17.6M Nat’l IDs ready for delivery

Malacañang announced on Wednesday that at least 17.6 million national identification cards are set to be delivered to registrants nationwide.

In a statement, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) turned over the 17.6 million printed Philippine identification cards (PhilID) to the Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office).

“As of 23 August, the PSA has transferred to the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) some 17.6 million physical National ID cards for delivery to the residences of ID applicants,” Angeles said.

PSA aims to issue a total of 50 million PhilIDs by end of 2022.

Angeles said the PSA is confident that it could meet its target to deliver around 30.1 million physical PhilIDs and issue 19.9 million digital national IDs before the year-end.

“The Philippine Statistics Authority is confident that it could meet the year-end target of [releasing] 30.1 million printed national identification cards and the 19.9 million digital ID cards which are printable,” she said.

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan has earlier said that the daily average of physical cards being produced at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) printing facilities is 103,000 per day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *