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City, PSA to ink MOA on Birth Registration Assistance Project

The 20th City Council on its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Jocelyn B. Rodriguez enacted an ordinance authorizing City Mayor Rolando A. Uy to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) covering the implementation of the project, entitled: “Philsys Birth Registration Assistance Project for the Local Government of Cagayan de Oro” or PBRAP.

The project aims to increase civil registration in marginalized communities, particularly those belonging to the Indigenous Peoples (IP), Muslim Filipinos, and the poorest sector.

The PSA in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the city government aims to register those unregistered births aligned with the creation of a single identity card for all Filipinos pursuant to the Philippine Identification System Act (RA No. 1105).

Furthermore, the project also aims to assist in the processing of out-of-town registrations of births and other civil registry documents for unregistered residents in the city, verify from the PSA Civil Registry System database the existence of birth or other civil registry records to avoid double or multiple registration through Omnibus Certification, among others.

Under the MOA, the city will provide security and ensure safety for the duration of the project in the city.

It will also provide the list of identified applicants and the required information for the late registration subject for the verification from PSA of the existence of record in the latter’s Civil Registry System (CRS) database, among others.

For its part, the PSA will conduct a mobile registration in coordination with the PSA Regional Statistical Services Office, PSA Provincial Statistical Office, and City Civil Registry Office.

It will likewise verify from the CRS database whether the applicant has birth record which could either be positive or negative. PSA will also provide training for the use of PhilCRIS, basic concepts on filling out the Certificate of Live Birth and out-of-town processing, among others.

The legislation was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on planning, research and innovation and people’s organization accreditation and on laws and rules both chaired by Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya.


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