Guimaras solon cites passage of RA 11909 making birth, death, marriage certificates permanent

Published August 4, 2022, 11:32 AM

by Tara Yap

NAVA (Guimaras PIO)
ILOILO CITY – Guimaras Rep. Maria Lucille Nava lauded the passage of Republic Act (RA) No. 11909 making the validity of birth, death, and marriage certificates permanent.

“My aspiration as one of the authors of this measure is to ease the burden imposed on the Filipino people by removing unnecessary demands for the most recent copies of documents,” said Nava, one of the principal authors of RA 11909.

The bill lapsed into law last July 28 and was made public by the Office of the President earlier this week.

Under the law, all certificates previously authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), its predecessor the National Statistics Office (NSA), and all local civil registries are permanently recognized.

“This is to essentially streamline our people’s transactions with the public and private sector,” noted Nava who authored law as chairperson of the House Committee on Population and Family Relations in the 18th Congress.

“It has been my privilege to sponsor this momentous legislation,” Nava added.