President Duterte signs National ID law

President Duterte signs National ID law

Today, President Duterte has officially signed the Philippine Identification System Act (PhilSys) after it was approved in the Congress in May this year.

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The signing of the PhilSys took place in Malacañang at 3:30pm. It was done after the signing or presentation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). According to Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) chief Adelino Sitoy, the PhilSys will simplify public and private transactions and will be of great help to prevent fraudulent transactions.

The national ID will also be convenient to Filipinos who lack other government-issued as the card itself would be valid and sufficient proof of identity.

The PhilSys Registry Data is comprise of the following:

  • Demographic Data
    • Full Name
    • Sex
    • Date of Birth
    • Place o Birth
    • Blood Type
    • Address
    • Filipino or Resident Alien
    • Marital Status (optional)
    • Mobile Number (optional)
    • Email Address (optional)
  • Biometrics Information
    • Front facing photograph
    • Full set of fingerprints
    • Iris scans
    • If necessary, other identifiable features of an individual as may be determined in the implementing rules and regulations (IRR).

Apart from the aforementioned required data, the system will also collect the voter’s ID, Philippine Passport number, taxpayer’s identification number (TIN), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) number, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) number, and driver’s license number.


For Filipinos living abroad, the registration will be done in the nearest Philippines Embassy or Philippine Foreign Service post or any other registration centers that is designated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

This act will take effect 15 days after it is published in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), together with Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), will be campaigning PhilSys to all citizens and resident aliens within three months from the effectivity of this act.



Alyza is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. You can follow her at @tadboring.

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4 Responses

  1. Gary Verderamo says:

    That’s wonderful. Well written and informative. You even told us where Filipinos can get this new ID. It’s just missing one thing.


    • poche says:

      Its written in the article. PSA(formerly NSO) or the one that issues your birth certificate etc.

  2. Divine says:

    WOW!!!Where can we get this new ID?

  3. rapira says:

    online process pls

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