PSA-Maguindanao meets the Association of Local Civil Registrars of Maguindanao and Cotabato City

August 2, 2018Press Release Ref No.: 2018-001

The OIC - Regional Director Hji. Razulden A. Mangelen, with the OIC – Provincial Statistics Officer of Maguindanao, Engr. Akan G. Tula once again convened the Association of Local Civil Registrars of Maguindanao and Cotabato City (ALCRMCC) on July 18, 2018 at D&M Restaurant. This was participated by thirty – nine (39) personnel including the staffs from the regional office, RSSO-ARMM. About 76% MRCs including Cotabato City were present in the said meeting.

The purpose of the meeting being called is for the MCRs to be updated  officially on the development of PSA – ARMM, its transitions for having new head of office. It was also an avenue for the OIC – Regional Director Hji. Raz, since he was the PSO of Maguindanao Provincial Office to introduce to MCRs the new OIC -PSO of Maguindanao Province in person of Engr. Akan G. Tula.

On the welcome message rendered by Engr. Tula, he highlighted the strong tie-up with the MCRs. He then seeks the same support, the MCRs given to Hji. Raz wherein MCRs confirm and reaffirm same commitment of support with the current leadership of Maguindanao.

The meeting proper was presided by Hji, Raz that formed part of the transition of leadership wherein the first agenda was the “change of leadership in PSO Maguindanao and PSA – ARMM thereby formally announced by the latter the new OIC – PSO as he (Hji. Raz) was an OIC-RD.

The CRS Serbilis outlet operation on the other hand as announced by the new OIC RD, aims to expand its office and still waiting for the action being taken by the UniSys. RA 10173 otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012 was tackled by the OIC RD. He highlighted the law’s creamy part for the MCRs thus, RA 10173, or the Data Privacy Act, protects individuals from unauthorized processing of personal information that is (1) private, not publicly available; and (2) identifiable, where the identity of the individual is apparent either through direct attribution or when put together with other available information. not reveal/disclosed any information that would mean expose the private entity or personality. The law defines sensitive personal information as being:

  • About an individual’s race, ethnic origin, marital status, age, color, and religious, philosophical or political affiliations;
  • About an individual’s health, education, genetic or sexual life of a person, or to any proceeding or any offense committed or alleged to have committed;
  • Issued by government agencies “peculiar” (unique) to an individual, such as social security number;
  • Marked as classified by executive order or act of Congress.

All processing of sensitive and personal information is prohibited except in certain circumstances. The exceptions are: Consent of the data subject; Pursuant to law that does not require consent; Necessity to protect life and health of a person; Necessity for medical treatment; Necessity to protect the lawful rights of data subjects in court proceedings, legal proceedings, or regulation.

Following agenda tackled the other civil registry concerns wherein Mr. Efren Maido, the RO-II of the PSA Maguindanao made clarified issues and concern about submissions of the MCRs’ report; that is; one month delay has no electronic endorsement made from that municipality or a temporary suspension of electronic endorsement is hereby implemented as sanction for non-compliance of the “on – time – submission of the MCRs.

On the open forum, MCRs reiterate the fast and prompt action of the Central office on the transmitted COLB/MC and other civil registration matters thereby further request the current leadership to have constantly communicate with the Civil Registrar - Central office.

Closing remarks was rendered by Mr. Delson Yusop, the RO-IV as he stated the importance of the MCRs role in civil registrations from birth, marriage and death.


(Supervising Statistical Specialist)