Vista Malls and Starmalls have partnered with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for registration for the Philippine identification (ID) system or the national ID.
There are ongoing registration at Vista Mall in Pampanga, Malolos, Bataan, General Trias, South Molino, Dasmariñas, Iloilo, and Starmall branches in Alabang, EDSA-Shaw in Mandaluyong, San Jose del Monte in Bulacan, and in in Talisay, Cebu.
The Villar Group opened up some of its malls to support the government’s drive to establish a single national ID for all Filipinos and resident aliens.
“I am happy that the registration for national ID is being done here at Starmall (Shaw). It is more accessible for me because it is near my place of work. The process was fast and easy,” said a 32-year old call center employee.
It took around 20 to 30 minutes for the employee to complete the registration process at the Level 3, Food Court area of Starmall’s EDSA Shaw branch.
President Duterte has signed into law, Republic Act 11055, or the Philippine Identification System Act, on August, 2018. Under the law, the national ID is deemed a valid proof of identity that can be used in private and government transactions, enrolment in schools, and the opening of bank accounts.
The national ID aims to boost efficiency, especially in dealing with government services where people will only need to present the PhilID during transactions.
Filipinos and resident aliens may apply online via https://register.philsys.gov.ph before they are scheduled for the demographic verification and biometric capture at an accredited registration center.
PhilID cards will be delivered door-to-door by the PSA’s official courier partner, the Philippine Postal Corporation.