Guidelines When Registering The Birth Of An Illegitimate Child

Under the Family Code, a child is illegitimate if he or she was conceived and born to unwed parents. More specifically, the following are considered illegitimate children: Children born to couples who are not legally married or of common-law marriages (living together); Children born of incestuous unions and marriages; Children born of bigamous marriages; ChildrenContinue reading “Guidelines When Registering The Birth Of An Illegitimate Child”

Should Married Women Keep Their Maiden Last Name?

It’s all over the news yesterday, right? The House of Representatives has approved the bill that will allow married women to keep their maiden last names — totally not adapting their husband’s last name — in their IDs and other transactions. I personally thought this was a “given” — I was actually surprised that itContinue reading “Should Married Women Keep Their Maiden Last Name?”

Number Coding Scheme Starts Today

After more than a year, the number coding scheme will be re-implemented in Metro Manila under the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP). Number coding was indefinitely suspended in March 2020 when the pandemic hit our country and Metro Manila was under hard lockdown for many months. Is this good news? Let’s see. Unlike inContinue reading “Number Coding Scheme Starts Today”

How To Get A TIN Even If You Are Unemployed

You can get your very own Tax Identification Number (TIN). Actually, you ARE supposed to get your TIN before your very first job. Your TIN is needed for tax filing and payment and is your proof that you are a taxpayer. You will also be asked to present your TIN when transacting with government agencies,Continue reading “How To Get A TIN Even If You Are Unemployed”

Arrival Policies For Filipinos and Foreigners Coming From “Green List” and “Yellow List” Countries

Our borders shall be opened for residents of “Green List” and “Yellow List” countries. What are these countries? Here’s the list: American Samoa Bhutan Chad China (Mainland) Comoros Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Federated States of Micronesia Guinea Guinea-Bissau Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China) India Indonesia Japan Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan MalawiContinue reading “Arrival Policies For Filipinos and Foreigners Coming From “Green List” and “Yellow List” Countries”

The DOT Hotline Number For Travel Restrictions

Are you already as confused as I am trying to remember the different restrictions and requirements when traveling to different areas in our country? When border restrictions started easing up one after another, I was only focused on Baguio City because that’s where most of our relatives live and is our only destination during holidaysContinue reading “The DOT Hotline Number For Travel Restrictions”

How To Avail Of The SSS Short-term Loan Restructuring And Penalty Condonation Program

Do you have an outstanding short-term loan with the SSS that has remained unpaid for quite some time now? Are you afraid to inquire about it because you are sure that the penalties and interest charges may have already overtaken the principal amount? The SSS has some good news! Beginning November 15 up to FebruaryContinue reading “How To Avail Of The SSS Short-term Loan Restructuring And Penalty Condonation Program”

How To Get A Replacement For A Lost Student Driver’s Permit

Losing any type of ID is such a hassle, right? When a person loses his wallet, he is more likely to say, “Kahit yung mga ID ko na lang ang ma-recover ko, di bale na ‘yung pera,” We can all relate because hey, getting a government-issued ID in the Philippines is time-consuming, not economical (youContinue reading “How To Get A Replacement For A Lost Student Driver’s Permit”