By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is fully supporting the full computerization of the City Civil Registrar’s Office to give Ilonggos more efficient and quality service.
“In 2013, the Local Civil Registry will be fully computerized and this will reduce processing time to 30 minutes, thus eliminating corruption, fixers in the office,” he said.
He said he had instructed city budget officer Ninda Atinado to include 25 more computer units and additional P1.5 million in the 2013 budget for the encoding of birth and death certificates in the registry system.
The mayor met with National Statistics Office regional director Norman Julag-ay last week regarding the free software they will provide the City Civil Registrar’s Office.
Prior to this, the City Civil Registrar’s Office headed by Romeo Caesar Manikan Jr. reported the urgent need for a proper storage area, computers and computer trainings for their personnel to hasten their operation and lessen human handling of the documents.
Clients would instead go to the NSO or prefer its “Serbilis” outlets instead of waiting for up to a week to obtain certified true copy of needed documents and other certifications from the City Civil Registrar’s Office, the report added.