MANILA President Rodrigo Duterte will sign into law a bill seeking to establish a single Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) once ratified by the two houses of Congress, MalacaAang said on Thursday.
We welcome the approval of the National ID System by the House and Senate bicameral conference committee, Roque said in a press statement.
This landmark bill is part of the legislative priority agenda of the Duterte administration to improve the delivery of government services; thus, once ratified, the President will sign this into law, he added.
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to ratify the bicameral report on Monday.
The proposed bill seeks to integrate and interconnect some 30 redundant government IDs by coming out with one national ID system, or PhilSys.
The PhilSys will have three key components: the PhilSys Number or PSN, the PhilID and PhilSys Registry.
The PhilID will be a non-transferable card containing on its face the PSN, full name, facial image, date of birth, address and fingerprints of the individual.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is mandated to act as the PhilSys Registry, a repository and custodian of all data including the PSN, registered records, and information of all persons registered in the PhilSys.
Under the proposed bill, PhilSys Policy and Coordination Council (PSPCC) will be created with a mandate to formulate policies and guidelines to ensure effective coordination and implementation of the PhilSys. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency