As a mandate of Proclamation No. 1106 which declared the years of 2015-2024 as Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade (CRVS), the local government of Puerto Princesa, in partnership with the Office of the Civil Registrar, is now providing mobile birth registration services in all schools in the city.
The said program aims to bring the services of the Civil Registry in all public schools of Puerto Princesa, particularly the free registration of birth certificates, as well as information dissemination and consultation.
According to Helen Antinero, City Civil Registar Officer, their pilot tests that were conducted in Barangay Langogan, Maoyon and Tanabag were very successful and have reached about 448 beneficiaries as of December last year.
Antinero added that their office, with the cooperation of the City Government, is now trying their best to help the 66 barangays of Puerto Princesa through the city’s 75 public schools.
“Gusto namin na maabot ang ating mga kababayan na mas nangangailan ng serbisyong ganito. Isa pa mahalaga ito lalo na’t ang daming nanganganak na hindi agad agad naasikaso ang birth certificate ng kanilang mga anak,” she added.
In connection with this, according to Antinero, they are going to Babuyan National High School for mobile birth certificates registration on February 17-18.
The officer also gave her thanks to the Department of Education and barangays officials who embraced and provided assistance their project.