MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has released 200,000 national ID cards to Filipino citizens with another 200,000 cards ready for delivery.
Deputy National Statistician Rosalinda Bautista reported that a total of 35 million Filipinos have completed Step 1 of the registration process either through house-to-house collection or through the PSA’s Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) website.
The PSA also reported that 12 million Filipinos have completed Step 2 or the collection of biometric information.
The physical ID cards with unique PhilSys number will be delivered house to house.
Bautista warned the public against individuals who offer to help in the registration for the national ID for a fee, stressing that the ID is being given to the public for free.
Meanwhile, in an advisory released on Sunday (June 13), the PSA informed the public that PhilSys registration centers in additional 212 cities/municipalities are now open for online appointment booking starting June 12.
From the initial 14 pilot cities/municipalities as of 24 May 2021, there is now a total of 226 cities/municipalities with available online appointment booking for Step 2 Registration, the advisory said.
Registrants in the additional cities and municipalities can now set their appointment schedules for Step 2 online as early as 18 June 2021.
The advisory further said that those who have completed Step 1 Registration through house-to-house demographic data collection need not register online and book the appointment.
The PSA or the respective local government units will provide them with updates for the schedule of their Step 2 Registration.
Latest information on PhilSys is available on its official website www.psa.gov.ph/philsys, Facebook page www.facebook.com/PSAPhilSysOfficial/, or via the PhilSys Registry Office hotline number 1388 and e-mail (email@example.com). —/mbmf