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 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”

How to Write a Deed of Sale When Selling Your Car

I always thought that documents such as deeds of sale take long and arduous processes that require the knowledge and presence of a lawyer. When I sold my first car a few years back, I was taught — right outside the gate of our house — how to write a deed of sale by ourContinue reading “How to Write a Deed of Sale When Selling Your Car”

Apartment Rent Regulations: Your Rights as a Tenant in the Philippines

Apartment rental fees were one of the many topics raised by Pinoys online during the year-long lockdowns. A lot of breadwinners lost their sources of income when COVID-19 decimated businesses, while others had to contend with lesser take-home pay because of shortened working days. This resulted to unpaid house rent for months on end, whileContinue reading “Apartment Rent Regulations: Your Rights as a Tenant in the Philippines”

Babalik at Babalik Ka Rin: What to Do When Travelling Back to the Philippines (for Non-OFWs and Foreign Nationals)

Do you have friends and relatives abroad who plan to come home to the Philippines but are not sure how to go about the ever-changing policies and requirements involved in overseas travel? I feel you! So, I did a rather quick and effortless research on how Filipinos abroad can process their re-entry to our countryContinue reading “Babalik at Babalik Ka Rin: What to Do When Travelling Back to the Philippines (for Non-OFWs and Foreign Nationals)”

Just Married: How to Change Your Last Name in Your IDs and Documents

After exchanging “I do’s” with your husband, it is time you start changing your last name in most (if not all) of your government IDs and documents, too.  Or do you, really? Your change in marital status must be duly reflected in your accounts with the government such as your SSS (or GSIS if youContinue reading “Just Married: How to Change Your Last Name in Your IDs and Documents”

How to Renew your Postal ID

Did you know that a Postal ID is a primary government-issued ID that is honored and accepted in almost all types of transactions with government agencies and private transactions?  If you are still using the basic postal ID plastic card, you will be given the improved Postal ID version when you renew. The improved PostalContinue reading “How to Renew your Postal ID”