By Rey Anthony Chiu | 11:45 PM October 09, 2021
At this time, did you know that you can go to a Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registration center even if you do not live in the town where it is?
And while it can be done now at the time when you have not been registered, now is the time as the modern computer-based registration kits may not be here for long.
PSA Provincial Statistician Jessamyne Anne Alcazaren said Bohol happened to be among the first provinces to get the registration kits, but, it may not be long before these are redistributed to other regions.
That being said, the hint of a later registration, like in 2022, might not be like it is now.
According to the PSA, if one needs to register online now, the centers in Ubay, Talibon, Guindulman, Tubigon and Dauis, Mabini and Bilar are your options.
These plus the Fixed Registration Center at the second floor of the Galleria Luisa and soon to be online Inabanga, Calape and Carmen, Alcazaren said.
Other than those above, current PSA registration centers opened are in Bien Unido, Jagna, Loay, Loon, Panglao, Pilar, President caarlos P. Garcia, Sagbayan, San Miguel, Talibon, Tubigon, Ubay and Valencia.
As the registrations go on, PSA, during the recent Kapihan sa PIA reported they have completed 836,406 Step 2 registrations for the PhilSys in Bohol.
In the country, she said the PSA had some 30M registered in the national identification system nationwide. The Step 2 registration ends with the registrant getting the identification cards by mail.
In fact, some Boholanos have received their cards through mail, these are part of the 1.9M cards that were already delivered after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the PSA partner in printing and putting up the necessary security measures in the catd have 5 million more national ID cards ready for delivery, according to PSA Bohol Alcazaren.
Speaking during the recent Kapihan sa PIA, to commemorate the National Statistics Month in October, the top statistician in Bohol said the provinces is among the first regions piloted to implemented the PhilSys, and the other provinces will come next.
By 2022, much of the modern and computer-based registration kits would be sent out to other provinces, like the 119 of the 181 kits which were already pulled out.
For this, the PSA is again encouraging Boholanos who have not been registered to get to the nearest registration centers.
Step 2 registration in Bohol started February 2, 2021, and weeks later, registration centers in the towns also opened.
But as the year is ending, and Philsys registration shifts to other provinces, later registrations in Bohol might be a hassle.
Right now, Bohol is using 62 registration kits and hopes to get to 1,033,082 registrants by the year ends. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)
REGISTER NOW. PSA Bohol Jessamyne Anne Alcazaren urges Boholanos to grab the opportunity to be registered while the computerized registration kits are still in Bohol. Most of these would be sent out to other regions by next year, she added. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)