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SM Business Centers process NSO documents

NSO__SMGetting your National Statistics Offices (NSO) documents is now a breeze with the recent tie-up between the SM Department Store and NSO. You can now work on your NSO papers as you shop, as SM Business Centers can now facilitate the application, processing, and releasing of copies of civil registry documents. These include copies of birth, death, and marriage documents, copies of No Record of Marriage (CENOMAR) and copies of annotated and endorsed documents.

Simply visit SM Business Centers, sign the forms, make the payments, and come back for your documents in a few days.


National Statistics Office (NSO) Administrator Carmelita Ericta (3rd, from left) and NSO Director Lourdes Hufana together with SM Retail, Inc. SVP for Controllorship Ricky Lim (2nd from left) and SM AVP for Business Center Operations Dennis Yaw recently signed a Memorandum Of Agreement signing at SM Cubao's Prestige Lounge on a tie-up authorizing SM Business Centers to facilitate the application, processing and releasing of copies of the civil registry documents of NSO.

The tie-up was recently formalized in a Memorandum of Agreement between SM and NSO. NSO Administrator Carmelita Ericta and NSO Director Lourdes Hufana recently signed the agreement with SM Retail SVP for Controllership Ricky Lim and AVP for Business Center Operations Dennis Yaw at the Prestige Lounge of SM Cubao.

The best part is that you can get your NSO documents while availing of other SM Business Center services: Foreign exchange, BDO Remit, bills payment, and SSS and Pag-Ibig contributions.

NSO services is one of the many ways SM serves its customers through its Business Center, which is located at almost all SM Supermalls. Newly opened SM Business Centers are located at the SM Cubao Department Store and at the Upper Ground Level of SM Manila.

Source: Manila Bulletin, July 13, 2010

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Policy Statement

The NSO officials and employees are aware of the confidentiality provision that envelopes their activities and protects their respondents. Commonwealth Act 591 defines the parameters by which the office works, and provides reassurance that no information relating to the respondent are given out. This in turn raises the chance of obtaining more reliable information, information vital to the workings of society.

The NSO recognizes the changing needs of society, and the avenues of opportunity opened by technology. Evolving technology places the NSO at a distinct advantage, allowing faster and more varied processing, and dissemination to an unparalleled range of audiences. The Office is dedicated to making data relevant and timely, and strives to balance it with confidentiality. To this end, the NSO takes an active and lead role in redefining statistics and its data, in society.

Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

The NSO recognizes the vital role of their respondents information. Primary data gathered by the NSO is held in the strictest confidence and is assured by Section 4, CA 591.

Balancing the policy of confidentiality with the evolving needs of society for valuable information, the NSO generally releases data in the form of summaries. Releases other than those in the form of summaries are considered when mandated by subsequent laws, and always in consideration of the policy of confidentiality.


In any use of NSO data, an acknowledgement of the data source would be greatly appreciated.

Warranty and Disclaimer

The NSO warrants that all material released have undergone the highest quality statistical data collection and processing methods available to it.

NSO data is generally available for free either through conventional data dissemination methods such as press releases, or through other more advanced means, such as its website. Publications and special releases are also available for a fee. In all cases, the NSO shall not be liable for any result which is due to subsequent processing of its data by the user.


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