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‘May dumaang pison!’ — Kidapawan hit by Intensity 7 earthquake

Kidapawan City tonight experienced an Intensity 7 earthquake following a magnitude 6.3 tremor that hit North Cotabato. Reports reaching The Filipino Times showed General Santos was likewise hit with a fire breaking put in the aftermath. No details yet on the quake’s...

Kidapawan hit by Intensity 7 earthquake

Kidapawan City has experienced an Intensity 7 earthquake after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit North Cotabato. No details yet on the quake damage to the city and casualties. "No reports even in the outskirts, so far so good, I hope magpapatuloy," Kidapawan City Mayor...

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Duterte to sign PH ID system bill once finalized

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May. 27, 18 | 8:35 am

Malacañang has announced that President Rodrigo Duterte will be signing into law the proposed national identification system bill that seeks to consolidate government IDs.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte will be signing the proposition once the final version has been submitted to his office.

The bill is one of the priorities of the Duterte administration.

“This landmark bill is part of the legislative priority agenda of the Duterte administration to improve the delivery of government services; thus, once ratified, the President will sign this into law,” Roque said.

On May 23, the bicameral conference committee has approved the measure seeking to establish the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys.

Details about the bicam version of the bill were not revealed but Senator Panfilo Lacson said the bicam version mostly followed the Senate-approved version.

The bill aims to consolidate around 33 government IDs through the establishment of a single national ID.

The PhilSys will provide a card with an electronic chip containing personal information of a citizen including date of birth, place of birth, permanent address, marital status, blood type, parents’ full name, biometrics information, height, weight in kilograms, distinguishing features, and tax identification number.

The card will also contain a voter’s identification number and Philippine passport number.

There were previous attempts under past administrations to have a national ID system, which all failed to get an approval for privacy reasons.

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‘May dumaang pison!’ — Kidapawan hit by Intensity 7 earthquake

‘May dumaang pison!’ — Kidapawan hit by Intensity 7 earthquake

Kidapawan City tonight experienced an Intensity 7 earthquake following a magnitude 6.3 tremor that hit North Cotabato. Reports reaching The Filipino Times showed General Santos was likewise hit with a fire breaking put in the aftermath. No details yet on the quake’s...

Kidapawan hit by Intensity 7 earthquake

Kidapawan hit by Intensity 7 earthquake

Kidapawan City has experienced an Intensity 7 earthquake after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit North Cotabato. No details yet on the quake damage to the city and casualties. "No reports even in the outskirts, so far so good, I hope magpapatuloy," Kidapawan City Mayor...

Savor Philippines’ finest flavors with Mother’s Best

Savor Philippines’ finest flavors with Mother’s Best

Filipinos seeking unique flavors from the Philippines now enjoy an assortment of products shipped all the way from their home country with the help of Shankar Trading Company LLC. Among the products that bring forth the delicious, lip-smacking taste of the Philippine...

OFW squashes rumors that he was raped, slain

OFW squashes rumors that he was raped, slain

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