NSO chief guests at Bicol civil registrars assembly
by NI Mediavillo
NAGA CITY (2 December) -- National Statistics Administrator Carmelita N. Ericta will be special guest in today's regional assembly of local civil registrars in the Bicol region to be held at the Regent Hotel here.
NSO Bicol regional director Mariano Fontanilla said that administrator Ericta will be joined in by Caloocan City Civil Registrar Luchi Flores who is the president of the National Association of Civil Registrars in the country.
Fontanilla said Ericta, who is also the Civil Registrar-General, will keynote today's assembly of Bicol's civil registrars who have undergone a two-day seminar on upgrading civil registration procedure and advocacy campaign as called for the in the Local Government Code.
Pilar, Sorsogon civil registrar Leosilito Lleosal heads the 144-member Bicol Association of Civil Registrars.
One of the strategies adopted in the advocacy campaign is to tap the support and assistance of the barangay secretaries of all the 3,471 barangays in the Bicol region to step-up compliance of registration of the unregistered children in each municipality.
Fontanilla bared that among the Bicol provinces with poor turn-out in civil registration is Masbate, particularly the towns of Mandaon, Cawayan, Balud and Milagros.
He said that Plan International has been a big help in the civil registration campaign with noted increase in registrants in the local civil registry offices. (RnB) [top]