MALACAÑANG yesterday said the pilot testing of the national identification system will run from September to December this year.
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia and National Statistician Dennis Mapa updated the Cabinet on Monday on the implementation of the Philippine ID System.
“There will be a pilot testing which will run from September to December 2019 to register a substantial number of Filipinos nationwide. By the end of the President’s term in 2022, 107 million Filipinos are targeted to be registered,” Panelo said.
President Rodrigo Duterte earlier ordered the “best and safest system” in the implementation of the national ID system which covers Filipino citizens and foreign residents.
Signed by the President on August 6 last year, Republic Act 11055 or the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys Act) seeks to harmonize, integrate, and interconnect the countless and redundant government IDs by establishing a single national identification system.
The Phil-ID will contain the PhilSys number and the cardholder’s full name as well as facial image, sex, date of birth, blood type, and address. Biometric information such as a full set of fingerprints and iris scan are also in the card.
Optional information includes marital status, mobile phone number and email address.