Solon Says National ID System to Speed Business Transaction
May 30, 2015
BAGUIO CITY – House Bill No. 5060 or the “Filipino Identification System Act” will speed up government and other official transactions in lieu of other government Identification (ID) cards, so said Baguio Congressman Nicasio Aliping, Jr.
Aliping, co-author of the bill, said that the National ID System aims to integrate all government-issued IDs into one national information card to “streamline government transactions, and help promote a progressive society through an efficient delivery of basic services.”
There are many Filipinos who have no official IDs and it is a hindrance in doing official transactions, he said.
The House of Representatives passed said bill on second reading last week and is now up for third reading deliberation.
If the bill becomes a law, all Filipinos residing in the country or abroad, will be required to register their personal information into the national ID system. The ID would be non-transferable and valid for life.
The Philippine Statistics Authority and the Department of Foreign Affairs are the identified implementing agencies under the bill to create and maintain a Filipino Citizen Registry.
George dela Cruz, a laborer, said he welcomes the national ID system because everytime, he transacts business in government or private office, they look for an ID./JDP/JBZ- PIA CAR