PhilSys and SSS Collaborate for Seamless Public Services

Photo source: psa.gov.ph

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Social Security System (SSS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on July 11 to collaborate on the adoption of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) within the SSS operations. The MOU aims to establish a framework for cooperation and explore joint projects to enhance public services using the digital identification system.

Dennis Mapa, the National Statistician, expressed his appreciation to SSS for their commitment to simplifying transactions and providing seamless services through PhilSys. He believes that the cooperation between PhilSys and SSS will facilitate a smooth transition to digital citizen-centric service delivery.

The signing ceremony was attended by key officials from PSA and SSS, including Social Security President and CEO Rolando Ledesma Macasaet.

Previously, on March 22, PSA collaborated with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to utilize the PhilSys registry in the “Listahanan” or National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction. This system aims to create a database of poor households to better identify beneficiaries for social protection programs and eliminate duplicate and ghost beneficiaries.

As of July 11, 2023, PSA reported that 80,004,098 Filipinos have already been registered under the PhilSys program, indicating its widespread adoption and impact on the Filipino population.