Public Advisory

This Advisory is being issued to clarify provisions of the earlier disseminated Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Advisory dated 23 August 2021, specifically: “...the PSA acknowledges that there will be challenges and inertia as service providers transition from traditional practice to the digital method of identity verification enabled by the PhilSys… [thus] while the QR code, biometric, and SMS OTP authentication methods are yet to be fully operational, service providers or individual staff may still consider doing traditional methods of identity verification and may inadvertently request an ID with a handwritten signature. However, service providers can immediately begin using the physical security features, which are superior to a handwritten signature, for their offline verification…”

PSA taps field offices for PhilID delivery; readies PhilSys mobile app

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) continues to scale up its efforts to deliver Philippine Identification (PhilID) cards to millions of Filipinos and enable access to services through both the physical and soon-to-be launched mobile app. The 17 PSA Regional Directors have agreed to assist the Post Office in delivering PhilIDs to registrants located in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA).

60 million Filipinos complete PhilSys Step 2 registration

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) achieves a new milestone by successfully registering over 60 million Filipinos for Step 2 Registration of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

As of 16 March 2022, 60,483,095 Filipinos have been onboarded to the PhilSys Step 2 Registration, which involves capturing biometric information, such as fingerprints, iris, and front-facing photographs at registration centers.


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