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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: Cash Benefit for SSS Members

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 to check the status of my application?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 only receive them once every three years. This cash…

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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 for an…

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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 Getting a PhilHealth ID

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 one can get the ID without charge. Apart from having a valid ID, which you can use for government and non-government transactions, owning an ID from PhilHealth 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 FirstHow to Apply for a PhilHealth ID for Employees, Voluntary Members, and Senior CitizensCan I Apply for a PhilHealth ID Online?PhilHealth ID and PhilHealth Insurance ID Card: What are the Differences?Benefits 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 employed in a private company, expect your HR officer to accomplish your PhilHealth membership and provide an ID. Unemployed and self-employed individuals, however, need to register as a “Voluntary Member” to apply and receive an ID from PhilHealth. PhilHealth Membership Requirements To apply as a PhilHealth member, 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 PhilHealth contributions. Two (2) accomplished copies of the PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF)[1] Two (2) latest 1×1 ID pictures At least two valid IDs or a photocopy of your NSO Birth Certificate Read more: A Complete Guide to PhilHealth Voluntary Membership Registration How to Apply for a…

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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 DilimanLTO San JuanLTO Camp AguinaldoLTO CubaoLTO ManilaLTO in Robinson’s MallsNew List of Provincial LTO Branches:Final ThoughtsGet a Free Car Insurance Quote! 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…

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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 get out of it. If you’re wondering what violations you can incur and the fines that come with them, here are the MMDA traffic violations and penalties you should be aware of. Table of ContentsLicense-Based Violations and PenaltiesLicense Plate and Registration-Based Violations and PenaltiesDriving Violations and PenaltiesPenalties for Improper Driver Behavior and Conduct License-Based Violations and Penalties These violations usually involve your driver’s license—any misuse, failure to carry it while driving, or failure to renew it. Read more: LTO Student Permit Application Guide for First-Time Drivers License Plate and Registration-Based Violations and Penalties These violations involve the license plates issued to the driver upon registration, as well as those related to your vehicle registration. Read more: Complete Guide to Car Registration and Renewal in the Philippines LTO License Plate Updates and Rules Car Owners Must Know Driving Violations and Penalties These violations are among the most committed by Pinoy drivers in general. They involve disregarding driving laws, traffic signs, and traffic rules that endanger the safety of the driver, passengers, and other motorists on the road. Take note of the MMDA traffic violations and penalties below. Read more:  7 Dos and Don’ts to Remember When Your Car Gets Towed Number Coding Guide for Filipino Motorists…

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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 from the typical Las Vegas weddings where couples get hitched on the spur of the moment. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get married. Of course, you want your union to become legal and official. The point is, before you tie the knot, you have to be ready for all the paperwork it entails. Your dream wedding won’t become a reality if you lack even just one requirement. Here’s everything Filipino or foreign couples need to know before getting married, whether in civil or church rites, in the Philippines. Table of ContentsWho Can Get Married in the Philippines?How to Get Married in the Philippines in 8 StepsStep 1: Get Your NSO Birth CertificatesStep 2: Request a CENOMARStep 3: Get a CedulaStep 4: Apply for a Marriage LicenseStep 5: Book an OfficiantStep 6: Invite Your WitnessesStep 7: Get MarriedStep 8: Get Your Marriage CertificateFAQs on Getting Married in the Philippines1. What is the difference between a marriage license, a marriage contract, and a marriage certificate?2. Can we get married in a different place from where we got our marriage license?3. Can two foreigners get married in the Philippines?4. How can a foreigner get married in the Philippines?5. Can you get married without a marriage license in…

