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Birth, death, marriage certificates now permanently valid!

A bill that seeks lifetime validity for birth, death, and marriage certificates has just been passed into law.
Birth, death, marriage certificates now permanently valid!
Kiko Pangilinan as principal author and co-sponsor of the bill 

Now a law! As long as they are intact and readable with visible security features

Around May this year, we reported that Senate approved a measure granting permanent validity to birth, death, and marriage certificates on the final reading. Now, that same bill officially turned into law as declared by a transmittal letter to Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri. 

Republic Act 11909, also known as the "Permanent Validity of the Certificates of Live Birth, Death, and Marriage Act" became law last July 28. This means the certificates of live birth, death and marriage issued, signed, certified, or authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), or even those released by the local civil registries, shall now have permanent validity regardless of their date of issuance.

Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., chairman of the Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation, is a co-sponsor of the new law with principal author former senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan.

Allegedly, the law is enacted to address the growing concern that some government agencies and private institutions require submission of these documents issued within the past 6 months. Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr, who sponsored the measure in the Senate, said in a statement in Filipino.

The winners here are every Filipino who [does] not need to spend again and again for certificates because what they have obtained and paid for will never expire. 

This act also states that these documents will forever be valid "provided that the document remains intact, readable and still visibly contains the authenticity and security features."

This new measure will also prevent government agencies, private companies, schools, and non-government entities from asking for newly-issued birth, death, and marriage certificates in their transactions.

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