500,000 Pinoy to receive national ID cards

Some 500,000 national ID cards have been printed and are ready to be shipped to registrants nationwide.

National statistician Dennis Mapa said the national ID cards were printed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and are set for delivery by PhlPost, the official delivery partner of the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys.

Project implementer Philippine Statistics Authority continues to roll out the third and final step of the national ID program, which includes the issuance of the PhilSys number and delivery of physical ID cards.

The PSA started delivery of the ID cards on May 1.

Mapa said, “Our national ID distribution is continuous especially to those who registered since last year.”

He added PhlPost delivers the national ID cards on a daily basis and so far, nearly 100,000 registrants have received their IDs.

Registrants are advised to safekeep the letter enclosed with the ID upon receipt as it contains confidential information.

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