MAKATI TO OFFER FREE CIVIL DOCUMENTS FOR THREE DAYS
MAKATI CITY – The Makati City government announced that residents can secure civil documents for free at the city hall.
Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay said free certified true copies of civil registry documents will be given by the City Civil Registration Office (CCRO) from February 26 to 28.
This covers certified true copies of birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate, and certificate of no record on file.
Binay said residents as well as those non-residents but born in Makati, married to a person or have relatives in the city.
The said document can be used to enroll, apply for a job, or keep it as a personal file.
Those who seek to secure the document can go to the CCRO’s office located at the 3rd floor of Makati City Hall Building 1 and then proceed to Window 4. Their office is open from 8 a.m. to 5p.m.
It will be released within three working days from the date of filing.
If the claimant is the owner of the document, one should show a valid government-issued ID and completed request form. If the claimant is an authorized representative, one should present the authorization letter along with the owner of the document's valid government-issued ID, request form, and photocopy of a valid ID of the representative.
City Ordinance No. 2017-023 states that a certified true copy of a civil registry document can be given for free and additional copies can be obtained for P100 each.
The local decree also defers collecting payments for the issuance of certified true copies of the above-mentioned documents during the Civil Registration Month every February of the year.
In 1991, former President Corazon Aquino signed Presidential Proclamation No. 682 making February of every year as the Civil Registration Month.
In 2005, former President Presidente Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared February 23 as the Universal Birth Registration Day.