The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is amplifying its efforts to register Filipinos residing in far-flung areas to the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).
Aptly called PhilSys on Wheels, PhilSys personnel utilizes vehicles with registration kits to reach Filipinos in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA).
In Misamis Occidental, notwithstanding muddy and slippery roads caused by rainy weather, PhilSys personnel conducted a two-day mobile registration activity in Barangay Minsubong in Tangub City.
PhilSys personnel brings PhilSys On Wheels to residents of Barangay Minsubong in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental.
The initiative is part of the province’s strategy to conduct registration activities per purok to register more local residents.
Through the activity, 57 residents were able to register to PhilSys, among those who were registered were senior citizens and children.
In Bataan, mobile registration via a tricycle was set up in Barangay Gugo in Samal, a 30-minute ride away from the provincial capital, Balanga.
A PhilSys personnel registers a resident of Barangay Gugo in Samal, Bataan via a tricycle.
The registration activity is a follow up to a previous visit by PhilSys personnel in the area.
Through these registration efforts, similarly conducted in various parts of the country, the PSA was able to successfully register 80,714,673 Filipinos as of 15 September 2023.
“We thank our kababayans for welcoming PhilSys personnel into their communities and participating in our registration initiatives,” said PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, PhD, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General. “As the PSA continues to mount mobile registration activities, we urge all Filipinos to register to PhilSys and join us as we work towards a Makabagong Pilipinas.”
Likewise, PhilSys registration in fixed registration centers remains easy and convenient. With supporting documents, just head to any registration center (https://philsys.gov.ph/registration-center/) for validation of demographic information validation and for capturing of biometric information.
Meanwhile, parallel to registration efforts, the PSA is also speeding up PhilID printing and delivery with its continuous collaboration with partners Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), respectively. PhilSys field personnel are also proactively distributing both PhilIDs and ePhilIDs.
As of 15 September 2023, 46,072,583 PhilIDs have already been dispatched for delivery—of which, 39,656,331 have been distributed.
Registered persons may also check the availability of the ePhilID via https://appt.philsys.gov.ph and set an appointment to claim it at any PhilSys Registration Center. The ePhilID may also be downloaded through a secure link indicated in an official text message from the PSA.
As of 15 September 2023, 42,309,613 ePhilIDs, both printed and downloaded, have been issued.
Both the PhilID and ePhilID can already be used as valid proof of identity and age in transactions in government offices and private establishments.