Registering for national ID doesn’t grant P5,000 cash assistance —PSA

Registering for national ID doesn’t grant P5,000 cash assistance —PSA

WHO wouldn’t be encouraged to register with the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) or obtain a PhilID or ePhilID if you receive cash assistance?

Just like this post circulating online— claiming that anyone who registers with PhilSys will receive ₱5,000 in cash assistance.

But according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), that is not true.

While the PhilID or ePhilID can be used as proof of identity for various transactions, including applying for government benefits, PSA said it will still be subject to the policies and regulations of the respective agency to receive cash assistance.

“We also want to clarify that registering with PhilSys and having a PhilID or ePhilID does not automatically qualify anyone to receive cash benefits or assistance from the government, such as social protection programs,” Fred Sollesta Deputy National Statistician, PSA said.

PSA also warned the public to remain vigilant especially when it comes to misinformation about PhilSys on social media and to avoid clicking on suspicious links and providing personal information in exchange for money.

“We encourage the public to report to the PSA any information about individuals or groups involved in such activities. So, that’s not true that they will receive cash,” she added.

The PSA says that under RA 11055 or the PhilSys Act, those who counterfeit PhilID or unauthorized printers of the said ID can be punished and fined up to ₱500,000.

According to PSA data, over 85 million Filipinos have registered with PhilSys.


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