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The Social Security System (SSS) has taken the lead as the pioneer government-owned and -controlled corporation (GOCC) to forge a partnership with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for integrating the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) with the SSS.

To mark the occasion, SSS and PSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing the partnership towards the seamless implementation of PhilSys-enabled services in SSS.
 
“The adoption of PhilSys will open many opportunities in improving the delivery of our services, including our digital transactions, and in providing all Filipinos better access to social security protection,” SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Rolando Ledesma Macasaet said.
 
Macasaet added that he looks forward to the partnership's positive impact of benefiting SSS members and stakeholders not only in the Philippines but also across the globe.
 
Under the MOU, the SSS and PSA will work jointly and share information and resources to achieve the objectives of PhilSys, particularly simplifying public transactions and implementing a seamless service delivery system. Moreover, the partnership will explore various applications of PhilSys within the SSS and identify other opportunities for joint projects and programs.
 
Among the projects already identified and expected to be implemented within the third quarter of 2023 is the use of PhilSys authentication services and the PhilID/ePhilID to strengthen verification of members transacting online through the My.SSS Portal and to ensure uniqueness of checks for the issuance of a new SSS ATM Pay Card. 
 
PSA Undersecretary, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General Claire Dennis S. Mapa expressed confidence that the partnership will broaden the transition to digital, online citizen-centric delivery of services to Filipinos.
 
The PhilSys, established through Republic Act No. 11055 or the Philippine Identification System Act, aims to provide valid proof of identity for all citizens and resident aliens in the Philippines to promote ease of doing business for both the government and private sectors and accelerate the country’s transition into a digital economy, among other benefits.