PSA pilots updating services for demographic information in the National ID

Date of Release: 17 May 2024
Reference No. 2024-159

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has begun the gradual rollout of the updating of demographic information in the National ID system in select provinces.

The updating services allow the change or correction of demographic information entries in the National ID such as name, marital status, sex, date or place of birth, address, blood type, and any clerical and/or typographical errors.

The updating services are currently available in 38 PSA Provincial Statistical Offices (PSOs). The full list of Fixed Registration Centers offering the said service is available via https://beta.philsys.gov.ph/registration-center/.

“We want every registered person to be able to use their National IDs bearing accurate information fully. Through the pilot implementation, we shall ensure the PSA’s preparedness to provide updating services before its launch nationwide,” said PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, PhD, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.

Laica Perez from Quezon City is among the registered persons who were able to request for the updating of their demographic information in the National ID system.

Laica Perez from Quezon City availed the updating services to reflect the changes in her marital status. She described the process as easy and uncomplicated.

“Mabilis lang [mag-request for updating]. Simple lang ang steps basta kumpleto ‘yung requirements,” she said. “[Maire-rekomenda ko ito] kasi para current na ‘yung information niyo sa ID. Malaking abala kasi kung hindi updated ‘yung information natin.”

Maricel Supsupin from Pandi, Bulacan requests for the updating of her demographic information.

Maricel Supsupin from Pandi, Bulacan was also able to request for the updating of her demographic information in the National ID, specifically the correction of her middle initial and place of birth. She noted that the PSA personnel who facilitated the process were accommodating and helpful.

“Okay naman po [ang proseso para maka-request]. Maayos po makisama ang mga nag-asikaso sa akin sa pagpapaayos [ng demographic information],” she said.

Apart from updating, the PSA is already welcoming requests for replacement of National IDs with peeled-off photos. This service is available nationwide.

Marivic Masarita from Atimonan, Quezon was among the registered persons who requested for the replacement of his National ID with a peeled-off photo.

Marivic Masarita from Atimonan, Quezon shows the replacement of her National ID with peeled-off photo.

“Nagpa-replace ako ng [National ID] dahil nagagamit ko ito sa mga remittance center at sa iba pang mga transaksyon na nagre-require ng valid ID,” she said.

For replacement requests of National IDs with peeled-off photos, registered persons may surrender their ID at the nearest registration center or PSA Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) and PSO and fill out a request form.

As of 26 April 2024, a total of 50,599,170 National IDs have already been delivered to registered persons, while 45,438,766 printed ePhilIDs have already been issued.

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