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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

PHILIPPINES RATED 20th HAPPIEST IN THE WORLD;6TH IN ASIA PACIFIC

PHILIPPINES RATED 20th HAPPIEST IN THE WORLD;6TH IN ASIA PACIFIC
 The Happy Planet Index (HPI) measures how the countries in the world deliver a long,happy and sustainable lives among its dwellers.This includes every aspect the people need to achieve longer lives and higher state of well being.
They are combining four elements:well-being(residents satisfaction in their over all living),inequality of outcomes(inequalities among the people as to how long they live and how happy they feel),life expectancy(the average duration of how long a person is expected to live.),and ecological footprint(the average impact a resident of a country places on the environment.

 The HPI ranked the Phillipines 20th among the Happiest Country in the World based on the 4 elements as follows:

LIFE EXPECTANCY(based on UN)-------67.9 Years,ranking 98 of 140
WELL-BEING--------5.0/10,ranking 83rd
ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT-------1.1 global hectares per person,ranking 16th
INEQUALITY -------26%,ranking 90th
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HERE IS LIST OF TOP 20 HAPPIEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD 2016:
  1. Costa Rica, 44.7 [Previous rank: 1]
  2. Mexico, 40.7 [Previous rank: 22]
  3. Colombia, 40.7 [Previous rank: 3]
  4. Vanuatu, 40.6 [Previous rank: n/a]
  5. Vietnam, 40.3 [Previous rank: 2]
  6. Panama, 39.5 [Previous rank: 7]
  7. Nicaragua, 38.7 [Previous rank: 8]
  8. Bangladesh, 38.4 [Previous rank: 11]
  9. Thailand, 37.3 [Previous rank: 20]
  10. Ecuador, 37.0 [Previous rank: 23]
  11. Jamaica, 36.9 [Previous rank: 6]
  12. Norway, 36.8 [Previous rank: 29]
  13. Albania, 36.8 [Previous rank: 18]
  14. Uruguay, 36.1 [Previous rank: 93]
  15. Spain, 36.0 [Previous rank: 62]
  16. Indonesia, 35.7 [Previous rank: 14]
  17. El Salvador, 35.6 [Previous rank: 5]
  18. Netherlands,35.3 [Previous rank: 67]
  19. Argentina, 35.2 [Previous rank: 17]
  20. Philippines, 35.0 [Previous rank: 25]

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You Cannot Use Your ATM and Online Account Unless You Update Your BPI Account

BPI: Sept. 30, new deadline for info updates of all clients


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Are you a client of Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI)? If yes, this advisory is for you.

The Bank of Philippine Island (BPI) extended its deadline for all clients who needs to update their account information.

In the advisory dated August 26, it is stated that all BPI clients will have until the end of the month or August 31 to update the said information.

This evening, in their official Facebook Page, BPI announces that the deadline will be extended to September 30, 2016.




According to the bank, "If you are unable to update your account information on or before September 30, 2016, your transactions can only be serviced over-the-counter of our branches," 

"You will not be able to access your account via any of BPI's 24/7 electronic channels (i.e. ATM, Online, and Mobile) until you have submitted your CIS (Customer Information Sheet) and ID," the bank added.



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HOW TO UPDATE BPI ACCOUNT INFORMATION?

1. Fill out and sign the Customer Information Sheet (CIS) and Foreign Account Tax ComplianceAct (FATCA) Form. It is available in the BPI's official website.

2. Present the original copy and submit a photocopy of one valid, recent, and photo-bearing ID.

3. Submit these documents to any branch nearest you. You may also send original filled out and signed forms via courier or mail to your branch of account.

The bank added that the updating of account information is in connection to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Circular 706 which required financial institutions to regularly update its customer information records.
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DSWD GUIDANCE AND REQUIREMENTS: TRAVEL CLEARANCE FOR MINORS


TRAVEL CLEARANCE FOR MINORS

Is your child travelling abroad alone or with a person other than you? To avoid spoiling his/her excitement, be sure to obtain necessary documents or travel clearance for a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.

We all know that we need passport when we travel out of the country, but for minors or children below 18 years of age, aside from passport, a travel clearance is a must. It is a document issued by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to a Filipino child traveling abroad alone or with someone other than his/her parents.
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WHO NEEDS A TRAVEL CLEARANCE?
  • A minor traveling alone to a foreign country 
  • A minor traveling to a foreign country accompanied by a person other than his or her parents.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS IN SECURING A TRAVEL CLEARANCE?

