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How to Use the LTO Online Portal: A Guide for Motorists in the Philippines

Need to file your driver’s license or car registration application or renewal? Why spend several hours at the LTO office (while exposing yourself to the risk of getting COVID-19) when you can just transact online? The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has recently launched an online portal for processing different transactions like license applications and renewal. This new LTO online system is part of the government agency’s transition to the new normal—which means people can transact at home over the internet and minimize physical contact at an LTO branch. To avoid running into problems while using the LTO online portal, familiarize yourself with the new system. Here’s everything you need to know about the agency’s online services. Table of ContentsWhat is LTO Online Portal?LTO Online Services Available through the LTMS PortalAdvantages of Using the LTMS Portal1. Faster LTO Transactions2. Safer Way to Process Your LTO Documents3. Increase Your Chance of Passing the Theoretical ExamAre LTO Online Services Available to All?LTO Offices That Process Online TransactionsLTO Online RegistrationLTO Online Driver’s License Application and RenewalHow to apply for a new driver’s license or renew your license via LTO onlineFinal Thoughts What is LTO Online Portal? The LTO online portal[1], officially called the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS), is a new web-based system that automates different transactions for motorists in the Philippines, including overseas Filipinos. LTO Online Services Available through the LTMS Portal These are the services currently available in the LTO web portal. Services may change over time. Application and renewal for all types of licenses (Note: LTO online application for student permit…

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Here’s How You Can Take TESDA Online Courses For Free

Nowadays, the job market requires seekers to have more than a college degree. You need to bring something different to the table to have a shot at a coveted role. Thanks to technological advancements, you can now acquire additional skills online, helping you have a competitive edge. However, these online courses typically don’t come cheap. You don’t have to worry though! The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) online program lets Filipinos take online courses for free. Keep on reading to learn how to enroll in any of TESDA free online courses and what classes are available. Table of ContentsWhat is TESDA?TESDA Online ProgramBenefits Of Taking TESDA Free Online Courses How to Enroll in TESDA Free Online CoursesTESDA Online Courses RegistrationEnrolling to a TESDA Online ProgramList of TESDA Free Online Courses1. 21 Century Skills2. Appreciation Course on Flexible Learning3. Automative4. Electrical and Electronics5. Entrepreneurship6. Human Health / Health Care7. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition8. Information and Communications Technology9. Lifelong Learning Skills10. Maritime11. Performing Solid Waste Management in the Workplace12. Process Food and Beverages13. Social, Community Development, and Others14. Tourism15. TVETGetting Your TESDA CertificateFinal Thoughts What is TESDA? Established in 1994, TESDA is a government agency that manages and supervises technical education skills development in the Philippines. The agency’s goal is to develop the Filipino workforce with world-class competence and positive work values. TESDA also aims to provide quality technical-educational and skills development through its policies and programs. TESDA currently offers various programs and services to Filipinos who want to gain new skill sets. Some of these programs are the following: Technical-Vocational Education…

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PhilGEPS for Businesses: What Is it and How Do I Register?

An efficient way to broaden your business opportunities is by tapping government agencies as a potential clientele. These agencies hold many of the biggest project bids for goods and services in the country. Transacting with the government may require you to undergo various procedures and submit a lot of documents, but it can help grow your business in the long run. This is where PhilGEPS or the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System[1] comes in. In this article, you will learn how government transactions can benefit your business and how you can bid on government contracts using PhilGEPS. Table of ContentsBenefits of Business to Government TransactionsWhat is PhilGEPS?PhilGEPS FeaturesPhilGEPS RegistrationPhilGEPS Membership Options1. Free2. PlatinumFinal Thoughts Benefits of Business to Government Transactions Business to Government transactions or B2G are transactions made between an enterprise and the government. B2G is the sale and marketing of goods and services to local, regional, and national agencies. It can be as simple as a small business providing catering services to a local government or a business as huge as a tech company providing cyber security to the national government. Below are the benefits of B2G: Creates a stable cash flow. B2G transactions may create a stable cash flow for you and your small business as most government contracts are long term. Additionally, they may lead to new clients and referrals, providing you more sources of income. Improves your network. Working with the government can open new doors for your business. It can help you build a relationship with other government entities and new clients. Strengthens your…

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How to Get a Driver’s License in the Philippines

