Thursday, August 19, 2021

How to Apply for the Philippine National ID Online (Step 1 Registration)

One of my usual problems when doing some transactions is the lack of a valid ID. Currently, I have an expired PRC ID and a police clearance ID, which I cannot use in some transactions. The only valid ID left is the old Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card (which is sometimes not accepted) and the Philippine passport (which I always leave at home).

That's why I was glad when I saw a National ID registration in the SM mall in our place. Finally, I will have another valid government ID. However, my joy was cut short when the clerk manning the registration booth said that I cannot go to the Step 2 registration booth in SM without applying for a National ID online.

With that, I applied for Philippine national ID online. Here are the steps that I took to apply for National ID online:

Step 1: Go to the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) website and click the "Proceed" button

Philippine National ID Application Online

Step 2: Enter your mobile phone number or email address and proceed with the application by clicking the "I am not a robot" box and "Send OTP" button.

Philippine National ID Application Online

Make sure that the mobile phone number or e-mail address that you will use is active since this is where PhilSys will send the One-Time Password of your National ID online application.

Step 3: Check your phone or e-mail for the OTP. Input it in the PhilSys website and then click the "Verify" button.

Philippine National ID Application Online

The OTP is only valid for 5 minutes so you should input it immediately.

Step 4: Click "OK" to the Privacy Notice.

Philippine National ID Application Online

Step 5: Fill up the required information like name, birthday, address etc. and click the "Next" button.

Philippine National ID Application Online

Make sure that you placed the correct spelling of your name and other info. Note that giving false info in the National ID online application is punishable with imprisonment and fine.

Step 6: Review all the information that provided and then click the "Continue" button if everything is correct. Click the "Back" button if you need to correct some information.

Philippine National ID Application Online

Step 7: Click the "Next" button in the reminders regarding minors applying for National ID online.

Philippine National ID Application Online

And that's finished. A new page will appear that shows your schedule and place for the Step 2 of the National ID application.

Unfortunately for me, PhilSys said that there is no National ID registration center in our place even though there is a registration center in the SM near our home.

Philippine National ID Application Online

I have no choice but to save my application and wait when PhilSys schedule the Step 2 for my National ID application.

NOTE: I read a Facebook post that banks and other institutions do not accept the National ID because it does not bear the signature of the ID holder. Well this is a bummer if true. What’s the point of having a National ID if it cannot be used for transactions with banks and other places. My application for a National ID is a waste of time then?


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Mcdonalds Party at Home (2021 Party Packages)

Growing up during the time of the pandemic must be sad for our little kids. The travel restrictions prevent them from going to various places. The fear of being infected by the virus kept them at home and even prevented them from enjoying their birthdays with loved ones and friends.

In fact, because of the pandemic, my children did not experience having any Jollibee or McDo party. All of their birthday parties are held at our home with family only.

Good thing that Mcdo is keeping the fun at Filipino kids’ parties by offering the McDo Party Box.

Mcdonalds Party at Home 2021

Mcdo Party Box consists of your favorite Mcdo yummies and party items that can be brought to your home.

Here are the Mcdonalds Party at Home Food Packages:

1. Mcdo Party Box A

  1. 5 pieces Original Chicken McDo
  2. 20 pieces Chicken McNuggets
  3. 2 BFF Fries
  4. 5 Regular Coke
  5. 5 Rice

This is good for 5 persons and is priced at 1,699 Pesos.

2. Mcdo Party Box B

  1. 10 pieces Original Chicken McDo
  2. 40 pieces Chicken McNuggets
  3. 4 BFF Fries
  4. 10 Regular Coke
  5. 10 Rice

This is good for 10 persons and is priced at 2,999 Pesos.

3. Mcdo Party Box C

  1. 5 pieces Original Chicken McDo
  2. 5 McSpaghetti
  3. 5 Burger McDo
  4. 2 BFF Fries
  5. 5 Regular Coke

This is good for 5 persons and is priced at 1,699 Pesos.

