Institutionalizing the Acceptance of PhilSys Number as Sufficient Proof of Identity and Age in all Government and Private Transactions

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21 July 2022

Former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte through Executive Order No. 162 institutionalized the acceptance of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) number as sufficient proof of identity and age in all government and private transactions. Pursuant to RA 11055, an individual’s record in the PhilSys shall be considered as sufficient proof of identity and age in all public and private transactions. The PhilSys shall be the government’s central identification platform for all citizens and resident aliens of the country. Furthermore, the PhilID shall serve as the official government-issued identification document and official proof of identity of cardholders in dealing with all NGAs, instrumentalities, departments, bureaus, offices, LGUs, GOCCs, GFIs, State Universities and Colleges, and other chartered institutions and private sector entities.

The Philippine Statistics Authority enjoins the General Public and all relying parties on the acceptance of the PhilID Cards in all government and private transactions.


Regional Director