Saturday, July 20, 2019


(Wednesday, 13th day of February 2019)


Iligan City – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) of Iligan launched the month-long Civil Registration Celebration on its 29th year. The launching activity was participated by the city employees and city officials headed by the City Mayor, Celso G. Regencia during the flag raising ceremony on February 11.

The month of February marks the celebration of the Civil Registration Proclamation 682 which declares every year as Civil Registration Month affirmed by former President Corazon C. Aquino on the 28th of January 1991. According to PSA Statistics Officer II, Ms. Diony Lou A. Jao, PSA is the lead agency mandated by Republic Act 10625 to carry out and enforce civil registration functions in the country.  In line with this solid commitment, the agency wasted no time in drawing innovations towards an inclusive and responsive Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS).

This year’s theme anchored on: “Inclusive and Responsive Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS): Working Smarter through Innovation,” and stresses the importance of up-to-date and accurate Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the formulation and implementation of government programs that are aimed at improving the lives of the Filipino people. The said activity also aims to remind the citizenry of their duty to register acts and events concerning status of persons and enhance nationwide awareness and appreciation of the legal, administrative and statistical values of civil registry documents. As Ms. Jao stated, “The formal opening of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Month enhances public awareness on the importance of civil registry documents and produces accurate, complete and updated vital statistics of every Filipino.”