The City Government of Navotas, in cooperation with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), has started the biometric enrollment of Navoteños in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).
“The national ID will give them not just proof of their identity but will make it easier for Navoteños to avail of all social services and government benefits applicable to them,” Mayor Toby Tiangco said.
Some residents in Brgys. Bagumbayan South, Bangkulasi, North Bay Boulevard North (NBBN), San Roque, Sipac-Almacen, Tanza 2, and Tangos North and South have already completed the first step in the national ID registration.
Earlier, PSA personnel conducted house-to-house interviews in the said barangays for demographic data collection. However, it was cut short following the reimplementation of enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila.
Residents who have completed Step 1 are now undergoing biometric enrollment.
Meanwhile, Navoteños who have not been interviewed by PSA are encouraged to register through the PhilSys online portal once it becomes available for city residents.
Only registrants who are done with the demographic data collection can proceed to Step 2 or the biometric enrollment.
In Step 2, the supporting documents of the registrant will be screened, his demographics will be encoded, his biometrics will be captured and recorded, and he will be issued a transaction slip.
Registrations are conducted simultaneously in four venues in the city including Navotas City Hall from May 31 to June 3; Brgy. NBBN Covered Court, June 1–August 10; Navotas City Library, June 3–December 30; and Brgy. Tanza 2 Multi-Purpose Hall, June 5–October 30.
To ensure that proper physical distancing and other safety protocols are followed, only a limited number of registrants is accepted daily.
Once the national ID is available, it will be delivered to the registrant’s address. He must present his transaction slip and any available proof of identity to claim the ID.
If he is not present to receive the ID, he may authorize a representative. The latter needs to show the transaction slip, authorization letter and valid ID of the registrant.