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Monday, June 14, 2021

PSA launches PhilSys fixed registration center in SurSur

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jun. 14 (PIA) -- The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Provincial Office in Surigao del Sur opens Monday, June 14, 2021 the PhilSys Fixed Registration Center for the province of Surigao del Sur situated at the RCP1 Building, Telaje, this city.

PSA Surigao del Sur chief Ruel Dres says the center serves as a counter for the Step 2 process of the PhilSys which is focused on the validation of supporting documents and collection of registrants’ biometric information, including fingerprint biometrics, iris scans and front-facing photographs.

The same activity is currently conducted at the Municipal Hall of Barobo, the first municipality to launch the Step 2 registration for the National ID System processing in the province.

It can be recalled that PSA has already conducted the Step 1 registration last January 18 to April 30 of the current year prioritizing those households with low income.

The last step (Step 3) is the issuance of the PhilSys Number (PSN) and the Phil ID (card) to be delivered by the Philippine Post Office direct to the residence address indicated by the registrants or applicants, Dres explains.

Dres says that in partnership with the local government units of Cantilan, Tago, and Tagbina, the PhilSys Registration Center will be launched soon in their respective municipalities to cater to their residents.

Republic Act No. 11055, also known as the “Philippine Identification System Act” was signed into law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on August 6, 2018. This mandates the PSA to be the implementing agency of the PhilSys and the creation of the PhilSys Policy and Coordination Council (PSPCC) to formulate policies and guidelines to ensure effective implementation of the PhilSys.

The “Philippine Identification System Act” aims to establish a single national identification system to provide a valid proof of identity for all Filipino citizens and resident aliens that eliminates the need to present other forms of identification when transacting with the government and private sectors. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)