PSA turns over replacement of PhilIDs affected by Manila Central Post Office fire
Date of Release: 31 August 2023
Reference No. 2023-281
14 August 2023 – PASAY CITY. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) turned over the replacement of PhilIDs affected by the Manila Central Post Office fire to the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost).
A total of 7,352 PhilIDs were delivered by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the printing partner of the PSA for the PhilIDs, at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City. The turnover was conducted in the presence of personnel from the PSA, BSP, and the PHLPost.
“The PSA immediately initiated the reprinting process for the PhilIDs affected by the Manila Central Post Office fire. We thank the BSP and PHLPost, our partners in the implementation of PhilSys, for their unwavering commitment to switfly replace the affected PhilIDs to ensure that the rightful owners can enjoy the benefits of being PhilSys-registered,” said PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.
The turned over PhilIDs were replaced at no cost to affected registered persons and will be delivered by the PHLPost to the address provided during PhilSys registration.
The PSA also assures the public that the PhilIDs affected by the Manila Central Post Office last May 2023 were only for registered persons residing in Manila, and that other IDs for delivery were unaffected by the fire as these are sorted and stored at the CMEC.
Meanwhile, the PSA continues to work with the BSP and PHLPost to accelerate printing and delivery of PhilIDs to registered persons nationwide.
As of 04 August 2023, 43,382,725 PhilIDs were already dispatched by the BSP—of which, 36,472,753 were already delivered by the PHLPost.