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Over 50 million national IDs issued so far —PSA

More than 50 million national IDs have been issued so far, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

The PSA said it has printed a total of 50,262,059 IDs, broken down into 30,558,332 PhilIDs and 19,703,727 ePhilIDs.

As of January 31, a total of 23,256,884 PhilIDs have been delivered, it added.

Meanwhile, a total of 440,784 ePhilIDs have been downloaded as of February 2.

"The PSA, together with its field offices and partner agencies, implemented strategies to provide more Filipinos with the national ID to enable immediate utilization of PhilSys benefits. This landmark milestone is a testament that our initiatives are effective,” PSA Undersecretary, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General Dennis Mapa said.

The PSA said it is working with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas for the fast-track printing and production of the IDs, and with the Philippine Postal Corporation for swift delivery of the same. —KG, GMA Integrated News