The 9th National Workshop on Civil Registration with the theme “#napapanahongCRVS” was conducted last June 5-7, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center. On the first day of the event, it highlighted the 2015 to 2024 Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Decade activities including guidance towards excellent public service and ended with an open forum. It also focused on the participation of other government agencies on CRVS. After the discussion the awarding of the Outstanding LCROs – 2016 took place.
On the second day of session, June 6, 2018, #CRVS Policies and Procedures was discussed regarding civil registration procedures, processes, and guidelines including policies, current issues, and updates. The session ended with an open forum. It also covered CRVS Data which entailed presentation of statistics on vital events and relevant SDG monitoring at the international and country level perspective. Innovations on CRVS Operations aimed to present the new development on the processing of request for civil registry documents and other practices from other countries to advocate enhancement of CRVS in the Philippines were also discussed. This session catapulted with the awarding of the Outstanding LCROs – 2017.
On the third day, June 7, 2018, CRVS points of view reflected the perspective of data source and users to improve the quality of civil registration services. To sum it all, the convention was truly rewarding because the participants considered it highly educational and of valuable importance to make use of in their everyday practice at their respective local civil registry offices.
(Article by: Rizaldy Tomacruz of LCR)