Over two million printed ePhilIDs have alrey been issued, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. 

The PSA said 2,063,007 printed ePhilIDs, the digital version of the Philippine Identification (PhilID), have been claimed by their owners at PhilSys registration centers nationwide.

The PSA added that it also mobilized 1,535 registration centers with 3,926 registration kits to issue printed ePhilIDs.

“The printed ePhilID is a proactive strategy of the PSA to allow registered persons to immediately utilize the benefits of PhilSys, such as faster and seamless transactions in accessing financial and social protection services requiring proof of identity, subject to authentication. It is designed to have the same functionality and validity as the physical card,” the agency said.

“We would like to underscore that every registered person will receive their physical card even if they have already claimed their printed ePhilID,” he added.

The printed ePhilID will be accepted in transactions as a valid and sufficient proof of identity and age, subject to authentication, in all national government agencies, local government units (LGUs), government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), government financial institutions (GFIs), financial institutions, and the private sector.

Ronald Espartinez