5 Registration Options For SSS Online Account Application

Sunday, August 30, 2020


Registering for an SSS online account is difficult especially when you are directed to this page, which will ask you to select one of the registration options.

In this post, I will explain the 5 options in simple terms. Understanding each of the options will guide you to choose what is the right one for you.

How do the registration options work?

The options are information that is linked to your SSS records. To register, you must choose one of the choices. 

When the system receives your online member registration form, it will check the information you encoded from their archive.

If the information is not consistent or is not found on your SSS records, the system will reject your online application.


To avoid delay, choose the option that you think you have the correct information. Otherwise, you have to repeat the process.

What are the 5 options?

1. Bank Account Number / UMID ATM Account Number registered in SSS

You need to have your bank account number or UMID card registered as an ATM account number to use this option.

2. Mobile number registered in SSS

To use your mobile number to register, you must link this to your SSS records.

3. UMID card number

If you opt for UMID Card Number to register, you should have your UMID Card number ready.

4. Employer ID Number

Option Number 4 is for the employed members, whether in the formal or informal sector. So, if you are one, this is the best option for you.

5. Payment Reference Number (PRN) / Special Bank Receipt Number (SBR) / Payment Receipt Transaction Number (PRTN)

The PRN / SBR / PRTN is the number written on the topmost right portion of the receipt you get when paying for your contributions.

You may use Option Number 5 if you are a self-employed member.

Final Thoughts

By reading up to this point, you may have already chosen the option that works for you.

Access the SSS website now and get your online account registered fast.

Enjoy the convenience of getting your SSS transactions in the comforts of your homes or offices 24/7.

Did you experience completing your SSS transactions online?  Tell us your experience in the Comment Section below.  Lets discuss how we can help you.

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The Ultimate Guide to SSS Member’s Online Registration in 2020

Registering your Social Security System (SSS) online membership is the first step to safely and conveniently check your SSS records and see what you can get as a member.

That means if you are a registered online SSS member, you can apply for a loan or check your contribution without going to an SSS branch. All you need to have is a device that is connected to the internet.

To get you started with your SSS online journey, here are the steps on how to register your online membership and to retrieve or change your password.

Three Easy Steps to SSS Member's Online Registration


1. Go to the SSS website:  https://www.sss.gov.ph/ and click  these buttons until you are directed to the Online Registration Page: <Member >; <Not yet registered in My.SSS>; and <Mobile Number Registered in SSS>; 

2. Fill out the required data in the SSS online form and follow the instructions, including the encoding of the captcha code and ticking the box of the “I agree to the Terms of Service”;




Ensure that all the required fields are correctly filled up;


Use the name appearing in your SSS ID or UMID card if it exceeds the allowed characters of the form;


Use the drop-down calendar for the date of birth;


3. Check your email after 30 minutes for the activation link. Click and follow the instruction to activate your registration;



Password should be alphanumeric, with an alphabet as the first character;


Password should have no special characters and different from your username;

Activation of your registration should be made within 5 days from the receipt of the activation link, otherwise, it will expire and you will have to repeat the process.


Three Steps to Retrieve/Change your SSS Online Account Password


1. Go to the SSS website:  https://www.sss.gov.ph/ and click these buttons: <Member > and <Forgot your user ID or Password>;


2. You will be directed to the page where you will enter your Common Reference Number(CRN) or SSS Number and Captcha Code;

 3. Check your email for the Password Reset Link and follow the instructions.



If you can not access the email associated with your SSS online account, you may request a password reset to the nearest SSS branch in your area.

Or you may email to "onlineserviceassistance@sss.gov.ph" and wait for the SSS instruction on how reset the password.

Final Thoughts


The pandemic has restricted our movement. But that doesn't mean we will not do our routine.  


SSS has improved their processes by limiting face-to-face interaction. All their transactions are now processed online.  You should have an online SSS account to fully reap the benefits of their online service facility.  


Remember that if we follow the instructions for each of the SSS service  correctly, we can have a hassle-free business.

