The Philippines Government - Different Public Service Offices and Related Information

Expect to be served by the Philippines government if you live or visit the 7,100 islands republic. Know where your place in the system with our experience revealed. This will help let you know more about Philippines.

This archipelago in the Pacific Ocean surrounded by blue waters of the sea serves millions of people everyday through the different public service offices.

Philippines Government Chain of Command

If you ask how public service is, all we can say is that we definitely have a long long way to go and a lot of changes needed in the system.

If only Jessie Robredo had the chance to implement the fast service to Filipinos in all government offices through the different public service officials, we might have been better off today without any senators or presidents running the country.

Expect long lines just for wanting to be served an inquiry (no actual public service yet) from the SSS, NSO (Census birth and marriage certificate), LTO licensing, DFA passport application, PRC exam application, GSIS loan, PhilHealth inquiry, TESDA courses inquiry, OWWA benefits claim (especially OFW loan) and other major public service needs. Fixers are always all around looking for people to victimize by fraudulent offers and documents. This is the typical Pinoy public service office daily scene.

But of course this was back a few years ago. Today, I'm glad that only a few offices still nurse these bad habits and I'm sad to say this includes one of the most corrupt public service Philippines government office, the Land Transportation Office. So if you are on your way for any related service and transaction, please be careful and avoid people approaching you. Ask only in official help desks and authority officials inside the offices.

Different Philippines Government Agencies and their Function

Just making a shortlist of the most popular destination of Filipinos when we talk about service of the government to the people. Below is our own list of the tops agencies that serve the country today. We will add up to this list as we go along and develop My Pilipinas.Com into a Pinoy online forum and portal for all help topics regarding the country.

SSS Online - Social Security System

  1. SSS Online Inquiry
  2. Log In / Registration
  3. SSS Branches
  1. SSS ID
  2. SSS Contribution
  3. SSS Forms
  1. SSS Loan Application
  2. Loan Contribution
  3. What is SSS

PhilHealth - Health Insurance in the Philippines

  1. Philhealth Forms
  2. Office Branches

  1. What is PhilHealth
  2. PhilHealth Benefits

  1. Philhealth Online
  2. PhilHealth Payment

NSO Online - National Statistics Office (Census)

  1. What is NSO
  2. NSO Branches
  3. Marriage License
  4. National Statistics Philippines

  1. NSO Philippines
  2. NSO Online
  3. Death Certificate

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Marriage Certificate
  4. How to Get Birth Certificate

NBI - Clearance Application and Renewal with National Bureau of Investigation Branches and Offices

If you are applying for a NBI clearance renewal or new document, here is where you can find tips to make it easy for you and avoid falling in the very long line or to the least, avoid inconveniences. Our family had a lot of experience with clearance application and we'd like to share them all here so that when your turn comes, it would be as easy as possible to get yours and pay in payment centers or get your clearance NBI application form download online right here.

DFA - Philippine Passport Application Issues

You can read our post regarding DFA Manila branch and guide on how to get there.

  • What is DFA
  • Branches
  • Passport Requirements
  • Lost Passport

LTO - License Application, Requirement, Fees and Exam Reviewer

This Philippines government agency has the worst reputation according to some online data. Therefore, the LTO is where you take extra care if you ever need to make any inquiry, transaction, application and matters involving the Land Transportation Office services from licensing, car registration renewal and more.

POEA - Jobs, Accredited Agencies, Recruitment Licensing and Overseas Employment Certificate

Expect to find the latest POEA jobs from duly licensed and approved accredited agencies here by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

TESDA - Courses, Accredited Training Centers and Scholarship

Learn by enrolling to the nearest TESDA courses offered. Read online information regarding short course and vocational terms for summer and special classes. Inquire about fees, scholarship and which accredited training centers or schools to enroll.

OWWA - Loans, Overseas Worker Benefits and Claim

Know your rights as an overseas Filipino worker abroad through OWWA. Get to know which benefits you can apply for and claim what is yours from scholarship for balik manggagawa and business loan opportunities for qualified recipient member OFWs.

GSIS - Government Service Employee Section

If you are a Philippines government employee, this is your section. Know your benefits, apply for a loan and ask for a claim.

LRA - Registry of Deeds

The Land Registration Authority is the arm of the Department of Justice that handles all matters regarding and serving for the "sole purpose of implementing and protecting the Torrens system of land titling and registration. It is the central repository of all land records involving registered or titled lands".- from LRA website (Registry of Deeds)

LRA Branches and Filed Offices Directory

  • CAR
  • Region 1
  • Region 2
  • Region 3
  • Region 4
  • Region 5
  • Region 6
  • Region 7
  • NCR
  • Region 8
  • Region 9
  • Region 10
  • Region 11
  • Region 12
  • Region 13
  • ARMM

Official Philippines Holiday List in 2013

This list of official declared Philippines holidays in 2013 is taken from the gazette of the Philippines government at This list may change without prior notice so keep updated for quick announcements just in case. If you ask if any of these holidays are paid or not for workers, wait for further announcement from the respective Philippines government agencies involved or keep updated via their tweeter and facebook account posts.

Regular Holidays

  • New Year's Day - January 1 (Tuesday)
  • Maundy Thursday - March 28
  • Good Friday - March 29
  • Araw ng Kagitingan - April 9 (Tuesday)
  • Labor Day - May 1 (Wednesday)
  • Independence Day - June 12 (Wednesday)
  • National Heroes Day - August 26 (Last Monday of August)
  • Bonifacio Day - November 30 (Saturday)
  • Christmas Day - December 25 (Wednesday)
  • Rizal Day - December 30 (Monday)

Special (Non-working) Days

  • Black Saturday - March 30
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Wednesday)
  • All Saints Day - November 1 (Friday)
  • Additional special (non-working) days - November 2 (Saturday)
  • - December 24 (Tuesday)
  • Last Day of the Year - December 31 (Tuesday)

Special Holiday (All Schools)

  • EDSA Revolution Anniversary - February 25 (Monday)

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