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”

3 Ways to Create a Virtual Pag-IBIG Account

While we continue to stay indoors because of the pandemic, life, as we know it, must go on. Thanks to the internet, we are able to reach out to agencies and establishments and get the things we need by transacting online.  The Pag-IBIG Fund is just one of the many government agencies that activated itsContinue reading “3 Ways to Create a Virtual Pag-IBIG Account”

How to Register as a Pag-IBIG Member Online

Before the pandemic, almost all types of membership applications, with the government and with private establishments, had to be done face to face. You had to physically appear at the office of the agency and present your documents and IDs, fill-out forms, and accomplish other requirements personally.  Now that the situation is different, some governmentContinue reading “How to Register as a Pag-IBIG Member Online”

How to Apply for Government-issued IDs

I found this super helpful article in Rappler that I think will help this year’s high school and college graduates secure their government IDs and other documents that are required when applying for a job.  When I was a fresh graduate myself, I dreaded making trips to government offices because of the long lines andContinue reading “How to Apply for Government-issued IDs”

Where Can I Register for the National ID?

Now that we have the list of documents and IDs that can be presented when registering for a National ID, we shall be sharing the areas of registration centers where citizens and resident aliens can submit their application.  The following list was lifted from the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the RA 11055 or theContinue reading “Where Can I Register for the National ID?”

How To Apply for a Pag-IBIG Multi-purpose Loan

Last January 18, I personally filed my application for a Pag-IBIG Multi-purpose Loan (or salary loan) at the Pag-IBIG office in Intramuros, Manila.  This is actually the third time I renewed my loan but decided to write about it only now because of the significant improvement in speed and efficiency I experienced at this particularContinue reading “How To Apply for a Pag-IBIG Multi-purpose Loan”

Pag-IBIG Multi-Purpose Loan vs. SSS Salary Loan: Which Should You Get?

If you are an employed member of the Pag-IBIG and the SSS, you shall, at one point, be entitled to salary loans from these government agencies.  The good thing about getting a government-issued personal loan is that they offer low-interest rates compared to getting a loan from the bank or a private lending company.  YourContinue reading “Pag-IBIG Multi-Purpose Loan vs. SSS Salary Loan: Which Should You Get?”

4 Steps to Purchase Pag-IBIG Acquired Properties

Pag-IBIG offers the provision of home financing programs for both new and repossessed (or acquired) housing properties that were developed by Pag-IBIG.  Active members have the option to purchase an acquired Pag-IBIG property at negotiated rates. Acquired assets are foreclosed properties (house and lot) that are auctioned off by Pag-IBIG to the public at cheaperContinue reading “4 Steps to Purchase Pag-IBIG Acquired Properties”