MAASIN CITY (PIA) -- More than a year after its implementation, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Southern Leyte has completely processed the registration of 314,646 individuals in the province for the national ID system.
The figure represented 73.25% coverage of the people eligible for the Philippine ID System (PhilSys), said Raylene Ricarte, PhilSys focal person at the PSA provincial office.
The top five (5) local government units (LGUs) with the highest number of registrants included Maasin City with 60,357, followed by Sogod at 35,884, Hinunangan – 25,156, Bontoc – 21,392, and Macrohon – 21,109, Ricarte said in a report aired by Gevic Epiz of Radio Pilipinas-Sogod.
Southern Leyte province has a target of 429,573 individuals eligible for registration for the PhilSys identification card.
The PhilSys registration team is calling on parents or guardians of children five years old and above, as well as adults who were not registered yet, to visit the registration centers as an initial step to get the national ID.
Five (5) registration centers and two (2) fixed centers have remained operational, and these are located in the municipalities of Sogod, Bontoc, Liloan, Saint Bernard, and Hinunangan, while the fixed registration center is in Maasin City, at the SLEM Coop building, and another at the Anatalio Gaviola public plaza, still at the city.
Former President Rodrigo Duterte signed in 2018 Republic Act 11055, the Philippine Identification System Act, which seeks to establish a single national ID for Filipinos, among other purposes. (LDL/MMP/PIA Southern Leyte)