MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo has completed the second step in the registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
In a statement, the PSA said Robedo completed the registration process on Monday morning in Magarao, Camarines Sur which is one of the select municipalities in the two priority provinces for PhilSys registration.
Robredo finished the second step in about 12 minutes without technical difficulties after queuing with other local registrants, the agency said.
The step 2 registration involves the capture of the registrant’s biometric data such as their fingerprints, iris scans, and front-facing photograph.
Step 2 Registration began in January 2021 and continues to roll out on a gradual, small-scale basis in the priority provinces.
As of April 30, 2021, the PSA said that a total of 6,378,695 registrants have completed the Step 2 Registration. These individuals underwent the assisted Step 1 Registration or the house-to-house collection of demographic data, and setting of appointment for Step 2.
The PhilSys portal for pilot online Step 1 Registration was launched last April 30, 2021 but it encountered technical difficulties.
The final step of PhilSys registration will involve the issuance of the PhilSys Number (PSN) and the Philippine Identification (PhilID) card.
“The PSN is a randomly generated number and will serve as a permanent identification number for every registrant used for digital transactions,” the PSA said.
The PSA earlier reported that the delivery of the first batch of national identification cards of those who successfully registered in the system is underway.