Philippine officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) advised Filipinos there to provide the full names of their UAE-born children in applying for registration.
Online news site Khaleej Times reported that the Philippine embassy in Abu Dhabi wants to properly document some children who were issued UAE birth certificates.
“If the mother is not married, and no father has recognized the child, the surname should be the maiden name of the mother," it said.
The report said the move aims to benefit children issued UAE birth certificates that stated only the name of the child without distinguishing the child’s name, middle name and surname.
All three names are required in Philippine documents.
The consular announcement said the surname of the child must be the surname of the father as it appears in his passport or the father indicated in the child’s birth certificate.
It added that the maiden name of the child must be the surname of the mother when she was still single or as it appears in the mother’s passport. - GMANews.TV