As most might have known, our country’s governance wants to implement better and easier services for employees. It has been a dilemma for people who are looking for a job to secure a lot of government-verified identification and the like. This is why our dear President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Republic Act (R.A.) 11055 or also known as the National ID Law back in August 2018.
Last month, Davao, the hometown of our President, ranked among one of the first (1st) regions in the country to implement the nationwide-known identification system.
Regional Director of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Ruben Abaro Jr., said that he expected that the national ID system will be rolled out at the last quarter of 2019. He made this mention during an episode of Kapihan sa Kapitolyo.
I would like to encourage everyone to enroll. Para sa atong pitaka, isa na lang ka ID.”
In translation: So we would only have one (1) valid identification card in our wallets.
Of course, the national ID aims to help workers and citizens of the country to have a regular valid ID without the requirement of having one. As ridiculous as it may sound, there are some institutions and offices that require valid identification cards even for first-time employees.
Mobile registration centers
To add to Abaro’s initiative in the national ID of the Philippines, he is also turning his head on the possibility of the PSA to execute mobile registrations which, of course, are in accordance with all Local Government Units (LGUs). He continues in saying that this move is part of their strategies in making everyone register for the national ID.
Everyone, may it be permanent residents or aliens, even children who are five (5) years old and above must register. However, Abaro said that children would have to register again with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) during their teenage years and this is to ensure that their biometrics and specimen are captured appropriately.
Free of charge
Just to remind everyone, the PSA-issued national ID will be given to people for free and will be issued after all personal information are authenticated and validated. In the case of losing or breaking the national ID, no news of how much the replacement would be is out yet.
Davao is on the move in implementing possibly one of the industry changers of the Philippines’ work. This can allow people to have an easier time when dealing with transactions with private institutions and government owned and controlled institutions.