Remaining Issues with the Proposed National ID


Renato C. Valencia


The Senate recently approved Senate Bill No. 1738, or “An Act Establishing the Philippine Identification System,” while the House also reportedly approved a similar measure.

Debates for or against National ID have been going on for decades, but these are the facts:

  1. Around 100 countries had enacted laws making identity cards compulsory under varying circumstances, according to a 1996 publication by Privacy International.
  2. The Philippines, UK, USA, Canada and some other countries are among those without identity cards.
May 21 - Remaining Issues with the Proposed National ID.V2.05.15.18 (RCV).docx

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