NSO Tarlac Reporter THE OFFICIAL QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER OF NSO TARLAC V O L U M E 2 , I S S U E 2 A P R I L - J U N E 2 0 0 9 www.e-census.com.ph Central Luzon civil registrars convene in Subic your birth certificate anytime… anywhere ... The Association of Civil Carmelita N. Ericta, being 2007) authored by Sen. Registrars of Region 3 the keynote speaker, dis- Francis G. Escudero. (ACRE 3) convened for cussed the salient features their third regional conven- of Senate Bill No. 1308 The three-day convention tion on June 3-5, 2009 at (Civil Registration Act 0f also served as the venue for the International Hotel, the civil registrars to share Subic Bay Metropolitan their best practices in vari- Authority (SBMA). ous areas of concern such as registration of vital The regional convention events, court degrees and The search for the aimed to update the ACRE legal instruments, including s country’ young members with recent circu- the implementation of R.A. lars issued by the Office of 9048 and R.A. 9255. statistics whizzes the Civil Registrar General is on... (OCRG), including the use (continued on page 4) The officers and members of the Tarlac of revised civil registry NSO holds forum on Association of Civil Registrars (TACRE) forms. during the third regional convention of ACRE, together with CRG Ericta, RD NSO Civil Administrator and Registrar General Miranda and CRD officials. construction statistics A one day data dissemina- NSO joins service caravan tion forum on construction statistics was conducted by NSO Tarlac on June 25, INSIDE NSO Tarlac joined the Office basic services to the public 2009. THIS ISSUE: of the Ombudsman’ social- s such as medical, dental, service caravan on April 3, legal and other services The forum aimed to update Stakeholders to 2 2009 in Victoria, Tarlac. from the different partici- the Local Building Officials meet for the pating agencies. (LBOs) on the uses and im- national conven- The caravan aimed to extend portance of construction sta- tion of Solemniz- Aside from NSO, the par- tistics generated by the NSO ing Officers... ticipating agencies include based from submitted build- DFA, NBI, DOH and the ing permits. Poverty situation 2 AFP Medical Corps. in Central Lu- “This activity will serve as zon ... For its part, the NSO, venue to discuss with our jointly with the Municipal stakeholders issues and Approved build- 3 Civil Registry Office re- concerns relative to the col- ing permit ... ceived applications for lection and processing of certified copies of civil reg- approved building permits.” , istry documents and dis- NSO and LCRO staff accept applicants Provincial Statistics Officer seminated information re- for civil registry documents during the Soc Ramores said. OMB social-service caravan in Victoria, garding RA 9048 and RA 9255. ¦ (continued on page 4) Tarlac. PAGE 2 Stakeholders to meet this August for the national convention of solemnizing officers Priests, pastors, imams, and of the Civil Registrar General Laws in the Philippines." other solemnizing officers (NSO-OCRG) which will be Immediately afterwards, from various religious sects held at the SMX Convention Director Rosalinda C. and denominations; city/ Center, SM Mall of Asia will be Celeste of NSO-Caraga will municipal mayors; members welcomed by Pasay City serve as resource person of the judiciary; and local Mayor Wenceslao B. Trinidad. on "Registration of Mar- civil registrars from all over riage." the country will converge on The three-day convention in- August 4-6, 2009 to attend a cludes a paper presentation by During the second day of forum for exchanging of former Civil Registrar General the convention, Commis- ideas and for sharing of ex- and Director of United Nations sion on Filipinos Overseas periences on the implemen- Statistical Institute for Asia and Executive Director Jose tation of marriage laws and the Pacific Tomas P. Africa Maria J. Palabrica will em- registration procedures. entitled "Winning at Change" phasize on the use of mar- on the opening day. During the riage documents in migra- Participants to the 6th Na- afternoon session, Atty. Gaby tion. Meanwhile, the rele- tional Convention of Solem- Concepcion, segment host of vance of marriage docu- nizing Officers (6NCSO) or- the television program "Unang ments in