House population and family relations committee approved on Wednesday the bill of having a national ID system. The members of the committee gave unanimous approval for Filipino Identification Act.
Under the substitute bill, it would be mandatory for all Filipinos aged 18 and above to get the national ID. At first, it will be distributed for free. The payment however is required upon renewal.
Security Against Stolen Identity
When national ID system is brought to existence, the Philippine Statistics Authority will take care all of your personal data and it can not be released to the public or anyone without proper authorization.
The Cost of Falsifying a Document
Anyone who provides false personal information and uses fake ID is subject to legal punishment of up to 2 years of imprisonment and a fine of 60,000 to 200,000.
Primary Benefits of Having a Nat'l ID System
Before presenting the bill to its plenary, the proposal for funding requirement should first forwarded to the appropriations committee. Once the bill is implemented, the primary benefit of having national ID system is to get rid of red tapes.
If previously, we have to hand out numerous government documents to process our status and permits (whether personal, employment, business, etc.) which straps the cash out of the wallet. By means of this single ID, with the help of the new resident identity card we can perform various transactions in any government agencies at ease.