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PSA launches Fixed Nat’l ID Registration Center in Tacurong

To firm up the support and harbor more registrants for the Philippine or National Identification System (PhilSys), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) turned over to Sultan Kudarat (SK) Province a fully-furnished Fixed Registration Center situated in Doña Aurora St., Brgy. Poblacion, Tacurong City.

The PhilSys enrollment site houses 5 glass-enclosed booths with equipment readily programmed to capture biometrics and information for PhilSys. It can also cater a minimum of 45 transactions each day considering the tedious process of each registration.

PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, Ph. D personally led the ribbon cutting to the ceremonial launching of the registration center on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. The event, dubbed with the slogan #IDNatin, was also graced by the representatives of Sultan Kudarat Governor Suharto “Teng” Mangudadatu, Ph. D and Tacurong City Mayor Lino O. Montilla.

USec Mapa discussed how their agency relentlessly performed for the past three years to bring the National ID System at the forefront of the country’s development. He also exuberantly conveyed that as of June 20, 2021, the PSA has recorded 37 Million Step 1 registrants and 14 Million Step 2 registrants for the PhilSys.

Moreover, Executive Assistant to Mayor Montilla, Rogelio Garcia, recalled his personal accounts of when he was in Qatar and of how beneficial the National ID System is to that country. He also expressed his excitement over what the PhilSys has in store for the Philippines and even for the City of Goodwill. He also took pride on how receptive and cooperative of the PhilSys the people of Tacurong are.

Witnessing the program in flesh were PSA RSSO-XII Regional Director Atty. Maqtahar L. Manulon, PSA RSSO-BARMM OIC-Regional Director Engr. Naser S. Usman, SK Province Chief Statistical Specialist Herlita G. Caraan, President Quirino OIC-Mayor Ma. Katrina Sandigan, and Representative to Governor, Alfonso Dimasuay. Meanwhile, the heads of the Local Registry Offices from the province joined virtually through Google Meet.

With a more accessible registration center on erect in the city, more individuals can walk in and have themselves listed for PhilSys.

However, due to the current General Community Quarantine classification of the province, registration has been stalled until further notice. (DEC, LGU-TacInformation)

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Mayor Montilla campaigns for support on National ID System in census meeting

“National ID System is necessary for us to have an orderly and easier government and private transactions,” conveyed City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla during the City Census Coordinating Board (CCCB) meeting with the Philippine Statistics Authority – Sultan Kudarat (PSA-SK), March 10, 2021, in support of the Philippine ID System (PhilSys ID) or National ID System implementation.

PhilSys ID eyes to provide a single national identification system and a valid authentication of identity for Filipino citizens and resident aliens to attain a smooth delivery of government services especially to low-income citizens of the nation.

Herlita G. Caraan, Chief Statistical Specialist of PSA-SK, stressed that Philsys ID is a foundational ID meant for multi-purpose dealings such as civil registrations and is not meant to replace existing functional IDs such as passports and driver’s license that serve specific purposes to different institutions.

The CCCB meeting at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center was carried out for PSA-SK to update the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong on the conduct of 2020 Census on Population and Housing (2020 CPH) and the outcome of PhilSys ID Step 1/Pre-registration.

The complete and final number of 2020 CPH is yet to be submitted and verified for official proclamation by President Rodrigo Duterte in June 2021.

Meanwhile, the house-to-house pre-registration of PhilSys ID that started last January 18, 2021, already logged 15,559 registrants from the nine priority barangays in Tacurong.

With the completion of the PhilSys Pre-registration, PSA-SK is on track to expand their target area in Tacurong and additional resident participation is encouraged to attain utmost success of the program.

The Step 2/Registration for PhilSys ID will commence on May 17, 2021 which will entail the capturing of front-facing photograph, full set of fingerprints, and iris scan of concerned individuals. (DEC, LGU-TacInformation)

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