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

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 and SSS offer their respective voluntary savings schemes, the Modified Pag-IBIG II (MP2) Program and the Personal Equity and Savings Option (PESO) Fund. Both government savings programs are attractive options for Filipinos who don’t have much to save and don’t want to invest in riskier instruments such as stocks and mutual funds. Table of ContentsCommon Features of Pag-IBIG MP2 Program and SSS PESO Fund Program Pag-IBIG MP2 vs. SSS PESO Fund Minimum and Maximum InvestmentsPag-IBIG MP2 vs. SSS PESO Fund Interest RatesPag-IBIG MP2 vs. SSS PESO Fund Maturity PeriodPag-IBIG MP2 WithdrawalSSS PESO Fund WithdrawalPag-IBIG MP2 vs SSS PESO Fund EnrollmentPag-IBIG MP2 Requirements for EnrollmentSSS PESO Fund Requirements for EnrollmentPag-IBIG MP2 Enrollment ProceduresSSS PESO Fund Enrollment ProceduresPag-IBIG MP2 vs SSS PESO Fund Payment ModesPag-IBIG MP2 Mode of PaymentPayment Channels for MP2 ContributionsSSS PESO Fund Mode of PaymentWhich is Better: Pag-IBIG MP2 or SSS PESO Fund?Final Thoughts Common Features of Pag-IBIG MP2 Program and SSS PESO Fund Program  Before we flesh out the differences between the two government savings schemes, let’s take a look at the features that are common to both: Optional savings programs Tax-free Guaranteed by the Philippine government (meaning you won’t lose your savings) Open to all regular Pag-IBIG and SSS members, whether OFWs or local workers Higher interest rates than bank rates (savings accounts and time deposits) Monthly payments not required; no penalty…

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

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 government has not yet started issuing the national identification card, and the Comelec has stopped issuing new voter’s IDs to give way to the new national ID system. So for now, a postal ID application may be the only option you have to complete your requirements for any bank or government transaction. Here’s everything you need to know about postal ID application in the Philippines. Table of ContentsWhat is a Postal ID Used For?Is Postal ID a Valid ID?Who Can Apply for a Postal ID?Postal ID Application RequirementsPostal ID Application Requirements for FilipinosPostal ID Application Requirements for Foreign Residents in the PhilippinesHow to Apply for a Postal IDCan I Get a Postal ID Online?Postal ID Application StepsRush Postal ID ProcessingHow Long Does It Take to Get Postal ID?How Much is the Postal ID Fee?How Long is the Postal ID Validity?How to Renew a Postal IDHow to Avail of the Postal ID Privilege ProgramFinal Thoughts What is a Postal ID Used For? A postal ID card is the most widely accepted identification document in postal transactions all over the world, according to the Universal Postal Union. In the Philippines, the postal ID was originally issued to ensure correct delivery of letters and parcels. Postmen used the ID to verify a recipient’s identity and address. Is Postal ID a Valid ID? Yes, the postal…

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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. Table of ContentsWhat is Police Clearance?Police Clearance RequirementsNational Police Clearance Online Application1. Register for an Online Account2. Set an Online Appointment3. Pay For the Police Clearance Fee4. Go to Your Selected Police StationFinal Thoughts What is Police Clearance? The National Police Clearance is a document proving that the holder has no criminal or derogatory record based on the PNP database. The validity of police clearance is six months. Each clearance bears a unique QR code that ensures its authenticity. The police clearance is usually one of the pre-employment requirements that job candidates must submit to their employer. It’s also accepted as a valid ID in some transactions, such as NBI clearance and credit card applications. However, the police clearance is not honored as a valid ID for COMELEC voter’s registration and DFA passport application/renewal. Read more: NBI Clearance Online Application: Simple Step-by-Step Guide Police Clearance Requirements The PNP requires two valid IDs for police clearance online application. Valid IDs should meet the following criteria: Not expired Original (not photocopied) Has the applicant’s complete name, clear photo, and signature Any two of the following IDs can be present when you apply for a police clearance: Alien Certificate of Registration Birth certificate GSIS ID Driver’s license IBP ID OFW ID Passport PhilHealth ID…

