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Outstanding! QC Civil Registry recognized for fast document processing

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Quezon City has been chosen as one of three local government units in the National Capital Region with outstanding local civil registry offices.

The recognition was conferred by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in the recently concluded 8th National Workshop on Civil Registration (NWCR) in Iloilo City.

The award acknowledged the Quezon City civil registry office as having facilitated one of the most number of registered civil registry documents (birth, death and marriages) in Metro Manila for the year 2014.

Muntinlupa and Pasay City are the two other local government units in the NCR rounding up the top 10 list of LGUs with outstanding local civil registry offices in 2014 under the extra-large category.

Aside from document submission and compliance with the requirements prescribed under the civil registration system, the PSA also based its criteria for selection in the areas of information dissemination, conduct of mobile registration as well as the conduct of training/seminars on civil registration.

QC Civil Registar Ramon Matabang personally received the PSA award from National Statistician and Civil Registrar General Liza Grace Bersales.

To date, Matabang said the QC government has continued providing free birth registration to indigent Quezon City residents, underscoring the importance of birth registration as a child’s first right.

Based on records of the QC Civil Registry Department, at least 6.2 percent of the city’s population has remained unregistered. Operation Birthright’s mobile late registration of birth certificates is instrumental in the registration of undocumented Quezon City children aged 0 to 17 years for free.

Aside from being ISO – Quality Management System compliant, Matabang said Quezon City is also one of the first local government units to implement the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 9255 (an act allowing illegitimate children to use the surname of their father) by conducting seminars for medical record clerks of private and government hospitals; midwives of both public and private lying-in/maternity clinic and birthing homes in Quezon City.