Pinoy Traveler’s Guide On Philippine Departure Procedures

Yesterday, I featured the guidelines when arriving on Philippine soil whether as a balik-bayan, an OFW, or a foreign national. Today, my blog will focus on departure procedures that you need to comply with to avoid delays and denials at the airport. These shall be in effect until further notice or until there is aContinue reading “Pinoy Traveler’s Guide On Philippine Departure Procedures”

Absolute Divorce in the Philippines: Do You Agree?

Would you agree to legalize divorce in the Philippines? Why or why not? The Philippines and the Vatican City remain to be the only two nations in the world that do not allow divorce. In our country, a couple may only file for an annulment of their marriage if they wish to dissolve their union.Continue reading “Absolute Divorce in the Philippines: Do You Agree?”

What Are The Differences Between an NBI Clearance, Police Clearance, and Barangay Clearance

Have you ever been asked to secure and submit a copy of your NBI clearance, Police clearance, and Barangay clearance, or any one of the three? These documents are commonly required when you are applying for a job, a loan, or when securing a government-issued ID. Did you ever wonder why all three are oftenContinue reading “What Are The Differences Between an NBI Clearance, Police Clearance, and Barangay Clearance”

What You Can and Cannot Do Under The Different Community Quarantine Classifications

As I write this, Metro Manila is once again placed under GCQ With Heightened Restrictions quarantine classification. This came after the Octa Research revealed that if we do not tighten the comings and goings of people, we might experience what happened in India because of the onslaught of the Delta variant of COVID-19. There areContinue reading “What You Can and Cannot Do Under The Different Community Quarantine Classifications”

How to Apply for a Marriage License at the Quezon City Hall

Last week, I had the experience of a lifetime — I filed my application for a marriage license! Yes, I’m getting married! So, while there, I grabbed the opportunity to take as much photos as I can to document the process. I’m sharing my firsthand experience here today hoping it could help others who mayContinue reading “How to Apply for a Marriage License at the Quezon City Hall”

How to Register as a Voter thru iRehistro

The Comelec iRehistro is the online registration platform implemented by the COMELEC to allow Filipino voters to register, update their information, or reactivate their voter records and reinstate their name in the voters’ list. This was made available to the public last September 2020 and all qualified Filipino citizens are encouraged to sign up andContinue reading “How to Register as a Voter thru iRehistro”

How to Prepare for a Typhoon in the Midst of a Pandemic

The rain that drenched Metro Manila early Saturday morning was strong enough to cause gutter-deep flooding in the Espana Avenue area in Sampaloc. If you saw the photos last weekend, you would think that a strong typhoon passed by while we were all fast asleep. But the truth is, we are simply in the midstContinue reading “How to Prepare for a Typhoon in the Midst of a Pandemic”

How to Protect Yourself Online

As of the first quarter of 2021, Facebook reported that they have roughly 2.85 billion active users worldwide. All these people have their names, photos, contact information, and other personal details available online. That is for Facebook alone; there are a host of other social media apps that are made available for everyone to expressContinue reading “How to Protect Yourself Online”