As a new driver, there’s this indescribable mix of excitement and anxiety to take your car for a spin for the first time. But before you can drive, you’ll need a driver’s license. Driving without a valid license is illegal in the Philippines, and you will be fined PHP 3,000 for that violation. The process of license application in the Philippines can be quite confusing for first-timers. Check out this guide so that you know what to do and what to expect when you apply for a license. Table of ContentsWhat is a Driver’s License?Types of Driver’s License in the Philippines1. Student Permit2. Non-Professional Driver’s License3. Professional Driver’s LicenseDriver’s License ValidityHow to Get a Driver’s License in the Philippines1. Get a Student Permit2. Undergo a Medical Examination3. File Your Driver’s License Application Online4. Complete Your License ProcessingHow to Renew Your Driver’s LicenseWho Can Apply for Driver’s License Renewal?Driver’s License Renewal RequirementsFinal Thoughts What is a Driver’s License? A driver’s license is an official document that authorizes the cardholder to drive a motor vehicle in the Philippines. This identification card also functions as a valid ID for various transactions in the government and private sectors. The Land Transportation Office (LTO), a frontline government agency under the Department of Transportation, issues driver’s licenses. The agency is responsible for driver licensing and motor vehicle registrations in the Philippines. Related: Valid IDs in the Philippines You Need to Have Types of Driver’s License in the Philippines The LTO has three classifications of licensing: student permit, non-professional driver’s license, and professional driver’s license. 1. Student…

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A Guide to Separation Pay in the Philippines

One of the most stressful experiences you may face in your professional life is being laid off due to unforeseen circumstances. A classic “it’s not you, it’s me” moment, losing your job can be confusing, especially now when the unemployment rate in the country has already soared to 17.7%[1]. Upon receiving the bad news, you should know the details about the benefits you may receive from your employer. One of these benefits is separation pay. Keep on reading to know more about separation pay, whether you are qualified to receive it, and how to compute the amount you may get. Table of ContentsWhat is separation pay?With these causes, how can an employer justify my termination?Final Pay vs Separation PayWho is entitled to receive separation pay?And who are not entitled?How much is separation pay?How to compute separation payDetails you need to compute your separation pay:General formula for separation pay computation:How long should you wait before getting your separation pay?Final Thoughts What is separation pay? Separation pay is the amount of compensation you may get if your termination is due to authorized causes. According to the Labor Code of the Philippines, these causes are: Redundancy Retrenchment Closing or cessation of operation of the establishment Installation of labor-saving devices Employee is suffering from a disease and  continued employment is prohibited by law, prejudicial to his health, as well as the health of his co-employees With these causes, how can an employer justify my termination? Your employer should submit documents and undergo due process when terminating employees because of authorized causes. If your dismissal…

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BIR Online Payment Guide: Easy Ways to Pay Taxes in the Philippines

If you’ve been paying your taxes manually, you know how inconvenient it could be—not to mention that it’s risky because of the serious threat of COVID-19. This makes the BIR online tax payment a much better alternative to manual payment. Rather than line up at the bank or a BIR Revenue District Office (RDO), you can just stay at home and pay your taxes using your bank account, credit or debit card, or mobile wallet. Pay your taxes online to take advantage of its many benefits. Get started with this BIR online payment guide. Table of ContentsWhy Should You Pay Your Taxes Online?BIR Online Payment Channels1. Online banking channels2. LANDBANK Link.BizPortal3. DBP Pay Tax Online4. UnionBank online banking and mobile app5. GCash app6. PayMaya app7. Moneygment appBIR Online Tax Payment Steps for eFPS FilersBIR Online Tax Payment Steps for eBIRForms FilersHow to Pay BIR via LANDBANK / PESONetHow to Pay BIR Using DBP Pay Tax OnlineHow to Pay BIR via UnionBankHow to Pay BIR Using GCash AppHow to Pay BIR Using PayMaya AppHow to Pay BIR Using Moneygment AppFinal Thoughts Why Should You Pay Your Taxes Online? Online tax payment offers several advantages over manual payment. Here are the best reasons to pay your taxes online. Safety – Paying online helps you avoid crowds and long lines, reducing your risk of exposure to the coronavirus. You can just pay your taxes in the safety of your home. Convenience – BIR online payment facilities are available 24/7, so you can transact at your most convenient time, or during off-peak hours when the internet…

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Everything You Need to Know About the PhilSys National ID

