Tag Archives: Philippines

Filipino National ID law pushed, but will it pass this time?

By | July 13, 2017

Manila: A senior Philippine lawmaker is urging Congress to prioritise the passage of a national ID law saying the measure would boost the efficiency of government services and expedite transactions requiring information on a person’s identity. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the Senate and House of Representatives must swiftly pass measures on the establishment of a national… Read More »

Philippines – ID card system for OFWs launched

By | July 12, 2017

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) launched Wednesday the national identification card system for millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the new ID system, a major component of Integrated Dole System (iDole), was a project of Dole partnered with Social Security System, Development Bank of the Philippines, and PhilPost. Abella said employers… Read More »

Philippines plans 2018 launch of national ID system with biometrics, EMV

By | July 12, 2017

The government of the Philippines plans to debut its national identity system in 2018, eventually serving some 105 million citizens within its first two years of availability. The Republic of the Philippines will spend some 2 billion Philippine pesos for the program’s roll-out next year, pending approval from congress. The Philippines Department of Finance plans to utilize biometric… Read More »

Philippines – Palace repeats support for national ID system

By | July 11, 2017

    Malacañang on Tuesday reiterated its support for the implementation of a national identification (ID) card system in the Philippines, but it clarified that the proposal for a Muslim ID scheme was a local  initiative.   As the director of the PNP has already said, this is not a mandate coming from higher authorities,” Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, presidential spokesperson, said in a… Read More »

Philippines – Gov’t to allot P2 B for national ID

By | July 10, 2017

MANILA, Philippines –  The government is set to allot a budget of P2 billion for the roll-out in 2018 of the national identification (ID) system pending in Congress, the Department of Finance (DOF) said Yesterday. DOF Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said the government would implement the national ID system starting 2018  so that 105 million Filipinos can benefit… Read More »

Phl the most ID-ied country

By | July 9, 2017

A few years back, there was a forum held at the Ateneo de Manila University where one of the speakers talked about how Filipinos seemed to be untrustworthy. Proof of that, the speaker who is a political science professor noted, are the requirements in many official transactions to show or provide at least two government-issued identification (ID) cards.… Read More »

Philippines – National ID system budget sought despite bill still on hold

By | July 5, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government will allot money for the implementation of the national identification (ID) system, even if the bill regarding the system is not yet passed into law, Department of Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua confirmed on Wednesday, July 5. According to Chua, P2 billion in the 2018 national budget will be allotted for the… Read More »

Philippines – Anti-skimming, anti-fraud bill filed

By | July 5, 2017

A House leader on Tuesday filed a bill declaring as economic sabotage the skimming of ATM cards, hacking a bank system, and unauthorized access to online bank applications, and other fraudulent activities. In filing House Bill 5943, Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, chairman of the House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries, declares as a crime of economic… Read More »

Philippines – National ID to ease delivery of social services: Diokno

By | July 5, 2017

MANILA – The government is planning to put in place a national ID system within President Rodrigo Duterte’s term to help ease the delivery of social services, one of his economic managers said Wednesday. The national ID will replace all government-issued identification cards, except the passport and drivers’ license. It will contain biometric data and will be issued… Read More »

Philippines – Legislators ask BSP to abbreviate EMV tech compliance

By | July 3, 2017

The chairman of the House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries on Monday asked the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to shorten the deadline for the banks to shift and upgrade to Europay, Mastercard Visa or EMV technology for their automated teller machine (ATM) cards. In his letter to BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr.,… Read More »

First J/Speedy Card in the ASEAN Region to be issued by BDO

By | June 26, 2017

Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan, June 26, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., announced the launch of the J/Speedy JCB card in the Philippines with BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO), the largest bank in the Philippines in terms of consolidated resources, customer loans, deposits, assets under management… Read More »

Philippines – Government has enough funds to implement national ID system

By | June 23, 2017

The House appropriations committee has approved the proposed funding requirement for a measure which seeks to consolidate all existing government-initiated identification (ID) systems into one integrated Filipino ID system. In a statement on Friday, appropriations committee chair and Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles said there would be enough government funds to carry out the implementation of a national… Read More »

Philippines – Warning aired vs e-passport with altered materials

By | June 23, 2017

Filipinos traveling abroad may run into trouble due to alleged unauthorized changes in materials and security features of the new digital passport, according to an anticorruption watchdog. Lawyer Argee Guevarra, a co-founder of the Action for Good Governance, said a private firm contracted by state-owned printer APO Production Unit Inc. has been producing e-passports with materials different from… Read More »

Philippines – BSP urges depositors to ask for EMV-enabled ATM cards

By | June 21, 2017

he Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Wednesday said clients must ask their banks to replace their automated teller machine (ATM) cards with the latest Europay, MasterCard, Visa or EMV-enabled cards. “We’re calling on depositors, all banking clients, that if they haven’t yet changed their cards to EMV,” they should do so, BSP Assistant Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier… Read More »

Philippines – New e-passport ‘fake’ – anti-graft advocate

By | June 19, 2017

An anti-corruption advocate on Monday claimed that the new e-passports scheduled to be released in August or September have serious flaws that may cause problems to Filipino travelers. Argee Guevarra, convenor of Action for Good Governance, said that the new e-passports “will not stand up to scrutiny and may cause them to be flagged as fake.”  “Thousands of… Read More »

Philippines – Anticorruption advocate warns of glitches in e-passports

By | June 19, 2017

THE head of a non-governmental organization on Monday warned that serious flaws in future batches of Philippine e-passports will cause overseas workers and other Filipino travelers to be barred from entering their countries of destination. “Thousands of migrant Filipino workers and other travelers are unwittingly headed to purgatory on Earth. They may be barred from entering countries of… Read More »

Philippines – It’s time to adopt a unified national ID system

By | June 19, 2017

AMIDST the crisis that the country is now facing in Mindanao, we want to spend time today to discuss the great importance for the Philippines to make a supreme decision to adopt and implement a unified national ID system. This has risen in importance in part because of the confirmed news that there are now in the country… Read More »

Philippines – National ID system to spell success of tax safety nets for poor Filipinos

By | June 17, 2017

MANILA, June 17 — The government is bent on issuing national identification (ID) cards to all Filipinos that will also serve as social welfare cards to ensure the effective and targeted implementation of its social safety nets for the poorest families under the proposed Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), the Department of Finance (DOF) said. According to… Read More »

Philippines – Again, a national ID

By | June 17, 2017

The idea has been tossed around for years, with proponents caving in to resistance from various quarters. Now it looks like the Duterte administration will finally push through with the implementation of a national identification system, with the initial purpose of streamlining tax collection. In previous administrations, the implementation of a national ID was pushed mostly for security… Read More »

Philippines – National ID system to spell success of tax safety nets for poor Filipinos

By | June 16, 2017

MANILA, June 16 – The government is bent on issuing national identification (ID) cards that will also serve as social welfare cards to ensure the effective and targeted implementation of its social safety nets for the poorest Filipino families under the proposed Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), the Department of Finance (DOF) said. According to DOF… Read More »