VP Robredo registers to Philippine ID system

AdChoiceTV News — Vice President Leni Robredo has completed Step 2 Registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced on Tuesday.

The PSA said Robredo completed Step 2 Registration on Monday morning in Magarao, Camarines Sur, one of the select municipalities in the 32 priority provinces for PhilSys registration.

Step 2 Registration involves the capture of the registrant s biometric data such as their fingerprints, iris scans, and front-facing photograph.

Robredo finished the process in about 12 minutes “without technical difficulties after queuing with other local registrants,” the PSA said.

Step 2 Registration began last January and continues to roll out on a gradual, small-scale basis in the priority provinces, the PSA said. As of April 30, a total of 6,378,695 registrants have completed Step 2 Registration.

The PhilSys portal for pilot online Step 1 Registration was launched last April 30 but was marred by “technical difficulties.” The PSA apologized for it.

Under Step 1, the PSA will collect the 10 demographic information — name, gender, birthplace and birth date, blood type, address, citizenship, marital status, cellphone number, and email address — from the targeted registrants.

The final step of PhilSys registration will involve the issuance of the PhilSys Number (PSN) and the Philippine Identification (PhilID) card.

“The PSN is a randomly generated number and will serve as a permanent identification number for every registrant used for digital transactions,” the PSA said.

PSA partnered with PHLPost for the delivery of the PSN and PhilID to successful registrants.

Reporting by Albert Rovic Tan

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