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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

In compliance with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Proclamation No. 929 and 922 (s. 2020) and Republic Act No. 11332, following the sharp increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases throughout the country, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) adopts the following on the imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine and the Stringent Social Distancing Measures over the entire Luzon, and selected areas in Visayas and Mindanao.

  1. Closure of Metro Manila and all Civil Registration System (CRS) outlets in Luzon to transacting public requesting for the copy issuance of civil registry documents (Birth, Marriage, Death certificates, CENOMAR, & Advisory on Marriage) until 14 April 2020;
  2. Visayas and Mindanao CRS outlets will continue to open to the general public, adopting a skeletal workforce to support operations, as well as implementing strict social distancing measures;
  3. Online application of civil registry documents via the internet will be temporarily closed effective 17 March 2020 until further notice, and;
  4. SM BREQS for Luzon will be temporary unavailable until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


National Statistician and Civil Registrar General