Did you have your SSS Membership online account?  Please share your experience using their online services.  We would like to know if you find it easy to use their online facility.

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E-Filing of Request for DOLE’s Certificate of Unemployment or Involuntary Separation in 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020

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Good news to all SSS members. 

The request and issuance of Certificate of Unemployment or Involuntary Separation issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) are now processed online.

The DOLE certificate is required for the application of the SSS Unemployment Benefit.

What are the requirements of the online application?

  1. Notice of Termination issued by the employer or Duly Notarized Affidavit of   Termination of Employment;
  2. Government-issued Identification Card;
  3. Active Gmail account where the Certificate will be emailed

 What are the steps?


1. Access the DOLE Regional Office website nearest you. You may search your region’s website, using these keywords: “dole + region name”;


2. From the Home Page, scroll down and look for “Request for Certificate of Involuntary Separation” button;


3. You will be lead to this screen. Read DOLE’s Data Privacy Disclosure and click the “Next” button;


4. Fill up all the required data and click the “Next” button until you reach the last page;


4. Attach a photocopy of one of your government-issued IDs and the photocopy of the Notice of Termination or Duly Notarized Affidavit of Termination of Employment;


5. Follow the uploading instructions;


6. Click the “Submit” button and click “OK” in the confirmation box.


7. Check your inbox for the Acknowledgement Receipt from DOLE;


8. Check your inbox for the status of your online application. DOLE will send the Certificate to your email.

Final thoughts

The pandemic brings out the best in each one of us.  DOLE has level-up their services by having one of this e-filing services to the public.

This is timely considering that we are still fighting the spread of the corona virus.  

Now, we can process our request for DOLE-related services within the comfort of our homes.

Did you experience filing your DOLE-related request thru online? Please comment below. We are glad to know how you rate the e-services of DOLE.

Related Post:  3 Easy Steps to SSS Unemployment Benefit Application

Did you apply for the SSS Unemployment Benefit?  Was it approved and you received the proceeds?  Please share these in the Comments Section.  

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3 Easy Steps to SSS Unemployment Benefit Online Application in 2020


The pandemic has affected everyone. Many businesses were closed and people were jobless.

Thanks to the SSS Unemployment Benefit. Now, we can augment our funds by availing of the new SSS program.

Related Post:  The Ultimate Guide to SSS Member's Online Registration in 2020

How much is the SSS Unemployment Benefit?

The country’s pension fund, the Social Security System (SSS) grants all qualified members an amount that is equivalent to twice the half of the member’s average monthly salary credit up to the maximum amount of P20,000.00


Who are qualified to avail?


Employees, including kasambahays and Overseas Foreign Workers (OFWs) - sea-based and land-based are qualified to apply if the involuntary separation from work is due to the following:


1. Retrenchment / Downsizing / Redundancy

2. Closure or cessation of operation

3. Installation of labor-saving devices

4. Natural or man-made calamities

5. Illness / Threatening disease


 Additional Qualifying Conditions:


1. Member should not be over 60 years old at the time of involuntary separation;

2. Members must have paid at least 36 monthly contributions, 12 months of which should be in the 18-month period before the month of involuntary separation

3. No record of claimed unemployment insurance for the last 3 years from the date of involuntary separation.


What are the three easy steps?


1. Secure the following documents:

    • Notice of Termination of Employment issued by the employer or duly notarized Affidavit of Termination of Employment
2.  Access your SSS Online account and click "E-services" button from the main menu and "Apply for Unemployment Benefit" afterward;

3.  Wait for the SSS email advising you to submit the DOLE certification and Notice of Termination of Employment by replying to the email and attaching the documents.

You will receive this email as proof that you successfully encoded your application correctly and received by SSS accordingly



1. For faster approval, make sure that all the information written for both the documents and the online information is the same, especially for the date and reason for separation. 


2. Do not apply more than three times, if your applications were rejected for two consecutive tries so that SSS will not stop your account from applying again.  Always double-check all the information before hitting the "submit" button.


