DAVAO CITY - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) cautioned the public against the sites dswd-ayuda-news.blogspot.com and facebook.com/updatepilipinas as they are not official government accounts.
The PSA also clarified that no government program provides financial aid using the Philippine Identification (PhilID) card or national ID.
"The website and Facebook page are not affiliated with the government," a recent post from PhilSys Davao Oriental read. "Do not believe the information coming from these pages that PhilSys registrants will receive PHP10,000 after completing PhilSys (Philippine Identification System) Step 2 registration."
The PSA also clarified that PhilID applicants can apply for a Land Bank of the Philippines account or prepaid card butthey carry no balance, initial fund or financial aid.
To avoid falling prey to fake information, the PSA advises registrants to obtain PhilSys updates from PSA-PhilSys official website philsys.gov.ph and Facebook account PSAPhilSysOfficial.
It also reminded registrants not to give their personal PhilSys information to untrusted or unknown websites.
For queries and other concerns, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or call PhilSys hotline 1388.
Signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in August 2018, Republic Act 11055, or the Philippine Identification System Act, aims to establish a single national ID for all Filipinos and resident aliens.
The national ID shall be a valid proof of identity that shall be a means of simplifying public and private transactions, enrollment in schools, and the opening of bank accounts.
It also seeks to boost efficiency, especially in dealing with government services where people will only need to present one ID during transactions. (PNA)