passport, you cannot simply go back to using your maiden last name anytime. So think about it before you change your last name in your IDs.

Reference:

www.psa.gov.ph

www.passport.gov.ph

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9 Sept 12

Now here is a valid question that newly-annulled parents often ask us.  So we endeavored to gather the facts to try and answer this rather sad question (one of the saddest, if not the saddest). Our research led us to www.smartparenting.com.ph where the same question was raised and the answer was provided by one Atty. Nikki Jimeno.  We just wish to acknowledge and give them credit for the insightful article they published on their website.

Read on:

If the annulled couple’s marriage was proven to be void from the beginning, then their children are generally considered illegitimate.  What this actually means is that in the annulment process, it was proven that the marriage that the ex-couple had was essentially fake – and it is as if they were never married at all.  Therefore, their children are essentially born out of wedlock – illegitimate.

According to the Family Code of the Philippines, the following marriages are considered void from the beginning:

  • Contracted by any party below 18 even with the consent of parents or guardians;
  • solemnized by any person not legally authorized to perform a marriage unless either or both parties believed in good faith that the solemnizing officer had the legal authority to do so;
  • solemnized without a marriage license except those expressly exempted by law to secure a marriage license;
  • bigamous or polygamous marriages;
  • contracted through mistake of one of the contracting parties as to the identity of the other;
  • incestuous marriages as defined in Article 37 of the FC; and
  • void marriages by reason of public policy (i.e. between step-parents and step-children, between adopting parent and adopted child).

If, however, the marriage was valid but was later declared void due to the psychological incapacity of one or both of the spouses under Article 36 of the Family Code, the children are still considered legitimate.  This is because their parents’ marriage was legitimate, duly registered and acknowledged by the state and did not violate any provision in the Family Code.

Does my child need to drop his father’s last name after my annulment?

If you want your son to continue using his father’s last name, that is alright and permitted by law.  Illegitimate children are permitted to use their father’s last name as long as the biological father acknowledged his paternity over the child.  Only his birthright was affected by the annulment.

 

I want my child to be a legitimate child.

An unwed mother can adopt her own child and make his status legitimate, according to RA 8552 of the Domestic Adoption Act of 1998.  You need to seek the father’s consent and he must be willing to lose his parental authority over the child.  Essentially, your child will have to drop his biological father’s last name and use your maiden last name instead.

 

Source: www.smartparenting.com.ph

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9 Sept 2b

Last week, we discussed the basic information about the Employees’ Compensation Program or ECP.  Most private employees are not aware that there is an ECP that works like insurance for employees and workers that is why we decided to feature this topic.

Today, we will continue with more information such as who can be identified as beneficiaries of an employee under the ECP and how to file EC claims.  All these information are lifted from the ecc.gov.ph website.

Read on.

  1. In case an employee dies, who shall receive the income benefits to which he is entitled to?

Benefit recipients are the employee’s beneficiaries.

  1. Who are the employee’s beneficiaries?

The beneficiaries shall be either primary or secondary and determined at the time of the employee’s death.

The following beneficiaries shall be considered primary:

  1. The legitimate spouse living with the employee at the time of the employee’s death until he remarries; and
  2. Legitimate, legitimated, legally adopted or acknowledged natural children, who are unmarried, not gainfully employed, not over 21 years of age, or over 21 years of age provided he is incapacitated and incapable of self-support due to physical or mental defect which is congenital or acquired during minority.

The following beneficiaries shall be considered secondary:

  1. The legitimate parents wholly dependent upon the employee for regular support;
  2. The legitimate descendants and illegitimate children who are unmarried, not gainfully employed, not over 21 years of age, or over 21 years of age provided he in incapacitated and incapable of self-support due to physical or mental defect which is congenital or acquired during minority.

Primary beneficiaries shall have a priority claim to death benefits over secondary beneficiaries.  Whenever there are primary beneficiaries, no death benefit shall be paid to his secondary beneficiaries.

  1. When shall EC claims be filed?

EC claims must be filed within the period of three years from:

  • In case of sickness, from the time the employee was unable to report for work;
  • In case of injury, from the time of the incident;
  • In case of death, from the date of death.

The filing of disability or death benefits either under the SSS law or the GSIS law within three years from the time the cause of action accrued would stop the running of the prescriptive period.

  1. Where are EC claims filed?

All EC claims may be filed by the claimant at his option in the GSIS regional office (for employees in the public sector) or SSS branch (for employees in the private sector), nearest to his place of work or residence.

As employees, especially those in the private sector, must make sure that the employer is regularly paying the employee’s EC contributions.  This is the best way to ensure that you can claim from the ECC later on.

 

Source: www.ecc.gov.ph

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8 Aug 22 (1)

My friend remembers that one of the most challenging things she had to accomplish for her wedding was securing a marriage license.  She recalls having a handful of questions about it but not being able to find anything of value online.  She ended up visiting the Quezon City hall where she finally got a list of the things she needs to prepare, the fees she needs to pay, and answers to her FAQs.

Her experience inspired me to write today’s blog and I hope that this too can help other would-be brides and grooms in preparing for their wedding (at least on getting the marriage license part, haha!).  Here are the questions she had in mind then; I turned them into FAQs!

Can I apply for a marriage license in Metro Manila even if my wedding will be held in Baguio?  I work in Manila and have lived her (temporarily) for seven years.  I was born and raised in Baguio.

