The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will pilot the implementation of the Philippine Identification System, starting with its own employees numbering about 3,000 nationwide.
PSA Negros Oriental provincial administrator Ariel Fortuito said Thursday this would enable the PSA to monitor the registration process and easily correct problems.
The rollout of the identification system piloting the PSA employees is scheduled to commence next month, after which, the PSA will coordinate with various government agencies where the ID can be used, like the Social Security System (SSS), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), and PhilHealth, among others. He said this is to ensure that the ID will work.
Aside from the implementation of the national ID system, the PSA is also preparing for the census of population next year, the results of which, will be used by government planners in crafting laws, and as basis in the computation of the Internal Revenue Allotment of local government units.