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PSA warns against payment collections for national ID
THE PhilID, the national identification card that will be rolled out soon by the government, would be free of charge for the initial issuance, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reminded the public. The PSA issued the notice on Dec. 12 as it warned that “entities or persons collecting fees and representing themselves as authorized registration centers are not in any way connected to the Agency.” The PSA is the primary implementing agency for Republic Act No. 11055, the Philippine Identification System Act (PhilSys Act). The notice signed by Undersecretary Lisa Grace S. Bersales also said that the PSA “has not yet started the registration of applicants for the PhilID.” It added, “Relevant announcements will soon be made.” For queries, contact 0917-312-8368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.