All Filipinos can enroll for national ID by mid-2020

The Philippine Statistics Authority says it is on track to have all 107 million Filipinos registered in the Philippine Identification System by mid-2022

All Filipinos living in the country can start registering for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) by July 2020, while overseas Filipinos can start by 2021.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) kicked off on Monday, September 2, the pilot testing for the national ID program.

The first set of Filipinos entered into the system were from the National Capital Region. These are select beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and employees of the PSA and the National Economic and Development Authority. (READ: National ID law: Here’s the law, plus a quick summary)

The pilot test registration will run from September 2019 until June 2021.

“We are on track to have the system fully operational and to start the mass registration by mid-2020, and complete the enrollment of the population by mid-2022,” National Statistician Dennis Mapa said.


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