The Dry Run or Proof of Concept of the National ID System will start on January 24, 2019 according to Mr. Robert S. Paguia, Project Manager/Spokesperson of PhilSys.
Mr. Paguia appeared on a radio program of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) called PSA Serbilis sa Radyo. You can watch the whole interview on the Youtube link below or at the official Facebook Page of PSA.
National ID System | PSA Serbilis sa Radyo
“Sa amin pong timetable… January 24 ay makapagstart na po kami nung amin pong tinatawag na Proof of Concept. Kung saan po ay magrerehistro muna kami ng inisyal na isang milyong Pilipino… Dry run po.”
“Ang proof of concept o dry run ay magsisimula ng January 24 at ito ay tatagal hanggang May 24. Then bidding for the full system. Competitive bidding (RA 9184)…”
“Magsisimula po ang ating pagpaparehistro o pagpapatala sa Enero 2019. Ngunit nililinaw ko din po na ang mangyayari sa January 2019 ay dry run lang po o yung tinatawag nating proof of concept. Na ang konsentrasyon po ay 1 million beneficiaries of the Unconditional Cash Transfer program of DSWD.”
Is the registration for National ID free?
The initial application and issuance as well as renewal of the PhilID for citizens shall be free of charge. Renewal shall pertain to the replacement of the PhilID arising from recapturing or updating of biometric information.
Entities or persons collecting fees and representing themselves as authorized registration centers are not in any way connected to PSA. You can report unauthorized registrations centers or individuals at 09173128368 or email us at [email protected]
What’s next after the Dry Run?
The Dry Run (Proof of Concept) will be done to test the system and the processes for PhilSys. PSA will test registration, validation, all the process in between, up to the issuance of the Philippine ID.
After this Dry Run, the PSA will target to register 5 million individuals starting September 2019 until December 2019. Then yearly, around 25 million individuals from 2020 to 2023.