PSA now registering residents of 61 barangays here for National ID

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Catanduanes field office has begun the first step in the implementation of the Philippine Identification System (PHILSYS) in the province, with data collectors fanning out to 61 selected barangays in the 11 towns.
To be completed in 63 days from January 18 to March 31, 2021, the Step 1 Registration involved the collection of demographic characteristics needed for the National ID through face-to-face interviews with residents by data collectors using android tablets.
The selection of the barangays was based on the list requested from local government units, which considered accessibility, internet connectivity, and high poverty incidence.
All households in the selected areas will be interviewed within the 63 days allotted for the Step 1 Registration, the PSA said.
Those not included in the first step will register online once the system for the online registration is opened to the public, it added.
Pursuant to Republic Act 11055, the PSA is targeting about 70 million Filipinos and Resident Aliens to be registered this 2021.
This activity will continue until 2022 to ensure that all Filipinos and Resident Aliens will have their National IDs that will be used to easily transact business with the government and private sectors and to facilitate easy access to opportunities and benefits.
Prior to the roll-out of Step 1, the PSA conducted a three-day training for the 11 hired data collectors and two (2) field supervisors last Jan. 13-15 to teach and familiarize them on the strategies to be applied on the field to ensure smooth implementation.
Among the demographic data to be collected are the registrant’s full name, sex, date and place of birth, blood type, address, and confirmation whether Filipino or resident alien. Optional information include marital status, mobile number and email address.
The data collectors will request from the target registrants primary and secondary documents needed for the registration to avoid delays in the process.
Primary documents include PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth and one (1) government-issued identification document bearing the full name, front-facing photograph and signature or thumb mark; Philippine Passport or ePassport; and, GSIS or SSS-issued Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID); Land Transportation Office (LTO) student’s license permit or driver’s license.
Secondary documents include PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth, LCRO-issued birth certificate, PSA-issued Report of Birth, PSA-issued Certificate of Foundling; Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID; Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID; Seaman’s Book; OWWA ID; TIN ID; PhilHealth ID; PRA-issued Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV); National ID or Residence ID from other countries.
The following IDs shall be accepted as secondary documents, provided they have a front-facing photograph, signature/thumb mark, full name, permanent address and date of birth: Employee ID, School ID, Barangay Clearance/Certificate, Barangay ID, and City/Municipal ID.
For Step 2, the PSA will gather biometrics, iris scan, front-facing pictures and a full set of fingerprints.
The last step will be the production of the National ID, with no specific date yet for completion.

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