BREQS - Bacth Entry Request SystemBREQS Primer for LGUs
What is BREQS?
The BREQS is a scheme where NSO authorizes a partner to receive requests for NSO-issued copies and certifications of civil registry documents to its clientele. The actual processing of the requests is done by the Serbilis Outlet assigned to service the authorized partner (also known as the BREQS User). Under the scheme, NSO shall be providing the BREQS User the software, form templates, updates and procedures necessary in servicing its clientele. The software will enable the BREQS User to do off-line encoding of the application details.
What documents can be applied through BREQS ?
The civil registry computerization project of the NSO, or the CRS-IT Project, established among others, various Serbilis Outlets nationwide for the convenience of the public when requesting copies and certifications from NSO. With the BREQS scheme, the public can now avail of many of the services offered in a Serbilis Outlet through the authorized agent.
Only the following requests can be filed through BREQS:
- Copies of birth, death, marriage documents
- Copies of annotated or endorsed documents provided copies of said documents have already been issued by NSO previo usly, and
- Certificates of No Record of Marriage (CENOMAR or “Singleness”).
Since the BREQS User does not have all the facilities of a Serbilis Outlet, other services currently available in an on-line Serbilis Outlet cannot yet be offered through BREQS.
What are the benefits from using BREQS?
Adopting the BREQS scheme can only mean more convenience to your constituents. By filing their applications right at your Local Civil Registry Office (LCRO), your clientele need not travel to a distant Serbilis Outlet thereby saving them time, effort and money.
But the LGU also stands to benefit from the scheme. First, the LCRO can expand its services to clients by offering new services like CENOMAR. And second, the LCRO is no longer limited to serving its constituents only – even those coming from outside the locality can now be entertained. In the end, all these will mean more revenue to the LGU.
How much will we have to pay for using BREQS?
The NSO is offering the use of BREQS to LGUs gratis.
What do we have to do to become a BREQS USER?
To become a BREQS User, the LGU only needs to:
- Provide a computer for the running of the BREQS software at the LCRO;
- Send LCRO staff to a one-day BREQS User training; and
- Enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with NSO regarding the BREQS operation at the LCRO.
What kind of a computer we need for BREQS?
In order to use the BREQS software, you will need a PC that:
- is Pentium II or better;
- has at least 75 MB of free disk space;
- has a video card and monitor capable of handling 1024 x 768resolution;
- has a floppy disk drive and a mouse;
- has a printer (This is an optional requirement for the printing
- of the Transmittal List); and
- Runs on Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows 98.
What will be covered in the BREQS Users Training?
The one-day training is intended to acquaint LCRO staff with operational details of BREQS like payment and submission procedures, document release procedures, and software update procedures. The training also has a hands-on portion for the trial installation and use of the BERQS software.
What is the MOA all about?
The MOA delineates the responsibilities of the NSO and the implementing LGU and defines the acceptable use of the BREQS scheme as well as NSO warranties and technical support on the use of the software.
For Further inquires write, call, or visit:
|National Statistics Office Region 5
2nd Floor Albay Capitol Building
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Legazpi City, Albay 4500
Tel. Nos.: 052-8203304 / 052-4801568
National Statistics Office
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