Maria Corazon Soriano from ICT Division, explains the newly updated version of the Civil Registry Information System to the staff of LCR General Santos City.

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (February 24, 2015) – Maria Corazon Soriano installs enhancement computer program modules to the Local Civil Registrar in line with the in-house developed Civil Registry Information System (LG-CRIS) already implemented in 2014 by the Information and Communications Technology Division (ICTD) under the City Mayor’s Office (CMO).

The February 24, 2015 user training and mentoring session on the update of the division’s processes was attended by the LCR staff assigned in the Birth and Death Division. Attendees from the LCR include Cheryll Fprones, Salvacion Bañares, Jocelyn Bautista, Alma Villanueva, Lorraine Alocada.

ICTD was represented by Soriano as the lead programmer, William Milo as observer and Percival Pasuelo, ICT Division Chief. So far usual requests of the frontline users include the resizing of fonts and charater spacing. The system is set for full operation after the minor fixes will be installed.

In 2013, an information technology office was formally institutionalized through City Ordinance No. 14 Series of 2012 creating the Information and Communications Technology Division under the City Mayors Office generally to provide IT solutions to all the 23 departments and 10 divisions under the City Mayors Office.

The National Statistics Office provided a DOS-based Civil Registry Information System called CRIS to establish the needed reports for submission to NSO. It was later on upgraded to PhilCRIS developed under a Windows-based environment. These systems are running at the city’s local civil registrar however issues on the barangay-based recording and other local issues and concerns like request to generate LCR-specific reports cannot be addressed by these NSO-developed systems like barangay information details.

By 2014 the National Statistics Office has projected that the population of General Santos City will reach 598,837 mark broken down per barangay and listed below, to wit:

1 Apopong 53526.25 14 Katangawan 14334.38
2 Baluan 6859.589 15 Labangal 62724.82
3 Batomelong 2674.789 16 Lagao 49115.54
4 Buayan 11252.01 17 Ligaya 4700.467
5 Bula 32341.63 18 Mabuhay 25153.45
6 Calumpang 76892.88 19 Olympog 3290.638
7 City Heights 25030.34 20 San Isidro 51175.37
8 Conel 10766.42 21 San Jose 8074.306
9 Dadiangas East 4465.055 22 Siguel/Bawing 13755.66
10 Dadiangas North 9254.668 23 Sinawal 12317.45
11 Dadiangas South 7050.545 24 Tambler 27263.72
12 Dadiangas West 14821.7 25 Tinagacan 6264.811
13 Fatima 73630.59 26 Upper Labay 2896.137

Before reaching the one million mark, an automated and efficiently working Local Civil Registry System must be in-placed to provide better services to the constituents using ICT as tool for continuous development. With the creation of ICTD under the City Mayors Office, an in-house developed system was proposed to cater to the current and future needs

This proposal is aligned with the implementation of the CSC Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) through its Success Indicator format. It is expected that the Information and Communications Technology Division (ICTD) will deliver the finish product before the set target deadline as indicated in the OPCR and IPCR. All systems for development and implementation need to be completed not later than December 29, 2015 to comply with the CSC requirement and as an accomplishment of LGU General Santos City.

This proposal with the aid of SPMS measuring tools will be the basis and inspiration of the ICTD for its staff and the internal stakeholders to be responsive, motivated, and efficient workforce in the government unit.

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