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PSA: More than 50M Filipinos now have their PhilIDs, ePhilIDs

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) On Sunday announced that over 50 million Filipinos now have their Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

In a media release, the PSA said that it has reached a new milestone after having successfully issued a total of 50,176,726 PhilIDs and ePhilIDs that can be used for transactions needing proof of identity.

Of the number,  25,126,407 PhilIDs were delivered as of 28 February 2023 while 25,050,319 ePhilIDs, including 770,559 downloaded ePhilIDs, issued as of 03 March 2023.

“We, at the PSA, take this milestone as another step towards our goal of delivering the benefits of being PhilSys-registered to more Filipinos,” said PSA Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.

“Sinisiguro namin na lahat ng nakapag-register na sa PhilSys ay magkakaroon ng PhilID at ePhilID. Anuman sa mga ito ay parehong magagamit ng ating mga kababayan sa kanilang mga transaksyon,” he added.

PSA field offices are also on the frontlines for ePhilID issuance at registration centers, and through its house-to-house and plaza-type distribution nationwide, the media release indicated.

PhilSys-registered individuals can visit to check if they may already claim their ePhilIDs. Registered persons who have received an official text message from the PSA may also download a PDF copy of the ePhilID on their mobile devices, it added.

Meanwhile, relative to the goal in transforming social protection services delivery, the PSA is also collaborating with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), headed by Secretary Rex Gatchalian, in ensuring that there are no duplicates among social protection program beneficiaries in Listahanan.

An information management system that identifies poor people across the country, DSWD’s Listahanan currently includes 30.49 million individuals. —LBG, GMA Integrated News