The Municipal Civil Registrar’s Office is responsible in the implementation of Civil Registration Programs and Projects of the Municipality.

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Background

Human being came into existence not only by birth but also by recording the vital events of his life. Recording and registration of birth is a basic act, compulsory, continuing and establishes identity. Giving everyone their first right: A NAME AND NATIONALITY that is a fundamental link to all other rights of a person.

These vital events such as births, deaths, marriages and foundling when registered became a public documents, the Certificate of Live Birth, Certificate of Marriage in the case of a married couple, Certificate of Death of our beloved relatives and friends, and the Certificate of Foundling serve as a proof of one’s identity, status, and a tool to individual development. It also generates data and statistics useful for planners and aid for legislation.

Around the world, 41% or about 50 million births in the year 2000 were not registered, of which 22% or 7 million coming from the East Asia and Pacific. In the Philippines, based on the Census 2000 of the National Statistics Office(NSO) population mounted to Seventy Six Million Three Hundred Thirteen Thousand and Four Hundred Eighty (76,313,480) Filipinos, Five Million Three Hundred Fifty Nine Thousand and Six Hundred Twenty Five (5,359,625) of which were unregistered.

It is very unfortunate to a person struggling for a living and looking for a greener pasture without a Certificate of Live Birth, without a proper birth registration, a child or a person does not officially exist and is technically a non-living person. It can create doubts or suspicion, may hinder or delayed opportunities and sometimes misses luck and chances. Remarkably, most coming from the poorest, and were not employed.

Today, many Filipinos were denied their right such as: to go to school, receive health care, receive special protection as a minor, be adopted, obtain passport, prove their nationality, take examinations, to hold drivers license, inherit property and money, own a house or land, open a bank account, vote or stand for elected office, to marry and even to a just labor and employment.

A global and national concern of unregistered vital events is at stake. And whose fault it might be? In our country, Act 3753 provides the establishment of Civil Registration system in the Philippines since February 27, 1931 and the implementing agency. It was strengthened by the Local Government Code of 1991 last February 8, 1988 mandating the Local Government Units to create the Office of the Local Civil Registrar and enforce Civil Registry Laws in their area of jurisdiction.

Seventeen years ago after the creation of the Office of the Local Civil Registrar in the Cities/Municipalities but the same problems have been experienced by many people. Never we heard one locality that all their constituents were registered or have attained 100% civil registration in the city.

As long as we live without proof of existence, basic problem continues to exist and sometimes create disparity among others.

Services
  1. Advance Endorsement of Civil Registry Document
  2. Application for Marriage License and Issuance of Marriage License
  3. Birth Registration
  4. Certified Machine Copy of Birth, Death and Marriage
  5. Death Registration
  6. Electronic Endorsement of Civil Registry Document
  7. Legitimation/R.A 9858 (An Act Providing for the Legitimation of Children Born to Parents Below Marrying Age, Amending for the Purpose of the Family Code of the Philippines, as Amended)
  8. Marriage Registration
  9. Out of Town Late Registration
  10. Parental Consent/Parental Advice
  11. Physical Transfer
  12. R.A. No. 9048/R.A. 10172 (Clerical Error Law)
  13. Reconstructions of Civil Registry Document
  14. Supplemental Report
  15. Issuance of Transcription of Birth, Death and Marriage