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Tuesday, 30 January 2024

Butuan brings birth registration to tribal community

By Renelle L. Escuadro

BUTUAN CITY – The city civil registry of Butuan has recently registered indigenous people living in Barangay Anticala.

The Barangay Civil Registry System (BCRS) aims to bring free birth registration to the grassroots level, assisting Butuanons, especially the indigenous community, who are unable to process late birth registration due to financial constraints, living in rural areas, geographically isolated areas, danger zones, and disaster-prone areas.

The registration held in Barangay Anticala was organized in partnership with Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Caraga, 29th Infantry Battalion, and barangay officials.

The city government of Butuan brought the services on birth registration in Barangay Anticala for the members of their IP community. They thanked the city government for helping them get their birth certificates for free and without hassle and long travel. Photo courtesy of Butuan City PIO. 

Meanwhile, Amalia Que, head of the City Civil Registry Department announced that this service to the barangay will continue with the city’s upcoming observance of free birth registration for the entire month of February for the vulnerable sector of society.

“This will be a simultaneous free mobile birth registration to selected barangays on top of the registration in the office, as mandated by Sangguniang Panlungsod Ordinance No. 4427-2014 that declared the month of February of every year as free birth registration month in the city of Butuan,” Que said. (RLE/PIA-Caraga with a report from Butuan City PIO)