THE Davao City Civil Registrar's Office (CCRO) said it will conduct a reorientation of medical staff of lying-in and birthing clinics and hospitals on the procedure of birth registration of newborn babies to avoid discrepancies, as the Civil Registration Month kicks off in February.

CCRO Birth Division acting head Shirley Arendain said during Monday's Kapehan sa Dabaw at The Annex of SM City Davao that the event aims to harmonize the birth registration of different birthing establishments for error-free and on-time registration.

"[We will conduct] enhancement training for the medical representatives, mga clerks ng hospitals, clinics and other 'paanakan' involved sa trabaho (We will conduct enhancement training for medical representatives, hospital, clinic and maternity or lying-in clinic clerks directly involved with the job (birth registration preparation)," she said.

Since these are the people who are in-charge in the preparation of the registration of newborn babies, there is a need for them to be updated on the new processes to align their procedures.

They also urged medical representatives to immediately submit the certificate of live birth of newborns within 30 days to their office for registration, so that they can check the draft and assure the entry of data to avoid errors.

She added that if the family urgently needs their baby to be registered, they could process the registration on their own instead and follow it up at their office.

Arendain also advised the parents to choose simple names for their child, so that he or she will not encounter difficulty relating to his or her name in the future.

On the third week of February, the CCRO will also conduct a civil registration orientation for church and court personnel who prepare marriage certificates so that conflicts with the local registrar will be avoided.