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Vista Malls, Starmalls open for national ID registration

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Vista Malls, Starmalls open for national ID registration
A private sector employee applies for a national ID at Starmall EDSA-Shaw recently.
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MANILA, Philippines — The Villar Group’s Vista Malls and Starmalls have partnered with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for registration for the Philippine identification (PhilID) system or the national ID.

People may register at Vista Malls in Pampanga, Malolos, Bataan, General Trias, South Molino, Dasmariñas and Iloilo and Starmall branches in Alabang, EDSA-Shaw in Mandaluyong, San Jose del Monte in Bulacan and in Talisay, Cebu.

The Villar Group opened up some of its malls to support the government’s drive to establish a single national ID for all Filipinos and resident aliens.

“I am happy that the registration for national ID is being done here at Starmall (Shaw). It is more accessible for me because it is near my place of work. The process was fast and easy,” said a 32-year-old call center employee.

It took around 20 to 30 minutes for the employee to complete the registration process at the Level 3, Food Court area of Starmall’s EDSA-Shaw branch.

President Duterte signed into law Republic Act 11055 or the Philippine Identification System Act in August 2018. Under the law, the national ID is deemed a valid proof of identity that can be used in private and government transactions, enrolment in schools and the opening of bank accounts.

Filipinos and resident aliens may apply online via https://register.philsys.gov.ph before they are scheduled for the demographic verification and biometric capture at an accredited registration center.

PhilID cards will be delivered door-to-door by the PSA’s official courier partner, the Philippine Postal Corp.

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