Passport Application for Minors: What You Need to Bring and Why

Margaret is 13 years old and is about to secure her very first passport.  It would have been a breeze to accomplish this errand if not for Margaret’s living arrangement that is quite complicated. Margaret’s parents separated before she turned 7 years old.  Her mother went back home to her province in Dumaguete; Margaret wasContinue reading “Passport Application for Minors: What You Need to Bring and Why”

No PSA Birth Certificate? No Problem!

Ang PSA Birth Certificate (dating NSO Birth Certificate) ay madalas na kasama sa listahan ng mga primary documentary requirements ng iba’t-ibang establishments tulad ng mga bangko, eskwelahan, at mga government agencies.  Ang birth certificate ay naka-print sa Security Paper (SECPA) at may selyo ng PSA sa upper left-hand corner ng dokumento.  Maaari itong makuha mulaContinue reading “No PSA Birth Certificate? No Problem!”

Something to Look Forward to: Terminal Fee Exemption for All OFWs!

Last year, we featured the announcement on vacationing OFWs’ exemption from filing an OEC if they are returning to the same employers abroad.  This took effect on the first week of September of the same year.  Included in the privilege is the OFW’s exemption from paying travel taxes and terminal fees when exiting the countryContinue reading “Something to Look Forward to: Terminal Fee Exemption for All OFWs!”

Philhealth for PWDs: Lifetime Membership?

Madz works as a call center agent in a multi-national company in Makati.  She delivers her job well, has an impeccable attendance record, and is an effective team player. Madz is also a Person with Disability (PWD); she lost her ability to walk after being stricken with polio at 3 years old.  She grew upContinue reading “Philhealth for PWDs: Lifetime Membership?”

Tax Exemptions for the Senior Citizen: Should Employed Senior Citizens Pay Income Taxes?

Since Filipino Senior Citizens are automatically granted VAT exemptions and certain discounts on their purchases, does it also follow that they should be exempted from paying income taxes as well? We cannot deny the fact that a lot of Filipinos in their senior years are still gainfully employed and have become immensely successful at theirContinue reading “Tax Exemptions for the Senior Citizen: Should Employed Senior Citizens Pay Income Taxes?”

Philhealth Member na ang Lolo at Lola Mo!

Magandang balita!  Kung ikaw ay edad 60 years old pataas at isang Filipino citizen, ikaw ay automatic na miyembro na ng Philippine Health Insurance Corporation o Philhealth!  Maaari mo nang magamit at ma-enjoy ang iyong mga Philhealth benefits gamit lamang ang iyong Senior Citizen ID, PSA birth certificate, o ano mang ID na magpapatunay naContinue reading “Philhealth Member na ang Lolo at Lola Mo!”

Senior Citizen Benefits and Privileges: Are These Extended to Alien Seniors As Well?

In one of our long drives to the North last December, we met a large group of travelers having a noisy lunch in a bus stopover in Pangasinan.  They were the picture of a typical Pinoy family taking a balikbayan relative and her senior expat husband on a tour to the provinces.  The mood inContinue reading “Senior Citizen Benefits and Privileges: Are These Extended to Alien Seniors As Well?”

Make Your Summer Break Productive: Join the Government’s Summer Job Program!

This summer, various government agencies will be opening its doors to qualified high school and college students who wish to work and earn a few bucks while waiting for classes to resume. Interested applicants must meet the following requirements: Student / out-of-school youth at least 15 years old but not more than 24 years old;Continue reading “Make Your Summer Break Productive: Join the Government’s Summer Job Program!”