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200 IGACOS residents avail of free birth registration program

Some 200 residents of Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) have benefited from the free birth registration program of the local government.

The City Civil Registrar’s Office recently conducted the free registration as part of the celebration of the enactment of Republic Act 3753, otherwise known as Civil Registry Law, on February 27, 1931 and in line with the nearing 26th founding anniversary of Samal Island.

Civil Registrar Officer Joel Padillo cited the importance of birth registration in establishing legal proof of identity and citizenship.

“Number one rights of a child is to have a name and nationality. So, ma-acquire nimo na through birth registration. Kay mao nay magpa-ila sa imohang legal personality; kinsa ka, unsa imong pagkatao. Mao nang kinahanglan gyud ta mag pa rehistro,” he said.

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