The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the first batch of Philippine ID (PhilID) cards printed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) was picked up by PHLPost, the official delivery partner of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), on 01 May 2021 for delivery this week to Filipinos who have finished both Step 1 and Step 2 registration to PhilSys.
The initial phase of card production and personalization produced a total of 956 PhilIDs packaged in a regular-sized envelope. The letter in the envelope contains both the PhilSys Number (PSN) and the physical card. Registrants are advised to safekeep the letter, and use the PhilSys Card Number (PCN) found in the PhilID when transacting.
“We are pleased to have commenced this major milestone in the implementation of the PhilSys. This exercise showed us what can be improved in our card production and personalization machines and processes. Our next step is to ensure that the machines are running in good condition for us to determine the volume of the next batch of PhilIDs to be produced, personalized, and delivered,” said Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General of the PSA.
The first batch of PhilIDs produced will be delivered by PHLPost to registrants from various cities and provinces nationwide, including Metro Manila, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Pampanga, Rizal, Cavite, Iloilo, Bacolod, Albay, Bohol, Masbate, Capiz, Negros Oriental, Cebu, and Davao, among others.
Processes during the exercise included the transport and shipping of PhilIDs, unloading and loading of PhilIDs to delivery vehicles, automated sorting through the use of letter sorting machines in PHLPost distribution centers, troubleshooting of rejected PhilIDs, and printing of proof of delivery slips, among others.
Undersecretary Mapa, Assistant National Statistician Edgar M. Fajutagana of PSA, Director Rogel Joseph Del Rosario of BSP, and Assistant Postmaster General Joel L. Zamudio of PHLPost witnessed the whole process.
-PhilSys Registry Office