President Rodrigo Duterte today signed Republic Act No. 11055 or the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) establishing a single national and official identification system for all citizens and foreign residents paving the way for the promotion of good governance, enhance governmental transactions, and create a more conducive environment for trade and commerce to thrive.

The national ID shall contain a person’s Philippine Identification System number, full name, gender, blood type, date of birth, place of birth, marital status, address, and a front facing photo.

All the information contained in the PhilSys can also be found in the databases of government organizations such as the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG Fund, and the Commission on Elections.

Accordingly, the PSA which is tasked to implement the law will be conducting a pilot implementation of the system in selected regions which require a registration process prior to the full 5-year implementation starting 2019.

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