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Dark Theme on Android

Along with updating the Sweldong Pinoy Android app for the PhilHealth contribution increase, we spent a bit of time adding some redesigns and Dark Theme support. Dark Theme improves visibility for users with low vision and sensitivity to brigh light, makes devices easier to use at night or in low-light environments, and can reduce battery usage for some devices.

Android 10 has a new global system setting for Dark Theme. The Sweldong Pinoy app will automatically follow this System default settings. To change the theme,go to the Overflow Menu (⋮) on the top-right of the screen to open the Settings Screen. On the Theme preference, choose Dark. You can also use these steps to change it into Light or back to System default.

For Android 9 Pie, when Battery Saver is enabled, the app will default to Dark Theme. You can change it to Light, Dark, or Set by Battery Saver. On older earlier versions of Android, the theme options are Light and Dark.

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UHC: PhilHealth Contribution Increase

On February 2019, the Universal Health Care Act (Republic Act No. 11223) was signed into law. It will automatically cover all Filipinos in the National Health Insurance Programme (NHIP). There will be additional health benefits to members. However, the law will also mean increases to the PhilHealth contributions from 2.75% in 2019 to 5% in 2024.

Just recently, PhilHealth released Circular 2019-009 announcing the new premium contribution schedule effective December 7, 2019.


We have updated to use the new rates. Version 4.2 of the Sweldong Pinoy Android app, which has the updated computation, is also rolling out now.

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Sweldong Pinoy At Seven

Sweldong Pinoy is now seven years old! The initial version of the app, then named Philippine Salary Calculator, became available on April 3, 2012.

Sweldong Pinoy started as an app for personal use but we have released it so others can use it too. The app can compute net pay, withholding taxes and contributions to SSS, PhilHealth and PAG-IBIG. Over time, we have added additional features (GSIS, Minimum Wage Earners, RHQ/ROHQ employees, OT, night differential) and updated icons, user interface, and other designs.

You can check a brief history of Sweldong Pinoy at

Other than the Sweldong Pinoy web and Android apps, we have also developed other applications like Thirteenth Month, Budget Pinoy, and Budget Penny. Thirteenth Month is a tool for Filipinos in computing their 13th-month pays. Budget Pinoy is a tool for Filipinos in computing gross and net pay based on user's budget. Budget Penny is your budget assistant that can help you with your finan…

New SSS Contribution

Earlier this year, Republic Act No. 11199 (The Social Security Act of 2018) was signed by the president. Under the law, the monthly contributions of SSS members will be increased from the current 11% to 12% this year and will gradually increase every other year until it reaches 15% on 2025. Minimum and maximum monthly salary credits will likewise gradually increase.

The New Contribution Schedule for 2019 will be implemented for the applicable month of April and payable in May 2019. You can learn more about this here.

We are already using the the new SSS contribution table in This is also available in version 4.1 of the Sweldong Pinoy Android app (rolling out now). We'll be updating our apps again soon. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you can be updated about these and more.

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