DAVAO CITY — Registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) will be held in Cateel, Davao Oriental until October 11 only.
PhilSys-Davao Oriental, in a Facebook announcement on Sept. 25, enjoined residents of Barangay San Alfonso from age 15 and up to register.
“Registration will run for only 15 days, which started September 24. The registration center is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” the post read.
The site will accommodate 80 individuals per day.
Applicants are advised to bring one of the following original documents:
– Government-issued identification
– Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) birth certificate
– PSA marriage certificate
– Barangay certification (in the absence of valid IDs)
PhilSys-DavOr assured in recurring posts that minimum health standards will be strictly observed due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
Parents or guardians should accompany minor-age registrants wishing to have a Philippine Identification card.
Signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in August 2018, Republic Act 11055, or the Philippine Identification System Act, aims to establish a single national ID for all Filipinos and resident aliens.
The national ID shall be a valid proof of identity that shall be a means of simplifying public and private transactions, enrollment in schools, and the opening of bank accounts.
It also seeks to boost efficiency, especially in dealing with government services where people will only need to present one ID during transactions.