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:
- Around 100 countries had enacted laws making identity cards compulsory under varying circumstances, according to a 1996 publication by Privacy International.
- The Philippines, UK, USA, Canada and some other countries are among those without identity cards.