As part of Civil Registration Month, which began last week and runs throughout February, the Aklan Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has called on families to ensure birth record information is accurate.
“Inconsistencies of information, missing entries, or erroneous data in the civil registry document pose a lot of burden to [that] person, which we do not want to happen,” said Provincial Statistics Officer Antonet Catubuan. “Once the document is registered it becomes a permanent record and any corrections should go through a process either by administrative or court order.”
According to PSA, there are a number of laws on the books regarding corrections including errors pertaining to typos, gender, birthday, legitimacy, along with omissions.
Catubuan said they are encouraging those currently without a birth certificate to acquire one through their local civil registry office./WDJ