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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

78,842 national IDs delivered in Kalinga as of July 31

Tabuk City, Kalinga – As of July 31, 2023, the Philippine Statistics Authority-Kalinga said it had already delivered 78,842 physical national identification cards in the province.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, August 29, the office revealed there are 162,170 yKalingas who successfully underwent step 2 registration for the issuance of said ID. This means that 48 percent of those who registered have already received their national identification card.

Step 2 of the registration involves the capture of biometrics, a front-facing image of the applicant, and an iris scan of the individual.

After this step, the public only has to wait for their IDs to be delivered to their houses.

Of said data, 41,239 IDs were delivered in Tabuk City, 12,441 in Pinukpuk, 8,900 in Rizal, 4,969 in Balbalan, 3,183 in Pasil, 3,158 in Lubuagan, 2,994 in Tinglayan, and 1,958 in Tanudan.

For the ePhilID, the digital version of the PhilID that is printed on a piece of paper, 105,180 has already been delivered to their owners.

The digital PhilID, just like the actual one incorporates security features and includes demographic information, including the person's full name, sex, blood type, marital status, date of birth, one photo, residential address, and a QR code with a special digital signature.

Even after claiming their printed ePhilID, the public may still acquire a real PhilID card once it becomes available.

To recall, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11055, also known as the Philippine Identification System Act, into law in August 2018. This act mandates the conduct of national ID registration.

This aims to create a single national identification system as official proof of identity for all citizens and resident aliens in the nation.



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