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How to get your Philippine National ID Card

Here’s everything you need to know about the Philippine National ID Card (also called PhilSys ID or Phil ID) — from the documentary requirements to application steps to application venues in the Philippines and abroad. What is the Philippine National ID or PhilSys ID? The Philippine

PAGASA Rainfall Warning Signals: Yellow, Orange, Red

What do Yellow, Orange, and Red rainfall warning signals mean? It was a laudable effort on the part of PAGASA back in 2012 to use color codes to simplify its Rainfall Warning System. However I instantly got confused and wondered why they initially used a

FAKE: Pacquiao’s money and house & lot giveaway on FB

Don’t be fooled by hoax reports that are now going viral on Facebook about Sen. Manny Pacquiao giving away money, house & lot, and other high-valued items for free. These Facebook posts are most likely FAKE! These posts announce that Sen. Pacquiao, fresh from his

CANCELLED: Cebu Pacific Flights Affected by Boracay Closure

It’s now final and approved: Boracay will be closed to tourists for six (6) months beginning April 26, 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte has approved on April 4 this proposal from government agencies¬†DENR, DOT, and DILG. The closure will allow for the full rehabilitation of the

(UPDATED 2018!) How to Renew or Apply for Philippine Passport

The validity of Philippine passports is now ten (10) years. Are you looking to apply for a new one or to renew your existing passport? Follow this simple step-by-step guide so you can get your Philippine passport right away. Step 1. Set an appointment online

OFFICIAL: List of 2017 Philippine Holidays

Planning a¬†long vacation? Or just wondering when’s the next holiday so you can have your rest day? Here’s a list of the Regular Holidays, Special non-working days, and Special Holidays in the Philippines for the year 2017 broken down by month. (You might also be