PSA partners with transport, food delivery service provider for PhilSys registration of drivers, riders

Date of Release: 19 December 2023
Reference No. 2023-386

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) brought its Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registration services to drivers and riders as part of a month-long celebration in honor of their dedication as transport and food delivery service providers.

A Move It driver registers to PhilSys at the registration booth set up at the Buwan ng Tagapaghatid culminating event in Pasay City.

In partnership with Grab Philippines and Move It, the PSA set up a registration booth during the culmination event of “Buwan ng Tagapaghatid” last 26 November 2023 in Pasay City. The event was attended by around 8,000 of the platform’s “partner drivers.”

The activity is a follow-up to the partnership forged by PSA with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in April 2023, where institutional registration activities were conducted in the offices of food and package delivery, and ride-hailing services. Here, riders were able to register to PhilSys conveniently.

“The PSA extends its gratitude to Grab Philippines for the opportunity to ensure coverage of drivers and riders providing transport and food delivery services in PhilSys. Initiatives like this allow us to implement an inclusive national identification system for all,” said PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, PhD, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.

“We hope that by making PhilSys registration more convenient and accessible, we can help drivers and riders in transactions relevant to them, including applying for benefits from social protection programs such as the Fuel Subsidy Program,” he added.

CJ Lacsican, Grab Philippines Head of Central Operations, shares that PhiSys registration is among the many government services made more accessible to partner drivers during the event.

Grab Philippines Head of Central Operations CJ Lacsican said that an accessible PhilSys registration can help uplift the welfare of partner drivers and riders.

“We look at this event in a very holistic manner. Marami sa mga drivers ang nangangailangan ng identification so nandito ang [PhilSys] para sa mga gustong mag-register,” Lacsican remarked.

Mamau Dimatundai, a Move It driver from Manila, registers to PhilSys through the “Buwan ng Tagapaghatid” culminating event.

One of the many attendees who were able to register include Move It partner driver Mamau Dimatundai from Manila. He was grateful for the chance to register and noted the importance of having a valid ID for their job.

“Siyempre mahalaga po ito kasi ito ‘yung ginagamit sa lahat [ng transaksyon],” he said. “[Tulad po ng] mga pine-presenta [na valid ID kapag naghahatid ng pasahero] sa mga subdivision.”

Dimatundi also said the national ID can be used to claim payments and money in banks.

Meanwhile, part-time Grab driver from Tondo, Manila Justice Canlas urged fellow partner drivers to grab the opportunity to register to PhilSys.

“Sa mga wala pang national ID diyan, [mag-register] na kayo,” he said. “Mabilis lang [ang proseso], wala pang limang minuto.”

Quick Links:
– PhilSys Registry Office