OZAMIZ CITY: Due to persistent clamor from persons experiencing hard time in securing documents from National Statistics Office (NSO), its field office in Ozamiz City has set to implement Batch Request System (BREQS) in two local government units in the province.
Under the BREQS, local government unit could receive and process applications to secure security papers like birth certificate, death certificate, marriage contract, certificate of no marriage and other documents.
The system is introduced by NSO hoping to settle the common scenario in their field offices like in Ozamiz City where people are lining up even early in the morning to get priority number.
Provincial Statistics officer Julito Pilar told MH, this has been the situation everyday because their office serves not only the province of Misamis Occidental but also Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Norte, and some parts of Zamboanga Sibugay.
In the province, NSO has chosen two strategic places according to Pilar, namely, Oroquieta City and Calamba as partners in implementing the system and soon be operational after personnel from their Local Civil Registrar (LCR) had undergone trainings and now finalizing the memorandum of agreement.
“Ang atong mga kaigsoon sa Calamba labi na ang taga Concepsion, Baliangao, Sapang Dalaga ug Plaridel instead nga moari sila diri sa Ozamiz adto na lang sila didto sa Calamba,” Pilar explained.
On the other hand, clients from Lopez Jaena, Aloran and Panaon could go to the LCR office in Oroquieta City to avail the program.
Noting that applications are delivered by batch, clients could not immediately secure their papers, however, they will get the next day or after few days.
“Himoon naay charge o dugang bayad sa mga LGU pero gamay ra kay para man sa maintenance og sa personnel,” he pointed out. (Neptalie Batolenio with reports from Archie Ajias)