Re­duced late birth regis­tra­tions here

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THE Davao City Civil Reg­is­trar's Of­fice (CCRO) recorded a lesser num­ber of late birth regis­tra­tions from Jan­uary to June this year com­pared to the same pe­riod last year.

CCRO Birth Di­vi­sion act­ing head Shirley S. Arendain, in an in­ter­view with Sun.Star Davao, said that they recorded 3,550 late birth regis­tra­tions this year, which is lesser com­pared to 4,290 late birth regis­tra­tions recorded in 2016.

Based on the doc­u­ment ob­tained by Sun.Star Davao, timely birth regis­tra­tions con­sti­tuted 82 per­cent of the to­tal num­ber of reg­is­tered births for Jan­uary to June 2017, which is higher com­pared to 2016 data in the same pe­riod with 80 per­cent.

A to­tal of 19,780 birth regis­tra­tions were recorded in the first half of the year 2017: 16, 280 of it were timely, while 3,550 were late.

In 2016, the CCRO recorded a to­tal of 21, 400 birth regis­tra­tions in the same pe­riod with 17,120 timely regis­tra­tions and

4,280 late regis­tra­tions.

"Ang nagkadaghan chil­dren, gamay ra kaayo ang naa sa legal age. Ang reg­is­tra­tion af­ter more than one month is al­ready con­sid­ered late, mao na ang ma­jor­ity ( Most of the late regis­tra­tions are chil­dren, we re­cieved few regis­tra­tions from those who be­long to the legal age. Reg­is­tra­tion af­ter more than one month, is al­ready con­sid­ered late, so it con­sti­tutes the ma­jor­ity)," she said.

She added that the peak months of recorded late reg­is­tra­tion in­clude the month of May since it is the time to ac­com­plish records for school en­roll­ments.

In May 2016, they recorded 737 late birth regis­tra­tions, while in the same month this year, 787 were recorded.

Mean­while, Arendain at­trib­uted the de­creas of late regis­tra­tions to their of­fice's on­go­ing cam­paign that in­cludes mo­bile reg­is­tra­tion in barangays and their school­based regis­tra­tions dubbed as "Sa paar­alan ko, pwede nang mag­pare­histro".

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