Is Your Child Eligible to Enroll In Kindergarten and Grade 1 This School Year?

The Department of Education has announced the age cut-off policy for incoming Kindergarten and Grade 1 students for school year 2018-2019.  Find out if your little one is qualified to step up! Children who are five years old by June 1 of every calendar year shall be accepted in Kindergarten by both public and privateContinue reading “Is Your Child Eligible to Enroll In Kindergarten and Grade 1 This School Year?”

How to Compute for Your SSS Maternity Benefit

Female SSS members are entitled to maternity benefits.  Whether she is an employed member or is voluntarily contributing to the system, she must be granted the necessary financial support as her privilege under the SSS, provided she meets the basic documentary and contribution requirements of the system. How does one compute for her SSS maternityContinue reading “How to Compute for Your SSS Maternity Benefit”

SSS Maternity Notification: Just One Text Away!

Female SSS members, whether under the employed or voluntary (self-employed) status, must notify SSS right away in order to ensure that they are given the proper maternity benefits.  Employed members may course the notification through their employers, while voluntary members still need to go to the nearest SSS office. One of the prevalent reasons whyContinue reading “SSS Maternity Notification: Just One Text Away!”

5 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to an EMV Chip ATM Card

About 2 weeks ago, while I was trying to withdraw funds from my savings account, my ATM card was captured by the machine.  I called my bank immediately to report the incident and was told to wait by the machine in case it spews my card back out.  It didn’t.  Finally, the agent asked meContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to an EMV Chip ATM Card”

7 Personal Information That You Can Refuse to Share

I attended a brief lecture on RA 10173, or more popularly known as the Data Privacy Act, last Friday.  It is always enlightening to listen to someone who can simplify complicated documents such as Republic Acts and IRRs.  It helps ordinary people like myself understand how a particular law works and how I, as aContinue reading “7 Personal Information That You Can Refuse to Share”

Benefits and Privileges of Sangguniang Kabataan Officials

In less than a month, barangays in the Philippines will be holding their respective Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.  SK officials are tasked to oversee and represent the involvement and welfare of the youth in barangays all over the country. We must remember that elected SK officials are young men and women, aged 18 to 24Continue reading “Benefits and Privileges of Sangguniang Kabataan Officials”

Pag-IBIG Housing Loan Programs Orientation Schedule

If you plan to apply for a Pag-IBIG housing loan soon, know that the first thing you need to do is attend a loan counseling session at designated Pag-IBIG offices.  To help you plan your trip to Pag-IBIG, here are their schedules for the said counseling session, as well as the addresses of the officesContinue reading “Pag-IBIG Housing Loan Programs Orientation Schedule”

School Enrollment Documents You Need to Prepare

  Are you enrolling your child as a Senior High School student or college freshman in a few months?  Here are the basic requirements you need to prepare in order to achieve a hassle-free school admission. Senior High School (K-12) Certificate of Junior High School Completion. Certificate of Good Moral Character (from the previous school,Continue reading “School Enrollment Documents You Need to Prepare”