the provision of ganized by the NSO-Office Hirit," will be the paper pre- pensions will be discussed senter on the topic "Marriage (continued on page 4) POVERTY OVERTY SITUATION IN CENTRAL LUZON Access to electricity... veloped spring (0.3%), river, stream, pond, lake or Based on the results of dam (0.4%), tanker truck the 2007 Annual Poverty or peddler (0.8%) and The NSO Tarlac personnel during Indicators Survey, 14.1 other sources (0.4%). their one-day recollection at the percent of families in the Monasterio de Tarlac on April 7, bottom 30% income stra- Nine in 10 (88.9%) families 2007. tum in Central Luzon do in Central Luzon that be- not have electricity in their long in the bottom 30% homes compared to 2.0 income stratum have ac- percent among families in cess to safe water com- the upper 70% income Almost 94 percent of the total families have access pared to 94.8 percent fami- stratum. The bottom 30% lies in the upper 70% in- of all families in this report to a safe source of water supply. Considered as come stratum. represents the poor fami- lies. clean and safe sources of water supply are community Access to sanitary toi- water system and protected let . . . As to the number of total number of families in the well. The applicants during the mobile The proportion of families passport services conducted by region (1.9 million), 3.9 in Central Luzon using percent do not have elec- The remaining 6 percent of the DFA, in partnership with the sanitary toilets is 97.1 per- tricity. families obtain their water provincial government of Tarlac from sources considered cent. Sanitary toilet refers on January 24, 2009. unsafe, such as unpro- to flush toilet (either owned Access to safe water or shared) and closed pit supply ... tected well (2.4%), devel- oped spring (1.7%), unde- (continued on page 3) NSO TARLAC REPORTER VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2 News bits PAGE 3 Poverty … (from page 2) house, rent lot (1.2%), and rent-free house and lot without consent of type of toilet facility. owner (0.6%). Other families use open pit (0.7%), Among the families in the upper 70% drop or overhang (0.5%), pail sys- income stratum in Central Luzon, tem (0.5%) and other types of toilets 80.6 percent own their house and lot (0.2%), which are considered un- while among the bottom 30% income sanitary toilets. stratum, 75.6 percent. ¦ Poor families are more likely to use an unsanitary toilet than non-poor Eight in 10 families in Central Luzon families. The percentage of poor own the house and lot they occupy. families in Central Luzon without The remaining 20 percent occupy sanitary toilet at home is 9.9 percent houses and lots under the following compared to 1.6 percent among tenure: own house, rent-free lot with non-poor families. consent of owner (6.1%), rent house/ room including lot (6.1%), rent-free Tenure status of the housing unit house and lot with consent of owner and lot . . . (4.9%), own house, rent-free lot with- out consent of owner (1.4%), own Approved building permit applications declined by 46.3 percent Approved building permit applica- or 52.7 percent of the total. Bulacan thousand, translating to an average tions in Tarlac reached 220 during with 1,251 applications (25.9%) cost of Php6,418 per square meter. the first quarter of 2009, This num- ranked second, followed by Nueva ber posted a decline of 46.3 per- Ecija with 406 applications repre- Single type residential units with 171 cent from the 410 applications senting 8.4 percent of the total. . approved permits (97.7%) recorded the most number of residential building received during the same period of Total value of construction during the constructions. Total value of construc- 2008. first quarter of 2009 was estimated at tion for this type reached Php160.3 The reported number of residential Php267.9 million, a slight increase of million covering a total floor area of building construction was the same 1.4 percent from Php264.1 million 24.9 thousand square meters translat- with 175 approved building per- recorded during the same quarter of ing to an average cost of Php6,434 per mits, while non-residential building 2008. square meter. constructions declined as much as However, value of residential build- During the first quarter of 2009, value 84 percent from 225 during the first ing