Mga Bagong Requirements sa Renewal ng Green at Machine Readable Passports

Para sa lahat ng naka-schedule at nagbabalak pa lamang magpa renew ng kanilang Green o Machine Readable Passports, importanteng malaman na may bagong patakaran ang Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) sa prosesong ito. Simula noong Lunes, June 6, 2016, lahat ng domestic applications para sa renewal ng nasabing Green o Machine Readable Passports (MRP) ayContinue reading “Mga Bagong Requirements sa Renewal ng Green at Machine Readable Passports”

DFA Imposes 30-day Ban on No-show Passport Applicants

Setting an appointment with the DFA to apply for a new passport or have an old one renewed, is free of charge.  All you have to do is log on to the http://www.passport.com.ph website, choose a DFA branch nearest you, and block off your preferred date and time for the passport application.  It is aContinue reading “DFA Imposes 30-day Ban on No-show Passport Applicants”

Philippine Passports for Pinoys with Dual Citizenship

In yesterday’s blog, we talked about the possibility of re-acquiring Filipino citizenship after becoming a naturalized citizen of another country. Such Pinoys have dual citizenship. Today’s blog will focus on how a Filipino with dual citizenship can apply for his Philippine passport. Yes. They can have two passports – one from the country where theyContinue reading “Philippine Passports for Pinoys with Dual Citizenship”

Dual Citizenship : Kung Mahal Mo, Babalikan Mo

When a natural-born Filipino acquires citizenship through naturalization in a foreign country, he essentially “renounces” his Filipino citizenship. In August 2003, such Pinoys were given the option to re-acquire their Filipino citizenship by virtue of Republic Act No. 9225. They can file for a petition to re-acquire their Filipino citizenship, subject to the approval ofContinue reading “Dual Citizenship : Kung Mahal Mo, Babalikan Mo”

Parental Travel Permits for Illegitimate Minor Children : What We All Need To Know

Paul and Becca’s relationship has always been shaky. Even while they were dating, they would have episodes of verbal and physical abuse, mostly inflicted by her to him than the opposite. They parted ways before graduating from college only to reunite a few years later when Becca’s mother passed away and she needed someone toContinue reading “Parental Travel Permits for Illegitimate Minor Children : What We All Need To Know”

CFO Guidance and Counseling Certificate : Ang Mga Kailangan Mong Malaman

Pangkaraniwan ang kwento ng buhay nina Mavis at Tony. Si Tony ay anak ng mga American missionaries na dumalaw sa simbahan na kinabibilangan ni Mavis at ng kanyang pamilya. Natural-born U.S. citizen si Tony. Sa maikling panahon na inilagi niya sa Pilipinas, nahuli niya ang loob ni Mavis at hindi nag tagal, naging magkasintahan silaContinue reading “CFO Guidance and Counseling Certificate : Ang Mga Kailangan Mong Malaman”

Can a Married Woman Use Her Maiden Name on Her Passport?

When Gemma and PJ got married in 2008, they had to wait until 2009 before they were able to spend their honeymoon in the U.S. Gemma’s passport had to be renewed. She decided to wait until she has all her marriage documents with her because she wanted for her married name to appear on herContinue reading “Can a Married Woman Use Her Maiden Name on Her Passport?”

Mom Burnout: Causes and Cures

In my hunt for topics that are meaningful to parents — official documents, IDs, passports — things that are most often required in children’s schools and other activities, I came across some useful tips for Moms too.  I’m sharing it here for all the Moms out there who need a minute or two of peaceContinue reading “Mom Burnout: Causes and Cures”