Shaping CRVS in the 4th Industrial Revolution for the 30th Civil Registration Month

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Monday, February 24, 2020


From left to right: Caloocan District Representative Hon. Dale “Along” R. Malapitan, Vice Mayor Luis Macario E. Asistio, Rev. Poly John Pascua, and OIC-DNS-CRCSO Atty. Maqtahar L. Manulon, CESO V, led the ribbon cutting ceremony on the opening of the new Serbilis Outlet in Caloocan City.

QUEZON CITY, 20 February 2020 –The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA),through the initiative of the Civil Registration Service (CRS), celebrates the 30th Civil Registration Month with the theme “Shaping Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) by Embracing New Trends in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).”

This year’s theme is the extension of “Innovation”, which is the preceding theme. As PSA embraces new trends of the 4IR, the dynamic year of 2020 anticipates the launch of the Civil Registration System – Information Technology Project 2 (CRS-ITP2), alongside the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (2020 CPH), and the mass registration of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

CRS also implements the Decentralized Copy Annotation Process (DeCAP) to speed-up the processing of civil registry documents annotation in compliance to Republic Act. No. 11032, otherwise known as the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018. CRS has also been visiting remote areas in the Philippines to conduct mobile registration for unregistered citizens through late registration of birth expanding the reach of the PSA.

Continuing the trends of the 4IR, events like the National Convention on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (NCCRVS), to be held in August 2020, aims to discuss pertinent CRVS concerns and possible recommendations through the 10 breakout sessions with paper presentations of local/municipal civil registrars nationwide. Vital statistics and data also provide a constructive basis for pipeline activities like improving the estimation of maternal mortality ratio, popularizing the official statistics on number of registered births, deaths, marriages, and other relevant vital statistics.

In addition, the CRS participates in the weekly Serbilis sa Radyo Program which manifests the human-centered relations aspect of the 4IR.Serbilis sa Radyo is a weekly radio program that runs every Saturday at 3:00pm on DZRB, wherein the second half of the program is dedicated to accepting inquiries through PSA’s Official Facebook page on civil registry concerns answered by our designated CRS staff. Innovation on videographics and infographics for the presentation of civil registration related statistics will also take place in this dynamic year as we modernize governance models.

With the direction of Officer-in-Charge Assistant National Statistician Fred S. Sollesta, the PSA programs and events will ensure that all civil registration and vital statistics-related activities will run smoothly throughout the whole year as PSA also targets to open 15 new Serbilis Outlets nationwide (read article on PSA Serbilis Outlets here:

As the 4IR turns “Innovation” to the next level, PSA’s vision of developing, diffusing, and implementing new technologies and approach on quality statistics and efficient civil registration will be the core objective in shaping a “future-proof” environment for all.


- Office of the National Statistician