By: Lilibeth A. French
THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-Iloilo has conducted a total of 63 Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System (CRVS) mobile registration so far in 2019 in partnership with the local civil registrars here.
The 63 CRVS mobile registrations were held in the towns of San Dionisio and Guimbal and the cities of Passi and Iloilo from January to May 2019.
Iloilo City has the most number of mobile registration activities at 47.
PSA Iloilo Provincial Statistical Officer Nelida Amolar said seven more CRVS mobile registrations were conducted in 2019 including two on June 21 at barangays Nito-an Lupsag, Guimbal and Tolarucan in Janiuay.
The other five CRVS mobile registrations will be held in Janiuay onJuly 26 at Cabantog; August 23 at Caranas; September 27 at Gines; October 25 in at Tuburan; and November 22 at Sto. Tomas.
Amolar encouraged residents in the said areas, especially those unregistered with PSA, to take advantage of mobile registration.
Through the free CRVS mobile registration, beneficiaries are assisted with problems regarding their birth certificates.
The CRVS generates information on births, deaths and causes of death which are of fundamental importance to the country’s development process and governance.
PSA personnel also briefed participants on civil registration laws for them to understand the importance and process of correcting errors in their birth certificates.
Amolar also urged local civil registrars to continue holding mobile registration to ensure that every resident in their respective localities has birth certificate and legal identity.
“Let us make sure that no one will be left behind and every Ilonggo and Ilongga will be in the picture,” she said.
PSA has been tasked to carry out, enforce and administer civil registration functions in the country and to conduct activities related to “Get every Pinoy and Pinay in the Picture! program of the government in line with Proclamation No. 1106 signed by former President Benigno Aquino which declared the year 2015 to 2024 as Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade.
Amolar said she is looking forward to zero unregistered birth in 2024 with the help of mobile registrations.
“This will only be possible if local civil registry offices and local government units in Iloilo will cooperate in conducting activities that will educate and inform Ilonggos of the importance of CRVS,” she added. (PIA-Iloilo)