Yes, you can.  Actually, you can apply for a marriage license at any of the following areas:

  • Where you or your fiance reside.
  • At your or your fiance’s hometown.

Just remember that when applying for a marriage license, you need to personally appear at the city hall or municipal hall – you cannot send a representative to secure the license for you.

You can use the marriage license anywhere in the Philippines.

What are the requirements I need to prepare?

  1. Duly accomplished marriage license application form (four copies).
  2. PSA birth certificates of the bride and groom.
  3. PSA Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR)
  4. Certificate or proof that you have completed the required marriage counseling or seminar. There are some cities and municipalities that require the couple to attend the marriage counseling and the family planning seminar even if you have attended this before. Always check with the city hall and don’t be surprised if this is part of their requirements.
  5. Government-issued IDs such as your passport, UMID, Voter’s ID, SSS or GSIS, etc.
  6. Of course, your personal appearance.

Any other additional requirements I should know of?

Some city halls may require you to submit additional documents so it is best to have the following ready as well:

  1. Baptismal certificate
  2. Residence certificate/Tax certificate/CEDULA

Prepare photocopies of your documents as the city hall is sure to ask for copies for their records.

How do I file for a marriage license?

Once you have all the documents ready, you can file your application at the city or municipal hall of your choice.

Marriage license fees range between Php 280 to Php 350.  You can verify at the Treasurer’s office before you begin your transaction, just to be sure.

You will be issued a receipt after payment; this shall also serve as your claim stub.  Normally, a marriage license is released within 10 days after filing and payment.

Your marriage license is valid only for 120 days from the date of issue.  If you do not get married within the prescribed period, you will have to go through the entire process of securing a marriage license again, including the seminars.

If this article helped you share it with someone too!

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6 June 28

January 2020 (and onwards) may just be the best time to give birth after SSS announced that maternity benefits for eligible SSS female members could reach up to P70,000 by next year.  According to the SSS, the recently implemented new minimum and maximum monthly salary credit for members and as a result, the usual maternity benefit which was only at P32,000 could double up to P70,000.  This is another good news from the SSS after the approval and implementation of the Expanded Maternity Leave Act that guarantees female members of 105 days of paid maternity leave, among other privileges.

How to avail of the SSS Maternity Benefit?

  • Female SSS members with complete monthly contributions.
  • Female SSS members who have paid contributions of not less than 3 months within the 12-month period before the date of delivery or miscarriage.
  • Member must submit a duly accomplished Maternity Notification Form or the SSS Form MAT-1 with proof of pregnancy (ultrasound, doctor’s report).
  • Employed members may submit the SSS Form MAT-2 for maternity reimbursement so the employer can provide the salary credit due from SSS. This should be given to the employee by the time she goes on maternity leave.
  • Voluntary, work-at-home, and separated members may only submit the SSS Form MAT-1 and the cash allowance shall be given directly to the member.

To know how to compute for your SSS Maternity Benefit, you can read this blog we released in May 2017.

Sources:

www.sss.gov.ph

http://www.abs-cbn.com

http://www.theasianparent.com

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6 June 27

The National ID has been the subject of a lot of reports ever since the President signed this into law last August 2018.  Recently, the government announced that the pilot run for the registration and issuance of the ID shall begin on September 2019, driving some to scamper for copies of the required documents and IDs – foremost of which is your PSA birth certificate.

I agree that this has become a controversial issue as some groups think that having this kind of system will only put an individual’s right to privacy at risk.  What with the proliferation of cases of identity theft and online scams, your personal details could be used without your consent and your privacy be compromised.  I wasn’t comfortable with the idea myself.

Anyhow, I trust that the government understands the pros and cons of the National ID system and I am now one of the many who are looking forward to its full implementation in September.  And so before we finally let the government collect our personal details, here are some important facts, gathered from a report of the Rappler, that we all need to know regarding the National ID:

  1. The PhilSys (Philippine Identification System) is the government’s central identification platform. It is a means to simplify public and private transactions with the use of just one ID.
  2. It is expected to greatly improve the delivery of government services especially for Pinoys who lack proper government-issued identification cards.
  3. It aims to eliminate the need to present other forms of identification when transacting with the government and private sector.
  4. It can open up opportunities especially for the poor and marginalized and will make public service delivery more efficient.
  5. It also aims to reduce corruption and curtail bureaucratic red tape, prevent fraudulent transactions, and ease doing business in the Philippines.

What will I get upon registration?

  • All Filipino citizens and aliens shall register in the system.  Babies born after the law takes effect shall be registered upon birth.
  • Each registered person shall be given a PhilSys number (PSN) that is randomly generated, unique, and permanent.
  • You will be issued a physical identification card that will also serve as an official government-issued identification document.  This can be used in various transactions that may require proof of identification.

 

Where can I use my PhilID or PSN?

  • Applying for social welfare and benefits.
  • Applying for services offered by the GSIS, SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG, and other government agencies.
  • Applying for passport and driver’s licenses.
  • Tax-related transactions.
  • Registration and voting identification purposes.
  • Applying for schools, colleges, universities, and other learning institutions.
  • Applying for employment and other related transactions.
  • Opening bank accounts and other transactions with banks and financial institutions.
  • Verifying criminal records and clearances.
  • Other transactions defined in the IRR.

Are you also looking forward to getting your very own National ID? I know I am.  Keep following us for more information on the National ID’s pilot run and if you have questions, feel free to send us a message here or a private message in our Facebook page.

Source: www.rappler.com

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