The Local Civil Registry Office in Gingoog City emerged as one of the Top 10 awardees in the multimedia presentation of civil registration best practices during the 10th National Convention of the Philippine Association of Civil Registrars (PACR) held at the Cebu International Convention Center in Mandaue City last June 18, 2009.
The awards of the Top 10 awardees were handed over by Rep. Teofisto D. Guingona III of the second district of Bukidnon.
LCR-Gingoog City reached the national level excellency award when the said office was chosen as the most outstanding Local Civil Registry Office in the province of Misamis Oriental and bested 24 other provinces in the region for the PACR 10th National Convention.
The outstanding award was in line with the 2008 search for Outstanding Local Civil Registry Office in the Provincial level held during the City/Municipal Civil Registration Award Night at Chali Beach Resort in Cagayan de Oro City on March 19 of this year.
Among the highlights of the convention were the PACR breakthrough and program of work on civil registration, simplification in the issuance of civil registry documents and that gender petition should be included under Republic Act 9048 or the Correction Law in Civil Registry documents.
Other top 10 multimedia presentation excellent team awardees were Agusan del Norte, Camarines Sur, Cebu City, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Iloilo, Occidental Mindoro, Quezon Province, Quirino Province and Zamboanga del Sur.