THE Municipal Civil Registrar of the municipality of Buenavista, Guimaras won the first-ever Quiz Bee competition for MCRs in the province spearheaded by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) – Guimaras.
Sherel Laboro bested the MCRs of Jordan, Sibunag and San Lorenzo towns during the competition held after a caravan which started in Jordan and ended in Buenavista town on Feb 1, 2018 to kick off the 2018 Civil Registration Month (CRM) celebration in the province.
Nueva Valencia town was not represented in the competition.
Chief Statistical Specialist Nelida Losare of PSA-Guimaras said the quiz bee was organized to test the knowledge and abilities of MCR office’s staff as well as their level of expertise in preparing legal documents and in addressing queries, issues, and concerns related to civil registry.
Together with the Municipal Civil Registrars of the five municipalities, Losare said they included the competition among the activities for this year’s province-wide CRM celebration anchored on the theme #napapanahongCRVS”.
She said PSA Regional Office 6 has plans to make the quiz bee competition region-wide and if this pushes through Laboro together with the other two winners will represent Guimaras.
To further highlight the annual celebration which is in consonance with Presidential Proclamation No. 682, series of mass weddings and mobile registrations will be conducted in the different municipalities of the province within the month. An exhibit of Guimaras Vital Statistics and other information dissemination activities will also be conducted such as radio guesting and fora in various schools.
On Feb 28, an oratorical & poster making contests for junior and senior high school students will form part of the culminating activity for the month-long celebration.
Losare said LGUs, schools/academe, and national government agencies were further encouraged to participate and support the celebration by hanging streamers in conspicuous places for public awareness. (PIA-Iloilo)