All Articles With Category : Government Services

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How to Continue Your Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, and SSS Contribution Payments as a Voluntary Member

Did you resign from your job to become a full-time freelancer or OFW? Paying your Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, and SSS contributions is no longer your former employer’s responsibility—you have to do it on your own now. It’s important to continue your contribution payments with these government offices as a voluntary member. You can avail of a […]

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Build Build Build: 9 New Roads to Solve Traffic Problems in the Philippines

  What could be more frustrating than traffic slowing to a crawl due to road constructions? But think of it this way: the short-term pains will eventually lead to long-term gains. That’s the “Build Build Build” program in action. The government is currently building new roads that will solve the traffic in the country’s most […]

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Employer’s Guide to Government-Mandated Employee Benefits in the Philippines

As an employer, you’re expected to comply with laws that protect the rights of employees against unfair labor practices. Regardless of the nature of your business and number of people you hire, you have a legal and moral responsibility to provide your workers with government-mandated employee benefits under the Labor Code of the Philippines. Whether […]

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Vehicle Coding Exemptions in the Philippines That Motorists Should Know

The Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP), more popularly known as the number coding scheme, is the government’s traffic-decongestion system meant to make our lives easier by reducing the number of vehicles on the road. On weekdays, the vehicle coding scheme bans both private and public utility vehicles (PUVs) whose license plates end with certain […]

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Emergency Loans and Other Ways to Borrow Money When You're Short of Cash

“Utang” is so strongly embedded in the Filipino culture that only two in every 10 adults in the country don’t borrow money, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) financial inclusion survey. Emergency loans and personal loans are just two of the many options when it comes to borrowing in the Philippines. Here are […]

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

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 […]

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PhilHealth and SSS Maternity Benefits Every Expectant Parent Needs to Know (Updated)

Is a baby on the way? As a soon-to-be parent, you couldn’t be more excited. But you also couldn’t help being worried about the costs of pregnancy and childbirth. Do you have enough money to cover all of them? Whether you’re financially ready for a baby or not, you should know all the government-mandated benefits […]

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Government Social Media Accounts Filipinos Need to Follow

Do you spend most of your time on social media? Are you keen on following accounts that educate and inform? If you answered two yesses then you should not skip following these government social media accounts. Other than being up-to-date, these accounts (which are managed by appointed officials) share relevant information that can help modern […]

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LTO Online Appointment for Car Registration and License Renewal: What You Need to Know

Tired of spending hours at a Land Transportation Office (LTO) branch just to renew your car registration or driver’s license? You should definitely try the new LTO online system for scheduling your renewal. Yes, you read it right: LTO has started providing some online services to vehicle owners in the Philippines. Here’s what you must […]

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When is the Best Time to Claim Your SSS Pension?

The road leading to your retirement will be smooth if you plan ahead. Starting your retirement planning already? You’re on the right track. One of the things you need to plan for is the SSS pension. It’s never too early to think about the optimal time to file for retirement and claim your pension. Why […]

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LTO License Plate Updates and Rules Car Owners Must Know

When will LTO release my new license plate number? Can I change my vehicle plate? Can I drive without one? What to do when my license plate is damaged or lost? These concerns may not be as urgent as an overheating engine or a flat tire, but your plaka matters, too. Serving as a vehicle’s […]

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7 Dos and Don'ts to Remember When Your Car Gets Towed

Has this ever happened to you? You park your car on the street for a quick errand or to find someone to help you change your flat tire. A few minutes later, you return to the spot where you’ve left your car. Much to your surprise and dismay, your car is no longer there. Isn’t […]

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5 Safest Countries to Work Abroad

Working abroad is a dream for many Filipinos. However, one might have concerns regarding the safety of a particular country he or she would like to work in. Just last December 2017, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) released an advisory stating the countries that will remain to be off-limits to OFWs in 2018 due to […]

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Valid IDs in the Philippines You Need to Have

    Nowadays, it’s important to have at least two identification cards in your wallet. Private and government institutions typically ask to see one, especially before validating any kind of transaction. It could be as simple as depositing money or as important as applying for a new job. Level up your #adulting game by securing […]

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12 Tips for a Quick and Stress-Free Driver's License Renewal

Driver’s license renewal is no fun in the Philippines. But it’s a lot more bearable than applying for a new driver’s license, as you won’t have to take driving exams at the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Is your driver’s license up for renewal? Make the process quicker and less stressful. Just keep these driver’s license […]

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LTO Exams: What You Need to Know Before Taking the Driving Tests

All applicants for driver’s license in the Philippines are required to take the driving exams at the Land Transportation Office (LTO). This critical step to becoming a licensed driver ensures that only those who drive safely and responsibly are on the road. The driver’s license examination consists of a written test and a practical driving test. […]

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List of LTO Branches in Metro Manila (Updated)

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 […]

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How to Get a Driver’s License Faster Without Dealing with Fixers

Want to know the best way to get a driver’s license faster in the Philippines? First things first: never do business with a fixer at the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Yes, it can be tempting to pay someone to complete your license application quickly, but it can cost you twice to four times the price […]

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OFW Health Insurance: 3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Financial Risks

Are you ready financially for when you get sick or hospitalized abroad? Without a health insurance, your savings may get depleted and your family may suffer financially when you’re hospitalized. You know how expensive medical bills are. Even if your overseas employer pays for your OFW health insurance, you can’t rely on that forever. How […]

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Looking for Jobs Abroad? 6 Legitimate Websites for Your Overseas Job Search

So, you’ve decided to start finding an overseas job. You want to support your family as a breadwinner, take a leap of faith in your career, or just experience how it is to live and work abroad. Looking for jobs abroad is the first bold step to achieving your goal as a would-be Overseas Filipino Worker […]

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