Duterte to enact national ID system law today

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President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign into law an act which will finally provide a national identification system.

“President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is expected to sign this afternoon the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act, which forms part of the common legislative agenda of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC),” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

“As we all know, the President is averse to bureaucratic red tape. Through PhilSys, we hope to improve efficiency and transparency of public services and promote ease of doing business,” Roque added.

He said Palace is pleased that millions of Filipinos will soon enjoy the benefits of the Philippine Identification System Act.

“For the ordinary Juan de la Cruz, the signing of this Act means that he will no longer have to present multiple identification cards simply to prove his identity,” he said.

The PhilSys Act aims to streamline information and to make it harder to commit identity theft or fraud.