October 26, 2021

PhilSys Step 2 online booking ongoing in Region 11


STEP 2 SITE. The warehouse of the National Food Authority (NFA)-Davao del Sur in Malalag town is a designated registration center of the Philippine Identification System project. Regional Director Dianne Silva and other NFA officials registered at the site on Aug. 4. 2021. (Photo courtesy of Davao del Sur LGU Facebook)

DAVAO CITY – Online booking and appointment for Step 2 registration of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) is ongoing in Region 11 (Davao).

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Davao del Sur, in a Facebook post, stated that online booking for the biometrics process in Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Occidental started on July 8.

PSA-Davao del Sur reminded registrants to bring documents proving their name, birthday, and address when going to registration centers for fingerprint and iris scans and front-facing photographs.

The appointment slip from the house-to-house Step 1 registration or appointment reference number and QR (quick response) code from the online sign-up should also be presented.

Faces shields and masks and own ballpens are required, along with the observance of safe physical distancing, to avoid Covid-19 transmission.

Wearing of decent clothes are similarly expected of registrants while jewelry, piercing accessories, and make-up are prohibited.

Signed into law by President Rodrigo R. 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 shall be a valid proof of identity that shall be a means of simplifying public and private transactions, enrolment in schools, and the opening of bank accounts.

It also seeks to boost efficiency, especially in dealing with government services where people will only need to present one ID during transactions. (PNA)



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