PSA Guimaras meets Philsys registration ahead of schedule

ILOILO CITY, March 8 (PIA) - - The office of the Philippine Statistics Authority in Guimaras has achieved its target registrants for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Assisted Step 1 Registration ahead of schedule for the first quarter of the year.

In a press report, PSA – Guimaras said that around 34,195 Guimarasnons have registered for the month of February 2021 which is 13.08 percent more than the 30,240 target registrants in the province from January 18, 2021 to March 31, 2021.

The report further showed that four out of the five municipalities in the province have exceeded their number of target registrants for the first quarter of the year. These municipalities are Jordan, Nueva Valencia, San Lorenzo, and Sibunag.

In Jordan, some 8,657 individuals were registered which is 38.48 percent more than the 6,251 target registrants in the municipality; 7,822 individuals were registered in Nueva Valencia, around 13.46 percent more than the 6,894 target registrants; 5,431 individuals were registered in San Lorenzo, 20.10 percent more than the 4,522 target registrants; and 4,774 individuals were registered in Sibunag, 24.41 percent more than the3,837 target registrants in the municipality.

On the other hand, the municipality of Buenavista is at 85.99 percent with 7,511 individuals registered out of the 8,735 target registrants in the municipality.

“The PhilSys Team in Guimaras expects to reach the target number of registrants in Buenavista by the first week of March, while registration is still ongoing for the municipalities of Jordan, San Lorenzo, and Sibunag,” said Provincial Statistics Officer Nelida B. Losare.

She added that “registration in Nueva Valencia was temporarily stopped due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the municipality; the safety of the public as well as of our data collectors is of utmost importance and minimum health safety protocols such as wearing of facemasks and social distancing are strictly observed to ensure the safe conduct of PhilSys registration.”

The Assisted Step 1 Registration of the PhilSys involves PSA data collectors conducting house-to-house interviews in pre-identified barangays in the province to collect the demographic data of individuals aged 0 years old and above.  

Registrants aged 5 years old and above will be scheduled for the PhilSys Step 2 Registration involving the capture of biometric data: complete set of fingerprints, iris scan, and front-facing photograph at assigned PhilSys registration centers all over the province.

Registrants below 5 years old will be scheduled for the Step 2 Registration once they reach the age of five.

Pre-identified barangays covered in February were Balcon Maravilla and Morobuan in Jordan; Sto. Rosario, Rizal, Old Poblacion, and New Poblacion in Buenavista; Canhawan, Guiwanon, Igdarapdap, Panobolon, and San Roque in Nueva Valencia; Cabungahan, Sebario, and Gaban in San Lorenzo; and Bubog, Sebaste, and Tanglad in Sibunag.

Registration is ongoing in barangays New Poblacion, Gaban, and Tangladwhile pre-identified barangays covered in Januarywere Hoskyn and Rizal in Jordan; Supangand Zaldivar in Buenavista; Dolores and Tando in Nueva Valencia; San Enrique in San Lorenzo; and Dasal in Sibunag.

The Step 2 Registration for individuals registered on the first quarter of 2021 in the province will be scheduled on the months of April, May, and June 2021.

 Guimarasnons who will not be registered in the PhilSys in January to March 2021 will be registered on the remaining months of the year either through the Assisted Step 1 Registration or via online registration.

In Western Visayas, PhilSys Assisted Step 1 Registration was at 80.98 percent accomplishment as of February, with Guimaras the only province to reach the 100 percent mark ahead of deadline, followed by Iloilo  at 90.96 percent, Capiz  at 78.26 percent, Aklan at 75.76 percent, Negros Occidental 73.58 percent, and Antique at 72.61 percent. (JBG/laf/PIA6-Iloilo)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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