PSA warns against fake National ID processing services online

Marje Pelayo   •   December 29, 2020   •   1358

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) warns the public against groups or individuals offering to assist in the processing of PhilSys ID or the national ID with corresponding fees.

The PSA has received reports that a certain Facebook  group named ‘Philippine National ID (News & Information),’ and an individual using the name ‘Calvin Processings’ are offering such services online.

According to PSA, the PhilSys registration for the national ID is free and any posts or offers that are asking for payments for processing are fake.

The agency reminds that PhilSys registration has three steps set by the government:

Step 1 – Registration, or the collection of demographic data and setting the appointment

Step 2 – Capturing the fingerprints and iris scans of the registrants

Step 3 – Issuance of PhilSys Numbers (PSNs) and physical IDs

The agency noted that Step 1 has already commenced and PSA registration officers are going house-to-house to collect demographic information of a select sample of low-income household heads from 32 priority provinces.

Registration for PhilSys will be officially open to the public in 2021.

The Agency also warned the public that the unauthorized issuance and use of the PhilSys ID is punishable by law, with 6 years imprisonment and a fine of P1-3 million according to the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of  R.A. No. 11055 or Philippine Identification System Act.

Any illegal activities concerning the PhilSys ID system can be reported through the PhilSys Facebook page or through hotline numbers 1388.

PSA to release 200K national IDs; opens add’l 212 PhilSys registration centers

Maris Federez   •   June 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has released 200,000 national ID cards to Filipino citizens with another 200,000 cards ready for delivery.

Deputy National Statistician Rosalinda Bautista reported that a total of 35 million Filipinos have completed Step 1 of the registration process either through house-to-house collection or through the PSA’s Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) website.

The PSA also reported that 12 million Filipinos have completed Step 2 or the collection of biometric information.

The physical ID cards with unique PhilSys number will be delivered house to house.

Bautista warned the public against individuals who offer to help in the registration for the national ID for a fee, stressing that the ID is being given to the public for free.

Meanwhile, in an advisory released on Sunday (June 13), the PSA informed the public that PhilSys registration centers in additional 212 cities/municipalities are now open for online appointment booking starting June 12.

From the initial 14 pilot cities/municipalities as of 24 May 2021, there is now a total of 226 cities/municipalities with available online appointment booking for Step 2 Registration, the advisory said.

Registrants in the additional cities and municipalities can now set their appointment schedules for Step 2 online as early as 18 June 2021.

The advisory further said that those who have completed Step 1 Registration through house-to-house demographic data collection need not register online and book the appointment.

The PSA or the respective local government units will provide them with updates for the schedule of their Step 2 Registration.

Latest information on PhilSys is available on its official website www.psa.gov.ph/philsys, Facebook page www.facebook.com/PSAPhilSysOfficial/, or via the PhilSys Registry Office hotline number 1388 and e-mail (info@philsys.gov.ph). —/mbmf

Over 100,000 PhilID cards distributed – PSA

Robie de Guzman   •   May 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – More than 100,000 Philippine Identification (PhilID) cards have already been delivered to successful registrants, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said Wednesday.

As of May 15, a total of 103,935 PhilID cards were delivered by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) to Filipinos who have completed the first and second steps in registering for the Philippine Identification System (PhiSys), the PSA said.

“We are looking into ramping-up our card production and delivery services in the coming weeks so that more Filipinos will be able to enjoy the benefits of registering to the PhilSys,” PSA National Statistician and Civil Registrar General Dennis Mapa said in a statement.

“The PSA is working to partner with various agencies and institutions so the public could have easier access to government and private transactions,” he added.

The PSA advised the registrants keep the letter enclosed with the PhilID upon receipt as it contains confidential information.

The first step in the registration process involves gathering of demographic information such as name, gender, birthplace and birth date, blood type, address, citizenship, marital status, cellphone number, and email address – from the targeted registrants.

Step 2 entails the capture the biometric information such as iris scan, fingerprints, and photograph at the PhilSys registration centers.

The third step is the issuance of PhilSys number and the distribution of the physical ID.

The agency called on other government agencies and private establishments to recognize the PhilID as valid proof of identity in various transactions, in accordance with Section 12 of Republic Act 11055 or the PhilSys Act.

The law, which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2018, aims to provide a formal identification to Filipinos to ease the delivery of services and make public and private transactions seamless, safe, and efficient.

It is also anticipated to ease the public’s access to financial, social protection, health, education, and other government services.

PSA warns public against website containing fake info on national ID

Robie de Guzman   •   May 19, 2021

 

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has warned the public against visiting a website that allegedly contains false information about the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

In an advisory, the PSA said the website https://www.philsysid.com is NOT affiliated with the national identification system.

“The public is warned that information about the national ID found in the abovementioned website are false and inaccurate,” the agency said.

It advised the public to get official information and the latest updates on the PhilSys and its implementation through PSA official websites at https://philsys.gov.ph and https://psa.gov.ph/philsys.

The PSA may also be reached through hotline number 1388 and its official social media accounts.

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