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9 Sept 6

Did you know that the government, through the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys, will capture all transactions you will make using your national ID?

Here are more facts about the national ID that we found in Rappler and are excited to share with you.

  1. The PhilSys centralizes all personal information of Filipino citizens and resident aliens; these are defined individually through the national ID or Philippine ID and the assignment of a PhilSys Number or PSN. The PSN shall authenticate the ID holder’s identity in all transactions with the government or private establishments. These include your application for driver’s license, passport, tax-related transactions, voter’s registration, school applications and enrollment, and bank transactions.
  2. With your national ID, you no longer need to show other IDs just to prove your identity. Providing your PSN will be considered sufficient proof of identity.
  3. You can register in person at any of the following offices, just bring a copy of your PSA birth certificate and one other government-issued ID with your photo full name, and signature or thumb mark. If you are not a citizen of the Philippines, bring proof of residence.
  • PSA Regional and Provincial offices
  • Local Civil Registry Offices
  • Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
  • Social Security System (SSS)
  • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)
  • Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF or Pag-IBIG)
  • Commission on Elections (COMELEC)
  • Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost)
  • Other government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC) assigned by the Philippine Statistics Agency.
  1. Pinoys living abroad may also register for the PhilSys ID at the Philippine embassy in their area or any registration center designated by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
  2. The pilot test registration shall run from September 2019 until June 2021 and will involve biometric and demographic capturing processes. Once the system is stable, operations will expand to cover select groups from nearby regions like Central Luzon and CALABARZON.
  3. Registration will be open to the public by July 2020 while overseas-based Pinoys may start registering by 2021.
  4. The primary requirement for national ID registration is the PSA birth certificate. Along with this, you also need to bring one government-issued ID that bears your photo, complete name, and signature (or thumb mark).

If you still don’t have a copy of your PSA birth certificate, have it delivered to you by PSAHelpline.ph.  This is where I get all our PSA documents because it’s economical and convenient.  Visit their website now.





9 Sept 2a

The pilot test for the national ID was launched by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) yesterday, September 1, 2019.  What are the important things we need to know about this new implementation?

Read on.

  1. The pilot test will run for four months, beginning September 1, 2019.
  2. The pilot test will be conducted for about 10,000 citizens in Metro Manila before other cities and provinces are included.
  3. Beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are first in line.  This includes senior citizens, persons with disability, mothers, and farmers.
  4. Employees of the PSA and selected bodies of government agencies will also form part of the first batch of registrants.
  5. The PSA will be bringing registration kits and will install satellite offices nationwide to accommodate all citizens identified to qualify for the pilot run.
  6. All information will be stored in the PSA database.  Biometric information is included.
  7. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will handle the printing of the national ID.
  8. Overall, the government is looking at registering about 107 million Filipinos by 2022.

Read more about the National ID here.





5 May 02

A National ID applicant will be required to submit his PSA birth certificate upon registration and majority of the information that will be placed in his ID will be lifted from his birth certificate.  Below are the demographic and biometric information that will be collected from you when you apply for a National ID:

  1. Demographic Data
  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Blood type
  • Address
    1. Permanent address
    2. Present address (optional)
  • Filipino or resident alien
  • Marital Status (optional)
  • Mobile Number (optional)
  • Email Address (optional)

Take note that the first four items (full name, gender, date of birth, and place of birth) shall all be lifted from your PSA birth certificate.  It is best to be sure that your birth certificate is free from errors such as misspelled names, incorrect gender, incorrect date of birth and place of birth.

2. Biometric Information

  • Front-facing photograph
  • Full set of fingerprints
  • Iris Scan

The Philippine Statistics Authority shall apply exceptions to applicants who have visual or physical impairments that make it impossible to collect their biometric information.

If you still do not have a copy of your PSA birth certificate, you can order at the www.psahelpline.ph and have the documents delivered to you.

Source: http://www.psa.gov.ph


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