The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) warns the public of unauthorized entities and individuals advertising, offering, or facilitating services involving temporary corrections or application for civil registry documents that are rampant on different social media platforms, especially on Facebook.
These individuals promise prospective clients that, for a fee, they can process temporary corrections of civil registry documents such as birth, marriage, and death certificates, and falsified Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR).
Moreover, these accounts and groups were purportedly created to legitimize all their representations on behalf of the PSA. Among these are the following Facebook accounts:
- Temporary PSA Correction by Charmaine
- PSA Online Assistance Door to Door Delivery
- N.S.O. Certificate Process
- PSA Online delivery
- 3J’ RTW Clothing & Document Services
Please be informed that such activities are illegal. The PSA warns against participating or availing these services and encourages the public to report these accounts or individuals. Falsification of official documents is a criminal act and anyone proven to have used falsified documents shall be penalized accordingly. Likewise, the PSA management will further investigate and is now coordinating with the concerned authorities for proper actions and possible filing of cases against those providing or facilitating this kind of services.
For your information and guidance.
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General