June 21, 2024

The Philippine Statistics Authority-Cordillera and the city government will forge a memorandum of agreement in line with the project, “Philsys Birth Registration Assistance Project” for the city.

Local Civil Registrar Luz Perez said the program aims to increase civil registration in marginalized communities, particularly the indigenous peoples (IPs) and the poorest sector.

The project aims to improve civil registration aligned with the goals of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics decade, which provides for the universal civil registration of births, deaths, and other vital events.

It also aims for all individuals with legal documentation to claim identity, civil status; ensure accurate, complete, and timely vital registration produced and disseminated; and register unregistered births and other civil registry documents, especially the IPs and the poorest sector.

It also aims to verify from the PSA civil registry system database the existence of birth and other civil registry records to avoid double or multiple registration through omnibus registration and implement the Philippine Registry Information system in the conduct of mobile registration in the city for one year.

“We are targeting to conduct the mobile registration starting this third quarter of this year. We will be in close coordination with the barangays in carrying out this project,” Perez said.

She added the city government can still do better and efforts continue to strengthen the country’s civil registration and vital statistics systems and meet the goal of universal registration by 2024 that at least 99.5 percent of all Filipinos should have their birth registered and shall be provided with the legal documentation through the issuance of the birth certificate. – PIO release