Additional 1.5M low-income families register to PhilSys - PSA

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 30  (PIA)-  An additional 1.5 million Filipinos from the low-income families have registered to the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported.

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National Statistician Undersecretary Claire Dennis Mapa said the additional registrants were included in the list during the first six days of expanded registration program which started on January 18, 2021.
The government targets to register 50 to 70 million Filipinos this year and among the priority for the initial batch of registrants are the beneficiaries of the government’s cash aid program.
The National ID program rolled out last year, which only covered 32 provinces wherein some 10.5 million Filipinos from low-income households were registered. The Step 2 of the registration process, which includes capturing of biometric information has already started in the provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Zambales, and Rizal.
“Our registration process is ongoing and we are capturing more Filipinos into the national ID,” added by Mapa.
The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) aims to establish a single national ID for all Filipinos and resident aliens that shall be a valid proof of identity that shall be a means to simplifying public and private transaction. (GRC-PIA IDPD)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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