About the 1NCCRVS
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is now setting the stage for the conduct of the 1st National Convention on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (1NCCRVS) to be held on 01 to 03 September 2021.
The conduct of the event is in line with Presidential Proclamation No. 1106 s.2015 dated 20 August 2015 declaring the years 2015 to 2024 as Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Decade in the Philippines. The convention will be conducted virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing with the theme “Strengthening Civil Registration and Vital Statistics’ Digital Information: The Ways to Manage the New Normal,” directed towards the universal civil registration of vital events to ensure the production of accurate, complete and timely vital statistics.
The 1NCCRVS generally aims to serve as a venue to inform city/municipal registrars, solemnizing officers, academe, statisticians, and other stakeholders on the recent developments on CRVS in the country. Specifically, it seeks to 1) provide knowledge on civil registration concepts, procedures, laws, and policy issuances; 2) share best practices, experiences, and ideas on civil registration; 3) enhance data appreciation for vital statistics; and 4) provide updates on Solemnizing Officers and Information System (SOIS), Civil Registration System Information Technology Project II (CRS-ITP2), and the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Registration.
Among the expected highlights of the 1NCCRVS is the awarding of Outstanding Local Civil Registry Offices in the country for the year 2020.
Undersecretary Dennis Mapa, Ph.D., National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, looks forward to greater participation and cooperation from the local civil registrars, solemnizing officers, and other stakeholders from all over the country in this three-day activity. The event is the best time to ask PSA partners to renew the stakeholders' commitment and to continue working hand-in-hand in the realization of the goals and targets of the CRVS Decade 2015 to 2024.
The Meaning of the OCRG Logo
The concept of the new OCRG Logo was derived from the Philippine flag which was applied in the form and color scheme.
At the center of the logo is a hand that is writing that symbolizes the process of registration of significant events such as but not limited to birth, marriage, and death.
The line that was drawn by the hand symbolizes the rate of population or other vital records, and the efficiency of the civil registration system.The colors of the core of the logo are yellow and white and reflect the left part of the Philippine flag.
The three stars symbolize the coverage of civil registration and vital statistics in the country: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The eight long rays of the sun represent the eight provinces that had significant involvement in Philippine history.
The long rays come together with small rays to indicate that civil registration and vital statistics cater and respond to the needs and rights of the Filipino people for equitable development and improved quality of life for all.
These rays also feature a shape of a house and a family, the first and strongest unit of a community. The colors were based on the Philippine flag. Blue represents peace, truth and justice that Filipinos seek. Red connotes patriotism and valor, their most common characteristics.
The circle that encloses the logo is a confirmation of the security and safety of civil registry documents and the genuineness of vital statistics. It also signifies inclusion or belonginess in one nation as Filipino citizens.