Duterte Admin to Roll Out National ID Starting March 2019

The administration of Pres. Rody Duterte announced to the general public that the National Identification (National ID) System will star the roll out of the said ambitious project this coming March 2019.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Head Lisa Grace Bersales was quoted as saying "That’s March next year for the start of the registration of one million individuals under the Unconditional Cash Transfers but our timeline to start the registration of 25 million (Filipinos) will be around September,” the PSA announced.

PSA Head Bersales also stated that they will start enrolling citizens who do not have any government-issued ID, including the poor who are beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens.

The PSA also added that they will publish the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act today, October 6, 2018.

The PhilSys Act, or Republic Act No. 11055, creates a central identification platform for all citizens and resident foreigners in the Philippines. The PSA is the primary implementing agency.

The agency in-charge for the implementation of the National ID Program said that they will announce the opening of bid procurement for the national ID system by the third week of October.

“We will publish the technical specifications. We hope that by December, we will already be able to finish the procurement. This means we will have already awarded the PhilSys,” she added.

PSA Chief Lisa Grace Bersales stated that they will conduct a competitive bidding process for procurement. “If we do competitive bidding, we will be able to manage our timeline of procuring the system and awarding it before the year end,” she said.

Under the law, the Philippine lD will contain the registrant’s biometric information, along with seven demographic data such as full name, sex, date of birth, place of birth, blood type, address, nationality, and three optional information specifically marital status, mobile number, and email address.

The PhilSys Act requires this personal information be kept in a resilient data system to ensure that the people’s right to privacy, confidentiality and other basic rights, such as those guaranteed by the Data Privacy Act of 2012, are upheld.

Source: PNA

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