Davao City, Samal begin Step 2 registration for nat’l ID

Davao City, Samal begin Step 2 registration for nat’l ID

DAVAO CITY – The Island Garden City of Samal and Davao City have started with Step 2 registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) or National ID.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Davao del Norte spearheaded the registration held at the Samal City gymnasium on March 27, the IGACOS City Information Office reported.

A day before, DavNor PSA Provincial Director Pepito Amoyen led the conduct of a dry run to assess the technical functionality of the four operating machines being used in the registration.

Step 2 involves validating the demographic information (Step 1) and supporting documents such as the certificate of live birth and other valid identification cards.  It is also where PSA officers get the biometrics of a registrant, such as fingerprints, iris scanning, and photo-facing photographs.

“The local government of IGACOS is fully supporting the National ID system because this does benefit not only the masses but also the general public, especially in the fast-tracking of transactions with government and private sector,” IGACOS Mayor Al David Uy said.

The Samal CIO said PSA registration would be implemented from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in identified registration centers.

The designated registration centers include Nieves Villarica National High School in Babak District, Kaputian District Hall, and Sta. Cruz Elementary School in Kaputian District.

PSA Davao del Norte started the Step 1 registration process, which involves the house to house data collection last quarter of last year.

PSA is accommodating the low-income families as the priority for the registration and followed by the general public beginning this year up to 2022, the target year to complete registration of Filipinos and resident aliens.

PSA is targeting to register up to 5 million low-income families this year.

Davao City registration

Earlier on March 24, Mayor Sara Duterte registered for the National ID at Barangay Catalunan Grande, signaling the start of the Step 2 registration in Davao City.

“Dabawenyos are also urged to register for the National ID whenever registration is available in their respective barangays. Barangay officials and functionaries will notify their constituents for the schedule of registration in their areas,” the city government said in a Facebook post.

Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua earlier said the National ID seeks to allow Filipinos, especially those in the low-income bracket, to access both government and private sectors’ financial services.

He said the National ID system is aimed to fast-track transactions with government and businesses.

Signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in August 2018, Republic Act 11055, or the Philippine Identification System Act, aims to establish a single national ID for all Filipinos and resident aliens.

The national ID shall be a valid proof of identity that shall be a means of simplifying public and private transactions, enrollment in schools, and the opening of bank accounts.

It will also boost efficiency, especially in dealing with government services where people will only need to present one ID during transactions. (PNA)

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