December 15, 2021
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has achieved its target of 50 million registrations for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) in 2021, despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of December 10, 2021, the PSA has registered 50,014,382 Filipinos to the demographic and biometric data collection.
In partnership with the PSA, the Land Bank of the Philippines has also processed 6,786,939 bank account applications through a colocation strategy in PhilSys registration centers.
This milestone will help promote financial inclusion, improve targeting of beneficiaries, and accelerate the delivery of government social protection programs for all Filipinos.
“The pandemic emphasized the urgency of providing every Filipino with a unique and digitalized ID. This is why we accelerated the roll-out of the PhilSys. We congratulate and thank the PSA, our government and development partners, private sector stakeholders, and registration officers for making this huge accomplishment possible,” said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua.
In order to reach more registrants, PhilSys registration sites will remain open in the remaining working days of the year. PSA also enjoins the private sector to host mobile registrations in their respective workplaces and communities.
“The PhilSys will enhance service delivery of both the public and private sector and give every Filipino, especially the poor, access to much-needed social and financial services. We encourage everyone to register and take part in this game-changing reform,” said Chua.
You may also reach the PhilSys Registry Office via hotline number 1388 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for PhilSys online, proceed to the step 1 registration page (https://register.philsys.gov.ph).