With data collectors exceeding their targets in six towns, the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) is right on track of completing Step 1 of the registration process in the province of Catanduanes for the much-awaited National ID.
According to the PhilSys dashboard, 36,527 registrants out of the targeted 41,579 population have submitted demographic information to PSA data collectors and relievers as of March 11, 2021.Of this number, however, 70.81 percent or 25,865 did not know their blood types while 12.6 percent or 4,606 did not have supporting documents.
Among the primary documents required include PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth and a government-issued ID, Philippine passport, GSIS or SSS-issued UMID, and LTO driver’s license, while accepted as secondary documents are birth certificate issued by either PSA or LCRO, other IDs issued by government agencies, employers, schools or LGUs, and barangay clearance or certificate.
The accomplishment levels per municipality are as follows, with target registrants in parentheses: Bagamanoc (1,840), 130.27%; Baras (2,047), 124.18%; Bato (3,390), 79.56%; Caramoran (4,789), 68.32%; Gigmoto (1,333), 146.36%; Pandan (3,269), 111.19%; Panganiban (1,480), 124.86%; San Andres (5,860), 80.32%; San Miguel (2,391), 109.70%; Viga (3,445), 95.73%; and, Virac (11,735), 64.18%.
Beginning Jan. 18, 2021, a total of 11 enumerators armed with android tablets were deployed in 61 selected barangays, with each of them registering an average of 76 people while their relievers had an average of 67 registrants in the face-to-face interviews that will be done until March 31.
Selection of the barangays was based on the list requested from the LGUs considering accessibility, internet connectivity and poverty incidence.
Those who will not be included for the Step 1 Registration will register online once the system for the online registration is open to the public.
PSA is targeting about 70M Filipinos and Resident Aliens nationwide 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.
Under a step-by-step registration approach of the Philsys Implementation Plan, the program has 3 steps.
Step 1 Registration aims to collect the demographic characteristics needed for the National ID. Step 2, which will be undertaken on May 2021, is for gathering of biometrics, iris scan and pictures.
The last step is for the National ID production and this has no specific date yet.