In the Philippines, you will need a valid ID for most financial and official transactions, whether it is for a small transaction such as a remittance at your local ‘pera padala’ center or big transactions in the bank. Take note, however, that not all IDs are acceptable – and you will need a valid ID as requirement in applying for a valid ID!
Not all ID cards are created equal. There are primary ID cards or documents that are accepted for most, it not all, transactions. While secondary cards are often not accepted, unless supported by a valid primary ID.
Primary ID Cards
Take note of these primary ID cards:
- Alien Certificate of Registration
- Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID
- Driver’s License issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO)
- Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) card
- Seaman’s Book (Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book)
- Social Security (SS) card
- Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) card
Secondary ID Cards/Documents
The following are secondary ID cards/documents:
- ATM Card with the cardholder’s name
- Bank Account Passbook
- Birth Certificate or Baptismal Certificate of children or its equivalent
- Certificate of Confirmation issued by National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (formerly known as Office of Southern Cultural Community and Office of Northern Cultural Community)
- Certificate of Licensure/Qualification Document from the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)
- Certificate of Muslim Filipino Tribal Affiliation issued by National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
- Company ID Card
- Court Order granting petition for change of name or date of birth
- Credit Card
- Firearm License Card issued by Philippine National Police (PNP)
- Fishworker’s License issued by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
- Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Card/Certificate of Membership
- Health or Medical Card
- Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) Member’s Data Form/Transaction Card
- Homeowners’ Association ID Card
- ID Card issued by associations recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
- ID Card issued by Local Government Units (e.g. Barangay/Municipality/City)
- Life Insurance Policy
- Marriage Contract/Marriage Certificate
- National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Card
- Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) Member’s Data Record/ID Card
- Police Clearance
- Postal ID Card
- PWD (Person with Disability) ID Card
- School ID Card
- Seafarer’s Registration Certificate issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
- Senior Citizen Card
- Student Permit issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO)
- Tax Identification Number (TIN) Card
- Voter’s Identification Card/Affidavit/Certificate of Registration with COMELEC
Take note that most of these IDs have expiration dates. These will only be accepted as valid IDs if these are not expired.
Ukay Ukay Seller Finds 550k Yen (Php240k) from Wallet Inside Used Jacket
Are you fond of buying ukay ukay stuff? Have found something interesting or valuable inside? Well, one ukay ukay seller found 550k yen (Php240k) inside a wallet with no IDs – and he plans to use the money to expand his business! Wow.
Ukay Ukay Seller Finds Fortune Inside Used Jacket
For many people, particularly in the third world or developing countries, ukay ukay items are a cheap way of getting ‘new’ clothes, bags, shoes, and other items. While there are many items that are old, many are actually like new or would easily look great after washing or cleaning.
And there are some buyers or sellers who were actually lucky enough to find valuables or money inside! Others got hold of rare or limited-edition bags, clothes, and shoes!
In Petaling Jaya in Selangor, Malaysia, 29-year-old ukay ukay seller Wan Mohamad Adam Wan Mohamed bought two bundles of used clothes from a warehouse in Wakaf Baru.
He paid RM50 (Php600) for each bundle.
“I opened the sack of clothes to arrange the items as I plan to sell them as a bundle. I found a black wallet in one of the coats in the sack,” Mohamed explained.
“I was surprised to see so much cash. I counted the amount before taking photos and uploading them onto my Facebook page at 9.20pm yesterday.”
He received various reactions after posting the windfall, with some saying that he should find the owner.
But the wallet didn’t have any IDs or anything that would have identified the owner. Also, since the wallet contained yens, it mostly came from Japan.
Because there seems no way for Mohamed to find the original owner of this wallet, he considered it as a lucky windfall. He plans on using the money to buy more sacks of ukay ukay to sell at his shop.
Where to Buy Ukay Ukay Bundle
Depending on your location, there might be sellers that sell bulk bales of ukay ukay. You can find them on Facebook or online shops such as Shopee and Lazada. Other local ukay ukay sellers also use Alibaba and other warehouse bulk sellers to buy their bundles.
Photo of Giant ‘iPhone’ Extra Extra Max Goes Viral
The trend continues for bigger phones, what with the many capabilities that these larger models offer to users. But how big is too big for these phones? Well, you’ve got to check out this ‘iPhone’ extra extra max that’s super duper big! It’s about as tall as a kid! Whoa.
But is it really a phone? LOL
Giant ‘iPhone’ Goes Viral
During the era when Nokia dominated the market, people favored the smaller phones. It came to a point that the smaller the phone, the more expensive it is because it’s packed with all the capabilities of the much larger models but it a very compact size.
Of course, that only held true for a couple of years when phones were simply used for calling and, later, texting. But as these gadgets evolved into ‘smart’ phones, bigger screens meant better options for the users. The internal specs matter, of course, but many people now prefer bigger screens. Thus, there are also plenty of tablets and phablets in the market today.
So, what’s the size of the largest phone you’ve got? The average phone size these days are at 7” while phablets and tablets are at around 11”.
Yet one guy in Quirino Province posted photos of an iPhone that’s so much larger than the usual size – and it is even as large as a kid! Can you just imagine the price of that one, if that’s really for real?
“iPhone lovers, labas!” netizen Ryan Ballesteros joked as he posed with an iPhone that’s nearly as tall as him. Netizens soon dubbed the item as an iPhone Extra Extra Max. LOL.
But why is this phone so big? While there were a number of netizens who thought he got the wrong item from a bogus seller, Ballesteros later explained that it is actually a table that looks like an iPhone, not a gadget.
What is a Phablet?
A phablet is a modern gadget that’s a cross between the smaller smartphone and the much larger tablet. It has capabilities of a smartphone, including an option for a SIM card slot and, possibly, memory card upgrade, but is of a much larger size than a regular smartphone.
Popular Hobbies That Can Actually Make You Money
A lot of people have different hobbies that they enjoy doing whenever they have free time. While many hobbies cost you a lot of money, there are actually hobbies that can help you make money!
Gaming with Vlogging
Many would say that gaming is such a waste of time and money, yet a lot of gamers have earned a lot of money in this hobby. Most of them are able to achieve that through vlogging.
It gives you free food and fresh vegetables, but gardening can also help you earn some extra cash. Remember that vegetables can be so expensive these days.
Love doing music? You can earn money with that, too. You can sell your music on various platforms such as BeatStars, do music videos on YouTube, or accept tutorials.
There are many people who are so talented with DIY crafts and various art materials. You can sell those handicrafts to earn some extra cash.
A lot of professional photographers started out as amateur photography enthusiasts who simply snapped photos here and there to build their portfolio. Once you’ve mastered your craft, you can sell these pictures, join photography contests, or offer your services as photographer for photoshoots and events.
If you have a knack with words, writing can also be a profitable hobby. There are a number of sites hiring freelance writers. You can also write a book and have it published for profit.
Drawing and Painting
These kinds of artwork truly require talent. If you know how to draw, paint, or do other art crafts, then this can actually sell for a lot of money. You could also be commission to create artwork for various clients.
There are people who actually earned money by selling coffee – and they discovered this business just because they love making coffee. If you have the equipment at home, you can open a coffee shop outside the gate and start earning money now.
Baking and Cooking
People love to eat – that’s a fact. That’s why home businesses for baking and cooking have become so popular. If you love making delicious foods, then this hobby can also help you earn some extra cash.