The Rotary Club of Puerto Princesa City Central District 3830 (RCPPCCD) Philippines in partnership with the city government’s Civil Registrar’s Office (CRO) and Don Ramon Roces Memorial Elementary School (DRRMES) held a “Mobile Registration sa Eskwelahan Program” for free late registration of birth certificates on March 8.
Dr. Jimmy Del Rosario, club president, said on March 8 they discovered that out of 700 hundred students of the DRRMES, 200 have no birth certificates as a basic requirement.
“Ang Rotary club po kasi focuses on educational programs at napag-alaman namin na out of 700 students ay wala pang birth certificate ang 200 na isa sa requirement ng school so naging proyekto namin ang free late registration sa cooperation, of course, ng CRO,” Del Rosario said.
The Rotary Club is a civil non-profit organization that aims to help and assist the community through its programs.
It has six areas of focus: livelihood, child and maternal care, education, health care, water and disease prevention. One of their biggest projects is the “End Polio “which is well known for it helped billions of people worldwide.
Helen Antinero, registration officer 3 of the CRO, thanked the club for initiating the project.
“Very thankful kami kasi kaakibat namin ang rotary club na handang tumulong sa mga tao at natutulungan nila kami na maipaabot narin ang gobyerno sa mga tao” Antinero said.
Virginia Raguin of Barangay Bagong Sikat said the program is a big help to her and her two siblings who have no birth certificates due to poverty.
“Ako po at ang aking dalawa pang kapatid ay wala pang birth certificate yung nanay ko po kasi… alam naman natin noon. Kaya nga maganda ‘yan na may programang ganito dito ngayon,” Raguin said.
Veronica M. Potente, office head of DRRME, said the club has adopted their school since July 2018.
She said many people had been given help through the Rotary Club’s programs such as feeding programs for the children, and livelihood programs for the parents like making longganisa, tocino, and rags.
“In-adapt na po kami ng Rotary Club since last year marami na ‘yan silang naitulong sa mga taga DRME kasi nagkaroon na sila ng feeding program para sa mga bata at livelihood programs para naman sa mga magulang na isang malaking tulong sa amin” she said.
They also donated 20 plastic chairs, electric fans, and school supplies.
“Di namin akalain na magiging ganito kami kaswerte dahil sa serbisyong binibigay ng ating mga public servant (CCR) kasi aside doon sa services nabigyan pa kami ng incentives na makakatulong sa aming minamahal na DRME,” Antinero added.
The Rotary Club of Puerto Princesa City Central District 3830 Philippines plans to implement a mass wedding in April.