Residents registering for national ID System inside a mall in Bulacan. Contributed photo

BALIWAG, Bulacan, Philippines—National ID System registration by the  Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or the (PhilSys) is made comfortable and easy as this is being conducted in malls amid the hot weather condition to help persuade about 2 million Bulacan residents to enlist themselves.

The PSA has opened its PhilSys booths in SM City Baliwag this week and started registering residents.

Gov. Daniel Fernando has earlier led Bulakenyos in the PhilSys registration to achieve more than 2 million enlistment out of its 3.2 million population.

Residents registering for national ID System inside a mall in Bulacan. Contributed photo

From June 16, 2021 onwards, registrants with Appointment Slip or Application Reference Number (ARN) and were notified by PSA via text message can proceed to the  Registration Center located at the second level, Cyberzone area in SM City Baliwag.

SM Baliwag and PSA put up signages showing systematic procedure on the registration for smooth and orderly manner of registration. 

PhilSys Step 2 registration process includes (1) Validation of appointment slip and supporting documents, (2) Verification of demographic information, (3) Capturing of biometric information such as iris-scan, fingerprint and front-facing photo, (4) Issuance of transaction slip.

After successfully completing Step 2 Registration, registrants will be given a PhilSys Number (PSN). PhilID will be delivered to registrant’s chosen address via Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost).

SM City Baliwag ensures strict observance of health protocols among its clients and the registrants as they were requested to bserve a safe distance, especially when queuing. Temperature checks upon entry, mandatory wearing of face mask and strictly no appointment, no entry will likewise be implemented to regulate registrants. SM City Baliwag also assigned security and disinfection team for crowd management and maintaining sanitation protocols. 

PhilSys aims to provide valid One ID system to all Filipinos to make public and private transactions are made fast and more convenient.  As such, citizens will be entitled to improved access of government services such as health, education, financial and social protection.

PhilSys Step 2 Registration at SM City Baliwag targets to accommodate 250 registrants per day. For safety and convenience, registrants may register online through prior Step 2 registration.

PhilSys Step 2 SM Center Pulilan is yet to be announced to open.