How to File for a Late Registration of Birth

A child must be registered at the Local Civil Registry office within 30 days after his birth.  If the parents fail to do that, the child will not have a valid birth certificate and there will be no basis for the details of his birth. If you register your child beyond the 30-day deadline, hisContinue reading “How to File for a Late Registration of Birth”

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If the Parents are Not Married, Whose Surname Does the Baby Use?

I always thought that if a child is born out of wedlock, the baby automatically carries its mother’s maiden last name (while his middle name is left blank, otherwise, the baby and the mom will appear to be siblings).  Only when the baby’s parents marry will the child have the legal right to adopt theContinue reading “If the Parents are Not Married, Whose Surname Does the Baby Use?”

How To Correct Your Child’s Misspelled Name On His Birth Certificate

Any misspelled entry in your child’s birth records can and will cause him a lot of trouble in the future.  It is always best to have these corrected as soon as possible to avoid inconsistencies in your child’s records, especially when he starts going to school. There are two types of corrections that can beContinue reading “How To Correct Your Child’s Misspelled Name On His Birth Certificate”

Dengue Confinements are Covered by PhilHealth

It is that time of the year when dengue mosquitoes seem to be more active in hunting their prey.  Young and old alike can fall victim to these pesky insects that carry the deadly dengue virus.  It is no secret why emergency rooms are never without a patient exhibiting the early signs of dengue fever.Continue reading “Dengue Confinements are Covered by PhilHealth”

What Can POEA Do For You? A Quick Guide for Aspiring OFWs

If you are planning on working abroad, one of the first things you need to take care of is your security.  Be wary of illegal recruiters and fake job agencies that can only get you in serious trouble with abusive employers abroad.  In order to avoid being in an OFW Horror Story, you need toContinue reading “What Can POEA Do For You? A Quick Guide for Aspiring OFWs”

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”

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”