List of Requirements for Change of First Name in your PSA Birth Certificate

If the first name written on your PSA birth certificate is not the name that you are using in most (if not all) of your IDs and transactions, you need to have it changed.  It is important that the details in your IDs and those written in your birth certificate match, especially when you areContinue reading “List of Requirements for Change of First Name in your PSA Birth Certificate”

Which Type of Birth Certificate Correction Do You Need?

There are two types of errors that can happen to your birth certificate: one that can be corrected by filing a petition for correction, and one that requires legal proceedings and court hearings.  We summarized the different types of birth certificate errors and how these can be corrected.  Read on. Administrative Correction Always remember thatContinue reading “Which Type of Birth Certificate Correction Do You Need?”

How to Have Your PSA Birth Certificate Corrected if You Live or Work Abroad

Filipinos who work or reside abroad whose PSA birth certificates have corrections need to have these addressed as soon as possible.  Inconsistencies in the details of your birth certificate can greatly affect your passport, immigration status, and validity of issued visas or travel permits.  When this happens, you might not be able to travel backContinue reading “How to Have Your PSA Birth Certificate Corrected if You Live or Work Abroad”

60kph Speed Limit On Edsa: Yes or No?

Mayors of Metro Manila have set the speed limit to 60 kilometers per hour on main thoroughfares in the National Capital Region.  This applies to all types of vehicles, except buses and trucks.  Currently, the maximum allowable speed on national roads is 80kph.  According to the MMDA, the speed limit is being implemented as aContinue reading “60kph Speed Limit On Edsa: Yes or No?”

SSS Coverage for the Self-employed

Most people think that the Social Security System (SSS) is only for employed individuals, whether working locally or abroad.  We need to know that self-employed people, regardless of his trade or business, must also be covered by the SSS. Today’s blog will feature the SSS coverage for self-employed individuals.  If you are one of themContinue reading “SSS Coverage for the Self-employed”

5 Reasons Why You Still Need to Bring your PSA Birth Certificate to the DFA

The DFA has recently announced that PSA birth certificates are no longer required when renewing your old passport.  While this is true, there are still special cases when you will still be asked to submit a copy of your birth certificate. We summarized the list from DFA and are sharing it in today’s blog, forContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Still Need to Bring your PSA Birth Certificate to the DFA”

How to Apply for a CHED Student Financial Assistance Program (StuFAPs)

Do you need financial assistance for your college education?  The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) accepts applications for their Student Financial Assistance Programs and this is offered to incoming college freshmen and college level students who will be enrolling for AY 2019-2020. Below are the qualifications, requirements, and step-by-step process on how to avail ofContinue reading “How to Apply for a CHED Student Financial Assistance Program (StuFAPs)”

Can I Get a TIN from BIR Even If I am Unemployed?

A Tax Identification Number (TIN) is assigned to an individual who will soon be paying taxes, either as an employed or self-employed income-earner.  However, a lot of people are wondering if, as an unemployed individual, they too could apply for their TIN. The answer is yes. Under Executive Order 98 (E.O. 98), persons transacting withContinue reading “Can I Get a TIN from BIR Even If I am Unemployed?”