Over 1 million 4Ps beneficiaries successfully authenticated through National ID

Date of Release: 10 May 2024
Reference No. 2024-114

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has authenticated over one million beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) through the National ID.

As of 08 May 2024, a total of 1,010,464 4Ps beneficiaries were successfully verified through the National ID.

During Family Development Sessions (FDS), beneficiaries undergo fingerprint scanning which is matched against the National ID registry for identity verification. Each authentication is equivalent to an attendance to FDS.

Personnel from Provincial Statistical Office (PSO) - Capiz facilitates biometric authentication of a 4Ps beneficiary during FDS in Roxas City.

A requirement for all Pantawid families, FDS promote positive family values and strengthen marital relationships, parental roles, and responsibilities.

“Authenticating more than one million 4Ps beneficiaries demonstrates how the National ID can help make the delivery of services more targeted and efficient, especially for the vulnerable sector,” said PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, PhD, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General. “We thank the DSWD for partnering with us in our goal to prioritize the use cases of the National ID for social protection program beneficiaries.”

Personnel from PSO - Abra registers a child during an FDS in the municipality of Danglas.

Aside from biometric authentication services, the PSA is also offering other National ID services to 4Ps beneficiaries and their family members during FDS. This includes registration and issuance of ePhilID, which has the same functionality and validity as the physical card.


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