PhilSys Step 1 registration draws 28M

Amid the coronavirus health crisis, the Philippine Statistics Authority was able to accommodate more than 28 million Filipinos who participated in the Step 1 registration phase for the Philippine Identification System.

The data include some 17.3 million individuals who signed up for PhilSys this year.

The PSA initially rolled out the PhilSys mass registration to targeted low-income Filipinos in October last year.

Maria Loreta Umandap, a PhilSys registrant from Quezon province, said she is looking forward to easier access to government and banking services.

She shared, “Malaking tulong po talaga ito para sa amin dahil, example na lang po ang nanay ko. Siya po kahit pwede po siyang mag-apply sa ibang benefit, hindi po siya makapag-apply kasi nga po kulang lagi siya ng ID.”

Step 1 registration for PhilSys involves the collection of demographic information such as full name, gender, date, place of birth, blood type, and address.

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