The national ID system is in the news again, with calls for fast-tracking its implementation in the Philippines. Had the PhilSys been implemented sooner, delays in the distribution of government aid during the coronavirus pandemic could have been avoided, according to some senators and even the president[1]. As the government is seeing the importance of the PhilSys ID, so should you. Registration will open to the public in the last quarter of 2020. Before it starts, it’s good to be informed about what PhilSys is, what you’ll get from it, and how to get a PhilSys identification card. Table of ContentsWhat is PhilSys?What is a National ID?Who is Eligible for a PhilSys ID?PhilSys ID FeaturesPhilSys NumberPersonal Information Collected Under PhilSysBiometric Data Captured Under PhilSysSecurity FeaturesPhilSys ID ValidityPhilSys ID FeeBenefits and Uses of a National IDWhy Should You Get a PhilSys ID?What is the PhilID Used For?Is the National ID Available Now in the Philippines?How to Get a PhilSys IDPhilSys National ID RequirementsWhere to Apply for PhilSys IDPhilSys ID Registration StepsFinal Thoughts What is PhilSys? The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), also called the national ID system[2], is the central identification platform of the government for all citizens and foreign residents in the Philippines. It’s established under the Philippine Identification System Act or Republic Act 11055[3]. The concept behind PhilSys is simple: “It will only answer ‘Who are you?’ and ‘Are you who you really say you are?’” This is according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the national ID system’s chief implementor. What is a National ID? The Philippine Identification Card or…

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Business Permit Application Guide for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opening a new business soon? A critical task you should make time for is your business permit application. This document is your proof that you can legally operate in the city or town where your business is located—whether it’s a physical store, an online shop, or any enterprise. So you can set up your business without fuss, know how to apply for a business permit properly. Here’s a simple guide for first-time business owners in the Philippines. Table of ContentsWhat is a Business Permit?3 Things to Know Before Filing Your Business Permit Application1. Apply for one ASAP2. You Should Secure Other Documents FirstRequirements for a Business Permit in the Philippines3. The Application is Typically Done in PersonHow to Apply for a Business Permit in the PhilippinesFinal Thoughts What is a Business Permit? A business permit is a certification that your business is legitimate. Having this document means your business has the license to operate in the city or municipality where it’s registered. This official document is also called the mayor’s permit because it’s processed by the local government unit (LGU) with jurisdiction over the place of business. Business permits are issued to ensure that businesses pay taxes and comply with local regulations for safety, security, health, and sanitation. This document also entitles an individual or organization to any support provided by LGUs to businesses in their area. Running an enterprise without this permit can result in penalties such as fines and imprisonment. In worst cases, the LGU may close the operations until a business permit is secured. 3 Things to…

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How to Make Voluntary Contributions to Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, and SSS

Did you resign from your job to become a full-time freelancer, OFW, or a business owner? Paying your Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, and SSS contributions is no longer your former employer’s responsibility—you have to do voluntary contribution from now on. It’s important to continue your contribution payments with these government offices as a voluntary member. You can avail of a personal loan or housing loan, benefits (such as sickness, maternity, and retirement benefits), and health insurance—only if you meet the required minimum number of contributions. Here are the things you need to do if you’re planning to continue your voluntary contribution to Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, and SSS. Table of ContentsHow to Update Your Membership Records for Voluntary ContributionHow to Change Your Pag-IBIG Membership InformationHow to Update Your PhilHealth Member Data RecordHow to Change Your SSS Membership TypeHow Much is My Voluntary Contribution?Pag-IBIG Voluntary Contribution RatesSSS Voluntary Contribution RatesWhere to Pay Your Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, and SSS ContributionsPag-IBIG Voluntary Contribution Payment Facilities PhilHealth Voluntary Contribution Payment FacilitiesSSS Voluntary Contribution Payment FacilitiesWhen to Pay Your Voluntary ContributionPag-IBIG Voluntary Contribution Payment DeadlinesPhilHealth Voluntary Contribution Payment DeadlinesSSS Voluntary Contribution Payment DeadlinesFinal Thoughts How to Update Your Membership Records for Voluntary Contribution Before you can start remitting your voluntary contribution, you need to update your membership status with Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, and SSS from employed to self-employed or OFW. It involves going to each of the government agency’s branch and filling out a form. You may be also required to present supporting documents. How to Change Your Pag-IBIG Membership Information Download and fill out the Pag-IBIG Member’s Data Form (MDF)[1]. Under…

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SSS Unemployment Benefits: What Members Must Know

