As it continues to increase its online appointment booking, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has opened an additional 219 registration centers in 21 provinces for its registration in Stage 2 of the Philippine Identification System ( Philsys).
âAs of June 12, 2021, a total of 235 registration centers were open to serve Filipinos across the country,â PSA said in a statement Wednesday (June 16).
This is an increase from just 16 online registration centers in 13 provinces as of May 24, 2021.
âWe are pleased to announce the opening of online appointment booking for these additional registration centers to accommodate more Filipinos who wish to register with PhilSys,â said Assistant Secretary Rosalinda P. Bautista, deputy national statistician of the PhilSys registrar of the PSA.
“In the coming weeks, PSA aims to make more areas available for online appointment booking,” she added.
Online registrants who reside in certain cities and municipalities with PhilSys registration centers in the provinces of Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Isabela, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Quezon, Albay, Camarines Sur , Masbate, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Leyte can now visit register.philsys.gov.ph to register and make appointments for their registration in step 2.
For the complete list of registration centers in various cities and municipalities open to online appointment booking, the public can access the notice published by PSA on June 12, 2021, at psa.gov.ph/content/public-advisory-29.
By making an appointment through the PhilSys registration site, residents of identified cities and municipalities can schedule a visit to their preferred registration center for step 2 registration, which involves capturing biometric information and validation of demographic data.
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Online appointment booking is part of PSA’s strategy to ensure that a manageable number of registrants visit an registration center at all times during opening hours, in accordance with health and safety standards. of the Ministry of Health and the interagency working group.
He advised registrants to follow the chosen schedule to avoid problems with their registration.
The PSA aims to register 50 to 70 million Filipinos by the end of the year, and the majority of the adult population by mid-2022.
He recalled that registration to PhilSys is free and that the PhilID will also be issued free of charge to successful registrants.
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