The distribution of food and financial aid to families affected by the quarantines caused by Covid-19 would not have been delayed if the National ID program has been fully implemented, three senators have said.
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Sen. Panfilo Lacson said there is no other time than now to roll out the National ID system which was signed into law nearly two years ago. He also said more investment on R&D would provide the country with the tools to fight infectious diseases like Covid-19.
The series of pilot test registrations will run from September 2019 until May 2020 before the mass registration scheduled in June.
Under the MOA agreement signed between the BSP and the PSA, the central bank will produce within three years 116 million blank cards that will have security features that are said to be are better than those used in making passports.
Physical and digital security innovation is stimulating the national ID market, with issuance set to surpass 11 billion globally by 2023.
The National ID System is a consolidation of the existing government-initiated ID system into one integrated system that can be used to verify the identities of individuals in availing of public services or engaging in using public transportation.
The Senate approved on Monday, March 19, on third and final reading a measure seeking to integrate and interconnect “countless and redundant” government identification cards (IDs) with a national identification system.