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DAVAO CITY (October 6) — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will start the first batch of registrants for the National Identification (ID) on March 2019.
Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) chief Lisa Grace Bersales said the first one million registrants are those identified under the Conditional Cash Transfers.
The remaining registrants will start in September,
First on their list are those who do not have any government-issued ID, beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino and the special sector, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens.
For everyone to understand the procedure and mechanics, the PSA will publish the Implementing Rules and regulations (IRR) of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act starting today, October 6.
The PhilSys Act, or Republic Act No. 11055, creates a central identification platform for all citizens and resident foreigners in the Philippines. The PSA is the primary implementing agency.
Under the law, the Philippine lD will contain the registrant’s biometric information, along with seven demographic data such as full name, sex, date of birth, place of birth, blood type, address, nationality, and three optional information specifically marital status, mobile number, and email address.
The PhilSys Act requires this personal information be kept in a resilient data system to ensure that the people’s right to privacy, confidentiality and other basic rights, such as those guaranteed by the Data Privacy Act of 2012, are upheld. ezc with report from PNA