This article was originally published on March 1, 2019 and was updated on May 8, 2020. Getting laid off from work is undoubtedly one of the most traumatic things to experience in one’s career. Aside from the pain of rejection, a terminated employee has to deal with the challenges that come with the sudden loss of income. There are bills to pay, mouths to feed, and other financial responsibilities that won’t go away. Government employees enjoy unemployment benefits from the GSIS, which protect them from the financial impact of involuntary separation from the service. Private employees now have a reprieve as well through unemployment insurance mandated by the newly enacted Republic Act 11199 or Social Security Act of 2018[1]. Qualified SSS members are entitled to unemployment benefits that help ease their financial burden while they’re looking for a new job. Even if you think your chances of getting terminated from work are slim, it’s important to know what the unemployment insurance provision means. Read More: A Guide to Separation Pay in the Philippines Table of ContentsWhat is the SSS Unemployment Benefits Program?Who can apply for SSS Unemployment Benefits?Who can’t apply for SSS Unemployment Benefits?SSS Unemployment Benefits RequirementsHow do I apply for SSS Unemployment Benefits?How can SSS afford this program?Final Thoughts What is the SSS Unemployment Benefits Program? The SSS Unemployment Benefits program provides cash assistance to involuntarily separated employees, including household employees and overseas Filipino workers. The cash grant is worth 50% of the member’s average monthly salary credit (MSC). The program will last for only two months, which means members can…

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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 government declared an enhanced community quarantine all over Luzon, and some local governments in other parts of the Philippines followed suit. To help Filipinos recover from the loss of economic opportunities due to the lockdown, the government has started to provide unemployment benefits, financial aid, and other forms of assistance. We compiled them into one place, so you know which ones you can benefit from. Know if you are at risk for COVID-19 with our COVID-19 Self Assessment tool. Click here. Table of Contents: DOH Free Medical Consultation PhilHealth Coverage for COVID-19 Patients SSS Unemployment Benefits DOLE Cash Assistance (CAMP) DOLE TUPAD Program Cash Aid and Repatriation for OFWs DSWD Cash Aid for Low-Income Families SSS Salary Loan SSS and GSIS Calamity Loans Pag-IBIG Multi-Purpose and Calamity Loans SSS Contribution Remittance Deadline Extension Pag-IBIG Loan Payments Moratorium Income Tax Filing Extension Table of ContentsCOVID-19 Government Assistance for FilipinosFree Medical ConsultationPhilHealth Coverage for COVID-19 PatientsUnemployment Benefits for Affected WorkersSSS Unemployment BenefitDOLE CAMP: P5,000 Cash Aid for Local WorkersTemporary Jobs for Informal Workers$200 Cash Aid and Repatriation for OFWsCOVID-19 Emergency Assistance for FilipinosP5,000 to P8,000 Cash Aid for Low-Income FamiliesSSS Salary LoanSSS and GSIS Calamity LoansPag-IBIG Multi-Purpose and Calamity LoansPayment Deadline ExtensionsSSS Contribution Remittance Deadline ExtensionMoratorium on SSS…

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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. SSS members can apply for an SSS salary loan equivalent to one month’s worth of salary. You just need to make at least 36 months total contributions and 6 months of contributions in the last twelve months. You can also apply for a two-month salary loan, but you should have at least 72 months of posted contributions and 6 months of contributions in the last twelve months. Table of ContentsSSS Salary Loan RequirementsSSS Salary Loan for OFWsSSS Salary Loan Online ApplicationHow to Pay for Your SSS Salary LoanFinal Thoughts SSS Salary Loan Requirements As far as document requirements are needed, employed SSS members need to prepare the following: An SSS digitized ID or E-6 2 valid photo IDs[1] An SSS online membership SSS Salary Loan for OFWs OFW members can apply for salary loans at SSS Foreign Representative Offices within their current area. If unavailable, the OFW member can designate a representative to submit their application and documents in the Philippines. Note that original copies of supporting documents must be provided on the application. Authorized representative’s SSS card or two valid photo IDs with signature A Letter of Authority signed by both the OFW borrower and authorized representative OFW’s SSS card or two valid photo IDs…

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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 unfortunate, some touching. Whatever the reason is, it is important to recognize the efforts of such parents. Fortunately, the government has enacted laws to do just that. One of them is the Solo Parent ID. What is it and how can it benefit solo parents like you? Read on below to find out. Table of ContentsWhat is a Solo Parent ID?Who Can Apply for a Solo Parent ID?Solo Parent ID Requirements1. Barangay certificate2. Proof of financial status3. Supporting documents/certificates4. Birth certificate/s of your child/children5. Filled up Solo Parent ID application formSolo Parent ID Application ProcessValidity of Solo Parent IDBenefits of Having a Solo Parent ID1. Parental leave2. Flexible work schedule 3. No work discrimination4. Additional support and assistance, if applicableFinal Thoughts What is a Solo Parent ID? A Solo Parent ID is a government-enforced ID for solo or single parents in the Philippines. Solo parents who carry such ID can enjoy certain government discounts and benefits. Who Can Apply for a Solo Parent ID? Any single parent in the Philippines can apply for a Solo Parent ID. According to Republic Act No. 8972 [1] or the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000, a single parent is: 1. A woman who gives birth as a result…

