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]

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]

How an OFW Can Apply for Security Bank Housing Loan

In less than a week, I made two applications. First, I applied for Rogers Platinum Mastercard and got the result: I was approved. Hurray. (Just to let you know I applied for it for a valid business reason. Bakit parang defensive.) Second, my family and I have submitted the application for Security Bank housing loan…. [Read More]

I Unintentionally Payed Twice Online My Pag-IBIG Contribution

It’s one of those days, I should have paid attention before confirming an online transaction. And moving way back further, I should have updated my spreadsheet. Yes, I successfully paid my Pag-IBIG monthly contribution online . . . twice . . . for the same month (April). Obviously, it was NOT part of the plan…. [Read More]

How to Open a Philippine Bank Account in Canada

For such a long time, I’ve been curious on how to open a Philippine bank account in Canada through online banking. You see one of my money-related mistakes is not opening a bank account while I’m still in the Philippines. Now I’m realizing the consequences. But I’m not yet ready to give up because of… [Read More]