MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Feb. 12 (PIA) – In line with Proclamation No. 682 declaring the month of February of every year as Civil Registration Month, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)- Southern Leyte Provincial Office joins the whole nation in celebrating the month-long undertaking.

OIC Provincial Statistics Officer Eutemio A. Llevado Jr. informed that this year's theme is dubbed as "Sama ka sa Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Groupie," which enjoins the public to get involved in improving the quality of civil registry data through 100% registration of vital events, birth, marriage and death.

He said that the PSA National Statistician and Civil Registrar-General Lisa Grace S. Bersales issued a Memorandum Circular encouraging the Philippine Statistics Authority regional and provincial offices in coordination with all the Local Civil Registry Offices (LCROs) nationwide to participate in the said celebration, quoting, "to initiate various activities such as mobile registration, free issuance of certification, display of streamers, among other relevant activities such as mass wedding, symposiums, civil registration, quiz, slogan contest and exhibits to promote the importance of Civil Registration."

PSA-Southern Leyte in coordination and cooperation with the Southern Leyte Municipal Civil Registrars Association, Inc. (SOLEMCRA) will be

initiating the 3rd Provincial Civil Registration Convention of Barangay Secretaries this coming February 25 , 2015 at Visayas State University Convention Center,in Baybay City.

Llevado reported further that other civil registration related activities such as mobile registration, symposiums, consulatations, free issuance of certifications and mass weddings will be also simultaneously conducted by all 10 local civil registry offices thrpughout Southern Leyte from February 1-28, 2015.

Highlighting this year's opening of CRM, PSA provincial Office employees together with the 10 municipal Civil registrars of the province conducted a motorcade around the city proper, February 3, this year. It aimed to create public awareness of the month-long civil registration month celebration. (ajc/rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte)