The activity, which involved PhilID and ePhilID holders processing their civil registry documents, enabled identity verification through scanning of the fingerprint through biometric authentication devices for the real-time matching process of information to the PhilSys Registry.
The PSA also assured that the PhillDs affected by the Manila Central Post Office last May 2023 were only for registered persons residing in Manila, and that other lDs for delivery were unaffected by the fire.
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian made the call amid continuing complaints that some banks refuse to recognize the national ID as proof of identity because the card itself does not display the person's signature.
As of March 15, a total of 60,326,990 IDs have been printed — 33,550,575 of which are PhilIDs dispatched for delivery to registered persons, while 26,776,415 are ePhilIDs printed at registration centers.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said it has delivered more than 30.5 million PhilIDs, also known as national IDs, after printing a combined total of 50.26 million PhilIDs and ePhilIDs as of Jan. 31, 2023.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said it is set to launch a mobile version of the PhilID as a digital alternative to the physical PhilID card to maximize the use of the PhilSys in digital transactions.