Monday, June 19, 2017

How to Get the Improved Postal ID from PhlPost

A valid identification (ID) card is very important when you need to apply for a passport, open a bank account, engage in business deals and many other engagements.  At least two valid primary IDs with your picture and signature are usually required to validate a person's identity.  I have seen people who have been turned down to open a bank account or denied access to establishment because they have no proof of identity to present. If you or someone you know is one of those people without even a single identification card, there is the improved postal ID that you can get from the Philippine Postal Corporation or PhlPost.  Filipinos and foreign residents of any age or occupation may apply and the ID shall be valid for three (3) years for Filipinos and those with Special Retiree’s Resident Visa (SRRV) while only one year validity for foreign residents,  Application forms are available in any post office, and can also be downloaded online.

Here is the step by step guide in securing the improved Postal ID

FIRST, you must complete the documents required for application

1. Two (2) copies of duly-accomplished Postal ID application form 
2. Proof of Identity such as Birth Certificate issued by NSO or Local Civil Registry.  For married female a pplicants, a copy of marriage certificate is also required to validate change of name from birth records.

If in any case you have no Birth Certificate, you may submit ANY TWO (2) of the following documents, at least one of which should bear your photo and signature:

•Baptismal Certificate 
•Certificate of Birth 
•College or Post-Graduate Transcript of Records 
•Confirmation Certificate 
•Elementary or High School Form 137 
•Marriage Certificate
•Valid Alumni ID 
•Valid College, School or University ID 
•Valid Company ID 
•Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
•Valid NBI Clearance 
•Valid OWWA ID 
•Valid Pag-Ibig ID 
•Valid PhilHealth ID 
•Valid PRC ID 
•Valid Paper-based Postal ID 
•Valid Police Clearance 
•Valid Seaman’s Book
•Valid Senior Citizen ID 
•Valid Tax Identification Number Card 
•Valid Voter’s ID

3. Proof of Address - together with the application form and proof of identity, you must submit any one (1) of the following:

 •Barangay Certificate of Residency – issued within three (3) months prior to PID application
•Certification or statement of account from hotel, transient home or any temporary residence within three (3) months prior to   application
•Notarized, if applicable, Land, House or Condominium Lease Contract
•Bank statement
•Credit card statement
•School billing stateme
•Utility bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone, water)

SECOND, After you have completed filling out the forms and required documents, you may submit them  to any post office for screening and payment. Applicant will only pay a fixed fee of PHP504.00 for the postal ID (inclusive of delivery fee and tax).  Your submitted documents will be screened and if it passed the approval process,  you will head to ID capture station to be photographed and fingerprinted. 
THIRD, expect to receive your Improved Postal ID delivered by PhlPost mail carrier directly at your registered address on the following schedules:
• In Metro Manila - Approximately fifteen (15) working days from application
• Other major cities and municipalities – Approximately twenty (20) working days
• Island provinces and remote barangays - Approximately thirty (30) working days

Aside from being a primary card, the improved postal ID is also a privilege card that provides discounts and freebies from partner establishments. Holders of Postal ID cards can enjoy various privileges while dining at restaurants, staying at hotels or resorts, visiting theme parks, shopping for appliances and other products, or availing services in salons, spas, clinics, fitness centers, training schools, etc. For the complete list of merchant-partners, visit the PhlPost website.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Family Staycation at Hotel H2O Manila

**Post Exchange 17-03**

It was Oppa C's birthday so even if we had a depressing start of month, I decided not to spoil his day by giving him a surprise birthday treat.  I just got out from the hospital and there was no way we can stroll around.  Our only option was to celebrate at home or have a staycation.  It would surely be a tiresome day to celebrate at home since we need to prepare food and everything so I searched for an affordable staycation in hotel booking sites.  As the day I was eyeing was already too near, the hotels I searched for were either fully booked or too costly.

I tried searching for accommodations at deals sites and I was lucky to find a Metrodeal offer for Hotel H2O with free lunch at Liquid Buffet and free pass to Yexel's Toy Museum at Manila Ocean Park (MOP).  READ MORE >>

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Make Brushing More Fun with Minions!

Howdy everyone! Summer is almost over and I am pretty sure you had fun enjoying the sea, sand and sun.  As for me, my family spent it minus the beach escapade but we still made sure to spend good times together through movie watching, road tripping and even as simple as family mealtimes. Mealtimes and all things that comes after that including washing dishes and brushing teeth :-D.   You might can you make brushing more fun for the family? 

For us, having Colgate as our family's trusted brand for oral health care and funny characters from blockbuster movie Minions is a surefire fun brushing time.  The Colgate Minions toothbrush and Minions toothpaste tandem bring delight each time we brush especially when my little girl recalls funny clips from the is like story-telling time while brushing.  Also, the Colgate toothpaste is a clinically proven protection against cavities with cool mint fruity taste that kids and adults will surely like.        

Kids will definitely love having those cute Minions toothbrush. It has ultra soft bristles for effective and gentle cleaning and small head for easy access to child's mouth.  At the bottom tip is a suction cup for easy and fun upright storage.

My little daughter always look forward to brushing teeth after meals with her Colgate Minions toothbrush and toothpaste.

Her sweet smile just make our brushing time more fun!

You can get the Colgate Minions Kids 2-5 Years Old (Junior) Oral Care Pack:

Colgate Minions Kids 5-9 Years Old (Youth) Oral Care Pack:

Surprise your little ones with Colgate Minions toothpaste and toothbrush.and have fun brushing with your kids!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hotel Review: Winford Hotel and Casino

**Post Exchange 17-02**

Hotel Name: Winford Hotel and Casino
Location: 352 Zone 35, Sta. Cruz,, 1800 Consuelo St, 1014 Metro Manila
Contact No.: 63(2) 528 3600

Booking Details:
I booked this hotel two weeks prior to our intended stay through Agoda.  I just wanted to have some relaxed time with my family after the Lenten break.  As we all know, hotels tend to be packed with visitors during the Holy Week thus I decided to have an after Lent stay. This hotel is just across an SM Mall so everything our family need will just be within easy access.  Good thing that there was a discount promo when I booked thus I got the two double deluxe rooms for just more than PHP 6,000.00 which is a good deal since breakfast for four is already included Read More >>