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Philippine Congress ratifies national ID law

Updated: Jan 3, 2023


MANILA - Philippine lawmakers on Wednesday (May 30) ratified a proposed law creating a "national identification system", amid criticism it will set up a mechanism prone to data breach and abuse.


The Bill, approved by Congress, creates a single proof of identity Filipinos can use for all transactions, similar to Singapore's National Registry Identity Card. It harmonises at least 33 government-issued IDs.


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