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PSA targets 8M Central Luzon residents for national ID system

Apr 17, 2021 @ 13:48
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Almost 8 million residents of Central Luzon are expected to sign up for the second step of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) in 2021, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.

PSA regional spokesperson John Rey Duay IV said in a Philippine Information Agency report that the Step 2 registration for PhilSys was simultaneously being conducted in 231 fixed registration centers.

“The process of our registration suggests that we will not register everyone in a year because on the average, one person could last up to 12 minutes to register. Also, given the situation that we are in a pandemic,” he said in the report.

Step 2 registrants need to bring appointment slips for verification and have their biometric information such as fingerprints, iris scan, and face photographs taken afterward, the report said.

Walk-in applications are discouraged to prevent the crowding of the registration centers.

“As much as possible, those we cater in our registration centers are those only with prior appointments because of the pandemic,” Duay said.

“However, we cannot avoid that sometimes, there are those who will do walk-ins. If there are no registrants in line at the time of their visit, maybe we could entertain them,” he added.

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