The incoming administration plans to distribute the ID to the majority of Filipinos by year’s end, therefore the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is developing a printed version of the national ID.
“The PSA is currently working on increasing the production of the physical ID cards currently printed at the BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) and will launch the printable version of the national ID that can be printed at the PSA registration centers,” national statistician Dennis Mapa said.
“This will increase the number of registrants with national ID: physical or the printable,” he added.
The start date for the rollout of the printable national ID has not yet been specified by Mapa.
Initially, Mapa stated that by the end of 2022, around 28 million actual national ID cards would be printed; the remaining copies would be printable mobile IDs that could be accessed via an app.