Dear Bright Baby,
A Birth Certificate from the National Statistics Office (NSO) serves as proof of your identity. This is usually required as part of the requirements for your baptismal, your school enrollment, your passport application, and your parent’s updating of BIR, PHILHEATH and SSS membership information among others.
By definition, A Birth Certificate from the National Statistics Office (NSO) is a vital record that establishes the birth of a child. It is an official form that gives details on the time and place of a person’s birth, and his or her name, sex, mother’s name and (usually) father’s name. The word “birth certificate” can refer to either the original document or a certified true copy of or representation of the original record of birth document.