60M mark hit for PhilID and ePhilID issuance
Date of Release: 27 April 2023
Reference No. 2023 – 154
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has successfully issued over 60 million PhilIDs and ePhilIDs in accordance with the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) implementation.
As of 21 April 2023, the total number of delivered PhilIDs is at 29,119,471 while issued ePhilIDs is at 30,738,330.
“This milestone serves as an impetus for the PSA as we continue working towards our goal of creating a Makabagong Pilipinas where services are more accessible to all Filipinos,” said PSA Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General. “Sinisiguro ng PSA na lahat ng nag-register sa PhilSys ay magkakaroon ng PhilID at ePhilID,” he added.
Beatriz Manlangit from Commonwealth, in Quezon City is one of the millions of PhilID cardholders in the country. As a homemaker, she has been able to use her PhilID to claim remittances for her family. She also suggests her fellow Filipinos to register for PhilSys.
“Madali naman po [mag-register], pwede pa walk-in tapos mabilis lang. Hihingi lang sila ng ibang ID, tapos pagkuha nila ng fingerprint niyo bibigyan kayo ng slip na itatago at hahanapin pag i-dedeliver na ‘yung ID,” she said.
Meanwhile, PSA field offices continue to work on the frontlines for ePhilID issuances at registration centers, and its house-to-house and plaza-type distribution nationwide.
Raphael Flores from Paco, Manila, is a testament to the usability of the ePhilID.
“Nagamit ko na siya sa Billease, pag-apply ng internet, nakakuha rin ako ng government numbers. Tinanggap siya ng SSS, Pag-IBIG, tsaka PhilHealth,” Flores said.
Registered persons are reminded to safe keep their transaction slips, which they present during the delivery of their PhilID and to check if they can claim their ePhilID using their Transaction Reference Number (TRN) found in the slip.
PhilSys-registered individuals can visit https://appt.philsys.gov.ph to check if they may already claim their ePhilIDs. Registered persons who received an official text message from the PSA can also download a PDF copy of the ePhilID on their mobile devices.