The Quezon City government will launch on Thursday the online registration for its QCitizen ID that can be used to access various services, including the Q City Bus, health, and other social services.

According to City Administator Mike Alimurung, the QCitizen ID is a unified ID for all residents that will also replace the existing senior citizen, solo parent, and persons with disability (PWD) ID over time. Existing IDs will continue to be valid in the interim.

“The QCitizen ID will enable us to provide better services to citizens and allocate resources more efficiently,” said Alimurung.

“It will also be used to determine the priority list for the distribution of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine,” he added.

Alimurung said those interested must first create an account on the city government’s E-Services portal before they can apply for the QCitizen ID.

For those without internet access, the city will conduct an in-person, on-the-ground registration drive in barangays in the coming weeks.

“A resident cannot use a single QC E-Services account to register for multiple QCitizen IDs. A family member cannot use their own account to register parents or other relatives. They all have to register separately,” he said.

Those eligible to sign up are residents who have a government-issued ID or barangay certificate.

The city will provide all citizens with a QCitizen ID number and digital ID, but only residents 15 years old and above will be given a free physical ID card.

The digital version of the ID can be accessed via the QCitizen App, which is available on Google Playstore and Apple App Store.

Mayor Joy Belmonte announced that the on
-the-ground registration will be piloted in Barangay Central on January 15.

“The registration will give importance to those who are on the priority list for the COVID-19 vaccine – senior citizens, PWDs and frontliners,” said Belmonte.

The city government recently signed a tripartite agreement with the National Task Force Against COVID-19 and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Philippines for the advance purchase of COVID-19 vaccines for its citizens. ###