4. Mcdo Party Box D

  1. 10 pieces Original Chicken McDo
  2. 10 McSpaghetti
  3. 10 Burger McDo
  4. 4 BFF Fries
  5. 10 Regular Coke

This is is good for 10 persons and is priced at 2,999 Pesos

Each Mcdo Party food package has one Party Box with the following party items inside:

  1. Party hats
  2. Activity tray mats
  3. Party balloons
  4. One gift for the birthday celebrant

The Mcdo Party Box is available in dine-in, take-out, delivery, order via food delivery app, and pick-up.

Take note that not all Mcdonald Branches offer dine-in due to restrictions of some cities or municipalities due the pandemic.

So if your little ones will be having a birthday party and are craving for Mcdo, then having a Mcdo Party at home is the best option.

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Looking for other party options?

Please check out my blog posts about Jollibee party:

1. Jollibee Party Package for 2021: Jollibee Virtual Party

2. Jollibee Party Package Price for 2020: Joy at Home Party Bundle

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Request for Your PSA Birth Certificate Online (The Fast and Easy Way)

The birth certificate is the most basic document that we must have. This piece of paper is a proof of your citizenship, birth date, and the names of your parents. Thus, the birth certificate is needed for many transactions. This is the reason why I always get the birth certificates of my kids as early as I can.

Recently, I requested the birth certificate of my youngest child from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). I did it the fastest and easiest way - which is requesting the PSA birth certificate online.

Here is the step by step guide on how to request for your PSA Birth Certificate online:

Step 1: Go to the PSA Serbilis site and click the "Click to request now" button.

PSA Serbilis Birth Certificate Online

Step 2: Contact and Delivery Information

PSA Serbilis Birth Certificate Online

Input all the required contact info like your name, contact number, address, and email address. Click the "next" once you're done inputting the info.

Make sure that you have access to your email address because this is where the PSA will send the payment details for your request for a birth certificate.

Step 3: Add Request

PSA Serbilis Birth Certificate Online

The next step is placing your request to PSA. You can request for multiple documents like birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate, and certificate of no marriage (CENOMAR).

In my case, I only requested for the birth certificate of my child.

You will be asked some questions once you placed your request…

PSA Serbilis Birth Certificate Online

...and then have to input the details of the request like the name and birthday details.

PSA Serbilis Birth Certificate Online

After you're done, the site will bring you back to the summary of your request. Click the "submit" button if you're OK with your request.

Step 4: Payment Details

The site will show you the Batch Request Number and the total amount that you have to pay.

Make sure that you list or write the Batch Request Number since you'll need it when you pay with any of PSA's payment partners. The site allows you to print the payment details or save it to your phone or computer.

Step 5: Payment

You can pay through credit card, Banco de Oro (branch, online banking, and ATM), Union Bank (branch, online banking, and ATM), and Bayad Center.

As for me, I paid in UnionBank. 

Step 6: Receive the Birth Certificate

The last step is receiving the birth certificate that you requested. No need for you to go to any office of PSA.

The delivery of the PSA birth certificate was fast since I received it within the week.

Requesting my son's birth certificate online is easy and hassle free. It is good that PSA gave this option, especially now that it is risky to go outside of the house because of the pandemic.

So, if you are in need of a birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate, or CENOMAR, I recommend that you request it online through the PSA Serbilis. It is easy, convenient, and safe.


1. Wait for at least 6 months after the birth of your child before you request his/her birth certificate from PSA. Your town or city's local registrar may take a long time to transmit the local birth certificate to PSA. Also, it takes time for PSA to digitize all the birth certificate that they receive. The same condition applies to death and marriage certificates.

2. Have your ID ready when receiving the birth certificate from the courier. Although, usually the courier does not check if the one receiving the birth certificate is the recipient.

3. Birth certificate costs 330 pesos per copy for people living in CALABARZON. The price includes the delivery fee and may be higher for Visayas and Mindanao.