15M complete 1st step of ID registration

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    More than 15 million Filipinos have completed the first step in the registration process for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), data shared by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) yesterday showed.

    According to NEDA, around 5.4 million Filipinos have accomplished the first step of the registration process, which focuses on the collection of demographic information, from the start of the year until February 10.

    This is on top of the 10 million registrants recorded last year.

    The number of registrants so far for 2021 alone accounts for 108.5 percent of target for the January to February 10 period.

    There are 257,082 average registration per day, with 55 out of 86 provinces on track for registration.

    The PhilSys registration involves a three-step process: the collection of demographic information, recording of biometrics and validation, and issuance of PhilSys number and PhilID.

    The first step of the registration is done house-to-house as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

    The Philippine Statistics Authority is the lead agency in the nationwide registration of PhilSys applicants.

    The government aim to register at least 50 million individuals this year.