The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) informs the public that the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Step 2 Registration is scheduled to start 04 January 2021 on a gradual, small-scale basis. Step 2 Registration is the validation of supporting documents and capturing of biometric information at registration centers.
We have made significant progress this quarter, with more than 8.4 million Filipinos completing Step 1 Registration as of 09 December 2020. Our current pace for Step 1 Registration also allowed us to increase our initial commitment of 9 million Filipinos to 11 million Filipinos before the end of the year. Step 1 Registration, or the house-to-house collection of demographic information and scheduling appointments for Step 2, is adopted by the PSA as a health and safety measure against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PSA has duly informed Step 1 registrants of this new development in coordination with partner local government units (LGUs) and is ready to entertain public queries through available feedback channels via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), official PhilSys Facebook page (facebook.com/PSAPhilSysOfficial), or through the hotline 1388. The PSA will also release an official advisory on hired and trained enumerators for Step 2 Registration parallel to this notice.
We will continue our Step 1 Registration activities until it is safe for our registrants to proceed with Step 2 Registration. The PSA wants to ensure that we deliver a safe, secure, and seamless PhilSys registration experience to the Filipino people. We encourage all Filipinos to participate once we open the registration activities to the public.
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General