Tagum PhilSys registration center caters to non-residents

Tagum PhilSys registration center caters to non-residents

DAVAO CITY – A Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registration site in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, is accepting registrants regardless of their places of origin, a Dabawenya shared on her Facebook account.

In her post on May 7, Christ Elle Rein said non-residents may register with the PhilSys registration site in San Isidro Elementary School, Barangay Isidro, Tagum City.

“You just bring valid IDs,” Rein said, adding registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We will just follow health protocols like wearing a face mask, face shield, and physical distancing,”  Rein said in her post.

On its website, the Philippine Statistics Authority said Philsys allows registration for Step 1 at https://register.philsys.gov.ph.

Registrants are then advised to wait for a text message or email on the appointment slip for Step 2. It then asks the registrant about her preferred registration center for Step 2, which should be the one nearest to the applicant.

Another registrant, Jefferson Oroyan of Toril district here, narrated in a Facebook Page on April 21 that he just walked in at a registration center in their barangay to register for the national ID.

He said the process was fast so he completed Step 1 and Step 2 on the same day.

Oroyan’s post generated numerous comments from registrants who were surprised by the quick processing of his PhilID application. They were also amazed that “walk-ins” are allowed in PhilSys registration.

The PSA has reiterated the three registration steps that applicants must follow:

Step 1: Collection of demographic information and appointment-setting for Step 2 using the online portal or via face-to-face at registration centers.

Step 2: Getting biometric information, such as fingerprint, iris scan, and front-facing photograph and validation of supporting documents.

After completion of Step 2, the registrant will be given a transaction slip as to when to claim his PhilID.

The PhilID card will be delivered door to door to the holders through the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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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