VIRAC, Catanduanes, Feb. 7 (PIA) -- The National Statistics Office is celebrating the Civil Registration Month (CRM) pursuant to Proclamation No. 682 “Declaring the Month of February of every year as Civil Registration Month” with the theme: “Tamang Rehistro Pananagutan ng Bawat Pilipino."
The observance of Civil Registration Month aims to remind the citizenry of their duty to register acts and events concerning the status of persons, enhance nationwide awareness and appreciation of the legal, administrative, and statistical values of civil registry documents and underscore the necessity for Congress to provide adequate funds for enforcement and administration of laws on civil registration.
The system of civil registration was established in the Philippines on the 27th of February 1931 through the enactment of Act 3753, “An Act to Establish A Civil Register”. Act No. 3753 requires the continuous and compulsory recording of births, deaths, marriages, and other acts and events concerning the civil status of persons. The civil status of a person starts at birth and ends in death.
As part of the celebration, there will be free issuance of certifications and authentications in NSO Manila and NSO Regional Offices and the Office of the Civil Registrars will issue certifications on births, deaths and marriages for free on February 27. The office of the NSO and MCRs had lined up activities like display streamer/poster and conduct civil registration forum, mass weddings, mobile registration, information dissemination, BUNTIS Congress and slogan contest during the whole month of celebration. (EAB/ NSO/ PIA Catanduanes)