July 17, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The local government unit through the Municipal Civil Registrar Office will issue copies of civil registry documents for free on scheduled dates.

Municipal Civil Registrar Valentina Domaoa said the documents that will be issued for free are birth, marriage, and death certificates.

The free issuance of civil registry documents to the constituents of barangays Alab Oriente, Alab Proper, Balili, and Gonogon is on Feb. 20; barangays Bontoc Ili, Caluttit, Poblacion, and Samoki on Feb. 21; barangays Dalican, Guina-ang, Mainit, and Maligcong on Feb. 22; and barangays Bayyo, Can-eo, Talubin, and Tocucan on Feb. 23.

Persons with disability may avail of the services on Feb. 5 to 29.

She added the free issuance of civil registry documents shall still comply with the guidelines under Republic Act 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012.

Individuals who want to avail copies of local birth, marriage, and death certificates for free are advised to visit the Civil Registry Office on the said dates.

The office is located at the left wing, first floor of the Bontoc Municipal Capitol and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding non-working holidays.

Domaoa said those who request the documents before or after the scheduled dates will pay the regular fees.

Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr., encouraged the public to take advantage of the free issuance of local civil registry documents that may be used in applying for a job, enrolling in school, or for personal files.

The issuance of local civil registry documents for free is part of the observance of Civil Registration Month which is celebrated every February pursuant to Proclamation 682 signed by former President Corazon Aquino.

The theme for this year’s observance is “CRVS: The Future of Seamless Services”. Domaoa said the celebration of Civil Registration Month aims to remind Filipinos of their duty to register vital events in their life such as birth, marriage, and death, legal instruments, as well as decrees and judicial orders affecting their civil status. – Alpine Killa-Malwagay