PhilID and ePhilID issuance surpasses 70 million
Reference Number: 2023-216
Release Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reached another milestone in the implementation of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), successfully issuing 70,271,330 registered persons with PhilIDs and ePhilIDs.
As of 16 June 2023, the total number of delivered PhilIDs is at 33,422,502, while the number of issued ePhilIDs—both printed and downloadable—is at 36,848,828.
“The PSA shall continue its efforts in expediting the issuance of the PhilID and ePhilID. We encourage our kababayans who have received their PhilID and ePhilID to maximize its use in their transactions”, said PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar. “Sa pagdami ng mga registered persons na may PhilID at ePhilID ay patuloy ang ating pagtahak tungo sa Makabagong Pilipinas.”
Jordanne Estacio, a writer from Quezon City, is one of the many ePhilID holders in the country. She shared that using her ePhilID in applying for a mobile postpaid plan has made the transaction smoother and quicker.
“I asked muna kung tinatanggap ba nila as primary ID ang ePhilID, and sabi naman ng nag-assist sa akin is pwede at marami na rin ang na-approve na ePhilID ang gamit,” she said. “I encourage others to register, and if available na, have their ePhilIDs printed sa pinakamalapit na PhilSys registration center para mas madaling magamit at mas mapabilis ang mga transactions nila,” she added.
In light of reaching our goals for a future-ready Philippines, the PSA’s field offices are on the frontlines for ePhilID issuance at registration centers, and its house-to-house and plaza-type distribution nationwide.
PhilSys-registered persons are encouraged to visit https://appt.philsys.gov.ph to check if they can claim their ePhilIDs. Registered persons who have received an official text message from the PSA may also download a PDF copy of the ePhilID on their mobile devices.
Meanwhile, the PSA reassured the public that the PhilIDs affected in the Manila Central Post Office fire are prioritized and shall be reprinted immediately.