PSA: National IDs delivered to over 10 million Filipinos

Published May 20, 2022, 12:32 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz


Over 10 million Filipinos nationwide have received their Philippine Identification (PhilID) cards, said the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

As of April 30, PSA has delivered 10,548,906 Philippine Identification (PhilID) cards to Filipinos who have successfully registered for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Step 1 and Step 2.

These make up 33.7 percent of PSA’s target this year.

“PSA recognizes this milestone as an outcome of our collective efforts with partner agencies and the field offices involved in producing and delivering PhilID cards to our registrants nationwide,” said PSA Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.

“We are determined to continue to put forth initiatives that will accelerate PhilSys operations across all sectors,” he added.

Step 3 of PhilSys registration involves the delivery of PhilID cards to registrants in collaboration with the Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office).

The PSA has also tapped field offices to assist in delivering PhilIDs to registrants located in remote areas nationwide.

“We anticipate for more Filipinos to receive their PhilIDs. Simultaneously, PSA will continue to bring forward PhilSys services to make government and private services easily and conveniently accessible to the public,” Assistant Secretary Rosalinda P. Bautista, Deputy National Statistician of the PhilSys Registry Office.

Meanwhile, PSA said that the authenticity of a PhilID card and the information contained in its QR code can now be verified through PhilSys Check.

As part of the digital initiatives of PhilSys, the website enables relying parties to easily conduct identity verification among PhilID cardholders.

The PSA is also working on the PhilSys mobile application, which is the digital version of the PhilID that can be used in public and private transactions ahead of the physical ID card.