The National ID will be available to Metro Manila and Region IV-A residents by year-end or as early as December 2018. They will be the pilot areas before the rest of the system is implemented in the country.
Metro Manila or the National Capital Region covers 16 cities — Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela — and the municipality of Pateros. Region IV-A groups the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Quezon.
Why do you need to get a National ID?
The biggest benefit of having a National ID is the fact that you will no longer have to struggle with presenting multiple IDs to prove your identity. The Philippine National ID is a single and streamlined national identification that will enhance governance and help reduce identity theft, corruption, and fraud transactions.
The PhilID cannot only be used in dealing with private and public transactions. It can also be used for the following:
- Tax-related transactions
- Application for passport and driver’s license
- Application for services offered by the SSS, GSIS, Pag-Ibig, PhilHealth, and other government agencies
- Application for social welfare and benefits
- Application for schools, colleges, and universities
- Application for employment
- Application with banks and financial institutions
- Verification of criminal records and clearances
- Other transactions stated in the implementing rules and regulations
As you can see if this will indeed be effective and efficient, it can be a thing that will ultimately make public and private transactions a lot better.
How to Apply for a Philippine National ID?
Filipino citizens and resident aliens can register in person with any of the offices below. Registration is not mandatory. To speed up processing, you can provide a birth certificate (for citizens) or proof of residence (for resident aliens).
- PSA Regional and Provincial Offices
- Local Civil Registry Offices
- Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
- Social Security System (SSS)
- Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)
- Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF)
- Commission on Elections (Comelec)
- Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost)
- Other government-owned and controlled corporations assigned by the Philippine Statistics Authority
What Information will be Required for the ID?
Note that the National ID takes more than the usual information required for individuals. Although
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Blood type
- Whether you are a Filipino or resident alien
- Front facing photograph
- Full set of fingerprints
- Iris scan
- Other identifiable features as may be determined by the law’s implementing rules and regulations
- Optional information: marital status, mobile number, e-mail address
Remember that this ID is FREE and has NO EXPIRATION DATE.
Republic Act No. 11055
Here is the full text of the Law on the Philippine National Identification System.
Philippine Identification S… by on Scribd
What do you think of the National ID? Good or bad?