In view of the start of classes of educational institutions for the School Year 2022-2023 this August 2022, PSA, Siquijor Provincial Statistical Office (PSA-Siquijor PSO) sets to commence institutional registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) in schools in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd), Division of Siquijor. This partnership supports our goal of registering children aged five (5) years old and over, teachers, administrative staff, and even their family members within school premises. Drawing light from the pandemic, this set-up provides students and teachers with convenience, accessibility, and safety by reducing the need to go to the registration center to complete Step 2 Registration or the capturing demographic data and a complete set of biometric information such as fingerprints, iris scans, and a front-facing photograph of the target registrants.
Furthermore, all applicants are required to bring with them at least two (2) original and valid identifications (IDs) or supporting documents. Only Certified True Copy (CTC) of vital civil registry documents such as Certificate of Live Birth (COLB), Certificate of Marriage (COM), and Certificate of Death (COD) issued by the Local Civil Registry Office and Sharia Circuit Registrar is accepted. This is also to remind the public that registration to PhilSys and delivery of the PhilID cards is free of charge as mandated by RA 11055. All registration operations conducted within school premises is in line with the terms and conditions set forth by DepEd to ensure safe and efficient registration experience for the registrants.
Meanwhile, to bring the registration experience closer to the far-flung barangays in the province, PSA has established continued partnership with the local government units (LGUs) across the six (6) municipalities in the Province of Siquijor. With their unwavering support and assistance, PhilSys Registration Team (PRT) continues to conduct mobile registration to reach out to the most vulnerable groups, such as the less fortunate, persons with disabilities (PWDs), senior citizens and those living in geographically isolated barangays for a smoother and more convenient registration for them.
Strict implementation of minimum health and safety protocols are firmly observed in the conduct of mobile and institutional registration. All PhilSys personnel strictly adhere to health and safety protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) such as social distancing, administration of health survey forms, checking of applicants/personnel body temperature, wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfection of equipment, barriers, chairs, and common use supplies, among others.
For latest information on PhilSys, visit the official PhilSys website www.philsys.gov.ph or Facebook page www.facebook.com/PSAPhilSysOfficial. Should you have queries or concerns regarding PhilSys, you may also reach Siquijor Provincial Statistical Office via telephone number (035) 542-5239 and (035) 542-5371 and mobile phone number (+63) 931-9130423 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SGD. AURELIA M. CANDA
Chief Statistical Specialist