LTO Extends Validity Of Expiring Licenses

If your driver’s license, student permit, or conductor’s license is set to expire between January to March, you need to know that you can wait two more months before renewing it. Because of the spike in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila and some provinces, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has announced that they will beContinue reading “LTO Extends Validity Of Expiring Licenses”

How To Get A Non-Professional Driver’s License

Are you finally driving your very own car this year? That’s great news! Being able to drive your own vehicle is a liberating experience. You will no longer depend on public transportation whenever you need to go on short trips and errands. But at the same time, you will also be responsible for the safetyContinue reading “How To Get A Non-Professional Driver’s License”

How To Protect Your Bank Account From Online Fraud

This weekend’s brouhaha over the unauthorized transfer of funds from BDO accounts to a Unionbank account with a seemingly bogus name: Mark Nagoyo, took over majority of my social media wall. I am not a BDO depositor but I am an active user my bank’s online facility and if only for that reason, I silentlyContinue reading “How To Protect Your Bank Account From Online Fraud”

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”