By Lou Ellen L. Antonio
MARAWI CITY, May 17–Residents of this city started to avail the service offered by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) Office to register the birth of their family members or relatives.
Jalal Macarimbang Diator of Brgy. Lilod Madaya is just among the residents who availed the said service for his newly born relative.
“Malaking tulong ito sa amin kasi kailangan ito ng pamangkin ko. Okay naman ang proseso,” said Diator.
[This is a big help to us because my nephew needs it. The process has been good.]
Diator also expressed his gratitude for the service provided.
“Maraming salamat sa serbisyong ito dahil hindi na kami mahihirapan pa,” he added.
[Thank you so much for this service because we won’t have any more difficulties.]
Meanwhile, Bai Rawia Naga-Pangadapun, acting city civil registrar, called on the vulnerable sector such as persons with disabilities and those who cannot afford to pay for birth registration to avail of the service.
“Kung sino mag apply for late registration yung mismo applicant ang dapat darating sa amin, and for those minors mas maganda mag-apply ay yung parents o siblings to avoid clerical entries na ibibigay sa amin,” she said.
[Whoever applies for late registration, the applicant himself should come to us, and for those minors, it is better the birth registration should be applied by the parents or siblings to avoid clerical entries that will be given to us.]
Interested applicants who want to avail of the free registration only need to present a barangay certificate and a valid ID at the LCR office.
The three-day free birth registration is just one of the activities lined up for the Marawi Week of Peace. The office is still open for application even after the week-long event. Philippine Information Agency