The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) moves forward with the pilot test registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) through the registration of the members of the House of Representatives (HOR), along with congressional staff and employees, starting 25 November 2019 until 05 December 2019.
The pilot test registration aims to test the functionality of the registration system and the efficiency of the registration process – ultimately, to guarantee seamless implementation in the mass roll-out of PhilSys by mid-2020.
On Tuesday, Romblon congressman Eleandro Madrona registered himself for the National ID.
“I think everybody should get [the Phil-ID] because if you have that, it’s an all-in ID already. Normally you have to present 2 or 3, ngayon single ID na lang,” Madrona told the PR Department of the HOR.
A total of 20 registration kits was deployed to capture demographic and biometric information of approximately 4,300 registrants expected to take part in the activity.
PSA is also set to enroll officials and employees of select member agencies of the PhilSys Policy and Coordination Council this year as part of the pilot test registration – namely, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Finance (DOF), Bureau of Treasury (BTr), and Social Security System (SSS).
Multiple pilot tests shall be done until June 2020 to ensure the efficiency of the processes, functionality of the systems, and security and privacy of data captured. The PSA intends to enroll all Filipinos and resident aliens to the PhilSys by the end of 2022.