As of 30 September 2022, a total of 8,536,051 or 68.7 percent of the target registrants in Central Luzon have completed their Step 2 Registration in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). This is 31.3 percent below the 12.4 million targeted population.
Figure 1 shows that the province of Bulacan registered a total of 2,449,002 registrants, followed by the province of Pampanga which registered 1,951,985 registrants, while the province of Nueva Ecija registered 1,587,544 registrants.
On the other hand, in terms of completed percentage based on the projected target registrants, the province of Zambales topped off by registering 77.8 percent of its target registrants followed by the province of Aurora with 71.9 percent, and by the province of Tarlac with 71.4 percent.
The province of Bulacan had the lowest achievement of registering its target population with around 66.0 percent followed by Pampanga with 67.3 percent and by the province of Nueva Ecija with 68.7 percent. These are the three provinces with big populations.
Moreover, the province of Bataan kept its pace by registering 70 percent of its target registrants.
Figure 3 shows that the number of registrants continuously decreased for all provinces except for the province of Zambales which registered more registrants on 2nd quarter compared to the 1st and 3rd quarter.
Figure 4 shows that Central Luzon accomplished two-thirds of the target population as already registered in the Step 2 of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). It is hoped that the remaining one-third of the target population will be registered within the year.
Republic Act No. 11055, or the Philippine Identification System Act, signed into law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on August 6, 2018, aims to establish a single national identification system for all citizens and resident aliens of the Republic of the Philippines. The valid proof of identity provided by the PhilSys shall be a means of simplifying public and private transactions and shall be a social and economic platform that promotes seamless social service delivery and strengthens financial inclusion for both public and private services. As a foundational digital ID system, the PhilSys will transform how services are delivered in the Philippines, and accelerate our transition into a digital economy, including to enable presenceless, paperless, and cashless transactions.
For more information and latest updates about PhilSys, please visit the official PhilSys website at www.psa.gov.ph/philsys or follow the official PhilSys Facebook page – PSA Philippine Identification System. For inquiries, you may reach the PhilSys Registry Office through hotline number 1388 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Definition of Terms
PhilSys Registration Team is a team composed of Registration Team Supervisor, Registration Kit Operator/s, and a Screener which goal is to register Filipino citizens and resident aliens to the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).
Step 2 Registration means the appearance of a registrant at the PhilSys Registration Center to verify his/her demographic details and capturing of his/her fingerprints, irises, and of front-face to be used in his/her PhilID.
Registrants are individual clients that are to be registered in the Philippine Identification System.
Registered Person refers to the person who has been registered to PhilSys.