With the aim of providing a valid proof of identity and promoting a simplified and seamless public and private transaction, PSA Caraga has already registered a total of 458,068 individuals for PhilSys Step 2 Registration as of 31 August 2021.
The registrants are from the twenty-eight (28) municipalities and five (5) cities of the region which have operated their registration centers since June of this year. Of the aforesaid figure, a total of 162,064 are from Agusan del Norte; 132,430 from Agusan del Sur; 77,481 from Surigao del Norte; 60,721 from Surigao del Sur; and 25,372 from the Province of Dinagat Islands.
Signed into law on 6 August 2018, the Republic Act No. 11055 also known as the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act establishes a central identification platform for all citizens and resident aliens of the country. Hence, an individual’s record in PhilSys shall be considered as an official and sufficient proof of identity.
The system has three (3) registration steps. The 1st step is the online registration intended for appointment setting as well as the collection of demographic information of the registrant. The second step is the validation of demographic data and the capture of biometric information (i.e., finger print, iris scan and front facing image) while the third step is the issuance/delivery of the PhilID.
Currently, registration still continues at the different registration centers located in the region. Registration for online applicants starts in September. As such, PSA Caraga encourages those who have not yet set a schedule to pre-register through register.philsys.gov.ph. Furthermore, the respective provincial offices of the PSA are also conducting mobile registration to cater registrants who live in areas with poor or no internet access.