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NAT’L ID LAUNCH IN PROVINCES BOOSTS BANK ACCESS

The initial roll-out of the National ID to the provinces will help improve access to banking and financial services for the majority of the Philippine population that does not have bank accounts.This is according to Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) National President and Quirino Gov. Dax Cua, who on Wednesday emphasized the […]

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NATIONAL ID SYSTEM TO HELP GOV’T PROVIDE VULNERABLE SECTORS WITH FOOD AID––NOGRALES

The government will prioritize systems that will expedite the delivery of food aid or financial support to vulnerable sectors, one of which is the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) or the National ID system.This according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who at the Tapatan sa Aristocrat virtual forum on Monday stressed the importance of an accurate […]

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3 STEPS TO FAST-TRACK SUBSIDIES TO POOR IN POST-COVID-19 ‘NEW NORMAL’ SCENARIO — VILLAFUERTE

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte is pushing a trio of measures to be put on the fast lane under a post-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) “new normal” scenario, to avoid a repeat of the initial delay in the  release of P200 billion-worth of cash aid to 18 million underprivileged families under the Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP) billed as […]

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NATIONAL ID SYSTEM TO HELP EXPEDITE DISTRIBUTION OF FINANCIAL AID TO VULNERABLE SECTORS – ARAGONES

House Tourism Committee Chair Rep. Sol Aragones urged the government to expedite the roll-out of the National ID system, saying on Tuesday that its implementation would allow government to rapidly and efficiently distribute financial aid to its most vulnerable citizens.  Aragones, one of the principal authors of the Republic Act No. 11055, or the Philippine […]

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IMPLEMENT NAT’L ID SYSTEM FOR QUICKER HEALTH, CALAMITY RESPONSE – GATCHALIAN

The government needs to fast track the implementation of the national ID system for a quicker health and calamity response in the future to prevent a repeat of the mistakes committed in tracing suspected COVID-19 patients, Senator Win Gatchalian said. The law, which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in August 2018, aims to create […]

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BSP-PSA MOA TO SPEED UP PRODUCTION OF NAT’L ID — ARAGONES

A Laguna solon who shepherded the law on the national identification system has lauded the move by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to shoulder the cost of producing the ID cards. This after the BSP signed a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Monday to produce blank cards for IDs under […]

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PASSPORT DATA LOSS INCIDENT SHOULD NOT BE REPEATED WITH NATIONAL ID SYSTEM – CASTELO

When did the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) discover that its official passport contractor ran off with the data of applicants? What has the DFA done to address this serious issue involving the privacy of individuals and the security of the state? Why has there been no official pronouncements from the DFA regarding this matter […]

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PRIORITIZE 2019 GRADS IN NATIONAL ID ROLLOUT – NOGRALES

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles on Monday urged the the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to include new college graduates in 2019 among those to be prioritized in the roll out of the National ID system, saying the National ID would make it easier for graduating students to transition to the country’s […]

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NATIONAL ID SYSTEM TO EMPOWER FILIPINOS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for signing the Philippine Identification System Act. Republic Act 11055 was signed by the President in a ceremony in Malacañang. “I laud President Duterte for signing the law creating the national ID system in order to cut down the bureaucratic red tape that has been hampering the efficient […]

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NAT’L ID SYSTEM TO BENEFIT FARMERS, FISHERFOLK – AGRI PARTY-LIST

The passage of the National ID System law will help address gaps in social service delivery, a party-list representing the agriculture sector said. AGRI party-list Secretary General Benjie Martinez said the implementation of a national ID system is crucial in properly identifying the beneficiaries of social services. President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday signed Republic Act […]