Data on marriages presented in this release were obtained from the timely and late registered marriages at the Office of the City/ Municipal Civil Registrars all throughout the country and submitted to the Office of the Civil Registrar General through the Provincial Statistical Offices (PSOs) of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The information presented includes the marriages that occurred from January to December 2020 based on data files received by the PSA - Civil Registration Service (CRS) from the PSOs as of 16 July 2021. Figures presented herein are not adjusted for under registration. Marriages of Filipinos abroad which were reported to the Philippine Foreign Service Posts are presented in a separate report.
Number of registered marriages
The number of registered marriages in 2021 reached 10,253. It increased by 52.2 percent compared with the total registered marriages of 6,735 in 2020. (Figure 1).
Figure 1. Number of Registered Marriages, MIMAROPA: 2021 and 2020
Top three provinces with the highest number of recorded marriages
In 2020, Oriental Mindoro, recorded the highest number of registered marriages, which accounted for 2,987 or 29.1 percent of the total. It was followed by Palawan (excluding Puerto Princesa City) with 2,807 or 27.4 percent, and Occidental Mindoro with 1,730 or 16.9 percent. These provinces comprised nearly 74 percent
(73.4 percent) of the total registered marriages in the region. The same provinces also registered the highest number of marriages in 2020. (Figure 2).
Figure 2. Number of Marriages by Place of Occurrence in Province, MIMAROPA: 2021 and 2020
Note: asterisk (*) means data of Puerto Princesa Cty is excluded
December recorded the most number of marriages and August registered the least in 2021
Most of the marriages in 2021 occurred in December at 1,397 (13.6 percent) or a daily average of 45 marriages per day. This was followed by the months of May with 1,135 marriages (11.1) percent and February with 1,094 marriages (10.7 percent). On the other hand, August recorded the least number of marriages at only 510 (4.5 percent) or an average of 16 marriages per day, while the month of November accounted for the second least number of registered marriages with 590 (5.8 percent).
Figure 3. Number of Marriages by Month of Occurrence, MIMAROPA: 2021
Highly Urbanized City/ City/ Municipalities with the highest number of Marriage Registration
Among the HUC/city/municipalities in the region, City of Puerto Princesa has the largest shared on the number of registered marriages with 943, followed by San Jose with 507 and City of Calapan with 459 registered marriages.
Figure 4. HUC/City/Municipalities with Most Number of Marriage Registration, MIMAROPA: January – December 2021
Cities/Municipalities with Least Number of Registered Marriages
The least number of marriages in the region is Concepcion, Romblon with 5 marriages, followed by Linapacan, Palawan with 10 marriages. Among the cities/municipalities in the region, Kalayaan, from the province of Palawan has no recorded registered marriages.
Figure 5. City/Municipalities with Least Number of Registered Marriages, MIMAROPA: January – December 2021
Vital statistics are derived from information obtained at the time when the occurrences of vital events and their characteristics are inscribed in a civil register.
Vital acts and events are the births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and all such events that have something to do with an individual's entrance and departure from life together with the changes in civil status that may occur to a person during his lifetime. Recording of these events in the civil register is known as vital or civil registration and the resulting documents are called vital records.
Marriage is a contract of permanent union between a man and a woman entered in accordance with law for the establishment of conjugal and family life.
Place of Occurrence refers to the place where the vital event took place.
Period when to report the event
Marriages that require the issuance of marriages license shall be reported to C/MCR for registration not later than fifteen (15) days from date of marriage. However, marriages that do not require a license such as marriage at the point of death (Article 27); marriages in remote places (Article 28); marriages between members of ethnic cultural community (Article 33); and marriages between men and women who have lived together for at least five (5) years (Article 34), shall be reported not later than thirty (30) day after date of marriage.
Any report made to the LCROs beyond the reglementary period are considered late and can be entered only in the civil register after the informant complies with the requirements for delayed registration.
(SGD) LENI R. RIOFLORIDO
Table 1. Number of Registered Marriages, by Place of Occurrence in Region, Province:
January-December 2021 (Preliminary as of 28 February 2022)
|Place of Occurrence||2021|
|Abra de Ilog||155|
|Bulalacao (San Pedro)||115|
|City of Calapan (Capital)||459|
|El Nido (Bacuit)||221|
|Santa Maria (Imelda)||34|
|CITY OF PUERTO PRINCESA||943|
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, Civil Registration Service, Vital Statistics Division.
Note: Figures are results of actual registration without any adjustment for under-registration. Civil Registration is a continuous process. Hence, there is a need to establish certain cut-off period. The data presented herein are events occurred from January to December 2021