BRAP beneficiaries with PSA-8 Regional Director Wilma A. Perante (front middle) and Burauen, Leyte Mayor Juanito Renomeron

TACLOBAN CITY -In its ongoing commitment to provide essential services to the public, the Philippine Statistics Authority and the local government unit of Burauen and its local civil registry office facilitated the issuance of certificates of live birth (COLBs) on security paper to 89 additional beneficiaries through the Birth Registration Assistance Project (BRAP).

The distribution of the birth documents to the beneficiaries were led by PSA Regional Director Wilma Perante and Mayor Juanito Renomeron.

Mayor Renomeron expressed his gratitude to the PSA for implementing BRAP in their municipality, which he said greatly benefited his constituents who were previously unregistered.

Regional Director Perante also extended her appreciation to the municipal local register for their invaluable cooperation with BRAP teams in facilitating the registration process for those constituents, emphasizing the importance of birth registration and highlighting BRAP’s flexibility in waiving requirements, particularly for late registrations, as stipulated in PSA Memorandum Circular 2022-15.

BRAP, with a focus on the most economically disadvantaged individuals, aims to ensure the registration of all Filipino births in Local Civil Registry Offices and their enrollment in the PhilSys National Identification System, particularly targeting marginalized communities such as Indigenous Peoples and Muslim Filipinos.