PSA achieves 90 percent of PhilSys registration target for 2023; encourages Filipinos to register

Date of Release: 27 December 2023
Reference No. 2023-392

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has successfully registered 90 percent of the 92 million target registrations for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) this year.

As of 18 December 2023, 82,812,899 Filipinos are already PhilSys-registered.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the public for their steadfast support for the implementation of PhilSys,” said PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, PhD, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General. “We, at the PSA and our field offices, are exerting all efforts to ensure coverage of Filipinos who have not yet registered.”

PSA personnel utilize wooden water rafts to cross rivers and bring registration equipment to Geographically-Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA) in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte.

In Manila de Bugabus, Butuan City in Agusan del Norte, PSA personnel utilized habal-habal or motorcycle taxis to navigate rough roads, and balsa or wooden water rafts to cross rivers to reach Geographically-Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs).

Joel Baeño, teacher and faculty president of Manila de Bugabus Elementary School, described the initiative as “one giant step” in helping the residents—most of whom do not have the financial means nor the time to go to the city to register to PhilSys or even avail of any valid ID.

“Napakalaking tulong kasi nagbigay ito ng kaginhawaan hindi lang sa amin, kundi pati na rin sa mga bata at sa mga magulang,” Baeño said.

PSA personnel carries registration kits across a makeshift bridge to bring mobile PhilSys registration to residents of Buenavista in Agusan del Norte.

In Buenavista, also in Agusan del Norte, PSA personnel endured walking through muddy roads while carrying heavy registration kits to register residents from low-income households.

The efforts likewise allowed members of the local Badjao community to become PhilSys-registered, and to be provided with PSA-issued Certificates of Live Birth (COLBs) through the PhilSys Birth Registration Assistance Project (PBRAP).

“Ang PhilSys team ay umaabot sa malalayong lugar upang madagdagan po natin ang saklaw ng pagrerehistro at nang mapaunlakan din po natin ang mga unregistered residents sa lugar na ito,” said PSO – Agusan del Norte Information Officer I Elizabeth Mondejar Abucay. “Tayo na po ang pumupunta rito sa kanila para maibigay ang mga dapat na services sa kanila.”

“Makakaasa ang publiko na patuloy na sisikapin ng PSA na maihatid ang PhilSys registration sa kanilang lugar,” Usec. Mapa added. “Hinihikayat namin ang lahat ng ating mga kababayan na magparehistro na sa PhilSys at makiisa sa pag-abot ng Makabagong Pilipinas.”

Registration to PhilSys remains easy and convenient. Filipinos can go to any registration center and bring their supporting documents. No pre-registration required. For the full list of registration centers and supporting documents, visit

Meanwhile, as more and more Filipinos are registering to PhilSys, the PSA is also expediting the printing and delivery of PhilIDs, and the issuance of ePhilIDs for use as valid proof of identity and age in transactions.

As of 08 December 2023, 48,770,513 PhilIDs have already been dispatched for delivery by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)—of which, 44,803,320 have been delivered by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost).

In addition, 44,142,431 ePhilIDs, both printed and downloaded, have been issued.

Quick Links:


– PhilSys Registry Office