The Island Garden City of Samal Registrar Office has conducted free birth registration for children Thursday, February 27.
The activity held at the City Hall Ground Penaplata was part of the celebration of the 30th Civil Registration Month with the theme, “Shaping Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) by Embracing New Trends in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
“The celebration reminds and promotes the importance of civil registration to all citizens, to strengthen the awareness in the legality, correctness, and accurateness in the registry of essential personal documents as well as the basis of statistical records,” the city government said.
Joint affidavits and other documents such as payment for Philippine Statistics Authority copy were not included in the free civil registration.
The local government said it continuously supports all programs that would benefit its constituents.