PSA DSWD partner up to bring PhilSys services to 4Ps beneficiaries at family dev't sessions

Date of Release: 11 March 2024

Reference No. 2024-71

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) partnered up to bring the services of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) at the Family Development Session (FDS) of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries. 

The nationwide initiative allows PSA to provide PhilSys registration and ePhilID issuance by maximizing the attendance of 4Ps beneficiaries at the FDS. 

A 4Ps beneficiary registers to PhilSys during an FDS in Barangay Bahay Toro in Quezon City.

A requirement for 4Ps beneficiaries, the FDS intends to strengthen the capacities of Pantawid families, particularly the parents/grantees, to become more responsive to health and education needs of the family and their children, according to the DSWD’s Memorandum Circular No. 22, Series of 2018. 

By registering to PhilSys, individuals are provided with unique credentials such as the PhilSys Number (PSN) which is the permanent identification number of registered persons; the PhilID or the physical ID card; and the ePhilID, which can be presented as a valid proof of identity just like the PhilID. These credentials allow Filipinos, especially those from vulnerable groups, to apply as social protection program beneficiaries. 

Rosario Trocino, a housewife and 4Ps beneficiary, and her granddaughter, Princess Megan Trocino, were some of the PhilSys-registered individuals in attendance from Barangay Bahay Toro in Quezon City.

PhilSys-registered Rosario Trocino and granddaughter Princess Megan Trocino from Barangay Bahay Toro, Quezon City.

On her registration to PhilSys, Trocino said, “Mabilis naman po ang [registration process]. Kailangan ko po ito dahil senior [citizen] na po ako.” 

The availability of PhilSys services at FDS is part of the continued partnership of the PSA and DSWD in utilizing PhilSys for social protection programs.

In 2023, the PhilSys registry was utilized for the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) or Listahanan, a database that serves as the primary reference for identifying possible beneficiaries of social protection programs and services. PhilSys was also involved in the pilot run of the Open Government-to-Person (OpenG2P), a social benefit platform that provides the tools needed to digitize large-scale cash transfers to make government transactions more streamlined for the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program of the DSWD. 

We extend our gratitude to the DSWD for allowing us to make PhilSys services more accessible and convenient for the 4Ps beneficiaries,” said PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, PhD, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General. “Rest assured that the PSA remains committed to prioritizing the registration of vulnerable groups, hand-in-hand with other agencies towards delivering more efficient government services and programs.”

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-PhilSys Registry Office