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US Visa now requires to submit Social media accounts

June 4, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on US Visa now requires to submit Social media accounts | Filed in Government, Internet, Social Network, Technology, Travel

United States Visa Applicants will now be required to submit any information about their social media accounts. These social media accounts should have been used for the past five years prior to the VISA application.

This used to be a requirement only when US officials deemed it necessary to further scrutinize an applicant’s personal details. However, Associated Press (AP) reported that the social media data is now needed both for immigrant and nonimmigrant visa forms. This additional required info was first suggested on March 2018 to incorporate it with against the watch lists generated by the US government. Readmore

SSS new contribution rate starting April 2019

March 19, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on SSS new contribution rate starting April 2019 | Filed in Business, Government, Public Service

The increase in the Social Security System (SSS) contribution rate and the pension fund for workers in the private sector will be implemented by April this year. The said increase is 12% from the recent 1 percentage point.

Concurrently, the minimum and maximum monthly salary credit (MSC) will rise up to P2,000 and P20,000, respectively. The MSC is where the 12 percent contribution rate will depend. Readmore

Bulacan International Airport Starts Construction This Year

January 24, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on Bulacan International Airport Starts Construction This Year | Filed in Business, Government, Public Service, Travel

The highly-anticipated New Manila International Airport in Bulacan is now one phase ahead from realization as San Miguel Corporation (SMC) President Ramon Ang announced that the project will break ground this year.

Last December 24, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) authorized the negotiation results of the project’s Concession Agreement (CA) between the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and San Miguel Holding Corporation (SMHC). Readmore

DFA launches ePayment Portal for passport applications

June 21, 2018 by onlineph | Comments Off on DFA launches ePayment Portal for passport applications | Filed in Government, Reviews, Technology, Travel

The Department of Foreign Affairs launched its passport ePayment Portal. This is to increase the agency’s capacity to receive and process passport applications. It is also cited that the ePayments initiatives can greatly decrease the number of no-shows for passport processing.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Cayetano shared that this new payment system can bring convenience since passport applicants can pay the fees anywhere. It is also expected to maximize the capacity of every consular office. Readmore

100K Slots for DFA Passport Appointment are Open!

June 15, 2018 by onlineph | Comments Off on 100K Slots for DFA Passport Appointment are Open! | Filed in Government, Internet, Public Service

Early of 2017, slots for passport appointment are closing one by one much to the frustration of many applicants. This did not change by the start of 2018 where an increase of over 100k slots was added but still, this addition did not cater every past applicant and even the new ones.

Due to the increasing backlog, many Filipino are cursing the incompetence of the Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA in opening more slots to cater all those who wants to apply or renew their passport. The passport appointment system was controversial in January of 2018 due to the slots being fully booked until March of the same year causing many workers and travelers so much inconvenience. Readmore

Philippines: Preparing the Implementation of National ID

July 21, 2017 by onlineph | No Comments | Filed in Business, Featured, Government, Internet, Public Service

The national identification system has been long proposed for the unification of different government processes for the convenience of the Filipino citizens. However, at the moment the bill still needs to undergo second and third readings. But even before it succeeds going through the process, the government is already preparing for its implementation. Readmore

Philippine Passport is now 10 years from the Current 5 years

May 31, 2017 by onlineph | No Comments | Filed in Business, Government, Public Service, Technology

The Philippine Passport will now be valid up to ten years from the current five years after a signature from the President.  This after Senate approved the bill extending Philippine passport validity during its third and final reading.

The said bill will greatly benefit overseas Filipino workers (OFW) according to its proponents. Readmore