construction, amounting to of non-residential building construction quarter of 2008 to only 36 during Php169.3 million, increased by 43.7 was Php91.0 million pesos with a total the same quarter of 2008. percent from Php117.7 million during floor area of 13.6 thousand square me- However, combined approved the same period of 2008. ters. This translates to an average cost building permits for additions, al- of Php6,712 per square meter. Moreover, value of non-residential terations and repairs with a total of building construction amounting to Commercial type topped the non- 9 went down from 10 approved Php91.0 million slid by 37.2 percent residential building construction with 16 building permits recorded during from Php144.8 million recorded dur- approved building permits (44.4%). the same quarter of 2008. ing the same quarter of 2008. Value of construction for this type was Among the provinces of Central estimated at Php33.0 million covering Luzon, Pampanga recorded the Total value of construction for resi- a total floor area of 6.6 thousand highest number of approved build- dential buildings reached Php169.2 square meters or an average cost of ing permits with 2,543 applications million with a total floor area of 26.4 Php5,003 per square meter. ¦ NSO Tarlac Reporter The Official Quarterly Newsletter of NSO Tarlac NSO Tarlac Provincial Office Brgy. San Juan Bautista, Tarlac City Tel. No. (045) 982-2936 firstname.lastname@example.org Civil Registrars convenes ... (from page 1) Stakeholders to meet this August … (from page 2) Another highlight of the convention by the President and Chief Execu- articulate her expertise on court was the ratification of the ACRE by- tive Officer of the Social Security decrees and legal instruments af- laws. System, Hon. Romulo L. Neri. fecting marriage documents. “The approval of the by-laws is a Views on rationalizing the provision Highlighting the last day of the con- milestone for the ACRE,” ACRE of claims using marriage documents vention will be the sharing of experi- President and Baler MCR Efren E. will be shared by Gen. Victor S. ences by Hon. Marissa Macaraig- I Abion said. “ thank the delegates Ibrado, Chief of Staff of the Armed Guillen, Presiding Judge, RTC for their support that led to the Forces of the Philippines. Philippine Branch 60, Makati City in the solem- adoption of the by-laws,” Abion Nikkei-Jin Mutual Foundation Ex- nization of marriage in the National added. ecutive Director Reynaldo Dacones Capital Region. There will also be will talk about tracing roots using presentation of awards to out- Other resource persons during the marriage documents. standing local civil registry offices convention were Dir. Lourdes J. (LCROs). Senior Special Assistant Catalino R. Hufana, Atty. Maribeth C. Pilimpi- Dilem, Jr. from the Office of the Un- NSO Administrator and Civil Regis- nas, Ms. Ledesma Morante, and dersecretary, Department of For- trar General Carmelita Ericta will Ms. Editha Orcilla. eign Affairs will be the resource per- cap the convention with a synthesis son on the solemnization and regis- and future directions.¦ A total 85 C/MCRs and LCRO staff tration of marriages outside the attended the convention. Provincial country. Moreover, Hon. Agnes VST Statistics Officers of NSO Region III Devanadera, Acting Secretary of also attended the three-day conven- www.census.gov.ph Justice and Solicitor General will tion. ¦ NSO holds forum … (from page 1) re t g it b o f esaFl io res y ae f r r i P e cnaeDsiutino O vre sipn W okr b P lc o W o k r a, ip ie: i Ab o d Phl pn s2007 & 2008 “This is to ensure the timely genera- ae f r Plc o W o k 2008 2007 tion of construction statistics which 0 100. 0 100. rc Afia 5 1. 2 1. is vital in the computation of the As ia 82 7. 80 7. national and regional income ac- at i E sAs a . 188 9 20. counts by the National Statistical ut e s u h nr l i t S o h a & S o t Ce t aAsa 3 10. 3 10. Coordination Board (NSCB).” PSO s n i e W e t r Asa 49. 1 . 468 t l Ausaari 4 2. 9 1. Ramores added. Eurpoe 4 9. 2 9. rh uth rc N o t & So Ame i a . 84 3 9. A total of 14 LBOs attended the fo- PSO Soc Ramores discusses the uses and impor- h r unre O t e Co t is 2 0. 3 0. rum. ¦ tance of construction statistics during the forum with ur vy n e saFlpn s S o ce:2007&2008Sure o O vre s iiio the LBOs on June 25, 2009.