Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leads the hearing on the implementation of the Philippine Identification System Act of 2017 to provide a valid proof of identity for all citizens and resident aliens as a means of simplifying public and private transactions.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo expressed his support to the national ID system that should preferably be valid for the next ten years (similar to passports) with blood type of the person that will be useful during medical emergency.
The national ID provides biometric information of front facing photograph, fingerprint, iris scan and other identifiable features of an individual.
Congressmen Arnie Teves, Manuel Sagarbarria and Josy Limkaichong fielded questions during the oversight hearing at Bethel Guest House along with other solons Prospero Pichay and Ma. Lourdes Aggabao.
Mayors, Vice-Mayors, Councilors and SK Chairpersons, including businessmen and representatives of Non-Government Organizations attended the hearing to be clarified of the features and provisions of the new law with the objective of improving government efficiency and ease of doing business.