The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is currently investigating the incident of PhilIDs found in a garbage disposal area in Barangay Tiling, Cauayan, Negros Occidental in collaboration with barangay officials.
The agency assures the public that this is an isolated case. The privacy and security of the data of PhilSys-registered persons is of the highest priority, and strict protocols in the distribution of PhilIDs and ePhilIDs have been in place since the beginning of its distribution.
PSA will be coordinating with the Philippine Postal Corporation in the investigation. Following the release of official incident reports, both agencies commit to addressing any gaps found in the system of delivery to ensure that the incident will not occur again.
The PSA remains strongly committed to its mandate of ensuring the security of registered persons’ data from the first step of registration up to the distribution of PhilIDs and ePhilIDs.
CLAIRE DENNIS S. MAPA, PhD
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General