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Philippine Identification/Philippine Identification System Number now accepted as sufficient proof of identity in all government and private transactions pursuant to Executive Order 162

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed on 14 February 2022 Executive Order (“EO”) No. 162, institutionalizing the acceptance of the Philippine Identification or Philippine Identification System Number as sufficient proof of identity and age in all public and private transactions.

Republic Act 11055 or the “Philippine Identification System Act” established a single national identification system referred to as the “Philippine Identification System” or “PhilSys”.  This system provides a valid proof of identity for all citizens and resident aliens as a means of simplifying public and private transactions.

Under EO 162, unless otherwise provided by law, the presentation of Philippine Identification (PhilID), PhilSys Number (PSN), or PSN derivative, as authenticated, shall be sufficient proof of identification and of all other personal details stated therein, without need for presentation of other identification documents.  The PSN is a permanent identification number that will be assigned to every citizen and resident alien upon birth or registration by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The PhilID is the physical medium which incorporates the registered information in the PhilSys.

The issuance of EO 162, however, does not foreclose the recognition and acceptance of other government-issued identification documents in public and private transactions.

The PhilID registration site may be accessed at