LTO, GSIS, Post Office back ePhilID
Date of Release: 07 February 2023
Reference No. 2023-35
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) continues to receive support from government agencies and government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC) in the acceptance of the ePhilID as a valid and sufficient proof of identity and age for transactions.
In a statement by the Land Transportation Office (LTO), the PhilID and ePhilID are accepted as sufficient and valid proof of identity in the agency’s transactions, as reiterated in Memorandum Circular No. 2021-2272. Clients can present their ePhilIDs in transactions such as motor vehicle registration, driver’s license application, and student permit application.
Government workers and pensioners can also use the ePhilID as sufficient proof of identity without presenting other identification documents in transactions with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS). The agency expressed its support to the PSA through the issuance of a memorandum to all their officials and employees to accept the ePhilID.
In addition, the Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office) published in a circular the acceptance of ePhilID as proof of identification in all transactions of the public with the Post Office.
“The PSA is grateful for the constant support of our PhilSys partner agencies in the implementation of the ePhilID,” said PSA Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General. “We are optimistic that more public and private sector organizations will respond to the call of PSA in providing seamless social and financial protection services.”
The PSA has also accelerated the distribution of the ePhilID. In a public advisory released on 19 December 2022, PSA field offices are at the forefront of its plaza-type and house-to-house delivery to allow registered persons to immediately enjoy the benefits of being PhilSys-registered. The pilot implementation for the downloading of ePhilIDs on mobile devices has also begun.
The PSA also reiterated that every registered person shall receive a PhilID, including those who have been issued an ePhilID.
“We wish to assure the public that there is a PhilID allocated for every registered person so they will still receive their physical cards even if they have already claimed their ePhilIDs,” Officer-in-Charge, Deputy National Statistician Fred S. Sollesta added.
As of 02 February 2023, a combined 50,262,059 PhilIDs and ePhilIDs are successfully printed – of which, 30,558,332 are PhilIDs and 19,703,727 are ePhilIDs.
- Website: http://philsys.gov.ph
- Facebook page: https://facebook.com/PSAPhilSysOfficial
- Online Step 1 registration: https://register.philsys.gov.ph
- ePhilID appointment: https://appt.philsys.gov.ph
- ePhilID authentication: https://verify.philsys.gov.ph
– PhilSys Registry Office