New Philippine Postal ID: Requirements and Guidelines

Why is there a new Postal ID when we already have one?
The reason why the Philippine Government issued another version of Postal IDs is because the old version is just a paper laminated which can easily be falsified and duplicated. As we all know, Postal ID is something that proves our identity and residency so it contains private information. With this as a problem of breach of copyright, we strongly suggest that you update your Postal ID to a newer version.

The features of this new and improved Postal ID are as follows:

  • Digital fingerprints capture, photo, signature and personal information
  • Quick Response (QR) code is printed on the card (Can verify the identity of the owner using smart phone apps)

Below are the requirements for the new version of Postal ID in the Philippines:

  • Birth Certificate authenticated by NSO or Local Civil Registrar
  • Proof of Address
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Utility Bills (Electric Bill, Water Bill, Statement of Bank account)

For Married Women

  • -Marriage Certificate to verify the changed name status

For Minors

  • -Must be accompanied by their parents or guardians

How to acquire the New Postal ID?

-Ready the required documents mentioned above
-Fill up the downloadable Postal ID application form
-Once the documents are fully checked, you may already proceed to the nearest Postal ID capturing station nationwide to register your fingerprint and for the picture taking.

How much does the new Postal ID costs?

An Application form will be given to you once you finished applying for the new Postal ID.
Note: Fill up the form extra carefully and correctly

Postal ID Card + Delivery Fee costs P450.00
12% VAT ~ P54.44
Total Payment = P504.44

How long does it take for the Postal IDs to be delivered?

5 Working days for the areas within Metro Manila Address
7 Working days for other major cities
15 Working days for the remote areas and island provinces

Unless it expires, your old Postal Id is still valid and operational. Let others know about this new Version of Postal ID by sharing this issue to them.

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BENEFITS Of Senior Citizens in the Philippines

Most people get so conscious about getting older. They worry about the handicaps that come with it when they increase in the number of age. When you reached the so-called “Golden Years”, your body weakens; systems such as sight and hearing become poor; energy becomes limited and memory processing becomes slow. It’s a whole new stage of life where we are not as energetic and active as we were back in our younger years. Nevertheless, why focus on the negatives and not on the positive side of growing old?

Age brings aptitude, experience, understanding, and beauty, so why are we so scared of growing old? Check out this article about the Benefits for Senior Citizens and this might change your perception towards the said matter.

Recognizing the importance of the elders, the Philippine Government has provided those exclusive services, support, and benefits.

Rappler has recently shared the updated list of offered benefits for Senior Citizens in the Philippines. If you are an elder or your parents are senior citizens, read up so you will be aware of what’s good for you or for your parents.

Elders are at liberty to the 20% discount on the following:

  • Medicine and Drug purchases
  • Medical Supplies, accessories, and equipment
  • Professional fees of  attending Physician
  • Professional fees of licensed health workers providing home health care services
  • Transportation via air, sea, and land (LRT, MRT, PNR, Buses, Jeepney, Taxi and shuttle services)
  • Hotels, Restaurants, Theaters, Cinemas, Concert Halls, Circuses, Leisure, and Amusement.
  • Fees, Charges, and Rental for sports facilities and equipment
  • Funeral and burial expenses include casket or urn, embalming, cremation cost, and other services.

5% Utility Discount

In addition to the things mentioned above is the 5% discount on utility concerning the monthly use of water and electricity. This is only applicable if the meter is registered under their name and consumption should not exceed beyond 100 kWh and 30 m3.

Tax and training fee Exemptions

Senior Citizens are excused or exempted from paying individual income tax if they are minimum wage earners. Moreover, they are also pardoned from paying training fees for socio-economic programs promoted by private and government as agencies such DTI, DOLE, DA, TESDA, and DOST-TRC.

Assistance from the Government

For indigent senior citizens, a social pension is given to them. They may receive a monthly income of P500.00. In addition, all senior citizens are automatically covered by PhilHealth’s National Health Insurance Program shouldered by the Government.
In terms of economic and disaster concerns, senior citizens are to be assisted through dissemination of food, medicines, financial aid and house reparation for safety purposes.


Naturally, senior citizens are given extra privilege in express lanes in all private, banking, commercial and government establishments.
Elders who wish to pursue education may also avail scholarship grants, financial aids, subsidies and other similar incentives.
Same privileges and benefits shall be given to them from GSIS, SSS and PAG-IBIG as enjoyed by those who are in active service.

source: Pinoy Juander
via: Rappler
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