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President Duterte Approves National ID System In The Philippines


President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act on Monday afternoon, August 6.

The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act mandates the issuance of a single official identification card for all citizens and foreign residents that would serve as a de facto national identification number.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr., the new law is expected to improve efficiency and transparency in public services as well as promote ease of doing business.

“For the ordinary Juan de la Cruz, the signing of this Act means that he will no longer have to present multiple identification cards simply to prove his identity,” said Roque.

“This streamlining of information makes it likewise harder to commit identity theft or fraud,” he added.

The measure was approved by the Bicameral Conference Committee on May 23, 2018.

Senator Panfilo Lacson, who sponsored the measure, earlier said there would an initial fund of P25 billion for its implementation this year.

The measure authorizes the government to collate pictures, fingerprints, iris scan, family background and other significant details of each citizen.

Source: SunStar Philippines
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