How to Check your Philippine National ID Delivery Status

The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) issues the PhilID, or national identification card, as a means of establishing one’s identity. It acts as the country’s central identification system for all Filipino citizens and resident aliens. Filipino citizens and eligible residents who have met all registration requirements for their Philippine National ID cards may now track their delivery status via the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) website. In this article, we’ll walk you …

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How to Find Your Voting Precinct Online

Are you a new voter in the May 2022 Presidential Election and would like to know your precinct number? You can also use the traditional method of manually verifying your precinct and sequence numbers at your local polling place. However, with the proliferation of smartphones and increased internet access, it is now possible to locate your polling precinct online. The Commission on Elections developed the COMELEC Precinct Finder in collaboration …

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How to Renew Your LTO Driver’s License in 2022

LTO driver's license

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is now issuing ten (10) year driver’s licenses in accordance with Republic Act (RA) No. 10930, which revised the Land Transportation and Traffic Code. Along with issuing a ten-year driver’s license, Section 3 of RA 10930 requires the LTO to conduct examinations of applicants for new driver’s licenses and those renewing expired ones. Motorists renewing their expired driver’s licenses must pass the Comprehensive Driver’s Education …

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How to Apply for the Philippine National ID

Philsys ID sample

The Philippine Identification System ID (PhilSys ID) also known as the Philippine National ID is the official national identity card for Filipino citizens worldwide and foreign permanent residents in the Philippines. It was first implemented as a pilot program in 2019 and is expected to be fully implemented by 2025. The primary aim is to provide Filipinos with government-issued identification giving them better access to public programs and financial services. According to …

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List: Free LTO 15-Hour Theoretical Driving Course

LTO public advisory

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has announced on its official Facebook page that the 15-hour Theoretical Driving Course (TDC) is free at LTO Driver’s Education Centers. Since April 6, 2020, new drivers applying for a student permit must undergo a 15-hour theoretical driving course program. The aim is to ensure that driver’s licenses are given to disciplined individuals with more than average driving skills and extensive knowledge of road safety …

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How to Apply for Seaman’s Book: A Step-by-Step Guide

SIRB or Seaman's Book

The Seaman’s Identification Record Book (SIRB) or popularly known as Seaman’s Book is a major requirement to all aspiring seafarers before they can be considered eligible to work on shipping vessels. Instead of a visa or a passport, you need the Seaman’s Book before going onboard a ship or vessel. The sole agency that issues the Seaman’s Book is the Maritime Industry Authority or MARINA. In the past, getting or …

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