AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING FILING FEES FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS AND CHANGE OF FIRST NAME OR NICKNAME IN THE CIVIL REGISTER OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ORION, BATAAN PURSUANT TO R.A. 9048

Authors: Hon. VIRGILIO ISIDRO, Hon. REYNALDO WAJE, Hon. EDWARD SEECKTS, Hon. MIGUEL CRUZ

WHEREAS, Article 376 of the Civil Code of the Philippines prohibits the changing of name or surname of a person without judicial authority, while Article 412 of the same law prohibits any correction or change of entry in a civil register without a judicial order;

            WHEREAS, the said provisions of the Civil Code of the Philippines requiring the judicial order for any correction in the entries in civil register and for change of mane or surname were seen to favor a privileged few, who can exhaust all possible means for their intentions;

            WHEREAS, the enactment of Republic Act 9048 “An Act Authorizing the City or Municipal Civil Registrar of the Consul General to Correct Clerical or Typographical Error in an Entry and/or Change of First Name or Nickname in the Civil Register Without Need of a Judicial Order” hopes to give our less privileged citizens an easier but legal way for correction of entries in the civil register or change of first name or nickname, subject to certain limitations;

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