Philippine Identification System registration center, NCCC Mall VP (Photo courtesy of NCCC Mall Facebook)

DAVAO CITY – Dabawenyos have two reasons to visit NCCC Mall VP (Victoria Plaza) these days.

They can claim their Christmas package from the city government and register for the Philippine Identification (PhilID) or national ID at the mall.

“You can register for the national ID after getting your Christmas package. As NCCC Malls care for our shoppers, basic health and safety protocols are always observed and practiced at all times,” the mall posted on December 8, the day the city started distributing Christmas gifts for residents.

The registration center is on the mall’s second level, in front of a money remittance center. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It is the second NCCC Mall to open for PhilID registration after the Barangay Buhangin branch.

The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) team will accommodate registrants who have completed the Step 1 demographic registration online.

Walk-ins may be accommodated if there are no-shows for confirmed appointments.

Registrants should bring one valid ID and their appointment slips.

Signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in August 2018, Republic Act 11055, or the PhilSys 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 agencies where people will only need to present one ID during transactions. (PNA)