Final Thoughts


We have so many things to be thankful for despite the many not-so-nice things happening around us.


The Social Security System is slowly becoming a digital giant. It is now easy for us to transact our business within the comfort of our homes. 


Remember, the SSS Unemployment Benefit is not a loan, it is a cash grant that you can get from SSS if you are eligible. You do not need to pay it even if you will find a new job.

Did you apply for the SSS Unemployment Benefit?  Was it approved and you received the proceeds?  Please share these in the Comments Section.  

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My Five Faves from Uniqlo’s 2020 Fall/Winter Collection

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Look what I’ve got.

The Uniqlo’s 2020 Fall/Winter Collection online launched was recently held and I had the opportunity to watch it. 

This season's theme is anchored on the concept of Sustainable Cities, which aims to provide solutions to the problem of urban living for a sustainable tomorrow.


These are my favorites from the new collection.

1. Airism Polo Shirt

The weather in the Philippines is unpredictable because of climate change. So, wearing an Airism Polo Shirt will save the day. 

The Airism shirt has a unique microclimate technology that controls temperature, humidity, and airflow between your skin and the fabric, making you comfortable regardless of the outside condition. 

Thus, you will perspire less, especially during very hot days.

2. Dry-Ex Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt

This simple and versatile piece is perfect for everyday wear. It has an ultra-quick drying functionality that provides comfort for those who want to stay healthy and active at home or outdoors.

Plus, they are available in basic colors like blue, gray, or white which you can pair with any shorts or pants. 

I got an older version of this shirt, the Dry Crew Neck Short Sleeve Shirt. I had 3 colors, which I use when attending to our cafe shop business or making errands to the malls or banks.

3. Dry Pique Polo Shirt 

Uniqlo’s shirts are made with functionality and design that can be used for everyday wear. If you are on the thin side, you can safely layer the shirt with a hoodie or blouson.

I like the shirt because of its soft texture. It comes in different plain colors which you can mix-match with your existing pants or chinos,

4. Brush Cotton Zipped Blouson

This is one of the nice-looking outer garments from the collection, that is perfect to strut in a casual or business occasion. 

It comes in basic colors which you can easily paired with a plain T-shirt or polo shirt.

This ensemble - orange Dry Pique Polo Shirt and dark-colored Brush Cotton Zipped Blouson is great for work wear or as get-up when hanging out with friends after a long day.

5. Dry Stretch Sweat Full-Zipped Hoodie

It is time to update your wardrobe and stock up on warm clothing materials. Christmas is around the corner and the temperature can be erratic.

Wearing this piece will guarantee your comfort in any occasion because it has a soft fabric. Its quick sweat-absorbing functionality is a plus, too.

Final Thoughts

Uniqlo’s lifewear products are constantly innovated with the consumers’ changing lifestyles and preferences as the basis for producing better designs and comfort.

I've listed my favorites. Now, it is time for you to do the same, too. 

I am sure you are excited to find out more about this new collection. Please check out Uniqlo’s website here:  https://www.uniqlo.com/ph/en/ or download the Uniqlo app.

Happy shopping.

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SSS Imposes Mandatory Online Transactions and Checkless Disbursements

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Don't have the time to go to SSS to process your transactions?  Or you are not  comfortable going through a long queue just to apply for an SSS number?

Fret no more.  Now, you can make your SSS transactions in the comfort of your home or office.

The state-run pension fund Social Security System (SSS) imposes mandatory implementation of online transactions such as application for salary or calamity loans, to provide its members and claimants with faster, safer, more convenient and economical means of completing their transactions with the agency.

This new SSS circular is in compliance with the Ease in Doing Business and Efficient Government Services Delivery Act of 2018, which mandates all government offices and agencies to provide services with simplified procedure that will lessen red tape and expedite government transactions.


So, check out this schedule and mark your calendar for a streamlined processing of your transaction.

Final Thoughts

SSS is indeed going digital. We should expect more changes in the way we process our business as they continously innovate and create programs that answer our needs.

Thus, making the processing of our transactions easier and more efficient. 

