All Articles With Category : Government Services

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Unemployment Benefits and Other COVID-19 Government Assistance Schemes

Infected or not, Filipinos are grappling with the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in one way or another. Suddenly, the public health crisis disrupted the lives of many—from simple inconveniences like getting stuck in one’s home to more serious problems like the increased risk of coronavirus infection and loss of income. The national […]

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Quick Guide to Applying for an SSS Salary Loan Online

The enhanced quarantine currently placed over the entire Luzon area will certainly affect everyone’s finances for a while. Good thing applying for an SSS salary loan got a lot easier than it used to be. Thanks to a more developed online system, SSS members can easily apply for loans from the comfort of their homes. […]

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What is a Solo Parent ID and How Can I Get One?

This article was published on June 29, 2018 and was updated on March 13, 2020. There are over 20 million solo parents in the Philippines. With a growth rate of 30.5% from last year, the Federation of Solo Parents expects the population to upsurge this year. There are many reasons for being a solo parent—some […]

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4 Quick Steps to Check Your SSS Contribution Online

This article was published on December 2, 2019 and was updated on February 28, 2020. In the past, tracking one’s monthly SSS contributions used to involve visiting an SSS branch or calling the agency’s hotline for self-employed workers and coordinating with the HR department for employees. Those were the days, fortunately. Today, you can view […]

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How to Get a TIN ID in the Philippines: A Complete Guide

Being a taxpayer means being a responsible member of society. Part of adulting is to understand the importance of contributing a portion of your earnings for the betterment of the Philippines as a whole. As proof that you are a taxpayer, you can request for a Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID from your nearest Bureau […]

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Simple Steps to Applying for a Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card

If you’re looking for a new rewards card that will reap you the most discounts, try checking out the Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card. With this card, you can claim discounts and rewards from commercial establishments like restaurants, schools, and pharmacies, among others. Don’t have one? Here are the things you need to know before applying for […]

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Simple Steps to Securing a PhilHealth ID

This article was originally published on January 11, 2019 and was updated on February 13, 2020. Before claiming any PhilHealth benefits, members have to provide their Member Data Record (MDR) and/or PhilHealth ID. The latter, however, is often overlooked by PhilHealth members even if the ID usually comes for free. Apart from having a valid ID, […]

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SSS Online Registration: A Simple Step-by-Step Guide

This article was originally published on April 12, 2019 and was updated on January 31, 2020. Are you a Philippine Social Security System (SSS) member but don’t have a My.SSS account yet? Better do it now to reap the benefits of this SSS online service facility. Know all about My.SSS and the steps to complete […]

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NBI Renewal Guide: How to Renew Your NBI Clearance in 2020

A National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance has plenty of uses in the Philippines. This simple piece of blue paper is often a requirement for job and visa applications. It’s also honored as a valid ID for postal ID application, voter’s registration, and DTI business name registration. Regardless of what you’ll use this clearance for, […]

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Complete List of LTO Branches in Metro Manila

This article was originally published on March 13, 2018 and was updated on January 6, 2020. You’re probably familiar of the Land Transportation Office or LTO. Branched under the Department of Transportation and Communication, LTO is the agency responsible for all forms of land transport, along with the implementation of transportation laws, rules, and regulations. […]

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MMDA Violations and Penalties Motorists Must Know About

This article was published on April 16, 2015 and was updated on November 15, 2019. Everyone who drives tries their best not to violate any traffic rule—that’s a fact. However, there are moments when you’ll find yourself fined for an MMDA traffic violation, and “I didn’t know” is definitely not something you can say to […]

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Getting Married in the Philippines? Here’s What Couples Must Do

Marriage isn’t something people do on a whim. Just as you don’t marry someone you met only yesterday, you don’t get married without being legally ready. Getting married in the Philippines won’t be an easy ride, what with the many requirements (such as marriage contract and license) soon-to-weds have to take care of. It’s far […]

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Pag-IBIG MP2 vs. SSS PESO Fund: Which is the Better Government Savings Program for You?

This article was originally published on November 22, 2018 and was updated on October 25, 2019. Choosing between the Pag-IBIG MP2 and SSS PESO Fund to start saving money? Learn about their similarities and differences to come up with a wise decision. To encourage their members to save and earn additional income, the Pag-IBIG Fund […]

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Postal ID Application in the Philippines: Everything You Need to Know

This article was originally published on October 10, 2018 and was updated on October 4, 2019. Got rejected for a bank or government service because you lack a valid ID? Don’t worry. There’s a quick and convenient way to get a valid ID: apply for a postal ID issued by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost). The […]

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Police Clearance Online Application Guide for Filipinos

Need a police clearance for local employment? The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recently implemented a new and faster way for Filipinos to secure this document, which is through an online application. Keep reading to know how you can get a police clearance in the Philippines without any hassle. What is Police Clearance? The National […]

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The 5-Step Guide to Voter’s Registration 2019

Have you registered as a voter yet? Too often, we overlook the voter’s registration because we’re too busy to make time for it. But it’s actually a simple process that takes only an hour or two—just avoid doing it on the last day of registration when local Commission on Elections (COMELEC) offices get jampacked with […]

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Complete Guide to PSA Online Services in the Philippines

Too busy to apply for a birth, marriage, or death certificate at a PSA Serbilis Center? A convenient alternative to a walk-in application is using a PSA online service. Through a PSA online application, you can skip the long lines and stressful commutes. Applying and paying for civil registry documents from the Philippine Statistics Authority […]

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Guide to PWD ID Application and Benefits in the Philippines

Been putting off your PWD ID application? Get one as soon as you can. Whether your medical condition is visible or not, you’ll benefit a lot from having a PWD ID. It’s your proof of your entitlement as a PWD, so you can get discounts that can greatly help in easing your medical expenses and […]

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Senior Citizen Discount and Benefits: Important Facts You Might Not Know

Is it more fun to be a senior citizen in the Philippines? It may seem so, as the government provides elderly Filipinos with senior citizen discount and other perks to help ease their finances in their golden years. As a millennial, you may be 30 to 40 years away from enjoying those privileges, but it […]

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Quick Guide to to DFA Passport Appointment, Application, and Renewal

A Philippine passport is your ticket to the world. It’s the most important document you’ll need if you wish to study, work, or travel overseas. It’s also a powerful identification card that you can use in private- and government-related transactions. However, getting or renewing a Philippine passport through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) can […]

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