The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the sudden change of bidding rules that allowed Madras Security Printers and Mega Data Corporation to bag the project was due to its strategy towards incorporating cloud computing as part of a hybrid approach.
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.
The series of pilot test registrations will run from September 2019 until May 2020 before the mass registration scheduled in June.
The Computer Professionals’ Union (CPU) called for both the government and the public ?to be more critical and discerning of a policy, which centralizes and makes a tempting target of massive amounts of personal information.?
The PhilSys Act seeks to implement a single official identification card for all citizens and foreign residents that would serve as a de facto national identification number.