On Tuesday, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced that the Step 2 registration process for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) project will gradually begin in the selected provinces early this month.
In an advisory, the PSA said it will conduct a gradual and small-scale rollout of the Step 2 PhilSys registration for those individuals who have taken the first step of the registration phase for the PhilSys.
“The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) informs the public that Step 2 Registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) will start early January 2021 on a gradual, small-scale basis to ensure the safety of the PhilSys registrants and registration staff,” it said.
The PSA said it will initially open the registration centers in San Pablo City, Laguna.
It added that a limited number of registration centers located in the provinces of Bataan, Zambales, Batangas, Cavite, and Rizal are also set to open for the Step 2 PhilSys registration.
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The PSA targets to start Step 2 Registration in more provinces by February 2021.
It said the initial phase of Step 2 Registration will run from January to April 2021, as it targets to register some 10.5 million Filipinos who have then completed the Step 1 Registration in 2020.
The PSA urged the Step 1 registrants to wait for the announcements from their respective municipalities or barangays related to the Step 2 PhilSys mass registration rollout.
In coordination with local government units (LGUs), the PSA said it will inform the Step 1 registrants of their respective schedules for Step 2.
Step 2 is the registration process which involves the validation of supporting documents and capturing the registrants’ biometric information, such as fingerprints, iris scans, and front-facing photographs at the registration centers.
For any inquiries, the registrants may reach PSA through email through email@example.com, or message its official Facebook page via www.facebook.com/PSAPhilSysOfficial, or may call the PhilSys hotline 1388.
The PSA reminded the registrants to carefully keep the PhilSys transaction slip and prepare the supporting documents to be taken to the selected registration centers for Step 2 of the registration process.
Amid the prevailing health crisis, the PSA has done a house-to-house collection of demographic information of the targeted low-income household heads from 664 cities and municipalities of the 32 identified provinces, including:
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- Nueva Ecija
- Camarines Sur
- Negros Occidental
- Negros Oriental
- Compostela Valley
- Davao Del Norte
- Davao Del Sur
- Davao Occidental, and
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