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What is Administrative order No. 3, Series of 2004?

Administrative Order No.3 governs the procedures and guidelines for the effective and efficient civil registration of births, marriages, dissolution of marriage, revocation of dissolution of marriages and deaths of indigenous peoples including legal instruments concerning civil status of Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs)/ Indigenous Peoples(IPs).

What is Republic Act 8371 (Indigenous Peoples Rights Act)?

An act to recognize, protect and promote the rights of indigenous cultural communities/indigenous peoples, creating a national commission on indigenous peoples, establishing implementing mechanisms, appropriating funds thereof, and for other purposes..

What/Who are the Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples?

Group of people or homogenous societies identified by self-ascription and ascription by others, who have

  • Continuously lived as organized community on communal and defines territory, and
  • Under claims of ownership since time immemorial, occupied, possessed and utilized such territories, sharing common bonds of language and customs, traditions and other distinctive cultural traits, or
  • Through resistance to political, social and cultural inroads of colonization, non-indigenous religions and cultures became historically differentiated from the majority of Filipinos.

ICCs/Ips likewise include peoples who are regarded as indigenous on account of their descent from the populations, which inhabited in the country, at the time of conquest or colonization, or at the time of inroads of non-indigenous religions and cultures, or the establishments of present state boundaries, who retain some or all of their own social economic, cultural and political institutions, but who may have been displaced from their traditional domains or who may have been resettled outside their ancestral domains.

What are the registrable acts and events for ICCs/IPs?

  • Birth
  • Death
  • Marriage
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Revocation of Dissolution of Marriage
  • Court decrees/orders and legal instruments insofar as applicable for ICCPs/IPs.

What are the registry books which shall be kept by the City/Municipal Civil Registrar aside from the other registry books that are currently kept by them for ICCs/IPs?

  1. Register of marriage dissolution
  2. Registrar of revocation of dissolution of marriage

What are the forms to be used?

  1. Municipal Form No. 102 (IP Form 1)
  2. Municipal Form No. 103 (IP Form 2)
  3. Municipal Form No. 97 (IP Form 3)
  4. IP Form No. 4 (Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage)
  5. IP Form No. 5 (Statement of Revocation of Dissolution of Marriage)

What are the requirements for registration of birth of ICCs/IPs?

If person is below 18 years old:

  1. Four (4) copies of the Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) with Attachment IP Form 1 duly accomplished and signed by the other parties. The name of the child may be:
    • One name/indigenous/tribal name
    • First name. middle name and last name not following filial relationship
    • First name. middle name and last name following filial relationship

If delayed registration:

    • Accomplish affidavit for delayed registration at the back of the COLB by the father, mother or guardian.
    • Any two of the following documentary evidences which may show the name of child, date and place of birth, and name of mother (and name of father if acknowledge).
      • Baptismal certificate;
      • School records (nursery, kindergarten, or preparatory);
      • Income tax return of parent/s;
      • Insurance policy
      • Medical records; and
      • Certification from tribal chieftain/leaders for the existence of the tribe in the area.
    • Affidavit of two(2) disinterested persons who might have witnesses or known the birth of the child

If person is 18 years old and above:

  • All of the requirements for a child who is below 18 years old; and
  • Certificate of Marriage, if married.

What are the requirements for registration of death of ICCs/Ips?

  1. Four copies of the Certificate of Death with Attachment IP Form duly accomplished and signed by proper parties;

If delayed registration:

  1. Affidavit of delayed registration which shall be executed in hospital/clinic administrator if the person died in hospital, clinic and similar institution, or if person died elsewhere, by the attendant at death. The affidavit shall state the following:
    • Name of the deceased
    • Facts of death
    • Date and place of burial/cremation
    • Cause of not reporting the event within 30 days.
  2. Approval for registration by the health officer in the box provided in the Certificate of Death.

If delayed registration:

  • The Testimony of the authorized community elders, solemnizing officers or authorities of traditional socio-political structures stating the facts and circumstances of marriage.

What are the requirements for registration of dissolution of marriage of ICCs/IPs?

  • Five(5) copies of Certificate of dissolution of Marriage duly accomplished and signed by the proper parties;
  • Certification from NCIP Provincial Office (of the area where the marriage was celebrated) stating that the parties are members of a particular ICC/IP and that the marriage dissolution was made in accordance with customary law and practice.

What are the requirements for registration of revocation of dissolution of marriage of ICCs/IPs?

Five(5) copies of Statement of Revocation of Dissolution of Marriage duly accomplished and signed by the proper parties.

For Further inquires write, call, or visit:

Databank and Information Services Division
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