BUTUAN CITY – At least 1,756,210 residents in the Caraga Region have registered in the PhilSys Step 2 as of June 30 this year, the regional office of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA-13) said.

“The registration in the Caraga Region officially started on June 30, 2021,” PSA-13 Director Rosalinda Apura said in a statement Monday.

Apura said the 1.7 million registrants represent 71 percent of the region’s total projected population of 5-years-old and above.

As of June this year, a total of 519,581 registrants were recorded in Agusan del Norte, including Butuan City; 510,871 in Agusan del Sur; and 306,359 in Surigao del Norte.

Some 339,030 residents have registered for the PhilSys Step 2 in Surigao del Sur, while 80,369 in the Province of Dinagat Islands.

“Based on the target per province, Agusan del Sur recorded the highest number of registrants among the five provinces,” Apura said.

She assured the agency will continue to employ different strategies – inducing mobile registration - for the PhilSys Step 2 registration to encourage more residents to register. (PNA)