Poised as the ID to rule them all, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced that it will launch a mobile version of the National ID.
The goal is to fully maximize the use of PhilSys in digital transactions for Filipinos.
This development backs the executive order of President Rodrigo Duterte that aims to push business and government entities to make National ID as sufficient proof of identity on all transactions.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has also instructed banks to make the National ID, physical or in mobile format, to be accepted as enough proof of identity without needing to present another ID.
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As of February 2022, the PSA announced that they’ve already distributed 8.17 million National ID cards to Filipinos that have registered to the PhilSys Step 1 and 2. That’s 24.2% of their target to deliver 33.8 million IDs in 2022.
In a statement, the PSA said that they are, together with the Philippine Postal Corporation and the BSP, hard at work to “accommodate millions of Filipinos who have successfully registered for PhilSys Step 1 and Step 2,”
The agency is also urging Filipinos who already received their IDs and the accompanying letter that contains their PhilSys Number (PSN) to not post them to their social media accounts for the safety of their personal information.
They are also reminding registrants who are waiting for the delivery of their PhilID to keep their transaction slip secured. That slip, together with a valid ID, is required to be presented to the post office personnel upon the delivery o the ID card and PSN letter.
Taga Gumaca Quezon po ako, kumuha po ako ng national ID noon pang june 2021 pero hanggang ngayon ay wala pa po, pero yung sa asawa ko ay dumating na, ay sabay lang po kami kumuha. Salamat po sa pagtugon.
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Taga Gumaca Quezon po ako, kumuha po ako ng national ID noon pang june 2021 pero hanggang ngayon ay wala pa po, pero yung sa asawa ko ay dumating na, ay sabay lang po kami kumuha.