The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) scaled up its Step 3 operations by successfully delivering more than 1 million Philippine Identification (PhilID) cards to registrants across the country. As of 16 August 2021, a total of 1,048,255 cards has already been delivered, in partnership with the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost).
“Since the beginning of Step 3 delivery operations in May 2021, PHLPost has worked with PSA to ensure the swift and safe delivery of PhilIDs to successful registrants of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). PHLPost committed to ramp up their delivery operations in the coming weeks for more Filipinos to enjoy the benefits of using their PhilIDs in various public and private transactions,” said PSA Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, Ph.D. National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.
The PhilSys Step 3 Registration involves generating a unique PhilSys Number (PSN) and issuance of the PhilID. In this step, aside from the door-to-door delivery managed by PHLPost, PSA partnered with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for card production and personalization. The number of PhilID deliveries is expected to increase in the coming days as PSA and BSP have already dispatched 3,036,747 million cards to PHLPost for delivery.
“After completing Step 2 Registration, delivery of the PhilID card to one’s chosen address is estimated at six months. We humbly ask for the patience and support of the public as we continue to accelerate card production to accommodate the millions of Filipinos who have successfully registered for Step 1 and Step 2,” PSA Assistant Secretary Rosalinda P. Bautista, Deputy National Statistician of the PhilSys Registry Office, said.
PSA advises the registrants to keep the letter containing their PSN upon receiving the PhilID. Any information found in the letter is confidential and should not be shared to any public platform or figure unless otherwise required by the law. PSA reiterates that the PhilSys Card Number (PCN), the public version of PSN, should instead be used in various public and private transactions.
Meanwhile, PSA is set to launch the PhilSys mobile ID, an alternative version of the physical PhilID card within the year. It aims to accelerate the use of the PhilSys while registrants wait for their PhilID card to be delivered.
For the latest on PhilSys, visit the official PhilSys website (www.psa.gov.ph/philsys) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PSAPhilSysOfficial/). You may also reach the PhilSys Registry Office via hotline number 1388 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the online Step 1 Registration, kindly go to https://register.philsys.gov.ph.
– PhilSys Registry Office