(Picture, thanks to Mastercitizen blog)
Did you check your birth certificate recently and found out that it is marked female, but you are male?
If this is your problem, this kind of correction used to require a court proceeding in the presence of a judge and needed the services of a lawyer.
Thanks to Republic Act No. 10172, a correction of the entry on sex/gender can be filed in the local civil registrar where you were born.
As part of the requirements, you need to present a medical certificate from a government doctor that states you did not undergo any sex change or transplant.
The petition needs to be published in a newspaper of general circulation. According to the IRR, the owner of the document shall personally file the petition before the local civil registrar. The filing fee for this petition is P3000.
For more details on this procedure, you may call our office to set an appointment with one of our birth certificate specialists at 7051265 and 7051277.