How to Send Large Amount of Money to the Philippines

As I stepped outside, I can hardly tell where the sidewalk is. The snow was falling. It didn’t wait for me to send large amount of money to the Philippines before it covers everything on the ground. In a typical day, I would remit money online and didn’t have to bother about the weather. But […]

Why I’m Switching to Small Balikbayan Box

While I wish to help manong in putting the balikbayan boxes in his van, I can only watch from not-so-far distance. My balikbayan boxes are bound to go to the Philippines and leave the Canadian ground. After all the time the boxes have been waiting to be filled, all I see now is the empty […]

Give Back Through Kiva: Support Our Kababayan to Become an Entrepreneur

I grew up watching anime, Magandang Gabi Bayan (except in Halloween), and Oprah. Who doesn’t like variety? Years have passed and I no longer yearn for Sailor Moon and so is my habit of watching TV. But the memory lives on. I love watching Oprah because the show inspires people with different stories. And one […]

Please Let Me Cancel My TFC Subscription

Nahulaan mo ba ang title ng mga episodes sa Maalaala Mo Kaya? The long-time running show of Charo Santos and On the Money (one of the shows advocating financial literacy in the Philippines) are the reasons why I applied for TFC subscription for two years. It is also known as The Filipino Channel. I had […]

Marunong Bang Mag-Tagalog ang Iyong Anak?

Hindi mo ba napapansin na madalas kapag nakakakita ang mga tao ng bata madalas nilang sinasabi ang mga karaniwang puna. “Kamuka mo. Ilang taon na siya?” Kahit hindi naman. Medyo lang sa mata o ilong o pag nakatagilid. “Ang cute cute naman.” Imbes na ang sabihin ay “ang kulit kulit bantayan mo ng maigi baka […]

List of Philippine Embassy and Consulates in Canada

The list of Philippine Embassy, Consulates, and Consulate Generals in Canada can help you decide what is the closest office in your area for the renewal of Philippine passport and NBI Clearance, or other documents. Embassy of the Philippines, Ottawa Address: 30 Murray St. Ottawa, ON K1N 5M4 Telephone: (+613) 233-1121 Fax: (+613) 233-4165 Duty […]

How to Renew NBI Clearance in the Philippines from Abroad

Living overseas for several years has kept me from thinking on how to renew NBI Clearance in the Philippines. I knew how to get the clearance if I’ll need it again. But the process changed and confused OFWs, including myself. Recently, my sibling helped a friend in Canada to get an NBI clearance in the […]