Malacanang Expresses Confidence in National ID System

Malacanang Expresses Confidence in National ID System

In a press briefing last Monday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque reassured the public of the constitutionality of the Philippines ID System (PhilSys) which was recently signed by President Duterte.

Roque said that the PhilSys has safeguards necessary for the protection of its database, and there is a privacy law that specifies that the government has the obligation to promote the data gathered, unlike the national ID bill which was previously declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

Roque also emphasized that the national ID will help prevent identity theft, improve efficiency and transparency of public services and promote ease of doing business.  

Source: Manila Bulletin

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