Help & Advice







Balikbayan Box
The list of DTI accredited Balikbayan Box shippers that ship from the UK seems to get sorter all the time. This is not surprising as in the past many peoples boxes were not delivered and in some cases their items were discovered on market stalls. DTI accredited Balikbayan Box shippers in the UK […]

DTI Accredited Seafreight Forwarders and their UK Agents sending Balikbayan ...








Philippines Traffic Violations
Philippines Traffic Violations Very few people in the Philippines seem to know the traffic laws, the locals seem to make up their versions of what they believe is the law to fit in with the way they drive. Knowing the Philippines Traffic Violations can be very useful if you are involved in an […]

Philippines Traffic Violations And Administrative Fees And Charges


same sex marriage philippines
Despite the fact that the Philippines is ranked as one of the most gay-friendly nations in the world,  when it comes to Same-sex marriage and civil partnership the Philippines does not offer any legal recognition to same-sex marriage, civil unions or domestic partnership benefits. However if one of you are British you may be […]

Same-sex marriage and civil partnership in the Philippines


getting married in the Philippines
Getting married in the Philippines Please take extreme care when getting married in the Philippines, a lot of marriages are not legal because people take short cuts or unknowingly miss parts of the process. Our advice if you are getting married in the Philippines is do your own research, do not […]

Getting married in the Philippines: British – Filipina












Philippines emergency numbers
Emergency hotlines NATIONAL DISASTER AND RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL (NDRRMC) HOTLINES Trunklines: 911-5061 to 65 Operations Center: (02)911-1406, (02)912-2665, (02)912-5668, (02) 911-1873 NDRRMC hotlines for Luzon Office of Civil Defense – National Capital Region: (02) 421-1918/ (02) 913-2786 Office of Civil Defense – Region I: (072) 607-6528 Office of […]

Philippines Emergency Phone Numbers


Donate to PAWS
PAWS is a registered non-profit organization which is dedicated to the protection and the promotion of humane treatment of all animals. It runs an animal shelter called “PARC” (PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Centre) located at Aurora Blvd., Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights, Quezon City that currently houses 49 dogs and 227 cats […]

Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)





Philippines Drivers License
  REQUIREMENTS: Original and one photocopy of valid foreign license. If the foreign driver’s license is not in English, the applicant should submit an official English translation from the local embassy of the issuing country. Original copy of valid passport showing the latest date of arrival in the Philippines of […]

How to convert a foreign license to a Philippine license