August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Monday, March 03, 2014


TAGBILARAN CITY, February 28, 2014 (PIA)—At the Civil Registry Month celebration in February, census authorities stress, children have the right to name and nationality but parents have the responsibility to give in correct information for proper registration. 

National Statistics Office (NSO) Bohol chief statistician Jessamyne Anne Alcazaren, at the weekly Kapihan sa PIA said people are unnecessarily hassled while getting registration papers for their important dates because they miss to see the wrong entries before they are filed at the national databanks.

The most ideal way of registering is for the informant, which are the parents or the medical attendants to be certain of the huge roles they perform, she said.

Then there is supposedly the teamwork between the informants and the local registrar, she added at the radio forum broadcasted all over Bohol. 

Short of that, there’s a chance there would be a problem, and that entails lengthy court proceedings or hassling publication that ends up one spending to get a judicial order for corrections of entry and the mandatory publication of such.
In the light of the hassles, where parties sometimes spend too much just to have entries corrected, a new law, 

Republic Act (RA) 9048 now authorizes the city or municipal civil registrar or the consul general to correct a clerical or typographical error in an entry, without the need of a judicial order. 

RA 9048 however disallows corrections of clerical or typographical errors in sex, age, nationality and status of a person.

Reasons for the corrections however are when the petitioner finds the first name or nickname to be ridiculous, tainted with dishonor or extremely difficult to write or pronounce, or the name has been habitually and continuously used by the petitioner and he has been publicly known by that first name or nickname in the community; or the change will avoid confusion.

As for other necessary changes in entries, RA 10172 which amended parts of Republic Act No. 9048, now allows the civil registrars to change or correct without a judicial order, clerical or typographical errors and change of first name or nickname, the day and month in the date of birth or sex of a person where it is patently clear that there was a clerical or typographical error or mistake in the entry.

No corrections however involve the change of nationality, age, or status of the petitioner, according to the law.”

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