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About Philippine e-Passport

About Philippine e-Passport
This is a followup information about the ABS-CBN news updates that was Posted at 12/26/2013 6:10 PM | Updated as of 12/26/2013 6:10 PM regarding the new regulations of the Philippine Passport, ABS-CBN said,

 "MANILA - Filipinos are urged to apply for the e-Passport before their green or maroon passports expire, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

"All Filipino nationals holding Machine Readable-Ready Passports (MRRP; green passports) and Machine Readable Passports (MRP; maroon passports) will no longer be allowed to apply for an extension of the validity of these passports after October 31, 2014," the DFA said in a statement.

Tips in how to Apply NBI Clearance Easily

NBI Clearance Application Form
The NBI(National Bureau of Investigation) clearance is the very important pertinent document papers need for our any requirements in applying jobs and or travel abroad here in the Philippines. Normally, we need to wakeup earlier to avoid the long line of applicant before to get the NBI Clearance Application Form. And be sure to bring your Valid ID, such as: company ID, Govt. ID, or else bring your all valid ID's to assure that you have an ID to present or endorse when you are now inside the NBI office and bring your black ballpen and the payment exactly, not a big bills to avoid the cashier to find change that cause a time delay during the processing.

To complete this tips kindly follow the instruction below:
  1. Kindly read the above statement I said
  2. Go to any Internet Cafe or else use your Laptop
  3. Open your Internet browser and type the website address of NBI, URL: NBI Clearance Application Online
  4. Find the below button called NBI Clearance Application Form just situated left side bar of the screen or just click this link: NBI CLEARANCE ONLINE FORM 
  5. Then when it is displayed in your screen, just WRITE LEGIBLY IN BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS or follow and type your personal information using a big capital letter using the CAPSLOCK of you keyboard.
  6. Then print it, just tell the internet attendant to check the page setup before to print
  7. Once you have now the Form, go to the NBI office, the address is along Bajada St., Davao City, just infront the Victoria Plaza before Abreeza Mall.
  8. Goto the verification table personnel and have to check your form, just ask help of the intern personnel. Be sure that you have valid ID to present during the verification.
  9. Once finish to verify, go to the cashier or just follow the intern personnel instruction.Prepare your exact payment just what I said above of this post.
  10. After the cashier payment, goto to the encoding door, seek the help of the intern personnel.
  11. Then after encoding is the BIOMetric System Processing (Photograph and Left and Right Hand Thumb Mark)
  12. After this if your name is not compromise or no case filed, your finish now not more than in 1 hour with your NBI Clearance.

TESDA Assessment and Certification

Technical Education and Skills Development Aut...
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Philippines) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Planning for the National Certification exam of TESDA (Technical Education Skills Development Authority) you need a thorough preparation for your exam. Not only the reviews of the both basics, common, and core competencies given by your school training in both areas of skills you acquired. If you feel that your capable now for the exam, you need to learn what is the exam you are going to applied and how to apply this particular government exam of the TESDA. For example, in the field of the Computer Hardware Servicing NCII or Computer Technician title in other schools.

Here are the common guidelines if you wanted to apply for this exam. And if you wanted also to reapply or renew your National Certificates kindly read the below guidelines:

1. What is the PTQCS?

The Philippine TVET Qualification and Certification System (PTQCS) is a quality-assured structure used for giving recognition to the attainment of competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes and values) along the middle-level skilled occupations. It is the process of determining the qualification level of a person and giving recognition to the attainment of competencies in that particular level.

2. What is competency assessment?

It is the process of collecting evidence and making judgments on whether competency has been achieved. It focuses in assessing an individual's skills, knowledge, attitude and work values relative to a unit or cluster of units of competency.

3. What is the basis for assessment and certification?

TESDA implements assessment and certification for all qualifications with promulgated Training Regulations.

The Training Regulation defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes/values required for competent performance in the workplace.

The competency requirements, as defined in the relevant Training Regulations shall be the take-off point of all corresponding qualifications, assessment and certification in all industry sectors.

The list of promulgated Training Regulations may be accessed at the TESDA Website.

4. How is assessment conducted?

Assessment is conducted through any of the following evidence gathering methods: demonstration/observation with oral questioning, written test, interview, third party report, portfolio and submission of work projects.

5. Who may apply for assessment?

Students, workers or any individuals who wants to determine his/her qualification level.

6. Where can one apply for assessment?

 An individual may apply for assessment in any of the following:

a. Private TESDA-accredited assessment centers. The list of accredited assessment centers is uploaded in the TESDA website: www.tesda.gov.ph

b. TESDA Regional and Provincial Offices

c. TESDA TVET Institutions-Assessment Centers

7. What are the requirements for assessment?

 a. Duly-accomplished Application Form

 b. Three (3) Passport size picture with name written at the back of each picture

 c. Duly-Accomplished Self Assessment Guide

8. Who shall conduct the assessment?

Assessment shall be conducted by TESDA Accredited Competency Assessors

9. How much is the assessment fee?

The assessment fee is based on the list of fees promulgated by the TESDA Board and endorsed by the National Economic Development Authority.

10. Can the private TESDA-accredited assessment centers collect assessment fees?

Yes, the private TESDA-accredited assessment centers may collect assessment fee based on the TESDA Board promulgated assessment fee.

11. What is mandatory assessment?

Mandatory assessment is given to graduating students of WTR-registered programs. Assessment may be conducted in the facilities of the private TVIs designated as assessment venues. However, assessment must be facilitated by the TESDA Regional/Provincial Office or the TTI-TACs immediately after training.

12. What is a National Certificate (NC)? A Certificate of Competency (COC)?

National Certificate is issued when a candidate has demonstrated competence in all units of competency that comprised a Qualification.

Certificate of Competency is issued to individuals who have satisfactorily demonstrated competence on a particular or cluster of units of competency.

13. What is the validity of the NC or COC?

The NC or COC is valid for five (5) years.

14. How can a holder renew his/her expired NC or COC?

In areas where new Training Regulations have been promulgated, holders of NC/COC shall upon expiration undergo competency assessment based on the new competency standards and assessment tools in the absence of a new promulgated Training Regulations, holders of NC or COC shall upon expiration be renewed upon request of holder and after verification in the RWAC.

16. Where do the applicant apply for renewal and/or replacement of NC or COC?

An individual may apply for renewal and/or replacement of NC or COC in the TESDA District or Provincial Office where the original NC or COC was issued.

17. How can one verify the validity of the NC or COC?

TESDA maintains the Online Registry of Certified Workers containing vital information on the pool of certified workers nationwide. Access can be made by name, certificate number or by qualification. The registry is easily accessible thru the TESDA website: TESDA website