Abra, Philippines – From the 37, 800 individuals targeted for the pre-registration for the issuance of Philippine identification System (PhilSys ID) in this province, a total of 37, 767 or 99.91 percent have already been interviewed through the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) demographic data collectors.
The pre-registration, according to the Provincial Local Government of Abra, started on January 18 and will end on March 31, 2021.
Once done with the gathering of personal information such as date of birth, place of birth, sex, permanent and present address, blood type, mobile number, marital status and email address, PSA Abra shall proceed to the next step which is the capturing of biometrics.
Abra province has identified 43 barangays to avail the first wave of the PhilSys ID registration. Said barangays were those considered with the highest number of low-income families from the different municipalities, such as Barangay Bañacao in Bangued, Barangay Tangadan in San Quintin, Barangays Tangbabao and Langbaban in San Isidro, Barangay Ampalioc in Luba, Barangays Bolbolo and Kinabiti in Pilar, Barangays Budac and Velasco in Tayum, Barangays Buli and Malabbaga in La Paz, Barangay Pulot in Lagayan and Barangay Caupasan in Danglas municipality.
The PhilSys ID, was designed to facilitate transactions in government and also for the private offices, since an individual could already transact with one ID instead of the usual multiple IDs requirement.
Chief Statistics Specialist Felixberto Perdido of PSA Abra said that the online registration for individuals who want to avail of the ID is expected to start next month. Further, implementation of said government project is expected to end in 2023.
In Kalinga, PSA data collectors are also working on gathering of demographic data for the 34,020 targeted individuals coming from poverty-stricken families.
These, include 1,951 individuals from Balbalan, 1,397 from Lubuagan, 1,543 from Pasil, 5,123 from Pinukpuk, 2,725 from Rizal, 17,698 from Tabuk City , 1,525 from Tanudan , and 2,058 from Tinglayan municipality.
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