PhilSys registration hits 81M milestone
Date of Release: 06 October 2023
Reference No. 2023-316
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) marks another milestone in the implementation of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) with the registration of over 81 million Filipinos.
As of 03 October 2023, a total of 81,005,872 Filipinos have successfully completed PhilSys registration.
This significant milestone was achieved through the PSA’s dedicated efforts and unwavering commitment to ensure an inclusive and accessible national identification system for senior citizens, children, persons with disability (PWDs), and Filipinos living in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs).
One of the many consistent demonstrations of such dedication includes the use of PhilSys on Wheels, where vehicles are equipped with registration kits to reach GIDAs.
For instance, in Ilocos Norte, PSA personnel mounted registration kits on a tricycle to bring PhilSys registration services to Pagudpud, the northernmost municipality of the province.
In Davao del Norte, PSA personnel crossed the waters of Liboganon River and walked for 3 to 4 hours to register the indigenous peoples (IPs) of Sitio Mambago in the municipality of Kapalong.
Through the initiative, 171 IPs were able to register to PhilSys.
Similar efforts are conducted in various parts of the country to ensure that no one is left behind in PhilSys.
“The PhilSys journey is one of dedication and determination. Reaching 81 million registrants is a reflection of our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility for all Filipinos,” said PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, PhD, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.
“Our goal has always been to ensure that every citizen, regardless of their circumstances, has access to PhilSys. Sisikapin namin na puntahan ang ating mga kababayan kung nasaan man sila upang maihatid ang registration services sa kanila,” he added.
Meanwhile, PhilSys services remain available in fixed registration centers (https://philsys.gov.ph/registration-center) nationwide and are open to walk-in registrations. Filipinos who have yet to register to PhilSys can head to any registration center and bring their supporting documents.