PSA says national ID printing reaches over 60 million

A total of 60,326,990 IDs (physical and digital) have been printed as of March 15, 2023, according to the latest data from the  Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Of the said number, 33,550,575 are physical IDs (PhilIDs) while 26,776,415 are digital IDs (ePhilIDs) printed at registration centers.

“Reaching 60 million national IDs printed brings us closer to fully realizing the envisioned benefits of PhilSys of making more services accessible,” said PSA Undersecretary Dennis Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office) is facilitating the delivery of the PhilIDs and the PSA field offices are distributing printed ePhilIDs within the community. The PSA is also implementing the downloading of password-protected ePhilIDs via mobile devices, which registered persons may access once they receive an SMS notification from PSA.

PhilID and ePhilID bear a QR code that can be used for easier identity verification and authentication.

“Verifying a registered person’s identity is as easy as scanning the QR code of the PhilID or ePhilID through our identity authentication tool, PhilSys Check,” Mapa said. “We encourage registered persons to use their smart device or computer to access PhilSys Check to verify their PhilID or ePhilID.