PSA accepting corrections of nat’I ID entries in Negros

A couple from Negros Occidental enlists for the national identification during a mass wedding on February 14.*PSA VI photo

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is now accepting corrections of entries for national identification in its fixed registration sites in Negros Occidental and Iloilo.

PSA focal for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) in Western Visayas, Jared Barile, said the correction covers demographic information like name, date of birth, address, contact number, and marital status but not for the recapture of photos.

“The updating is limited in our PSA-based registration centers. Other provinces have submitted the requirements to update their systems so they can also accept corrections,” he said on Friday, February 16.

The Iloilo fixed center will temporarily transfer from the Midtown Annex building to the Civil Registration Services of PSA at the J. Villanueva building on Iznart Street.

Those from Negros Occidental can visit the PSA office in Bacolod City.

Meanwhile, Barile said they are exhausting all possible means to reach out to those who have not enlisted for the PhilSys since they nearly saturated all possible areas.

The challenge, however, are for those in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas where PSA teams have to stay overnight to maximize their work.

In the first quarter of 2024, PSA targets to register 209,875 from Western Visayas. As of February14, it has enlisted 51,402.

He said they hoped to increase their accomplishment through the family development session (FDS) equivalency for members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

Under the equivalency, the registration with the program with PhilSys is incentivized and counted as part of their participation in the FDS.

The PSA also brings registration to mass weddings, especially this Civil Registration Month, where couples are encouraged to register.

It likewise intends to have a night shift to cater to workers in call centers.

“Since we already co-locate with establishments, what if we try contact centers at nighttime? We will adjust to their schedule because probably that is their available time since they also rest in the morning,” he added.

At the central office, Barile said they have an agreement with the Commission on Elections to co-locate in voting centers.

PhilSys on Wheels is also available in the community, while registration centers are available in selected malls.*PNA

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