Can a Married Woman Use her Maiden Name on her Passport? Part 2

A few months back, we featured an article on the conditions for married women to use their maiden names on their passports.  In that article, it was mentioned that a married woman needs to show proof that her marriage has been annulled or that she has been widowed before she can revert to her maidenContinue reading “Can a Married Woman Use her Maiden Name on her Passport? Part 2”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error on the Middle Name of Married Petitioner Part 15 of 16

Here are the requirements you need to prepare when filing for a correction on your maiden middle name after you have been married. What to bring: 2 latest certified/local copies and 2 latest PSA (formerly NSO) birth certificate to be corrected. 2 latest certified copy of marriage contract of the document owner. 2 latest certifiedContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error on the Middle Name of Married Petitioner Part 15 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Change of First Name on Birth Certificate (Not Married) Part 14 of 16

In a previous post, we discussed the requirements and processes involved when changing the first name of a birth certificate owner who is already married.  Today’s post is about filing a petition for the change of first name of an unmarried individual at the Manila City Hall. What to bring: (a). 2 latest certified/local  copiesContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Change of First Name on Birth Certificate (Not Married) Part 14 of 16”

Something to Look Forward to: 14th Month Pay For Private Employees

The Senate is pushing a proposal for private employees to be granted a 14th month pay to augment mid-year expenses such as school enrollment and medical needs.  The recent P10 increase in the minimum wage is inadequate if it is meant to help a regular employee respond to the rising prices of basic commodities. HereContinue reading “Something to Look Forward to: 14th Month Pay For Private Employees”

The Manila City Hall Series: Filing for Correction of Birth Order Under RA 9048 Part 13 of 16

If you were the firstborn in your family but your birth certificate states that you have siblings older than you, then you need to have that entry corrected as soon as possible.  The birth order determines how many children your mother has already had and the succession of each child in the family tree. HereContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: Filing for Correction of Birth Order Under RA 9048 Part 13 of 16”

Your PSA Birth Certificate As Proof Of Your Citizenship

After we graduated from college in 1998, my best friend, James, got married to his pregnant girlfriend who is a naturalized US citizen.  They got married in California and then flew back to the Philippines to settle here for good.  However, when their baby was born, his wife asked that they move back to theContinue reading “Your PSA Birth Certificate As Proof Of Your Citizenship”

The Manila City Hall Series: How To File for Correction of Place of Birth Under RA 9048 Part 12 of 16

If the place of birth written on your birth certificate is not the same as the one written on your passport or any other document that you use as an identification, you might encounter problems with your transactions as this is a vital ID information. Here are the steps you need to follow when filingContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How To File for Correction of Place of Birth Under RA 9048 Part 12 of 16”

SIM Card Registration Act: Boon or Bane?

Following the successful launch of the government’s emergency and complaints hotlines last August 1, 2016, the proposal to implement the mandatory registration of prepaid SIM cards surfaced once more.  This was triggered by the influx of prank and dropped calls when the said hotlines went live for the first time.  According to authorities, people willContinue reading “SIM Card Registration Act: Boon or Bane?”