The ordinance authorizes the Quezon City government to enter into an agreement with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for the use of its software to facilitate the release of civil registry documents.
The city government’s link with the PSA will enable faster processing of copies of civil registry documents and PSA certifications, through the PSA’s Philippine Civil Registry Information System (PhilCRIS) and the Batch Request Entry System (BREQS).
The PhilCRIS software enables the encoding of information from civil registry documents, storage of vital data, query and retrieval of encoded records, printing and issuance of certified copies of encoded civil registry documents.
On the other hand, the BREQS software provides an off-line method of encoding requests for civil registry documents and submission to an online outlet of PSA.
The ordinance was enacted to cope with the rising number of requests for documents and certifications, and to reduce the delays and inconvenience to the public in processing these documents.
Under the ordinance, the requesting party will be charged PhP40.00 for every certified copy of a document or certification, in addition to the standard PSA fees, to cover the costs of delivering and to raise funds for the maintenance, improvement, and sustainability of the technical upgrade.