THE Philippine National ID system project, intended to give Filipinos an ID attesting to and symbolic of their citizenship, is a total disgrace to our nation. It is deeply flawed, among others, because it doesn't even have the specimen signatures of the subject, which all cards, from your membership card in some club to your credit cards, have.

It is useless, and government can't require private firms and even banks actually, despite the Bangko Sentral's order, to recognize these. The P8 billion spent to produce these cards has been for naught. Stop its further implementation, which would cost another P10 billion.

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