How to Update Your Civil Status in Your Government IDs and Records

In the Philippines, married women have the option to use their husband’s last name or retain their maiden name.  Bear in mind that when a woman decides to change her last name (in her IDs, public records, etc.) she cannot undo this unless she becomes a widow or her marriage is annulled. Here are quickContinue reading “How to Update Your Civil Status in Your Government IDs and Records”

How to Change Your Marital Status with the BIR

Most of us, if not all of us, acquired our Tax Identification Number (TIN) when we landed our first job… and yes, while we were still single.  But how does a taxpayer, especially women, update her civil status with the BIR after he or she is married? I don’t think there is a way toContinue reading “How to Change Your Marital Status with the BIR”

Rush Processing of Postal ID: All You Need To Know

If you need your postal ID immediately the following day or on the day of your application itself, here’s how!  Normally, it will take 10 to 15 business days before you can get you Postal ID but the PhlPost has recently announced that they will accommodate rush processing for individuals who badly need this validContinue reading “Rush Processing of Postal ID: All You Need To Know”

How to Apply for a Postal ID: Requirements and Application Process

Last Thursday (August 1, 2019), the Department of Foreign Affairs announced that the postal ID shall now be accepted and considered a valid primary ID by the agency and can be used when applying for a new passport or renewing an old one.  I received a lot of inquiries on how to get a postalContinue reading “How to Apply for a Postal ID: Requirements and Application Process”

List of Valid IDs and Other Reminders for the Voter Registration for 2020 Elections

In our blog last week, we featured the requirements and qualifications to register as a voter for the 2020 Barangay and SK elections.  For those who are asking what IDs and documents are considered valid by the COMELEC, please refer to the list below. The following IDs are considered valid: Employee’s identification card, with theContinue reading “List of Valid IDs and Other Reminders for the Voter Registration for 2020 Elections”

List of Requirements for the Ongoing Registration for the 2020 Barangay and SK Elections

As a continuation of yesterday’s blog, I am sharing with you some important information on what you need to bring and other requirements and qualifications when you register as a voter for the 2020 Barangay Elections. For SK voters: You must be at least 15 years old (but not more than 30 years old) onContinue reading “List of Requirements for the Ongoing Registration for the 2020 Barangay and SK Elections”

Voter Registration for 2020 Elections Starts Today

The Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) will start today, August 1, 2019, and will run until September 30, 2019 – if you are not yet a registered voter, this is your chance to be counted. According to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), all poll body field offices are ready to accept applications for registration,Continue reading “Voter Registration for 2020 Elections Starts Today”

The Anti-bastos Law: What We All Need To Know

I remember this started in Quezon City a couple of years ago (maybe that’s how I remember it because I live in Quezon City).  I saw tarpaulin signs along the QC Memorial Circle, encouraging females to report catcalling, wolf-whistling, and any other type of advances made by the opposite sex that make them uncomfortable andContinue reading “The Anti-bastos Law: What We All Need To Know”