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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 your SSS contributions online via the Social Security System website. You can do it in less than five minutes, depending on your actual internet connection speed. No more follow-ups, stressful commutes, or falling in line. Table of ContentsWhy Check Your SSS Contribution Online?How to Check Your SSS Contribution OnlineStep 1: Visit the SSS websiteStep 2: Log in to your My.SSS accountStep 3: Go to the SSS Contribution Inquiry pageStep 4: Go to the Contributions – Actual Premiums pageSSS Contribution Online: New SSS Member PortalSSS Contribution Online: SSS Mobile AppFinal Thoughts Why Check Your SSS Contribution Online? Verifying your monthly premium contributions regularly is worth the time and trouble. ✔️ If you’re employed by a company, you need to make sure that your employer is actually remitting the correct amount and is doing it without delays. ✔️ If you’re a self-employed or voluntary member, monitoring your SSS contributions will let you know immediately if you have any missed or incorrect payments so that you can make the necessary adjustments as early as possible. Why should you be meticulous about your contribution payments? To qualify for an SSS loan or benefit, you need to meet the required minimum monthly contributions within a certain period. For example, when you apply…

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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 of Internal Revenue (BIR) branch. How to get a TIN ID, you ask? It’s not as difficult as you think. Sure, the process can get tricky with all the forms you have to remember. Not to mention, the card itself isn’t as necessary as other IDs out there. But if you need a valid ID that you can easily get within the day, then you should start with this one. Here are the steps on how to get your TIN ID. Table of ContentsGeneral TIN ID RequirementsHow to Get TIN ID for New EmployeesHow to Get TIN ID for UnemployedHow to Get TIN ID for Existing TaxpayersHow to Replace Lost TIN IDFinal Thoughts General TIN ID Requirements Before you continue to the steps on how to get a TIN ID, you need to prepare the following TIN ID requirements[1]. You need to prepare these, especially if it’s your first time registering as a taxpayer. Note that your TIN ID application is free. Accomplished BIR Tax Form[2] (either 1902 or 1904) One valid ID PSA-issued birth certificate Community tax certificate 1×1 picture (if applicable) Marriage contract (if applicable) Read more: What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Taxes? How to Get TIN ID for New Employees For…

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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 one. Table of ContentsWhat is a Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card?Why You Should Get a Pag-IBIG Loyalty CardCash Card FunctionalityAffordable Valid ID for LifeDiscounts and BenefitsHow to Get a Pag-IBIG Loyalty CardPag-IBIG Loyalty Card RequirementsPag-IBIG Loyalty Card Benefits and DiscountsHealth and Medication DiscountsEducation Benefits and DiscountsFood and Restaurant DiscountsShopping Discounts and BenefitsBeauty and Wellness DiscountsTravel and Accommodation DiscountsOther Discounted ServicesFinal Thoughts What is a Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card? Pag-IBIG first launched their loyalty program in 2014 as a way to maximize the value of the working Filipino’s Pag-IBIG membership. The government agency partnered with different establishments to offer exclusive discounts and perks to Pag-IBIG members nationwide. That’s why the membership grew from 8.8 million in 2010 to 14.8 million in 2014[1]. Indeed, the Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card became more than just an ID. In a developing country like the Philippines, it offered considerable financial assistance to citizens who want the best value for their money. And in late 2019[2], Pag-IBIG improved on it and gave it a whole new purpose. They introduced the Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card Plus, the agency’s very own cash card. “The new and improved Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card Plus can now be used as a cash card where borrowers can receive the proceeds of their multi-purpose loans,…

