Bontoc local registry offers free issuance of local documents
Bontoc, Mountain Province- The Bontoc Local Government Unit (LGU) through the Municipal Civil Registrar Office will issue copies of civil registry documents for free on scheduled dates.
Municipal Civil Registrar Valentina Domaoa said that documents that will be issued for free are local birth, marriage, and death certificates.
The free issuance of civil registry documents to the constituents of barangays Alab Oriente, Alab Proper, Balili, and Gonogon is on February 20, 2024; barangays Bontoc Ili, Caluttit, Poblacion, and Samoki is on February 21; barangays Dalican, Guina-ang, Mainit, and Maligcong is on February 22; and barangays Bayyo, Can-eo, Talubin, and Tocucan is on February 23. The Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) may avail of said services on February 5-29, 2024.
She added that the free issuance of civil registry documents shall still comply with the guidelines by Republic Act No. 10173 or the DPA of 2012.
Individuals who want to avail copies of local birth, marriage, and death certificates for free are advised to visit the MCRO on the said dates. The MCRO is located at the Left Wing, First Floor of the Bontoc Municipal Capitol and is open from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., excluding Non –Working Holidays.
Domaoa clarified that those who request the documents before or after the scheduled dates will pay the regular fees.
Mayor Jerome “Chagsen” Tudlong, Jr., encouraged the public to take advantage of the free issuance of local civil registry documents that may be used in applying for a job, enrolling in school, or for personal files.
The issuance of local civil registry documents for free is part of the observance of Civil Registration Month which is celebrated in February every year under Proclamation No. 682 signed by former President Corazon Aquino. The theme for this year’s observance is “CRVS: The Future of Seamless Services”.
Meanwhile, Domaoa remarked that the celebration of Civil Registration Month aims to remind Filipinos of their duty to register vital events in their life such as birth, marriage, and death, legal instruments, as well as decrees and judicial orders affecting their civil status.
“Every Filipino has the right to his/her own identity. We should also be aware of the importance and use of discrepancies in their CRDs from that of their Service Records, please feel free to visit our office. We will help you in filing the correction of clerical errors,” Domaoa mentioned.** Alpine Killa-Malwagay