NAVAL, Biliran  (PIA) – A caravan and a series of symposia highlight the celebration of Biliran province’s celebration of the Civil Registration Month in February, this year, led by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Biliran Provincial Office.

This was revealed by Francisco Rostata, Provincial Caretaker of PSA-Biliran in a report sent to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Biliran Provincial Information Center.

He informed that the carvan which was joined in by officials and some personnel of PSA-Biliran, members of the Association of Biliran Civil Registry Personnel (ABCRP) and the Local Civil Registry (LCR) personnel started visiting the different LCR offices in the eight municipalities of Biliran province on February 2, 2015 and continued until the month-long celebration ends on February 28.

The start of the caravan also marked as the kick-off of the various activities lined-up by PSA-Biliran in celebration of the occasion.

The caravan, he said, aimed to assess the compliance of the LCR offices in each of the eight municipalities in Biliran province of the Civil Registration Law particularly in the compliance of “file, keep and preserve civil registry records”.

The caravan will likewise provide the LCR personnel and PSA-Biliran with an opportunity to discuss common civil registration problems commonly encountered in the LCR offices in the province.

A series of symposia was also conducted provincewide, highlighting the celebration, in the different high schools in Biliran province aimed at finding and recommending solutions to problems on civil registration raised by the students and other participants to include faculty and staff during the open forum.

The symposium likewise provide an avenue for student-contestants to the Provincial Civil Registration Quiz on February 23, 2015 to hone their minds and know the facts and other information about civil registration and other related issues.

During the celebration of the Civil Registration Month, free issuance of Birth Available (Form 1A) will also be conducted provincewide.

Mr. Rostata advised concerned Biliranons to visit their respective LCR office for additional information on the schedule and requirements for the free issuance of Birth Available (Form 1A).

PSA-Biliran can be reached through telephone number (053) 500-9723. Concerned Biliranons may also visit the office at the 2nd Floor, EMK Building, Vicentillo Extension, Naval, Biliran.

The nationwide celebration of the Civil Registration Month in February of every year is mandated pursuant to Proclamation No. 682 issued on January, 1991 by then President Corazon C. Aquino.

This year’s celebration is centered on the theme “Sama Ka sa CRVS Groupie”. # (fjackson/PIA 8 Biliran)

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