Have you tried using the online system of SSS? Please share your experience by writing in our Comment Section. I am sure SSS users would be glad to know.

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LOOK: Shop's Mechanic Uses Owner's TOYOTA SUV to Buy Spare Parts

Tuesday, August 25, 2020


On August 24, 2020, Tey Usis posted on his Facebook account, his experience bringing his Toyota Prado for repair to the Toyota Dasmariñas Cavite. 

Usis wrote that he brought the vehicle for repair on August 20,2020. Three days later, he was informed that his car is not yet ready for release due to the unavailability of spare parts.

On August 24, 2020, he was surprised to see his car on the road. He decided to tail it until it stopped to a local auto supply store, which was approximately 6.4 kilometers away from the Toyota machine shop.

  The Toyota SUV brought for repair was seen by the car's owner on the road, 
 driven by someone to procure the materials for his car.

It turned out, according to Usis, the vehicle which was driven by, presumably a Toyota employee because he was wearing the company’s uniform, was used to buy for the missing parts.

At the end of his post, he pointed out two issues:

        1. Toyota is using a client’s car to buy car parts.

        2. Toyota is using spare parts from unknown sources.

The white SUV stopped at a local motor supply store, 6.4 kilometers away
 from the car's machine shop

His Facebook post gathered mixed reactions from netizens. 

Some commenters related that they were already familiar with this practice a long time ago. So that they resolved not to bring their cars to the casa when it requires repair.

Others go to the extent of suggesting that Usis file a carnapping case, then ask for damages so that his car will be paid in full if this under bank financing.

As of this writing, the post has generated more than seven thousand reactions and more than eight thousand shares.

Do you have similar experience?  Please reply in the Comment Section below.  I am sure most of us would like to know if this is a prevalent practice.

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Nessa, the Bulakenya in Manila: Empowering Women through Beauty Tutorials

Monday, August 24, 2020


 I am still learning the ropes when it comes to blogging. 

From Corporate to WFH


Three years after leaving my corporate job, I bought a laptop and joined millions of bloggers on the internet.


While slowly understanding the nitty-gritty of blog writing, I am lucky to have met many influencers and content creators who are generous in sharing their knowledge and stories.


Thanks to these people. Now, I am in the company of many great influencers in the industry.

Related Post:  My Amayzing Blog Journey: From an Average Joe to Super Cool Dude


Beyond Friendship 


One of the smartest and interesting writers I had the opportunity to interact with is the pretty and preppy, Nessa Pablo. She is the lady behind czyphr.com.

Nessa is very young but she’s into so many things. At 24, she’s a Humanities student and is pursuing a career in legal. She writes about beauty, lifestyle, and events. 

Beauty and Lifestyle


If you want to know more about making yourself beautiful or learn new beauty products in the market, then Nessa's site is for you.

Here, she will tell you about what make-up look suits what particular face.  She also suggests the best make-up and lipstick available in the market and where to find them.

Her food and travel pages are for the food hunters and the wanderlust souls.


I like Nessa's unique writing style.  She’s very articulate and friendly. You feel like your big sister is talking to you and telling you to listen to what she has to say.




Aside from blogging, Nessa also produces content for her YouTube  channel, mostly about beauty and make-up tutorials.


From classic to trendy make-up look, czyphr.com will teach you how to nail that perfect look.

Check out Nessa's latest YouTube video:  How I do makeup for Vlogs


Finally, Nessa is a much-sought-after blogger, working for more than a hundred brands, with a combined social media followers of 20,000 plus.


When it comes to blogging, I wish I could be like Nessa.

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To know more about Nessa and her stories, please check-out her social media accounts:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/czyphr/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/czyphr

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/Czyphr

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/czyphr

Blog:  https://www.czyphr.com/

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.ph/czyphr/

Email:  czyphr@gmail.com <czyphr@gmail.com>

Livestream:  https://shopee.ph/czyphr


This is a writing exercise from the Blogging Mentorship Program of Ms.KathyKenny

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