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Pag ibig Fund (Home Development Mutual Fund) Shaw New Branch

Pag Ibig (HDMF) recently launched their new branch in Mandaluyong located at 2nd floor 500 Shaw Zentrum, Shaw Boulevard, Corner S. Laurel Street, Brgy. Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong City. If you’re coming from Manila or Pasig or Ortigas Area, you can ride a Jeepney or an FX with a route of Pasig-Quiapo. There are also buses that sometimes passes there. If you’re coming from EDSA, whatever bus you’re riding, get off at Starmall EDSA, jeepney terminal is located near the McDonalds, it would only cost ₱ 8.00 (minimum fare). 500 Shaw Zentrum Building is on the left side of the road if you’re coming from EDSA.


(ctto). In front of 500 Shaw Zentrum Building is the Mandaue Foam Furniture Center. Some other landmark near are the following, S & R , Goldilocks, Puregold and Phoenix Gasoline Station.

Note, this is a separate entity with the Pag Ibig Housing which is also located along Shaw Boulevard not far from 500 Shaw Zentrum Building.

Although the line is common in public agencies, there’s not much hassle in Pag ibig.  Before you proceed to your destination, there’s an assigned officer of the day in the Information, located on the right side of the entrance, they’ll give you your corresponding queuing number.  Forms are also available there. Counters are as follows.



  • Counter 1         – Membership, MCIF, Penalty
  • Counter 2         – Records Verification
  • Counter 3 & 4  – Loan Filing
  • Counter 5         – Loan Verification, Loan Balance
  • Counter 6         – Claims
  • Counter 7 & 8  – Payments
  • Counter 9         – For Transmittal, USB
  • Counter 10      – Loyalty Card Application

What I like most about their new branch is the comfortable couch to set in with. It’ll help you relax and forget that you’re waiting hahaha 🙂 . Also, they provided a drinking station for the people.


Comfort rooms are available outside, located on the left side of the office.

For phone contact, here’s the number they had given to me. (02) 422-3000, While their customer service contact number is (02) 724 4244. You can also check their website at 

There, I hope it helps.




How to get a CENOMAR and NSO Birth Certificate !

Who wants the hassle and inconvenient?  Of course, no one. Even if I came from PUP, which also means Pila Upo Pila (that was before SIS was created) and though my alma mater helps me develop and lengthens my patience, I still don’t want the hassle and long lines. We are in the generation of technology and instant and phase where every minute counts and so every penny must be spent wisely.

One of the requirements in applying for a Marriage License is Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) and NSO authenticated Birth Certificate. We actually have various options, that will suit our different lifestyles. As the saying goes, “If there’s a will, there’s a way!”

Since we, my fiancé and I, have both works from Monday to Friday, and our vacation leave credits are easily consumed by my monthly prenatal check-up, we have to be very careful in choosing our options.

Here are the following options :

1.) NSO Main Office – It is located at East Avenue, Quezon City (in front of SSS East Avenue). It is one ride from Boni Avenue, take a bus with route SM Fairview, for doubts some buses have a card in front which says SSS & NSO. They are open from 7:00 am – 4:00pm from Mondays – Fridays. There is a step by step process instruction when you get there. But you will surely get your documents on that day. Since I am pregnant, we decided not to consider this option.

2.) Makati City Hall- It is located in Makati located at JP Rizal St.  In front of the New Makati City Hall, Ground floor of old City Hall Bldg. There is also a step by step process that will guide you when you get there. Unlike NSO Main Office, the waiting lines are not that long. But eventually, you will also get your documents on the same day also. We did not also consider this options because we are minimizing our vacation leave credits for other purposes, well merely for my OB-Gyn appointment :)!

3.) PSA  Help lines ( –  For those text savvy and don’t want to waste their time queuing in line, you can get you NSO documents online or thru phone. You can also call them 24/7 at (02) 737-1111. But, I’m warning you, this is a bit costly. The fee is Php350 per copy. You may pay through Bancnet online, any Metrobank branch, Bancnet ATM or select Bayad Center outlets. Delivery is usually within 2-5 working days upon receipt of your payment.

4.) SM Malls  –  Getting your documents in SM Business Center is like a piece of cake. You just have to go to the nearest SM Malls in your place. For us, SM Megamall is just a minute away. It is located in the 3r floor level. We went there on October 29, Saturday at 3:00pm, yes they catered during weekends but I’m not sure if they also catered during Sundays and Holidays, though. Oh, there is a cut off time. There were no long queuing lines. We paid Php 140.00 for the Birth Certificate and Php 195.00 for the Cenomar. And an additional Php 20.00 each for the processing fee. One thing to remember when getting your documents in SM Business Center is that it is suited for you if you’re in a hurry. Processing days takes 5 – 10 days for the Cenomar. But for us, it just took a week for us to get the Cenomar and the Birth Certificate. Upon claiming, you have to bring the claim stub with you and one valid ID. Just in case you will not be able to claim your documents, you can send your representative together with your Authorization Letter, your ID and her/his ID as well.

Don’t forget, you must have all the details (such as Mothers Maiden Name, Fathers Middle Initial, Birth Place) before choosing any of the options listed above.

I hope this helps you one way or another. If you have suggestions or corrections, please feel free to leave a comment 🙂 Thanks for dropping by :*

Love ♥,


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A Writer Writes

A writer writes, always! Maybe not through a pen or a pencil or a keyboard. But everyday , when we walk in the street on our way to the office or to the school, we stitch pieces of ideas, imagine and assume what people are doing or going through, then came up with our own opinions – that’s when we became writer.

“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”

—Enid Bagnoldpost