Reference No. 2022-275
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) continues to take steps in bringing the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registration to remote areas across the country.
PhilSys registration teams were deployed in far-flung areas to bring PhilSys closer to Filipinos residing in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA). The team utilized available modes of transport in localities to ensure that Filipinos will be registered to the PhilSys.
Such initiatives support the current targets of PhilSys, which is to register 92 million Filipinos by the end of 2022. As of 17 June 2022, Step 2 Registrations are already at 68.3 million.
In Peñablanca, Cagayan, PhilSys personnel went to Buyun, Lapi, Nabbabalayan, where many of the province’s Indigenous Peoples (IP) communities are located. PhilSys registration activities were also conducted in the remaining 21 barangays of the municipality.
Notwithstanding the hour-long hikes and rivers that had to be crossed, the initiative brought the total registrations in the area to 35,943 as of 30 April 2022.
Also, in the province of Cagayan, PhilSys personnel braved a six-hour boat ride along with three registration kits to Calayan Island, which is part of the Babuyan Group of Islands. Since registration activities began in the island, 8,088 residents were successfully registered to PhilSys.
In Maguindanao, mobile registration efforts began to accommodate individuals that cannot easily go to PhilSys registration centers. Residents from hard-to-reach areas, which mostly are IPs from South Upi, Upi, Datu Unsay, Datu Hoffer, Shariff Aguak, Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Talayan, and Talitay were successfully registered.
As of 30 April 2022, 94,732 locals are already PhilSys-registered.
“I would like to commend our field personnel for their continuous efforts and utmost dedication to ensure inclusion of Filipinos living in far-flung areas,” said PSA Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General. “We, at PSA, remain committed to implement an inclusive identification system and more convenient delivery of government and private services through the PhilID.”
For the latest on PhilSys, visit the official PhilSys website (www.psa.gov.ph/philsys) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PSAPhilSysOfficial/). You may also reach the PhilSys Registry Office via hotline number 1388 or e-mail at email@example.com.
For the online Step 1 registration, kindly go to register.philsys.gov.ph.
– PhilSys Registry Office