House approves national ID bill


Posted at May 30 2018 07:49 PM

MANILA - The House of Representatives on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the bill seeking to establish a national identification (ID) system.

The ratification came a day after the Senate also ratified the bicameral report. 

The reconciled bill will now be transmitted to President Rodrigo Duterte for signature.

Lawmakers agreed to include these sets of information on the ID card: 

- the bearer's unique Philippine Identification System or PhilSys number; 
- full name; 
- sex; 
- blood type; 
- date of birth; 
- place of birth; 
- marital status; 
- address; 
- a front-facing photo.

The bicameral conference committee report was approved by both houses on May 22. 

This is the farthest that the national ID system has come along in the legislative mill in its history. 

More details to follow. --Report from Robert Mano, ABS-CBN News