Six months since launching, the Phillippine National Identification System (National ID) registration will be available online beginning Friday, April 30.
Applicants will be able to register online for the country’s National ID starting April 30, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Karl Chua said on Tuesday, April 27.
According to Chua, NEDA will launch its online system to collect demographic data for those who will apply for the National ID, GMA News reported.
He, however, noted that applicants must still visit their respective registration center for the registration of their biometrics and open their own bank account.
As introduced last October, the National ID system would boost monitoring for the vaccination program as well as in the distribution of financial aid amid the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
Chua added that the system will help low-income families to put up their own bank accounts.
In 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the proposed national identification system to harmonize and integrate several and redundant government IDs by setting up a single national ID system.
Stay tuned for our How-to register guide!