Taking the MRT? Take a ‘Traincheck’ First!

If you are a frequent passenger of the MRT, you are in for a treat! A new web application that helps commuters check the status of MRT’s stations has been recently launched and is gaining positive feedback from its users. Imagine this: before heading out, you can go online and check the congestion levels atContinue reading “Taking the MRT? Take a ‘Traincheck’ First!”

3-Digit Number Coding Scheme for the Holidays: Agree or Disagree?

Back in October, a proposal to have students’ Christmas breaks be declared earlier than usual to help ease traffic congestion was raised.  The proposal was met with criticisms because it posed a negative impact on school calendars and significant activities such as periodical examinations and graduation ceremonies. This week, a new proposal to address trafficContinue reading “3-Digit Number Coding Scheme for the Holidays: Agree or Disagree?”

Wage and Wage Benefits in the Philippines

One of the most common questions we receive from our readers is regarding compensation and benefits in the Philippines.  We summarized the details of wage benefits implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the country.  Here you will find the complete information on the different “pays” and leave benefits that employees areContinue reading “Wage and Wage Benefits in the Philippines”

Are You Qualified for a Pag-IBIG Housing Loan?

Wondering if you are already qualified to apply for a housing loan with Pag-IBIG?  Here’s how you can run a quick assessment based on the requirements published by Pag-IBIG. There are four key considerations you need to take note of when applying for a housing loan: Your Pag-IBIG Membership Your Age Your Capacity to PayContinue reading “Are You Qualified for a Pag-IBIG Housing Loan?”

How to Apply for the DSWD Social Pension

Kung ang isang Senior Citizen ay hindi tumatanggap ng pension mula sa SSS o sa GSIS, maaari siyang mag apply sa DSWD para mapabilang sa Social Pension Program.  Narito ang mga requirements: Dapat ay 60 years old pataas ang edad ng aplikante. Dapat ay hindi tumatanggap ng pension ang aplikante mula sa SSS o saContinue reading “How to Apply for the DSWD Social Pension”

Senior Citizens’ Benefits in the Philippines

  If you or your parents and relatives are Senior Citizen ID card holders, you need to know what specific benefits you are entitled to here in the Philippines.  Here is a summary of these privileges and the types of establishments where you can avail of the said benefits. 20% discount and VAT exemption: Medical-relatedContinue reading “Senior Citizens’ Benefits in the Philippines”

How Important is the 30-day Resignation Notice?

This is a question often heard from young employees.  I did a simple research just to find out how important it is to adhere (or not to adhere) to this requirement.  I was a bit surprised with what I uncovered. ========================================================================== Last week, I met up with a friend who works at a multi-national BPO. Continue reading “How Important is the 30-day Resignation Notice?”

Information on Philhealth Contributions and Membership Renewal : What We All Need to Know

We have been receiving a lot of questions about Philhealth contributions and membership renewals so we decided to run a research on these topics.  Below are just some of the questions we researched on; all answers were lifted from the Philhealth website and memorandum circulars available online: If I don’t get hospitalized in a year,Continue reading “Information on Philhealth Contributions and Membership Renewal : What We All Need to Know”