Typo Error on ur Birth Certificates? No need to go to the courts!

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[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10172]
AN ACT FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE CITY OR MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OR THE CONSUL GENERAL TO CORRECT CLERICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS IN THE DAY AND MONTH IN THE DATE OF BIRTH OR SEX OF A PERSON APPEARING IN THE CIVIL REGISTER WITHOUT NEED OF A JUDICIAL ORDER, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED NINETY FORTY-EIGHT


I was the happiest when my friend Phillip
shared this link with me. 
Finally!
The chance to correct the entry on my Birth Certificate.
Imagine, after giving birth to 3 wonderful kids, I was to learn in 2002
that i belong to the MALE Gender. 
Ugaling bakla lang po ako. Pero may Matris po ako!
This typographical error on my Birth Certificate prevented me in 
pursuing a chance for a greener pasture . 
And the process that one has to go through 
(read: publications, court hearings, lawyers fee, psychological exams, etc)
to have this mistake on this paper
they call "Legal Document" be corrected 
has further dimmed any
chance that I have in landing a good-paying-job abroad
 or even the far-fetched ambition of spending some leisure time somewhere outside 'Pinas.

But as my friend Phillip would say, there's always light at end of a tunnel.
So to all who share the same fate with me : 
wrong spelling ng pangalan mo, maling petsa ng kapanganakan mo,
mali ang naging  kasarian mo,
Here's our salvation!
Finally, magiging GURL na talaga ako sa mata ng batas!

ANG TANONG:
Kailan ba ito maipapatupad?
Section 7 of this Act states that this shall take effect 
fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette 
or in at least 2 newspapers of General Circulation.
The last time I made an inquiry at the Local Civil Registrar, 
the officer informed me that the LCR Personnel are yet to undergo 
some seminar on how to go about this act.
Well, at least- ayan na oh!



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