Governor Abet Garcia and Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Provincial officer-in-charge and Supervising Statistical Specialist Francisco Corpuz formally open the Bataan Fixed Registration Center for the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys today, May 3, located at the second floor of the new capitol building, The Bunker.
“Yung identification at information natin ay magpapabilis ng mga serbisyo at transaksyon natin lalung-lalo na po sa Pamahalaan,” Governor Abet Garcia said as he highlighted that they are aiming to register 600,000 Bataeños to ease public service and avoid duplication of assistance from the Government.
According to PSA, in 1 hour, they can cater to at least 20 clients for Step 2 of the process which is the fingerprinting, iris scanning, and photograph. They also added that to maintain safety due to the threat of the coronavirus, setting an appointment for registration is still required.
For the first two weeks, government employees of the Provincial Government will be prioritized. Registration Center at the Bunker is operational from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. from Monday to Saturday but to give way for the weekly disinfection of The Bunker offices, they are operational from 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon every Wednesday.
To date, every municipality and city in Bataan has its respective registration sites which started January 2021 with Step 1: Collection of demographic information.