PSA 9 to conduct info drive on National ID System Print
Monday, 13 August 2018 12:03

by R.G ANTONET GO

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) regional office 9  will conduct an information drive on the newly approved Philippine ID system.

Dr. Mewchun W.S. Pamaran, PSA 9 regional director, said that the office will conduct an information drive to increase the public’s awareness on RA 11055, the Philippine ID system.

She said that the office is ready to bring the information drive to the offices and schools if necessary.

The PSA, according to Pamaran, is waiting for the implementing rules and guidelines being drafted by the coordination council which includes the following offices:  The National Economic Development Administration, PSA, Department of Budget and Management, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Information Communication Technology, Department of Finance, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Interior and Local Government, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Government Service Insurance System, PhilHealth, Social Security System, and Phil Post.

The Philippine ID System will mean easier application for eligibility and access to social welfare benefits and this will eliminate the need to present other IDs when transacting with the government and private sectors, according to Pamaran.

Data to be gathered are the following: Name, address, birthday, place of birth, sex, blood type, and the biometrics which includes finger prints and iris scan.

The Regional Director also explained that PSA can only divulge the information when the registered person gives his or her consent or when compelling interest of public health or safety so requires.Relevant information maybe disclosed upon order of a competent court.

Recall, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Philippine Identification System on August 6, 2018.

"We are appealing for the public to support this kasi sabi nila konti na lang ang countries na walang National ID and advantage ito because you will no longer bring a lot of IDs," Pamaran said. (RGAAGo)