Gov't agencies start process of implementing National ID

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Posted at Aug 09 2018 12:36 AM

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The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Wednesday said it is bidding for a cyber security management system to safeguard data contained in national IDs.

DICT Assistant Secretary Allan Cabanlong said in an interview with ANC's Future Perfect that they hope this measure will also protect every agency of the government.

President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Philippine Identification Act, Monday, which integrates the different government IDs so Filipinos will need to present just one card for all transactions. 

Meanwhile, Filipinos who could not present birth certificates may still register for a National ID, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). 

PSA spokesperson Lady Tuble said applicants may present alternative or additional documents to prove his or her identity.

The agency is also developing plans wherein a registered person can vouch for someone else.

"We are developing a process wherein somebody can vouch for you as a person. But we are still discussing it," Tuble said.