How to Apply for Psychology License without Examination in the Philippines

The Philippines now has an approved “Psychology Law” formally named as “REPUBLIC ACT No. 10029” or the “Philippine Psychology Act of 2009”. This law professionalizes the practice of psychology and provides guidelines for the licensure of psychologists and psychometricians who wish to practice the profession in the Philippines.

Many psychology graduates and colleagues are asking about the process for applying for the license without examination so I decided to share my experience through this blog. I just completed my application this morning. Here are some of the common questions I had myself. I feel future applicants will benefit from having them answered. Continue reading

Tourism is the theme of “Philippines-Korea” partnership forum

[PRESS RELEASE] The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, in cooperation with the Ateneo Initiative for Korean Studies (AIKS) will be holding a one-day partnership forum on tourism on December 11 at the Intercontinental Manila. With the theme “Strengthening Bilateral Relations through Mutual Cooperation,” the third Philippines-Korea Partnership Forum
will be discussing policies, strategies and cooperation in the field of tourism following the influx of Korean tourists in the Philippines and the increasing interest of the Filipinos in Korea, largely due to popularity of Hallyu. Continue reading

[REVIEW] Shinhwa impresses with “The Return”

It is a well-known fact that Korean idol group Shinhwa is one of the most respected idol groups in K-Pop. Admired by the young and old, Shinhwa members Eric, Minwoo, Junjin, Dongwan, Andy, and Hyesung have been together for 14 years, the longest running idol group in Korea. Today, Shinhwa continues to entertain through their successful television show entitled “Shinhwa Broadcast” and their comeback album “The Return”. Continue reading

Lemon Squares Recipe

My son really loves lemon squares and since these delicious tart treats are a bit expensive when bought, I learned how to make them at home. It’s really very simple so I encourage you to try it too. This recipe was an adjusted recipe from one I got from allrecipes and my big book of cookies.


Lemon Squares Recipe

For the crust, you will need:
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup of white granulated sugar
2 cups of all purpose flour

For the topping, you will need:
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups of white granulated sugar
1/4 cup of all purpose flour
2 lemons, juiced
1 teaspoon of grated lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Make the crust but mixing the butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press the dough into an ungreased 9×13 Pyrex pan or glass bakeware.
  3. Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes until firm and golden.
  4. While the crust is baking, prepare the topping. Mix together the beaten eggs and lemon juice. Whisk these together with the 1 1/2 cups sugar,  1/4 cup flour and lemon zest. Pour topping mixture over the baked crust.
  5. Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool. Wait for the bars to completely cool down before dusting with powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!