As a follow up to my previous post about Republic Act (RA) No. 6098 Republic of the Philippines Congress of the Philippines Metro Manila Fourteenth Congress Second Regular Session Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-eight day of July, two thousand eight. – The HUDCC and its attached agencies are hereby mandated to formulate and implement a two (2) year transition program which will provide for safety measures to cushion the impact in the event of a regulation-free housing market. 9653, also known as the Rent Control Act of 2009, I am posting here a full text copy of the rent control law in its entirety as reference for everyone. AN ACT ESTABLISHING REFORMS IN THE REGULATION OF RENT OF CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL UNITS, PROVIDING THE MECHANISMS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. – The HUDCC is hereby mandated to conduct every three (3) years from the effectivity of this Act a review of its implementation and a study on rental regulation, and submit to Congress its recommendation on whether a continuing regulation is still necessary or deregulation is already warranted. Without proper credit card usage, it can lead to huge credit card debts eventually having you as slave as you work for the rest of your life just to pay for it.
With the availability of various credit cards issued by banks and the convenience of “buy now, pay later” cashless purchase, a lot of Filipinos enjoy shopping using their credit cards.(g) “Sublessee” shall mean the person who leases or rents out a residential unit from a sublessor. In the event however, that the lessee fails to settle rent, electric, telephone, water or such other utility bills or destroys any house components and accessories, the deposits and interests therein shall be forfeited in favor of the latter in the amount commensurate to the pecuniary damage done by the former. Failure to deposit the rent for three (3) months shall constitute a ground for ejectment. – No lessor or his successor-in-interest shall be entitled to eject the lessee upon the ground that the leased premises have been sold or mortgaged to a third person regardless of whether the lease or mortgage is registered or not. Such an agreement shall be exempt from the coverage of Section 5 of this Act. The lessor, upon authority of the court in case of consignation or upon joint affidavit by him and the lessee to be submitted to the city or municipal treasurer or barangay chairman and to the bank where deposit was made, shall be allowed to withdraw the deposits; (c) Legitimate need of the owner/lessor to repossess his or her property for his or her own use or for the use of any immediate member of his or her family as a residential unit: Provided, however, That the lease for a definite period has expired: Provided, further, that the lessor has given the lessee the formal notice three (3) months in advance of the lessor’s intention to repossess the property and: Provided, finally, that the owner/lessor is prohibited from leasing the residential unit or allowing its use by a third party for a period of at least (1) year from the time of repossession; (d) Need of the lessor to make necessary repairs of the leased premises which is the subject of an existing order of condemnation by appropriate authorities concerned in order to make the said premises safe and habitable: Provided, That after said repair, the lessee ejected shall have the first preference to lease the same premises: Provided, however, That the new rent shall be reasonably commensurate with the expenses incurred for the repair of the said residential unit and: Provided, finally, That if the residential unit is condemned or completely demolished, the lease of the new building will no longer be subject to the aforementioned first preference rule in this subsection; and (e) Expiration of the period of the lease contract. The future benefits are based on the employees’ contributions.Being a member of SSS, awareness should be practiced to make sure that our precious contribution is directly credited to our individual accounts.I would like to thank the Philippine Consulate in Dubai for giving me something to write today. So a cousin who lives in the Philippines want to come visit me in Dubai.I got her visa and plane tickets but was informed through hearsay* (there has been no official circular whatsoever) that there is a new policy for Filipinos traveling to Dubai on Tourist/Visit Visas: a document called “Affidavit of Support and Guarantee” containing the personal details of the sponsoring family member here in Dubai and declarations like “I guarantee that the subject (visitor) shall not be in any way or manner whatsoever a public burden in the UAE”, etc has to be notarized at the Philippine Consulate as this is a requirement at the Phillipine Immigration counters at the airport prior to departure. (Even with an official visa issued by the UAE Immigration plane tickets) Your butt stays put in the Philippines.When I was finally called in after two hours of standing in the line, my documents were rejected because the first line in the Affidavit of Support and Guarantee, says “I, _____, of legal age, Filipino citizen…” I am not a Filipino citizen anymore after acquiring Japanese citizenship through naturalization in 2003.I asked them to just cross out the “Filipino” part and just accept the document because regardless of the citizenship I am holding, I am a legal sponsor but was told, “This is not your embassy anymore.The number of days to get that notarization: Ten working days, with a fee of 100 dhs (US).The amount won’t hurt much but the nuissance of going to the embassy and waiting for that ten working days is not a joke.