Category Archives: Government

Postal ID

The Postal ID card or Philpost ID is the most highly sought Philippine government identification card. It is readily available upon application at any Philpost branches nationwide. The Postal ID costs P504 inclusive of VAT and delivery fee. This identification card is probably the most convenient and easiest way for the ordinary Filipino to possess. The cost of… Read More »


The OFW ID is intended eventually to replace the Oversees Employment Certificate (OEC). But until the system is improved and secured, the oversees Filipino workers (OFW) are still required to get an oversees employment certificate (OEC). An OFW can obtain this OFW ID free of charge. It is free because the funds used to print the ID Card comes… Read More »

Things An OFW Must Know About OEC Exemption

As part of the effort of the Administration of Philippine President Duterte to expedite the processing of OEC of Balik Manggagawa or vacationing OFWs, returning workers who meet the requirements below are exempt from acquiring an overseas employment certificate.   Before an ofw maybe exempt from oec, he/she must satisfy the following requirements:   a. Must have an… Read More »

11 Myths Uncovered About Philippine Martial Law

The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte proclaimed Martial law in the Mindanao group of islands.   Proclamation No. 216 declaring a state of Martial law was signed by the President on May 23, 2017.     The Reasons for the declaration are the following:   1. The series of violent acts committed by the Maute terrorist group such as… Read More »

LTO License Renewal

I am an OFW and I am frustrated that every time I take my vacation every after 2 years, I have to renew my drivers license.   Its a good news that lto license renewal is now easier and drivers license has now a validity of 5 years.   LTO License Renewal Fees are minimal.   License fee… Read More »

Philippine Army Officer Candidate Course

  The Philippine Army Officer Candidate Course is one of the ways of becoming an officer in the Philippine Army.   There are generally 3 ways of becoming a Philippine Army Officer.   1. PMA – Philippine Military Academy 2. ROTC – Reserve Officer Training Course 3. OCC – Officer Candidate Course   For those who are interested… Read More »

Philippine Air Force C295

  The Philippines now has in its inventory 3 new C295 cargo plane.   It is classified as a medium lift aircraft.   The 1st Philippine Air Force C295 plane was delivered in March 2016.   The 2nd C295 plane was delivered in September 2015.   The 3rd C295 plane was delivered in December 2015.   A C295… Read More »

Senator of the Philippines: Things You Need To Know

  12 Senators of the Philippines will be elected next year, 2016.   Many Candidates have filed their candidacy to run for the position of Senator of the Philippines.   One of them is Alma Moreno. She is a Philippine actress and an incumbent councilor in the City of Paranaque.   Remember that controversial interview made by veteran… Read More »

Vice President of the Philippines

  There are at least 3 candidates vying for the position of Vice President of the Philippines.   The following are some of the candidates: [symple_bullets style=”red”] Senator Antonio Trillanes Senator Bongbong Marcos Senator Alan Peter Cayetano Representative Leni Robredo Senator Francis Escudero [/symple_bullets]   All these individuals are qualified. They are highly educated.   Senator Antonio Trillanes… Read More »

President of the Philippines: Things You Need To Know

  The President of the Philippines is considered the most powerful government position in the Philippines.   This position will be contested by at least 4 candidates in the coming 2016 presidential election.   The following will be trying their luck to win the Presidency in the 2016 Presidential election: [symple_bullets style=”blue”] Senator Grace Poe Mayor Rodrigo Duterte… Read More »