The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is planning to make downloadable ePhilIDs in December.

ePhilID is the digital version of the national ID that is printed at registration centers.

“Maybe this December we can launch na ‘yung downloadable ePhilID,” Engr. Fred Sollesta, officer-in-charge at the PhilSys Registry Office, said via a public briefing.

“Para naman ito sa ating mga mamamayan na may mga access sa Internet, may mga device na mag store talaga ng digital na version,” he added.

Sollesta, however, added that such a feature will only be available for those who gave their cellphone numbers.

“Kasi mag a-ano ‘yan, ‘yung process natin diyan ay magpapadala ‘yan ng one-time password using the number na binigay nila during step two registration,” he said.

Around 3.6 million ePhilIDs have been issued as of November 23, Sollesta said. 

“Ito siya, ‘yung ePhilID natin, ay version 2 siya ng digital ID in printed form. So ito siya yung ating target for the end of the year December 2022 na makapag generate tayo ng 20 million,” he said.

“Pero ‘yung pre-generation natin ngayon ay nasa 11.15 million na and right on track sa ating target by the end of the year,” he added.


Ronald Espartinez