I think it is very urgent for the government to implement the National Identification System. Everyday, we hear of illegal activities of persons or groups, such as David Tan who is in high-profile rice smuggling, and making the government lose millions or billions of pesos. If there were a national ID people like Mr. Tan could easily be traced and apprehended easily and quickly.
In the case of supertyphoon Yolanda, those victims who are still missing could also be easily identified if they had their IDs. As of now, many of the victims remain unaccounted for, with their families uncertain of the fate of their relatives. It is so hard for the government and the rescuers as the search goes on. They have to start from scratch.
Those who oppose the ID system are those who have something to hide, probably because they are engaged in the illegal trade and activities. Legitimate, law-abiding citizens like me are 100 percent in support of the ID system. Having a national ID is something to be proud of. Business-transactions would be easy and hassle-free.
Maybunga, Pasig City