A long hoped-for national ID system that will facilitate the delivery of basic government services while helping fight crime and terrorism.
Such a system, provided for by Republic Act 11055, is the landmark accomplishment of Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson during the first few months of the Senate’s third regular session.
RA 11055, which President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Aug. 6, harmonizes and integrates some 33 government ID cards into a single system.
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From the Inquirer: Lacson said he had learned to adapt to his new environment as a civilian but also never wavered from the teachings taught to cadets at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). Continue reading “📰 ‘ALL RIGHT, SIR, ALL RIGHT’: Lacson on making peace with GMA, winning without pork [Inquirer Sunday]”
At the #MeetInquirer multimedia forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘Hybrid’ budget
– National ID
– President Duterte’s reported thinking of stepping down
– Addressing the problems at BOC
– Pork barrel system
– PDEA’s need to refocus anti-drug strategy
– Sen. Tito Sotto as Senate President
– Political scene 2022
* video courtesy Inquirer.net Facebook page
Quotes from the interview… Continue reading “Interview at the #MeetInquirer multimedia forum | Aug. 16, 2018”
Republic Act 11055 establishes the PhilSys (Philippine Identification System) to provide a valid proof of identity for all citizens and resident aliens to simplify public and private transactions.
PhilSys will also be a social and economic platform through which transactions can be availed of, and shall serve as the link in promoting seamless service delivery, enhancing administrative governance, reducing corruption, strengthening financial inclusion, and promoting ease of doing business.
From FemaleNetwork.com: According to Senator Ping Lacson, the country currently has “33 different forms of identification issued by various government agencies;” that this ID system will “harmonize, integrate, and interconnect these countless and redundant government IDs” to “eliminate the need to present other forms of identification in a wide variety of public and private transactions, services, and derivative identity credentials.” Continue reading “🌐 All the Things You’ll Be Able to Use the National ID For [FemaleNetwork.com]”
From Esquiremag.ph: Soon, a Filipino citizen will only need a single identification card to prove his or her identity when transacting with any government office as well as with private firms. Continue reading “🌐 Will the National ID System End the Long Lines for Birth Certificates? [Esquiremag.ph]”
From Radyo Pilipinas: Ang naturang panukala na inumpisahang isulong ni Lacson taong 2001 nang maging senador siya sa unang pagkakataon ay nilagdaan na ng Pangulong Duterte bilang Republic Act 11055 sa isang seremonya sa Malacañang. Continue reading “🌐 Sen. Lacson, lubos ang kasiyahan sa paglagda ni Pangulong Duterte sa kanyang panukalang National ID system [Radyo Pilipinas]”
Matapos na tila ‘matulog sa pansitan’ sa nakalipas na ilang administrasyon, ganap nang naging batas at mapapakinabangan na ng mamamayan ang panukalang National ID ni Senador Panfilo Lacson.
Ang naturang panukala na inumpisahang isulong ni Lacson taong 2001 nang maging senador siya sa unang pagkakataon ay ganap nang nilagdaan ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte bilang Republic Act 11055 sa isang seremonyas sa Malacanang.
Ipinaabot ni Lacson ang personal niyang pasasalamat sa Pangulong Duterte dahil bagama’t halos nasa kalagitnaan pa lamang ang termino nito ay napabilang na ang panukala sa mga nalagdaan bilang batas.
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Filipinos will now have an easier time transacting with the government and with private entities, after the National ID bill advocated by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson was finally signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Lacson said Republic Act 11055, which harmonizes and integrates the redundant government ID cards into a single system, would also help deter criminality.
“At long last, we now have a law that breaks the formidable barriers between government and the downtrodden and the poor due to the lack of identification,” Lacson said.
Lacson is the principal sponsor of the measure, aside from being a perennial author since his first term as senator in 2001.
On the other hand, Lacson expressed thanks to President Duterte, as it was under his term that the national ID system – whose legislative journey spanned four presidencies – saw the light of day.
Related: National ID ni Ping, Pirmado Na!
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