More than a hundred workers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office X and their family members enjoy the free site registration of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) for the Philippine Identification card.
DSWD through the Human Resource Welfare Unit, in close coordination with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), holds the online registration for the national ID at the covered court.
DSWD Field Office X Regional Director Mari-Flor A. Dollaga said the efforts facilitate easy access to workers who have not yet registered with the registration sites of the PSA.
Signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte in August 2018, Republic Act 11055, or the PhilSys Act, aims to establish a single national ID for Filipinos and resident aliens.
The national ID shall be a valid proof of identity and a means of simplifying public and private transactions, enrollment in schools, and opening of bank accounts.
It will also boost efficiency, especially in dealing with government services where people will only need to present one ID during transactions.
The PhilSys Act states that whoever denies acceptance of the PhilID as an identification document shall be fined PHP500,000.
If the violation is committed by a government official or employee, the penalty will include perpetual absolute disqualification from holding any public office or employment in the government, including in government-owned and controlled corporations and their subsidiaries.