The Quezon City government is looking to launch this year an online birth registration portal as part of the digitalization program of the city’s public services.
The project, which will be first in the country once it goes online, offers a more convenient and efficient birth registration process, where the requirements can be sent thru the website and be verified by the City Civil Registry Department (CCRD).
“Tulad ng business at occupational permits natin na pwedeng mag-apply online, bubuksan na rin natin itong online portal for birth registration para ma-address natin ‘yung problema natin sa mga late at unregistered birth registration sa lungsod,” Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said in a statement.
The local government said the automation of the services will also save the residents from the hassle of physically going to city hall to transact and from the possible risk of being exposed to COVID-19.
“Through this initiative, pwede nang mai-submit ang requirements at mai-check online para hindi na magpabalik-balik pa sa city hall,” Belmonte said.
“Hopefully, we can have the portal up and running before the year ends,” she added.
According to City Civil Registrar Salvador Cariňo Jr., they are currently in talks with the City Administrator’s Office and Information Technology Development Department to include the initiative in the city’s QC E-Services portal, which streamlines all city government programs.
“After sending the documents needed, our staff will review and verify these and will advise the applicant if their certificate is ready for pick-up,” Cariňo added.
Aside from birth registration, other Civil Registry Department programs such as marriage registration, and death registration, will soon be available online as well.
The city will also ensure that the portal will have real-time tracking and email notification system for the applicants. High-end equipment will also be utilized to support the system’s needs.
Once formally launched, the portal will be accepting applications from QC residents 24/7, the city government said.