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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 or PSA (formerly National Statistics Office or NSO) can be done over the internet. Your requested certificates will be delivered to your home or office after several days. Even if you’re based abroad, you can still request documents via PSA or NSO online and have them delivered to your preferred address. You can get a PSA certificate online either through PSA Serbilis and PSAHelpline.ph. Here’s a quick walk-through of each NSO online service. Table of ContentsPSA Serbilis Online ApplicationWhat is PSA Serbilis?How Much Does PSA Serbilis Online Service Cost?How to Get a Birth/Marriage/Death Certificate Online via PSA SerbilisWhere to Pay For Your PSA CertificateHow to Pay PSA Serbilis For Your PSA CertificateHow Many Days Does PSA Serbilis Take to Deliver Documents?How to Check the Status of Your PSA Online RequestPSA Online Application via PSAHelpline.phWhat is PSAHelpline.ph?How Much Does PSAHelpline Service Cost?How to Get a PSA Certificate Online via PSAHelpline.phWhere to Pay For Your PSA CertificateHow to Pay PSAHelpline For Your PSA CertificateHow Many Days Does PSA Helpline Take to Deliver Documents?How to Check the Status of Your Request via PSA HelplineFinal Thoughts PSA Serbilis Online Application What is PSA Serbilis? The PSA Serbilis website (formerly e-Census) is an online facility that enables Filipinos to order a…

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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 other types of purchases. So don’t delay your ID application. Here’s what you need to know about how to get a PWD ID in the Philippines. Table of ContentsWhat is PWD ID?Who Can Get a PWD ID?The Department of Health (DOH) considers the following types of disabilities as eligible for a PWD ID:What Benefits Can PWDs Get?20% Discount and Value Added Tax (VAT) Exemption5% Discount on Basic Necessities and Prime CommoditiesMandatory Coverage Under SSS/GSIS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIGEducational AssistanceExpress Lanes for PWDsCity-Specific PWD BenefitsHow to Get a PWD ID CardPrepare the PWD ID RequirementsFile Your PWD ID ApplicationFinal Thoughts What is PWD ID? The PWD ID is the standard identification card for persons with disability (PWDs) in the Philippines. It can be used to avail of PWD benefits as mandated by the law. This ID card is valid for three years and free of charge when issued for the first time. There’s a minimal fee for PWD ID renewal due to expiration, damage, or loss of card. Who Can Get a PWD ID? Any Filipino with a permanent disability can apply for a PWD ID. Republic Act 10754 (1) defines persons with disability as those with “long-term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairments” that interfere with their…

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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 helps to learn about them now, especially if you’re looking after your parents or grandparents. Yes, they need your help in knowing and asserting their rights under the senior citizen law. To start off, here’s everything you need to know about senior citizen privileges in the Philippines. Table of ContentsSenior Citizen Discount List in the PhilippinesList of Senior Citizen Discounts and VAT ExemptionsOther Mandatory Benefits of Senior CitizenList of Senior Citizen BenefitsHow to Compute Senior Citizen Discount11 Facts about Senior Citizen Privileges You Might Not Know1. PhilHealth Benefits for Senior Citizen are Mandatory2. The Senior Citizen Law Applies Everywhere in the Philippines3. Elders Can Get a Senior Citizen Discount Using Any Valid ID4. An Authorized Representative May Claim the 20% Discount on a Senior’s Behalf5. The Senior Citizen Act Doesn’t Allow Double Discounts6. Senior Citizens Can Avail of 5% Utility Discounts7. Elders Can Get a 5% Senior Citizen Discount on Certain Groceries8. Seniors Can Get a 20% Discount When Booking Ride-Hailing Services9. Online Bookings for Domestic Flights Come with the Senior Citizen Discount10. Seniors Enjoy Vehicle Coding Exemption and Free Parking in Certain Cities11. Seniors are Always a Priority in QueuesFinal Thoughts Senior Citizen Discount List in the Philippines The Expanded Senior Citizens Act of…

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