1. For a minor traveling alone to a foreign country for the first time
  • Duly accomplished application form 
  • Photocopy of the Birth Certificate OR the passport of the minor 
  • A written consent of both parents or the solo parent or the legal guardian permitting the minor to travel alone to a foreign country 
If needed, submit the following documents:
  • A photocopy of the marriage certificate of the minor’s parents
  • A photocopy of the certificate of legal guardianship of the minor
  • In the case of solo parents, a photocopy of the solo parent identification card from the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office or a photocopy of a certification from the Local Social Welfare and Development Office of being a solo parent
  • Tallaq or Faskh certification from the Shariah court or any Muslim Barangay or religious leader
  • In the case of an illegitimate minor, a certificate of no marriage (CENOMAR)* from the National Statistics Office (NSO) or in the case of a deceased parent, a photocopy of the death certificate
  • Two colored passport size photos of the minor taken within the last six (6) months
2. For a minor traveling for the first time with a person other than the parents or legal guardian
  • Duly accomplished application form
  • Photocopy of the Birth Certificate OR the passport of the minor
  • A written consent of both parents or the solo parent or the legal guardian permitting the minor to travel alone to a foreign country
  • If needed, submit the following documents
  • A photocopy of the marriage certificate of the minor’s parents
  • A photocopy of the certificate of legal guardianship of the minor
  • In the case of solo parents, a photocopy of the solo parent identification card from the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office or a photocopy of a certification from the Local Social Welfare and Development Office of being a solo parent
  • Tallaq or Faskh certification from the Shariah court or any Muslim Barangay or religious leader
  • In the case of an illegitimate minor, a certificate of no marriage (CENOMAR)* from the National Statistics Office (NSO) or in the case of a deceased parent, a photocopy of the death certificate
  • Two colored passport size photos of the minor taken within the last six (6) months
  • Photocopy of the passport of the traveling companion
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IS THERE A VALIDITY PERIOD FOR A TRAVEL CLEARANCE?

A DSWD travel clearance is valid for a period of one (1) year from the date of issuance and shall be valid for multiple travels within the validity period, provided the conditions under which the travel clearance was issued have not changed. If a change in condition occurs like a change in traveling companion, a new travel clearance must be obtained.



HOW MUCH IS THE PROCESSING FEE FOR A TRAVEL CLEARANCE ISSUED TO A MINOR? 



The DSWD shall collect a processing fee for each travel clearance issued to minors traveling abroad under the following options: 

  • Php 300.00 with validity of one (1) year. 

  • Php 600.00 with validity of two (2) years. 
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WHERE CAN ONE FILE THE APPLICATION? 

The application for travel clearance, together with the supporting documents required shall be submitted/filed at anyDSWD Field Office.


DSWD-National Capital Region
389 San Rafael Street, corner Legarda St.,
Sampaloc, Manila
Tel/Fax: (02)313-1435 loc 210,733-0010 to 14/488-3104

DSWD Field Office I
Quezon Avenue, San Fernando, La Union
Tel/Fax: (072) 888-2505/888-2184

DSWD-Field Office II
3 Dana Pagyaya, Regional Government Center
Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Tel/Fax: (078)846-7532/846-7043

DSWD-Field Office III
Government Center, Maimpis,
San Fernando, Pampanga
Tel/Fax: (045)861-2413 (telefax)

DSWD Field Office IV-A (CALABARZON)
Alabang-Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City
Tel/Fax: (02) 387-2632 or 850-8380/807-1518

DSWD Field Office IV-B (MIMAROPA)
1680 F.T. Benitez corner Gen. Malvar Sts., Malate, Manila
Tel/Fax: (02) 336-8106 local 401/336-8106 local 103

DSWD Field Office V
Magnolia St. PBN Buraguis, Legaspi City
Tel/Fax: (052) 821-7920 or 480-5346/480-5754

DSWD Field Office VI
M.H. del Pilar Street, Molo, Iloilo City
Tel: (033) 300-0526/ 337-6221

DSWD Field Office VII
MJ Cuenco Avenue corner Gen. Maxilom Ave., Cebu City
Tel/Fax: (032) 233-8779 or through trunkline no. 412-9908

DSWD Field Office VIII
Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City
Tel/Fax: (053) 321-3090 or 321-1176/ 321-1007

DSWD Field Office IX
General Vicente Alvarez St., Zamboanga City
Tel/Fax: (062) 991-6030, 991-6056 (trunkline)/993-0652

DSWD Field Office X
Masterson Ave., Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City
Tel/Fax: (088) 858-88-92/858-89-59

DSWD Field Office XI
Suazo St., cor. Magsaysay Ave., Davao City
Tel/Fax: (082) 226-28-57/227-8746

DSWD Field Office XII
9506-Purok Bumanoag, Brgy. Zone 3, Koronadal City
Tel/Fax: (083) 520-0572 or 228-3180/228-8637

DSWD Field Office CARAGA
R. Palma St. Butuan City
Tel/Fax: (085) 346-0113/815-9173
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DSWD Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) 
40 North Drive, Baguio City 
Tel/Fax: (074) 444-3209 or 444-3262/442-7917 



DSWD Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) 
Brgy. Semba, Datu Odin, Sinsuat, Maguindanao 
Tel/Fax: (064) 431-0064/431-0065 or (064) 431-0064 

(Source: dswd.gov.ph) 

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