National ID, one of 4 primary ID or identification document in the Philippines

The Philippine Identification (PhilID) card is a valid proof of identity and must be honored in all of public and private transactions.

Aside from the national ID, the others are the Professional Regulation Commission license, driver’s license, and passport, according to a Philippine Statistics Office (PSA).

Unlike the other three, the national ID does not expire, thus saving the holder money, time, and effort to go out for renewal.

Signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in August 2018, Republic Act 11055, or the Philippine Identification System Act, aims to establish a single national ID for all Filipinos and resident aliens.

The national ID shall be a valid proof of identity that shall be a means of simplifying public and private transactions, enrollment in schools, and the opening of bank accounts.

It also seeks to boost efficiency, especially in dealing with government services where people will only need to present one ID during transactions. 

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