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Things to know about the Philippine System (PhilSys) ID

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Philippine Identification System Act on Monday (August 6). The administration is confident that the new ID system will pass all constitutional requisites.

What’s in the National ID?

Philippine System Number (PSN) – A unique number assigned to each Filipino which can be used in all transactions with all branches of government and certain private institutions like banks.

Mandatory information

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Blood type
  • Address
  • Citizenship

Additional / Optional

  • Marital status
  • Mobile number(s)
  • Email address(es)

Biometrics

  • Front-facing photograph
  • Full set of fingerprints
  • Iris scan

Where to use?

Specific transactions that the National ID can be used for include:

  • Application for:

– social welfare and benefits
– services offered by the GSIS, SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-ibig, and other government agencies
– passport and driver’s licenses
– transactions related to taxes

– schools, colleges, universities, and other learning institutions

– employment and other related transactions

– bank accounts and other transactions with banks and financial institutions

  • Registration and voting identification purposes
  • Verification of criminal records and clearances
  • Other transactions defined in the implementing rules and regulations (IRR)

How much?

The Philippine System (PhilSys) ID is free of charge to all Filipino citizens and resident aliens

When to register?

Every citizen or resident alien shall register personally in the registration centers one year after the effectivity of the Act.

Overseas Filipinos

Filipinos abroad can register at the embassy or consular offices in their respective countries of location to get their assigned PSN. – UNTV News & Rescue

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Duterte asks PDP-Laban members to unite behind government

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has called for continued support from the members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to address issues that are facing the country.

Duterte, the chairman of the PDP-Laban, made his appeal during the party’s reunion of leaders and the celebration of the first anniversary of PDP Cares on Wednesday.

“As we [undergo] reforms in this administration, our unity is now more important than ever. I, therefore, ask the continued support of PDP-Laban and its partners in creating practical solutions to address the root cause of our nation’s problems,” Duterte said.

The Chief Executive also challenged the members of the ruling political party to remain true to its vision to promote good governance and to address issues that continue to strangle Filipinos.

“Let us remain committed to the party’s vision of liberating our people from the clutches of poverty, conflict, crime, illegal drugs and corruption through the promotion of justice, equality, and good governance,” he said.

He also called on his party-mates to promote the proposed shift to federalism which is a priority measure of his administration.

Present in the event were PDP-Laban President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel and former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.

The party assembly was held just a few days after President Duterte met with the two warring factions and urged them to settle their differences.

But Pimentel insists there is no faction in the PDP-Laban, saying one cannot highjack a party by holding an event and electing himself as its leader if he is a non-member.

Pimentel is referring to Rogelio Garcia, a classmate of Duterte, who claims to lead the other group.

Congressman Alvarez also agreed with Pimentel’s statement.

“Hindi. Isa lang. Isa lang talaga. Wala namang infighting. I think, mali lang iyong impression na iyan,” said Alvarez.

The members of the PDP-Laban are expected to meet again by September to iron out other issues. – Asher Cadapan Jr. | UNTV News & Rescue

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Duterte likely to resign if Bongbong Marcos wins protest

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is likely to step down if former senator and defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. wins his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday (August 16) said Duterte wants a “better qualified” successor as he has been worried if someone “incompetent” would replace him.

“He had said that he thinks that Senator Bongbong Marcos is one of the better-qualified leaders to succeed him. If there’s development and he will win the protest, then he becomes vice president, yes, he will make true his words. If he (Marcos) becomes vice president, perhaps, the President will make true his word, he will step down,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said during Wednesday’s press briefing (August 16).

On Tuesday, the President openly named Marcos or Senator Chiz Escudero as his preferred successors if ever he steps down as president.

“I think deep in my heart if you follow the succession and Robredo takes over, hindi niya kaya. That’s my honest opinion. Kung sino lang sana diyan, in the likes of Escudero or Bongbong Marcos,” Duterte said during his meeting with members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas in Malacanang.

Duterte said he was tired with his seemingly “endless” fight against graft and corruption that “has contaminated almost all government departments and offices.”

Roque clarified, however, that Duterte remains the President and would not be resigning anytime soon.

In April, Marcos filed an electoral protest against Robredo claiming the vice presidential race in 2016 was manipulated causing him to lose against Robredo by around 263,000 votes.

Meanwhile, Robredo’s camp remains confident that Marcos will never become the president on this nation.

“Insofar as we are concerned, President Duterte’s resignation will never happen because Mr. Marcos will never win his electoral protest,” ended Atty. Romulo Macalintal, Robredo’s Lead Counsel. – Rosalie Coz / Marje Pelayo

 

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Roque: Teachers’ pay hike possible after TRAIN 2

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque | PCOO

 

 

QUEZON PROVINCE, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Wednesday, August 15, announced before more than 8,000 educators, the plan of President Rodrigo Duterte to increase the monthly salary of teachers.

“Well ang sabi ng Presidente, matapos ang TRAIN 2 doon niya talagang hahanapan ng pondo para maitaas muli ang sahod ng mga teachers,” Roque said during the annual teachers convention held in Quezon Province.

He added that the Congress is now working on the draft of the second tax reform package of the Duterte administration after which, they lawmakers may then proceed with the measure for teachers’ pay hike.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, for his part, is also closely coordinating with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) regarding the proposal.

Sa kasalukuyan meron na po silang salary standardization that ends on 2019. Pagkatapos po nito ay ako mismo magpafollow up sa ating Pangulo o sa ating kalihim ng Budget and Management para po isunod kaagad ang kanilang unti unting salary increase,” he said. – Japhet Cablaida / Marje Pelayo

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