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Sweldong Pinoy in 2019

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The year is almost over. In 2019, we have done some design and performance improvements to our Sweldong Pinoy apps. We  also worked on new features and new projects. Here are some of our major highlights for 2019.


SSS Contribution IncreaseRepublic Act No. 11199 (The Social Security Act of 2018) was signed earlier this year by the president. Under the law, the monthly contributions of SSS members will be increased from the current 11% to 12%. We have updated https://www.sweldongpinoy.com and released Version 4.1 of the Sweldong Pinoy Android app to use the new rates. Learn more here.


PhilHealth Contribution Increase The Universal Health Care Act (Republic Act No. 11223) was signed into law last February and PhilHealth released Circular 2019-009 announcing the new premium contribution schedule effective December 7. We have updated https://www.sweldongpinoy.com and released Version 4.2 of the Sweldong Pinoy Android app to use the new rates. Learn more here.

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New Budget Pinoy

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A few months ago, we have released an Android app to help you in budgetting for your expenses and finding out what your asking rate should be based on your projected budget. We called it Budget Pinoy. Since then, we have re-worked it and developed a web app. And now, we are happy to announce to launch the all new Budget Pinoy.


Budget Pinoy is a tool for Filipinos in finding out how much their asking salary should be based on their budget. The app will even tell you how much to save per category per pay day. You can try Budget Pinoy at https://www.budgetpinoy.com. The Android app has been updated to version 1.0 and can now be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Users can input their budgets and specify if they are Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, or Annnually. These will be totalled and the app will show the user the asking rate they need to earn enough for their budget. The net pay and deductions are computed using Sweldong Pinoy. Since there's only a few days left in the …

Sweldong Pinoy on Instagram

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Sweldong Pinoy is now on Instagram! Follow us at https://www.instagram.com/sweldongpinoy.


Dark Theme on Android

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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 bright 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 older versions and on supported devices, the app will default to Dark Theme when Battery Saver is enabled. You can change it to Light, Dark, or Set by Battery Saver.

Below are screenshots of how the app looks now with Light and Dark Theme:

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UHC: PhilHealth Contribution Increase

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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.

Source: https://twitter.com/teamphilhealth/status/1200200278508625922

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

Do you have questions and/or suggestions about Sweldong Pinoy and our apps? Email us at info@sweldongpinoy.com or send us a message. If you are on social media, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook so you can get updates and more information from us.

Sweldong Pinoy At Seven

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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 http://timeline.sweldongpinoy.com/

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

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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 https://www.sweldongpinoy.com. 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.

Email us at info@sweldongpinoy.com or send us a message if you have questions and suggestions about our apps