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City, PSA to ink pact for Phil ID system

THROUGH an ordinance, the 19th City Council during its regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy, authorized City Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the city government and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for the implementation of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

PhilSys is the government’s central identification system platform for all citizens and resident aliens of the country. The PSA takes the lead in the conduct of the PhilSys registration, with the assistance and support of various government agencies and local government units (LGUs).

The Gavel learned that the PSA is currently conducting its step-1 registration for the PhilSys ID which aims to pre-register the target applicants of the target barangays in the first quarter of 2021.

PSA said in the event that the step-1 registration has been completed, the PSA would be inclined, if supplies are enough, to allocate registration kits for the step-2 registration to the city.

Under the MOA, the PSA shall conduct coordination activities with the city during the planning, preparatory, and execution stage of the PhilSys registration operations through the PSA regional and provincial coordination teams.

The PSA shall also issue rules and regulations of the registration process, such as but not limited to, the parameters of the registration area/space, the conduct of the assisted step-1 registration activities, scheduling of appointments, and the step 1 registration of the registrants.

It shall likewise provide guidance and instructions on maintaining physical distancing and other applicable health and safety measures during the conduct of the registration process, among others.

For its part, the city shall assist in the planning by providing the PSA with a list of barangays, indicating the corresponding health and/or security risks, if any, and by providing information on corresponding health and security emergency protocols within their jurisdiction.

The city shall also ensure and guarantee that the venue for registration could accommodate the target number of registrants per day, in consideration of proper physical distancing and ventilation to avoid the spread of Covid-19 as prescribed by the Department of Health (DOH).

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