PSA Catanduanes to conduct PhilSys Birth Registration Assistance Project (PBRAP)

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Catanduanes Provincial Statistical Office will be conducting the PhilSys Birth Registration Assistance Project (PBRAP) this 2022.

This is one of the major programs of the PSA this year to ensure that all births of Filipinos are registered in the Local Civil Registry Offices and that they will be enrolled with the PhilSys National Identification System.

This project aims to increase the level of civil registration especially in marginalized communities such as those belonging to the Indigenous Peoples, Muslim Filipinos, and the poorest sector in the country and ensuring that they have their PhilIDs issued which is a gateway for them to claim their social benefits and legal identity.

The PhilSysBirth Registration Assistance Project for Catanduanes aims to register a total of 2,495 unregistered births of the poorest sector of the 11 municipalities in the province.

The project involves the provision of assistance in processing the delayed registration of births of the beneficiaries; facilitating the out-of-town registration of births and other civil registry documents; verification of the existence civil registry records from the PSA Civil Registry System database; and the implementation of the Philippine Civil Registry lnformation System (PhilCRlS) in mobile registrations.

Lastly, the registrant will be enrolled to the Philippine Identification System or National ID.

The 2,495 target beneficiaries of this project will receive copies of their registered birth certificates in security paper (SECPA) free of charge.

This activity is supported through a Memorandum of Agreement between the Local Government Units of the province and the PSA.

The LGUs will waive the necessary fees for the processing of the delayed registration of births of the beneficiaries.

This initiative kicks off a more intensified campaign of the PSA to improve civil registration aligned with the three goals of the 2015 to 2024 CRVS Decade.

These goals are the following: (1) universal civil registration of births, deaths, and other vital events; (2) all individuals with legal documentation to claim identity, civil status, and ensuing rights; and (3) accurate, complete, and timely vital registration are produced and disseminated.

Also, this undertaking will highly impact the lives of Filipino citizens whose unregistered births will be registered with the concerned Local Civil Registry Offices (LCROS).

The intensified campaign for civil registration of PSA, the LGUs, and the LCROs to work together will increase our services for birth registration and other civil registry documents.

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