Wednesday, 28 February 2018
The Philippine Statistics Authority-Sultan Kudarat Provincial Office (PSASK) participated in the 28th Civil Registration Month Information Dialogue conducted by LGU-Tacurong through its City Civil Registry Office on February 27, 2018 at City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s Office. The activity was attended by 73 participants from different organizations in general, National Government Agencies, Non-government Organizations, Medical and Health Institutions, Barangay Local Government Units and educational institutions. This dialogue aims to inform everyone on Administrative Order No. 1, S. 2016 or the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9255 (An Act Allowing Illegitimate Children to Use the Surname of Their Father, Amending for the Purpose Article 176 of Executive Order No. 209, Otherwise Known as the "Family Code of the Philippines").
In her opening message, Hon. Lina O. Montilla, City Mayor, pointed out the importance of Civil Registration in the lives of every Filipino. She also thanked everyone for participating in this activity. She said that their presence is an indication of their willingness to serve the public particularly the Tacurongnons.
On the other hand, SSS Jurilyn P. Abraham, represented PSO Herlita G. Caraan, mentioned the purpose of celebrating the Civil Registration Month annually, to inform the public on the importance of vital events to be registered and to instill public awareness and appreciation of the legal, administrative and statistical values generated from civil registry documents. She added, “the information generated out of these vital events is substantial to picture out a certain area which is essential to LGUs in government planning and policy making for socio, cultural and economic development of the country.” She also informed them on the collaborative efforts done by the PSA-SK with other private and public sectors to realize this purpose such as conduct of information dissemination to schools, hanging of streamer, participation to Kasalan ng Bayan/Barangay, participation to mobile registration, etc.
CCR Josephine A. Balino presented the Administrative Order No. 1, S. 2016 or Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9255. An open forum followed to clarify some issues and concerns.
In her closing message, CCR Josephine A. Balino thanked everyone for their unending support and cooperation extended to the City Civil Registry Office of Tacurong for the success of this activity.
HERLITA G. CARAAN
Provincial Statistics Offcier