May 26, 2024

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Low income families will be the priority registrants in the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys.
Philippine Statistics Authority-Kalinga Chief Statistical Specialist Maribel Dalayday said registration will start January 2021 and the list of Social Amelioration Program beneficiaries provided will be the basis for the identification of priority registrants in the province. 
Issuance of the national ID to low-income household heads will address the lack of documentation in opening financial accounts for the distribution cash assistance to the vulnerable sector said PSA Head Claire Dennis Mapa.
The PhilSys coordination team (PCT) is coordinating with the different local government units in the province for the identification of low income families. 
Coordination was already done in Rizal, Pinukpuk, Tinglayan, Lubuagan and this city. 
Also discussed with the mayors are the establishment of a registration center location, secured storage facility for the registration kits and other assistance needed to ensure efficient and safe execution of PhilSys operations in the area.
“Overall, the LGUs support implementation of PhilSys, agreeing to provide a space or building within the vicinity of their municipal hall to establish a registration station and to securely store registration kits,” Dalayday said. 
Other assistance such as transportation for registrants coming from remote areas and additional manpower for crowd control and ensuring safety of PhilSys registration operations have also been considered by LGUs, Dalayday added.
The PCT of PSA-Kalinga reproduced about 2,500 copies of the updated PhilSYs brochure for dissemination to make the public aware of relevant information about PhilSys. These are being distributed by personnel involved in the 2020 census on population and housing.
The PCT also distributed copies of the brochure to the provincial, municipal and city Census Coordinating Board members for posting in bulletin boards. – Peter A. Balocnit