PhilSys Frequently Asked Questions
What is PhilSys?
The PhilSys is the government’s central identification platform for all citizens and resident aliens of the Philippines.
What are the uses of the PhilSys?
The intention is to establish a single national identification system for all citizens and resident aliens of the Republic of the Philippines for the purpose of:
• promote seamless delivery of service
• improve the efficiency
• enhance administrative governance
• reduce corruption
• curtail bureaucratic red tape
• avert fraudulent transactions and misrepresentations
• strengthen financial inclusion
• promote ease of doing business
Who will implement PhilSys?
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) shall be the primary implementing agency to carry out the provisions of the PhilSys Act. Overall planning, management, and administration of the PhilSys shall be the responsibility of the PSA.
How to register?
One (1) year after the effectivity of the PhilSys Act, every citizen or resident alien shall register personally to government registration centers.
What information shall be collected?
The information to be collected and stored under the PhilSys shall be limited to the following:
a) Demographic Data
1. Full name
3. Date of Birth
4. Place of Birth
5. Blood Type
7. Filipino or Resident Alien
8. Marital Status (optional)
9. Mobile number (optional)
10. E-mail address (optional)
b) Biometric Information
1. Front Facing photograph
2. Full set of fingerprints
3. Iris scan
Who will be prioritized?
PSA will prioritize the registration of the poor, persons with disabilities (PWDs), senior citizens, indigenous persons (IPs).
How to address the concerns of the public on privacy and security?
To address the concerns of the public on privacy and security, the PSA is collaborating heavily with the PhilSys Policy and Coordination Council (PSPCC), especially National Privacy Commission (NPC) and Department of Information and Communication (DICT). In addition, the PSA is consulting with external persons/groups to gather inputs for the development of the system.