The OFW’s Quick Guide to PhilHealth Membership and Benefits

Even Filipinos who work abroad, whether land-based or sea-based, must be covered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth. Here is a quick guide that can help OFWs stay updated on their membership: How to register for membership: If currently in the Philippines: Visit the nearest PhilHealth Regional Office, Local Health Insurance Office, PhilHealthContinue reading “The OFW’s Quick Guide to PhilHealth Membership and Benefits”

SSS and GSIS Calamity Loan: Now Available to Members Affected By Typhoon

Every cloud has a silver lining. This adage could not have been more real (or literal!) to SSS and GSIS members whose properties, sources of income, and places of work have been devastated by the recent typhoons and monsoon rains that flooded areas in Metro Manila and Luzon provinces this weekend. Last Monday, August 13,Continue reading “SSS and GSIS Calamity Loan: Now Available to Members Affected By Typhoon”

All You Need to Know About the National ID System

Sooner than later, we shall be required to register with the Philippine ID system and get our very own national ID.  On August 6, 2018, the President signed the national ID system bill into law, mandating the government to create a single official identification card for all of the country’s citizens and foreign residents. WhatContinue reading “All You Need to Know About the National ID System”

Philippine Passport FAQs Part 3: Errors on Passports and Authentication of Documents

If the information in your passport is incorrect, such as the spelling of your name or the date of your birth, can you still use your passport to travel? Some Pinoys do not have a middle name, can they still apply for a passport even if this is the case? This is part 3 ofContinue reading “Philippine Passport FAQs Part 3: Errors on Passports and Authentication of Documents”

Philippine Passport FAQs Part 2: DFA Courtesy Lanes, Passport On Wheels, and the ePayment System

Who can be accommodated at the DFA’s courtesy lanes? What is the Passport on Wheels? How does the new ePayment system of the DFA work? Can fixers really help me with my appointment with the DFA? Get your answers here. Passport Courtesy Lane There are no available slots for a passport appointment. Can I walkContinue reading “Philippine Passport FAQs Part 2: DFA Courtesy Lanes, Passport On Wheels, and the ePayment System”

Philippine Passport FAQs Part 1: Getting an Appointment and Required Documents

If you are still wondering when you can possibly land an appointment slot to get your passport renewed, or are clueless about getting a document authenticated by the DFA, then you can consider this article as heaven-sent.  All the answers to our questions about passports are in here – straight from the DFA. Read on!Continue reading “Philippine Passport FAQs Part 1: Getting an Appointment and Required Documents”