National ID Registration To Start With Low-Income Household On October 12
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has recently announced that the national ID system registration will begin on October 12.
PSA chief and National Statistician Claire Dennis Mapa said in a text message that the registration. Step 1 is to capture the ten demographic information of the registrants, and will start on 12 October 2020.”
According to Mapa, initially, their registration officers will visit the registrants from the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) list to collect the information and provide an appointment (day and time) when they will visit the mobile registration centers (stationed at the LGUs).
In a separate interview, the spokesman of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has identified more than 30 provinces that will be prioritized in the rollout of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). Among those priority provinces are the following:
- Region I – Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan
- Region II – Cagayan, Isabela
- Region III – Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Zambales
- Region IV-A – Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal
- Region V – Albay, Camarines Sur, Masbate
- Region VI – Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Negros Occidental
- Region VII – Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental
- Region VIII – Leyte
- Region IX – Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental
- BARMM – Tawi-Tawi
These provinces are already in coordination with the Philippine Statistics Authority and the DILG regional offices.
The PSA targets nine million Filipinos from low-income households to complete Step 1. Out of this, about five million Filipinos will complete the registration process in the fourth quarter of 2020. Meanwhile, the target for 2021 is 45 million Filipinos and an additional 42 million in 2022.
On the other hand, Step 2 of the registration will start on Nov. 25.
Step 2 of the registration will focus on capturing biometric information such as iris scan, fingerprints, and photographs at Philisys registration centers. This will also complete the registration process for the Philsys.
The PSA clarified that while the National ID registration is voluntary, everyone is encouraged to register. To find out more, you can visit our complete guide to the national ID system and learn more about the benefit it provides.