The Manila Civil Registry Office (MCRO) announced that it has reopened applications for marriage licenses amid the implementation of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Manila.
The reopening of applications was made in partnership with the Manila Health Department (MHD).
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, pre-marriage orientations were temporarily suspended as Metro Manila was placed under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), which prohibits residents from leaving their homes for non-essential travel.
Dr. Criselda Coroza, chief of Family Planning, and Imelda De Vera, administrative aide, will handle the registration at Room 139, Family Planning Section of the MHD, Manila City Hall.
As part of the precautionary measures, only four couples will be accommodated per session.
The schedule of the pre-marriage orientation will be from Monday to Friday, with the first session scheduled in the morning at 8 a.m., and the second session scheduled in the afternoon at 2 p.m.
The orientation will take place at the Manila Civil Registry Office, ground floor, Room 117. Scheduling of appointment follows the “first come, first serve” basis, MCRO chief Chris Tenorio said.