Reference No. 2021-511
More Filipinos in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged areas (GIDA) are now registered in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). On 30 November 2021, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) registered and collected the demographic and biometric data of 112 individuals from Barangay San Agustin and Barangay Putlan in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija.
“I would like to commend PSA Nueva Ecija for this initiative to reach remote and far-flung areas, and its successful registration of 112 individuals. This effort is a step towards our aim to register every single Filipino to PhilSys,” said PSA Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, addressing the representatives from PSA Nueva Ecija who travelled via local transportation and brought the registration experience to Filipinos living in these remote areas.
With the intention of expanding further this initiative to remote areas in order to give more Filipinos the opportunity to register to PhilSys and with the established health and safety protocols, a limited number of staff were deployed by the PSA to accomplish the task.
This operation contributed to the PSA’s achievement of registering the target of 50 million Filipinos by the end of 2021. As of 11 December 2021, the PSA has already recorded a total of 50,014,382 registrants completing the Step 2 Registration, which involves the capture of the registrants’ biometric data and the validation of their demographic information at registration centers.
This initiative of visiting far-flung or hard-to-reach locations aims to onboard Filipinos with no immediate access to internet connection and nearby registration centers and make their registration experience more convenient.
“The Philippine Identification System or PhilSys was created so no Filipino will be left behind. With that in mind, the PSA aims to bring the PhilID to every single one of our countrymen in every part of the country, including those residing abroad. We, together with our partner agencies, are continuously striving to deliver a more effective and efficient service to achieve our great vision of inclusivity,” said Assistant Secretary Rosalinda P. Bautista, Deputy National Statistician of the PhilSys Registry Office.
PhilSys also aims to ease the access to basic banking and other financial services of citizens in far-flung areas. This is in line with PhilSys’ goal of providing Filipinos with a formal identification that will make social protection, health, education, and other government services more accessible, as well as make public and private transactions safer, more seamless, and more efficient.
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 email@example.com. For the online Step 1 registration, kindly go to register.philsys.gov.ph.
–PhilSys Registry Office