How to Apply for Pag-IBIG Calamity Loan Online 2020

When disaster strikes, the Pag-IBIG Office in the Philippines will help you get back on your feet. Read more about How to Apply for a Calamity Loan Onine!

Microplastics for Breakfast?

A recent study shows, that the concentration of microplastics found in rabittfish in the Tañon Strait is above average. The Fish were purchased from fishermen in Dumaguete and Bais as well as in Ayungon and Manjuyod.

DFA Office – ePayment for Passport Applicants

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has upgraded their system with a new feature. The ePayment for passport applicants is another step to make the procedure faster and more secure.

COMELEC Barangay Election and SK 2018

COMELEC Barangay Election and SK 2018

Finally, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Commission of Election (COMELEC) will push through with this year’s Barangay Election 2018 and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Election 2018. After being postponed for almost two years now, it is time for new leaders to lead the community. Read more.

Dumaguete BIR - Bureau of Internal Revenue

Tax Reform – President signs new TRAIN Law

President Rodrigo Duterte signed the new Tax Law of the Philippines on December 19. 2017. The Tax reform is commonly referred to as TRAIN-Law. (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion).

Batang Pinoy 2017 - Visayan Leg - Bohol

Batang Pinoy 2017 – Visayan Leg

The Batang Pinoy 2017 Visayan Leg Games will be held in Dumaguete City from November 10, 2017 up to November 16, 2017. Click here to see schedule.

PhilHealth - Health Insurance for foreigners in the Philippines

PhilHealth – Health Insurance for Foreigners in the Philippines

PhilHealth is changing their regulations regarding the Health insurance for foreigners in the Philippines. Read here the most important changes.

Immigration - Annual Report 2017

Immigration – Annual Report 2017

All registered foreigners must file their annual report 2017 in the first 60 days. The Dumaguete BOI is the place to go for foreigners in Negros Oriental.

Typhoon Nona

Typhoon Nona

While Dumaguete and Negros Oriental seems to be out of the path of Typhoon Nona (international Melor), many of us have relatives and friends in the areas where Nona might hit. The map below is a track-map, which updates itself each five or six hours

Philippine Holidays 2016

Philippine Holidays 2016

Philippine Holidays 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III signed the Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015 which declares the regular Philippine Holidays 2016 as well as the special non-working days.

Regular Philippine Holidays 2016

January 1 (Friday) – New Year’s Day

March 24 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday

March 25 (Friday) – Good Friday

April 9 (Saturday) – Araw ng Kagitingan

May 1 (Sunday) – Labor Day

June 12 (Sunday) – Independence Day

August 29 (Monday) – National Heroes Day

November 30 (Wednesday) – Bonifacio Day

December 25 (Sunday) – Christmas Day

December 30 (Friday) – Rizal Day

Special non-working Holidays in the Philippines 2016

February 8 (Monday) – Chinese New Year

February 25 (Thursday) – 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

March 26 (Saturday) -Black Saturday

August 21 (Sunday) – Ninoy Aquino Day

November 1 (Tuesday) – All Saints Day

Declared additional special non-working holidays 2016

January 02 (Saturday) – 2nd Day of the New Year
October 31 (Monday) –
December 24 (Saturday) – Noche Buena , Christmas Eve
December 31 (Saturday) – New Year’s Eve

Additional Holidays

Like each year the regional governments of the municipalities and cities will request and declare some additional holidays 2016. Those days are usually the Charter Days and special Fiesta Days.

Furthermore the Muslim holidays Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will be public holidays. The exact days will be announced as soon as the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has informed the Office of the President about the actual dates.

The special declared non-working holidays are mainly declared to boost domestic tourism. If one plans to travel during the long weekends, better book your ticket way ahead of time. Many might recall the disaster at the Airports and the “shit-storm” against some domestic airline on all social networks.

Just as a side note: October 30 is not a holiday to celebrate Halloween. It is mend to a extra holiday to enable domestic traveler to spend more time with their loved ones, as All Saints Day falls on a Tuesday in 2016.