PSA Central Luzon Launches CRVS and CBMS

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Monday, August 22, 2022

The commemoration of the 2022 Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Decade and official launching of the national rollout of the 2022 Community-Based Monitoring System officially kicked-off in Central Luzon through a back-to-back press launch on 01 August 2022 at the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

A motorcade in the city of San Fernando, Pampanga opened the celebration of the 2022 CRVS which was participated in by the official and staff of PSA RSSO III, PSA Pampanga, and Local Civil Registrars (LCR) from various municipalities and cities in the region. Following the motorcade at SACOP Ephatha, Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga was the unveiling of the CRVS Bahay Kubo which bore the tagline “Get Every Pinoy and Pinay in the Picture”. PSA RSSO III OIC-RD Arlene M. Divino and Association of Civil Registrars (ACRE) official Richard Lacerona together with the Chief Statistical Specialists (CSS) of the seven provinces in the region graced the picture taking ceremony. Mr. Lacerona highlighted in his message the importance of data generated from vital statistics and an improved status of vital events registration. Thus, he encouraged the civil registrars to even intensify the efforts and activities to reach and register everyone, especially the vulnerable sectors of the society.

Meanwhile, DILG III Assistant Regional Director Jay E. Timbreza assured their commitment to the national rollout of 2022 CBMS. In his message of support,
ARD Timbreza underscored the significance of data generated from CBMS as these provide the policy makers and local chief executives with relevant statistics useful for evidence-based planning and policy formulation.

Moreover, Mr. Paolo De Leon, Project Evaluation Officer, delivered a message of support on behalf of Hon. Crisostomo Garbo, City Mayor, Mabalacat City, Pampanga. According to Mr. De Leon, the city is poised to partake and pledges its full support to this banner project of the government.

To officially marked the start of the conduct of CBMS in Central Luzon,
OIC-RD Divino, ARD Timbreza, PEO De Leon, and the CSSs posed for a photo opportunity at the jeepney backdrop of CBMS bearing the tagline “Swak na Datos para sa Komunidad na mas Maayos, 2022 CBMS Aarangkada Na!”

In order to ensure a wide coverage and dissemination of the launching, various media outfits and the respective Provincial Information Officers (PIO) of the provinces were invited to cover and disseminate the event. Representatives from the Regional Line Agencies, Local Civil Registrars, and PSA regional and provincial staff were also present in the press launch.