Philippine National ID in Dumaguete City
Philippine Statistics Authority
All residents of Dumaguete City are encouraged to register under the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys as provided in Republic Act 11055. This identification card is to establish valid proof of their identities and ensure efficient and responsive government service. It is also FREE!
What is a Philippine National ID?
The Philippine Identification System ID (PhilSys ID) or also known as the Philippine National ID, is a type of Government ID issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority. It was first issued as a pilot implementation back in the year 2019 in selected regions in the country. By the year 2020, it was set for full implantation with a 5-year implementation plan. This was made possible through Republic Act 11055, also known as the “Philippine Identification System Act”, signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on August 6, 2020.
The identification card is eligible for Philippine citizen who are at least 18 years old and for foreign permanent residents. The expiration is lifetime. As of the moment, there are no fees for getting the PhilSys ID.
Philippine Identification System in Dumaguete City
To further attract and encourage people, Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo plans to require the use of PhilSys ID or national ID when accessing services and the benefits of the City Government. This may include benefits like medical/financial assistance, benefits for senior citizens and solo parents, Christmas cash gifts and distribution of rice subsidy, among others.
Negros Oriental Provincial Statistical Specialist Engr. Ariel T. Fortuito said that the registration will start later this year and assured the public that all information gathered will be protected against unlawful access and disclosure under pain of imprisonment and huge fines.