AVOID GOING TO THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE AND SAVE ON DOCUMENTS NOTARIZATION AND AUTHENTICATION

Last September 19, 2018, Wednesday, I went to the downtown San Francisco office of the VP, Corporate Controller and CAO of Anaplan, Inc. for the notarization and authentication follow-up of Letter-Certificate at the Philippine Consulate Office, required by Globe Telecom, Inc. in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

As accredited Notary Public by the Philippine Consul General in San Francisco, California, and founder of MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES, this was my second time to do notarization and authentication follow-up for important documents signed by the VP, Corporate Controller and CAO, who was so busy he didn’t have time to go personally to the Philippine Consulate Office.

While driving to my 11:00am appointment for notarization of documents, a Filipina from Fairfield, California called my cell phone (650)438-3531 and asked for help and assistance. She told me that she and her husband were already at the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco, California. She asked if I could see them to notarize a Special Power of Attorney by two other parties who could not come to the Philippine Consulate Office due to conflict of work schedule. I explained to the Filipina lady that I can notarize the Special Power of Attorney but all parties involved must be in my presence and have them sign my Journal of Notarial Acts and then affix their right thumb marks. Then, the involved parties don’t have to go to the Philippine Consulate for the authentication follow-up.

The experience of this Filipina lady and her husband from Fairfield, California was also experienced by another Pinay from Concord, California who I met at the elevator one Tuesday morning while I was at the Philippine Consulate for the authentication follow-up of six documents ( Affidavit of Loss, Special Power of Attorney, Deed of Judicial Settlement, Parental Travel Permit, Deed of Donation, Revocation of Special Power of Attorney) I notarized.

“Abogadopoba kayo?” (Are you a lawyer?), the Pinay asked.

“Hindi po. Baka matulonganko kayo.” ( No. But maybe I can help you), I answered.

“Kailangankoangmagpagawa ng Special Power of Attorney at manotarize,” ( I need a Special Power of Attorney be prepared for me and be notarized.), she answered.

“Puntahanninyosi Tessie Sapinososa 4th Floor at bakamatulongan kayo.” (Go and see Tessie Sapinoso in the 4th and she might be able to help you), I explained to the Pinay.

“Walangayonsi Tessie Sapinoso at walarinyung Notary Public sa 7th Floor,” said a Philippine Consulate staff who heard our conversation.

“Magpagawamunaako ng Special Power of Attorney at babaliknanamanakobukas.” ( I’ll have a Special Power of Attorney prepared and be back here tomorrow), the disappointed Pinay said.

The two Pinays could have avoided going to the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco and saved both money and precious time had they sought first the help and assistance of accredited Notary Public with MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES. They could have avoided the hassles and disappointments they experienced.

Let’s look at the expenses incurred by the Filipina and her husband from Fairfield, California. Parking fees for two days going to the Philippine Consulate is about $120 ( $60 x 2 days); Lunch, snacks and incidental expenses is about $400 ( $100 per day for 2 persons for 2 days = $400). The total amount of $520 does not include the gas, mileage and wear and tear of car in driving from Fairfield to San Francisco back and forth for two days. The incalculable loss was the precious time for taking two days off from work for both the Pinay and her husband.

Yes, it’s more convenient and economical (most of the time) to seek the help and assistance of accredited Notary Public with MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES for the notarization and authentication follow-up of documents ( Affidavits, Special Power of Attorney, Parental Travel Permit, Proof of  Life, Deed of Donation, Revocation of Special Power of Attorney, etc.) than personally going to the Philippine Consulate Office. Actually, you can avoid going to the Philippine Consulate and save. Here are some advantages of seeking the help and assistance of accredited Notary Public with MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES:

  1. SAVINGS ON DOCUMENT PREPARATION – Through our para-legal partner, we only charge $60 more or less for typing and preparation of Affidavits, SPA and other docuemtns. If you’ll go to a lawyer, you’ll be charged %150, $200 per document; 2.. AVOID TAKING DAYOFF FROM WORK – You don’t have to go personally to the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco if the documents were notarized by accredited Notary Public; 3. SAVINGS ON PARKING FEES AND OTHER EXPENSES – Yes, you can avoid paying $540 paid by the Pinay from Fairfield, California and her husband; 4.AVOID HASSLE AND PRESSURES IN GOING TO THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE – With the prompt and efficient services of accredited Notary Public with MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES, you can avoid the hassle and pressures of going to the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco; 5. CONVENIENCE AND PEACE OF MIND – There is total convenience and peace of mind with services of accredited Notary Public and authentication follow-up assistance through MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES.

REMINDER:I am at the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco every Tuesday by 11:30 am. I have blank forms of Affidavits, Special Power of Attorney (SPA), Parental Travel Permit (TPT), etc. for ready use. If you need help in filling out the forms and for notarization, just meet me on Tuesday by 11:45 am at the Lounge Room 205, 2nmd Floor, 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108.

For immediate help and assistance in the notarization and authentication follow-up of Affidavits, Special Power of Attorney, DEED of DONATION, Parental Travel Permit and other documents needed in the Philippines and in California, just call: (650)438-3531 or (415)584-7095 or email: [email protected]

*ART GABOT MADLAING is a commissioned Notary Public and licensed Real Estate Broker (BRE #00635976) in California since 1981. He is accredited Notary Public by the Philippine Consul General in San Francisco. Art is the founder of FITNESS FOR HUMANITY (aka FITNESS FOR CHRIST) and ACAPINOY. He is active Evangelist with the GOLDEN GATE CHURCH OF CHRIST in San Francisco, California.

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