Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 682, signed by then President Corazon Aquino on 28 January 1991, celebration of Civil Registration Month is observed this February.
Relative to the event, February 23 of every year is observed as Universal Birth Registration Day as declared by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. It will be noted that birth records may be used in claiming some inheritance, training ancestry, and establishment of an identity, to name a few.
This year’s theme, “ napapanahongCRVS”, stresses the importance of up-to-date and accurate Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the formulation and implementation of government programs that are aimed at improving the live of the Filipino people.