280K Albayanos complete PhilSys Step 2 sign up

REGISTRATION HUB. One of the registration centers of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Albay for the availment of the national ID. The PSA reports on Thursday (June 10, 2021) that as of June 5, there were 278,860 individuals who have completed the input of biometric information in the province. (Photo courtesy of Cross Doreh Lee/PSA-Albay)

LEGAZPI CITY – Nearly 280,000 Albay residents have completed Phase 2 of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registration process.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-Albay recently reported that as of June 5, there were 278,860 individuals who have completed their biometric information inputs.

Phase 2 of the process validates supporting documents and captures biometrics including iris and fingerprint scans and front-facing photograph at local registration centers.

In an interview, Cross Doreh Lee, PSA-Albay spokesperson, said the Step 2 registration in the province continues despite the pullout of some registration kits.

“Our operation is continuous despite the pullout wherein the kits will be transferred to other provinces for the step 2 registration. Every municipality in the province has registration centers with SM City Legazpi as an additional registration center,” she said.

Lee noted that despite the pandemic, many Albayanos go to the centers to avail of the national identification (ID). “We prioritize the safety and security of everyone, that’s why we always conduct disinfection and observe proper health protocols,” she said.

Lee also said their office encourages oyher government agencies and private institutions with 60 or more workers or employees to avail of their institutional registration.

Signed into law by President Rodrigo 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 will be a valid proof of identity that will be help simplify public and private transactions, opening of ban accounts, enrolment in schools, and others. (Connie Calipay/PNA)