The different versions of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) including the printed ePhilID can already be accepted as valid and sufficient proof of identity as stated in the public advisory issued by the National Statistician and Civil Registry General, Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, Ph.D.. Moreover, the PhilSys digital ID is a proactive approach by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to allow registrants to instantly reap the advantages of being PhilSys registered. In accordance with Section 7(c)(1) of Republic Act No. 11055 (RA 11055), also known as the Philippine Identity System Act of 2018, this initiative promotes faster and seamless transactions in accessing financial and social protection services for the general public.
The issuance of ePhilID in the province of Kalinga started on the last quarter of 2022. As of March 1, 2023, 86,094 ePhilIDs were issued and delivered as a result of the province of Kalinga's successful ePhilID distribution rollout.