The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is currently working on a mobile version of the Philippine Identification (PhilID), according to PSA Undersecretary Rosalinda Bautista.
She said that any PhilSys registrant may use the mobile PhilID by linking their generated 12-digit PhilSys Number (PSN) to the forthcoming mobile ID version, which will be operational in one year’s time.
Digital Philippine National ID will Soon be Launched
The Philippine National ID (PhilID) is a new ID system that has been implemented by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Filipinos have been registering for the national ID in the last year. Soon, PSA will launch a mobile version of the Philippine National ID.
There are two components embedded into the Philippine National ID system: an identity card and biometric authentication technology. The name of this new system was chosen because it is more relevant to its purpose; it provides identification to citizens who need access to public and private services, benefits, privileges, subsidies/allowances or compensation from government agencies. An example would be signing up for Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth). It will be used as valid proof of identification anytime you sign up for different social security.
This recent update from the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) team about them aiming to launch the mobile PhilID early next year is an exciting and much-needed development. After all, we are going for a digital set-up so it is also important that we also stay up-to-date with having better systems in the future.
After completing three stages of the PhilSys registration procedure, you may acquire a PSN Number.
Here is an overview of the 3 steps to PhilSys Registration.
PhilSys Step 1 consists of gathering demographic information like as full name, gender, date and place of birth, blood type, and address – that may all be found on the website https://register.philsys.gov.ph
In PhilSys Step 2, supporting documents will be verified and biometric information will be collected. This is done at the PhilSys Center offices.
PhilSys Step 3 will be the delivery of PhilSys Number (PSN) and PhilID to the owner’s residence address. The delivery of the PhilID will be facilitated by the PHLPOST office and this is completely FREE of charge.
The PhilID, which contains all records gathered and encoded in PhilSys Registry Office, is non-transferable, even if its mobile version becomes available, according to Bautista.
“So, this is the project that the PSA is working on and we hope to be able to launch it very soon. We are targeting to have this mobile ID by early next year,” she said.