Tambay or Loitering Is Not A Crime

President Rodrigo Duterte denied that he had ordered the Philippine National Police  (PNP) to arrest tambay or loiterers, saying loitering is not a crime.   He is correct.   Being a tambay is not a crime. I do not know of any Philippine law which punishes one for being a tambay.   Since being a tambay is not… Read More »

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Lists of DFA acceptable IDs For Passport Application

Please be aware that the lists of DFA acceptable IDs for passport application is not the same as the list of acceptable ID for banking transactions. Here are the lists of ID’s accepted by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs: Social Security System (SSS) Government Service Insurance System(GSIS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s… Read More »

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Philippine Mental Health Law or Republic Act 11036 Passed

The Principal Sponsor of the Philippine Mental Health Law is Senator Pia Hontiveros.   The passage of the Philippine Mental Health Law sets the path for government policy on integrating mental health care into the general health care system.   There is no health without mental health. No longer shall Filipinos suffer silently in the dark. What are… Read More »

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Pag-Ibig Balik Savings: All Your Pag-Ibig Savings Will Be Returned To You

What is Pag-Ibig Balik Savings? Pag-Ibig Balik Savings  means when you, a Pag-Ibig member who has been continuously contributing to the Pag-Ibig Fund and reaches the age of 65, you can claim all of your monthly contributions and that of your employer’s contribution as well as all the dividends earned. In order to to Claim your savings under… Read More »

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Pag-Ibig Fund Calamity Loan

Are you aware that an active member of the Pag-Ibig Fund is entitled to the Pag-Ibig Fund Calamity Loan if the member reside in a place declared by the local government unit (LGU) as under a state of calamity?   In the event of a typhoon or any calamity, you as an active member can expect to avail of… Read More »

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