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?”

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”

How To Renew Lost Valid and Expired ePassports

I don’t know why or how but people lose their passports all the time. I know, because I lost mine some ten years back. When we were building our house and had to apply for electricity at the Meralco, my cousin borrowed my passport as proof of identification for the application. He failed to returnContinue reading “How To Renew Lost Valid and Expired ePassports”

List Of Acceptable IDs For Philippine Passport Application

If you are applying for a passport for the first time, you need to get an online appointment with the DFA as walk-in applicants are not accommodated at this time. In my personal experience, securing an online appointment is the most difficult part because I literally had to keep vigil in front of my computerContinue reading “List Of Acceptable IDs For Philippine Passport Application”

UMID Card Application Resumes At SSS

Good news! You may now file your UMID application at SSS branches after being put on hold because of the pandemic. The SSS actually began accepting applications last September 27, 2021. If you haven’t yet, now is the time to prepare your application requirements so you can finally get your very own UMID (Unified MultipurposeContinue reading “UMID Card Application Resumes At SSS”

How To Set An Appointment For Step 2 Registration Of The PhilSys ID

I have successfully set an appointment for step 2 of my PhilSys ID application. The website is user-friendly, easy to read and understand, and can even be edited if you need to update or change any information you have submitted. If you have not yet taken “Step 1” of the registration process, now is theContinue reading “How To Set An Appointment For Step 2 Registration Of The PhilSys ID”

Are You Qualified To Receive A Separation Pay From Your Company?

Not everyone who resigns or is removed from his or her employment is qualified to receive a separation pay from their employer. In today’s blog, I will feature the reasons why an employee may be granted or denied the separation pay, depending on the reasons for his removal from work. Read on. The Separation PayContinue reading “Are You Qualified To Receive A Separation Pay From Your Company?”