President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act, which forms part of the common legislative agenda of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC).
As we all know, the President is averse to bureaucratic red tape. Through PhilSys, we hope to improve efficiency and transparency of public services and promote ease of doing business. The Palace is pleased that millions of Filipinos will soon enjoy the benefits of the Philippine Identification System Act. For the ordinary Juan de la Cruz, the signing of this Act means that he will no longer have to present multiple identification cards simply to prove his identity. This streamlining of information makes it likewise harder to commit identity theft or fraud.