Balikbayan Box Shipping from Canada to the Philippines

As a child I patiently wait for new episodes of cartoons. A week seems like forever. But when it comes to a balikbayan box shipping from Canada to the Philippines, I was excited with every passing day. The struggle in opening the box. The cold, pleasant smell of everything inside. It’s all worth the wait…. [Read More]

How an OFW Can Become a Member of Pag-IBIG Fund

Did you know that Pag-IBIG is an acronym which stands for Pagtutulungan sa Kinabukasan: Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya at Gobyerno. I didn’t bother to know what it stands for, all the more how important it is to become a Member of Pag-IBIG Fund especially if you’re planning to buy a house while working overseas. Recognizing HDMFs… [Read More]

The Annoying Life of a Retiree We Should All Envy?

What are you planning tomorrow? Then there was the response “I don’t have a definite plan. Play it by ears?” Fact. This is non-fiction. Sad fact: You’re not the heroine nor part of the story. Wouldn’t you want to answer this question with whatever I like to do or been putting off all my life…. [Read More]

Special Power of Attorney for Housing Loan Application in the Philippines

When I decided to apply for housing loan in the Philippines, I realized how important it is to have a Philippine bank account. That’s not what I thought when I was offered to open an account while having PDOS. I declined and so I had to find out how an OFW can open a Philippine… [Read More]

Sending Money Abroad Through Canadian Banks

I noticed that Canadian banks have recognized the need of service to allow newcomers to send money overseas. Honestly I’ve never sent money to the Philippines directly from any of my Canadian bank accounts. So far I’ve used PayPal, Transferwise, and remittance centers in Calgary. But it’s just me. Maybe others are already sending money… [Read More]

Paying the Appraisal Fee of Security Bank Housing Loan

Last month I wrote about my experience on how an OFW can apply for Security Bank Housing Loan. Whether you plan to avail of the service of Security Bank or other banks, I’m sure you’ll pick up some tips that you can also apply in buying a house. I can tell you now that it… [Read More]