Why Do You Need to Get a New Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate?

If birth certificates do not expire, why do we need to secure new copies from the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly National Statistics Office)? In a recent radio interview, the assistant national statistician of the PSA mentioned the different reasons why Filipinos need to secure new copies of their civil registry records such as birth andContinue reading “Why Do You Need to Get a New Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate?”

How To Know If You Are Qualified for PhilHealth Benefits

PhilHealth membership is not limited to regularly-employed Filipinos.  In fact, unemployed and self-employed individuals are strongly encouraged to faithfully make monthly contributions to secure their PhilHealth claims in times of emergencies.  Problem is, when a member fails to make a contribution for a month or two, they immediately think that they are no longer qualifiedContinue reading “How To Know If You Are Qualified for PhilHealth Benefits”

6 Reasons Why You Always Need to Have a Copy of your PSA Birth Certificate

I was never a fan of keeping files as these have the tendency to pile up on my desk over time.  I have developed the habit of just getting what I need when I need it.  However, I realized this may not be a good practice when it comes to personal documents such as myContinue reading “6 Reasons Why You Always Need to Have a Copy of your PSA Birth Certificate”

How to Renew a Lost and Expired Philippine Passport

A basic requirement for passport renewal is the submission of the expired (or expiring passport) so the DFA can cancel its validity.  But what if the old passport has gone missing? Here’s how you can renew a lost and expired passport: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Personal appearance. Confirmed appointment. No need to submit a passport size photo.Continue reading “How to Renew a Lost and Expired Philippine Passport”

The Quezon City Hall Series: How to File a Registration of Death

When a loved one passes away, family members are suddenly faced with a lot of things that need their time and attention, all at the same time.  One of the most important things they need to accomplish is the registration of death.  This is a pertinent requirement especially when the family needs to claim insurancesContinue reading “The Quezon City Hall Series: How to File a Registration of Death”

How to Claim for SSS Death Benefits

When an SSS member passes away, his beneficiaries are entitled to claim death benefits from the Social Security System (SSS).  Here is how you can file and claim for SSS death benefits: There are two types of death benefits paid to beneficiaries of a member: Pension Lump Sum Amount In order for the beneficiaries toContinue reading “How to Claim for SSS Death Benefits”

What We Need To Know About Death Certificates Part 2

Bonjour!  Mabuhay! In my last post, I shared the process of reporting and filing a Certificate of Death.  Today, this post will focus on the exceptional cases for the place of registration of death.  Ito yung mga rules in determining the correct Place of Death, lalo na kung ang cause of death ay vehicular accidentContinue reading “What We Need To Know About Death Certificates Part 2”

What We Need To Know About Death Certificates Part 1

Bonjour!  Mabuhay! Once again, the time to commemorate our dearly departed is upon us.  A lot of us are looking forward to visiting the our families and friends that have gone before us, spend time at cemeteries and memorial parks, and even hold mini family reunions.  Too bad, ang All Saints’ Day this year fellContinue reading “What We Need To Know About Death Certificates Part 1”