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PSA enlists field offices to deliver National ID; prepares PhilSys mobile app

PSA enlists field offices to deliver National ID; prepares PhilSys mobile app

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is stepping up efforts to distribute Philippine Identification (PhilID) cards to millions of Filipinos. Photo: PSA/Facebook

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is ramping up its efforts to distribute Philippine Identification (PhilID) cards to millions of Filipinos and provide access to services via the physical card and a soon-to-be-launched mobile app.

The 17 PSA Regional Directors have agreed to help the Post Office deliver PhilIDs to registrants in geographically isolated and underserved areas (GIDA).

The initiative, for which operational guidelines are currently being developed, complements PSA's recent PhilSys registration and card printing and delivery accomplishments.

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“The PSA salutes the regional directors who signified their support in ensuring that more Filipinos can have a valid proof of identity that will allow them to access essential government and financial services. Their cooperation will boost efforts to deliver cards to the millions of Filipinos currently registered to PhilSys, especially those residing in far-flung areas,” said PSA Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, Ph.D., National Statistician, and Civil Registrar General.

Over 60 million Filipinos had registered with PhilSys as of March 16, 2022.

“Though PhilSys was initially designed as a four-year implementation plan, the PSA was able to speed up the registration of almost half of the population since it started its operations in 2020. Two years on, the PSA continues to find better ways to increase the back-end capacity to accommodate the millions of Filipinos currently registered to PhilSys,” said Assistant Secretary Rosalinda P. Bautista, Deputy National Statistician of the PhilSys Registry Office (PRO).

All demographic and biometric data is subjected to stringent back-end processes, including authentication, virus scanning, and identity verification. These procedures have been put in place to ensure that each registrant's data is unique and secure.

Meanwhile, registrants should keep an eye out for the release of the PhilSys mobile app later this year. Prior to receiving the physical PhilID card, registrants may use its digital version in a variety of online and offline transactions.

More than 70% of registrants provided mobile phone numbers. This increases the likelihood that more PhilSys registrants will use the mobile app once it is released. Transactions will be made more convenient and contactless with the PhilSys mobile app, assisting the Philippines transition to an inclusive, digital society.

Visit the official PhilSys website ( or Facebook page ( for the most up-to-date information. You can also contact the PhilSys Registry Office by calling 1388 or emailing Please visit for online Step 1 registration. —Tacloban News Update (Source: PSA)

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