2 weeks National ID target: 5M heads of poor families by fourth quarter Inquirer
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will register at least five million heads of poor families in the fourth quarter of this year in its bid to fast-track implementation of the national ID system. Claire Dennis Mapa, national statistician and PSA head, said at an online seminar put together by the Makati Business Club (MBC) that the COVID-19 pandemic "warrants a stable and systematic distribution of social assistance to the vulnerable sector---the poor and low-income families." Being a priority program of the government the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) and its implementation sought to "help address this area of concern by providing ... more