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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, which you can use for government and non-government transactions, owning an ID also allows you to maximize your PhilHealth contributions. Here are the steps to take when getting one. Table of ContentsHow to Get a PhilHealth IDApply as a PhilHealth Member FirstPhilHealth RequirementsHow to Apply for a PhilHealth IDPhilHealth ID and PhilHealth Insurance ID CardBenefits of Owning a PhilHealth Insurance ID CardHow to Replace Lost PhilHealth IDFinal Thoughts How to Get a PhilHealth ID Apply as a PhilHealth Member First If you are currently working for a company, expect your HR representative to accomplish your PhilHealth membership and deliver your ID. Unemployed and self-employed individuals need to register as a “Voluntary Member” to receive an ID and avail of the organization’s benefits. PhilHealth Requirements To apply as a PhilHealth member, you must submit the following requirements at any PhilHealth Local Insurance Office (LHIO). You will receive your PhilHealth number afterwards, which you should use when paying for monthly contributions. Two (2) accomplished copies of the PhilHealth Member Registration Form[1] Two (2) latest 1×1 ID pictures At least two valid IDs or a photocopy of your NSO Birth Certificate As of of this writing, the PhilHealth ID online application is currently down, so you’ll have to apply manually….

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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 your SSS online registration in this quick guide. Table of ContentsWhat is a My.SSS account?Why Register to SSS Online?What You Can Do with a My.SSS AccountWho Can Register for an SSS Online Account?4 Easy Steps to SSS Online Registration Step 1: Go to the SSS online registration pageStep 2: Fill out the required information in the SSS online formStep 3: Check your email after 30 minutesStep 4: Activate your My.SSS accountHow can I retrieve/change my SSS password online?What is CRN in SSS?Is the CRN same with my SSS Number?How do I get my SSS number?1. Call the SSS Hotline2. Check Online via My.SSS3. Email the SSS Helpdesk4. Visit the nearest SSS branchFinal Thoughts What is a My.SSS account? My.SSS or SSS Portal is an easy-to-use online service platform of the SSS website that enables registered SSS members to conveniently and safely access their social security records online[1]. To use this SSS online facility, all you need is a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer that’s connected to the internet. That means you can do transactions with the SSS Portal anytime and anywhere without the hassle of going to a branch and standing in long lines. Why Register to SSS Online? It’s mainly for your convenience. Completing your SSS…

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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, you need to have yours renewed if it’s already expired or about to expire. Read More: Applying for Your NBI Clearance for the First Time? Here’s How. Read on to find out more about how you can renew your NBI Clearance the easiest way possible. Table of ContentsRequirements for NBI RenewalNBI Renewal Online Process in the Philippines1. NBI Clearance Quick Renewal Service2. Regular NBI Renewal ProcessFrequently Asked Questions About NBI Renewal1. Is walk-in allowed in NBI Clearance renewal?2. How much is the NBI renewal fee?3. Where can I pay for the NBI renewal fee?4. Can I submit a Barangay Clearance for NBI renewal?5. How can I apply for NBI Clearance renewal if I lost my old copy?6. The system says my NBI ID number can’t be found. What should I do?7. How can OFWs renew NBI Clearance abroad?8. How can foreigners in the Philippines apply for NBI renewal?Final Thoughts Requirements for NBI Renewal The requirements for renewal depends on the year the NBI clearance is issued. If you got your latest NBI Clearance only recently (from 2014 to present), only one valid government-issued ID is required. However, you’ll have to surrender the copy of your most recently issued NBI Clearance. The NBI website (1) lists…

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Complete List of LTO Branches in Metro Manila

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. This is also where car owners register their vehicles and where drivers can apply for and renew their licenses. In addition, the LTO files and handles complaints made against other motor vehicle owners and operators in the Philippines. Since the LTO handles numerous transactions everyday, the agency decided to put up branches on multiple cities nationwide. If you need to process a complaint or renew your driver’s license, below is a list of LTO branches in Metro Manila to go to. Table of ContentsLTO Branches in Metro ManilaLTO NavotasLTO MandaluyongLTO National Capital Region (NCR)LTO MalabonLTO Las PiñasLTO MakatiLTO La LomaLTO DilimanRead More: LTO San JuanLTO Camp AguinaldoLTO CubaoLTO ManilaLTO in Robinson’s MallsNew List of Provincial LTO Branches:Final Thoughts LTO Branches in Metro Manila LTO Navotas Address: Gen. Gas Plant Bldg., Fishport Complex, North Bay, Navotas City Contact Number: (02) – 8283-3510 Director: Arnaldo O. Oliveros Located within the Fishport Complex, the Navotas district office of the LTO is where most truck operators and drivers typically head to. If this happens to be the branch closest to you, expect plenty of people on any given day. LTO Mandaluyong Location: 121 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City Director: Noel D. Batolina Contact Number: (02) 8532-2726 This satellite office happens to be in the middle of Shaw, so expect traffic from this side of the metro. Like all other LTO branches,…

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