Rule 18. Live Birth
Live birth is the complete expulsion or extraction of a product of conception from its mother, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut off or the placenta is still attached; each product of such birth is considered alive.
Rule 19. Reglementary Period and Place or Registration
The birth of a child shall be registered within thirty (30) days from the time of birth in the Office of the Civil Registrar.
Rule 20. Out-of-town Reporting of Birth
Out-of-town reporting of birth occurs when the Certificate of Live Birth is presented to the civil registrar of a city or municipality which is not the place of birth, not for registration but to be forwarded to the civil registrar of the city or municipality where the birth occurred and where it should be registered.
Rule 21. Persons Responsible to Report the Event
(1) When the birth occurred in a hospital or clinic or in a similar institution, the administrator thereof shall be responsible in causing the registration of such birth. however, it shall be the attendant at birth who shall certify the facts of birth.
(2) When the birth did not occur in a hospital or clinic or in a similar institution, the physician, nurse, midwife, “hilot”, or anybody who attended to the delivery of the child shall be responsible both in certifying the facts of birth and causing the registration of such birth.
(3) In default of the hospital/clinic administrator or attendant at birth, either or both parents of the child shall cause the registration of the birth.
Rule 22. Number of Copies to be Accomplished for Distribution
It shall be the duty of person concerned to accomplish and send (4) copies of the certificate of Live Birth to the Civil Registrar for registration.
Rule 23. Birth Registration of Illegitimate children
Children conceived or born during the marriage of the parents are legitimate. Children conceived and born outside a valid marriage unless otherwise provided in the Family Code and illegitimate.
Rule 25. Delayed Registration of Birth
The requirements are:
i) four (4) copies of the certificate of Live Birth duly accomplished and signed by the proper parties;
- accomplished Affidavit for Delayed Registration at the back of the Certificate of Live Birth by the father, mother or guardian.
In case the party seeking late registration of the birth of an illegitimate child is not the mother, the party shall, in addition to the foregoing facts, declare in a sworn statement the present whereabouts of the mother.
ii) any two of the following documentary evidence which may show the name of the child, date and place of birth, and name of the mother (and name of father, if the child has been acknowledge);
- baptismal certificate;
- school records (nursery, kindergarten, or preparatory);
- income tax return of parents/s;
- insurance policy;
- medical records; and others, such as barangay captain’s certification.
iii) affidavit of two disinterested persons who might have witnessed or known the birth of the child.