List of Requirements for the Renewal of Passport for Minors

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has specific requirements for minors applying for passports or having old ones renewed.  In today’s blog, we will also be including the additional requirements in cases when a child is adopted, is not traveling with parents, or has issues with the entries in his or her birth certificate. ReadContinue reading “List of Requirements for the Renewal of Passport for Minors”

Senior Citizens, PWDs, and Indigent Households: First Recipients of the National ID

It has been more than a year since we featured House Bill No. 5060 or the Philippine Identification System Act.  This is the bill that will require all Filipinos to be issued a national identification card that will serve as their main identification for all government transactions, claims, use of government-mandated benefits, and applying forContinue reading “Senior Citizens, PWDs, and Indigent Households: First Recipients of the National ID”

Passport Application for Minors: What You Need to Bring and Why

Margaret is 13 years old and is about to secure her very first passport.  It would have been a breeze to accomplish this errand if not for Margaret’s living arrangement that is quite complicated. Margaret’s parents separated before she turned 7 years old.  Her mother went back home to her province in Dumaguete; Margaret wasContinue reading “Passport Application for Minors: What You Need to Bring and Why”

Philhealth for PWDs: Lifetime Membership?

Madz works as a call center agent in a multi-national company in Makati.  She delivers her job well, has an impeccable attendance record, and is an effective team player. Madz is also a Person with Disability (PWD); she lost her ability to walk after being stricken with polio at 3 years old.  She grew upContinue reading “Philhealth for PWDs: Lifetime Membership?”

Something to Look Forward to: More Benefits for the Solo Parent Under RA 8972

16 years ago, the government enacted RA 8972 or what we all know as the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000.  Through this law, qualified solo parents are granted certain discounts and privileges, mandated by the government, in order to help them support their children. This year, the Federation of Solo Parents in Luzvimin, GabrielaContinue reading “Something to Look Forward to: More Benefits for the Solo Parent Under RA 8972”

How to Apply for the DSWD Social Pension

Kung ang isang Senior Citizen ay hindi tumatanggap ng pension mula sa SSS o sa GSIS, maaari siyang mag apply sa DSWD para mapabilang sa Social Pension Program.  Narito ang mga requirements: Dapat ay 60 years old pataas ang edad ng aplikante. Dapat ay hindi tumatanggap ng pension ang aplikante mula sa SSS o saContinue reading “How to Apply for the DSWD Social Pension”

Basic Reminders for Philippine Passport Holders Part 2

Last week, we featured the reminders for Pinoy passport holders who are travelling as tourists and to work abroad under a contract.  Today, on our second and final installment of this 2-part series, we are going to share the basic documentary requirements for Pinoy emigrants and those travelling with a minor. These were lifted from theContinue reading “Basic Reminders for Philippine Passport Holders Part 2”

Requirements and Processes when Adopting a Child in the Philippines

How does one adopt a child in the Philippines?  Whether you are adopting a child from any of the local orphanages and DSWD offices in the country, or the child of a relative, or maybe even your own child, you need to be aware of the requirements and processes you have to go through.  BeContinue reading “Requirements and Processes when Adopting a Child in the Philippines”