President Duterte signs National ID system into law

It’s official, the Philippine System Identification Act (PhilSys Act) is now a law after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte officially signed the National ID system.

What are the personal details in National ID?

  1. Your full name
  2. Your gender
  3. Your blood type
  4. Your date of birth and place of birth
  5. Your marital status
  6. Your address
  7. A front facing photo

All of the above information can be found also in the databases of government organizations such as the Philippine Statistics Office, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG Fund, and the Commission on Elections.

“That fear is based on anything that borders to illegal. If at all, the Philippine ID will even aid in our drive against the social menaces of poverty, corruption, and criminal issues as well as terrorism and violent extremism,” Duterte said in his speech during the ceremonial signing of the law.

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