What is BREQS?
The BREQS is a scheme where NSO authorizes a partner to receive requests to for NSO-civil registry documents from the public and issue the 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.
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 also avail of many of the services offered in a Serbilis Outlet through the authorized agent.

 What documents can be applied through BREQS?

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 previously, 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 (LRCO), 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 the BREQS?
The NSO is offering the use of BREQS to the 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 do we need for BREQS?
In order to use the BREQS software, you will need a PC that:
  1. Is Pentium II or better;
  2. Has at least 17 MB of free disk space;
  3. Has a video card and monitor capable of handling 1024 x 768 resolution;
  4. Has a floppy disk drive and a mouse;
  5. Has a printer (This is an optional requirement for the printing of the Transmittal List); and
  6. Runs on Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows 98.
What will be covered in the BREQS Users training?
The one-day trainig is intended tp 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 BREQS 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.
Whom can we contact for more information about BREQS?
You may course your inquiries through the Provincial Statistics Officer
 
PSO CLEMENTE S. MANAOG
NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE - CAMARINES SUR
2nd Flr., MMCN Building, Panganiban Drive, Naga City
(054) 472-5622; (054) 473-1138
 You may also obtain additional information from the Office of the Civil Registrar General by sending e-mail to OCRG@census.gov.ph.