Fact Check: Do majority of Filipinos approve the National ID bill signed by President Duterte?

Fact Check: Do majority of Filipinos approve the National ID bill signed by President Duterte?

- The Social Weather Station (SWS) conducted a survey on the view of Filipinos regarding the National ID system

- This is after President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Philippine System Identification Act

- It appeared that majority of the respondents support the new ID system

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In a recent survey conducted by the Social Weather Station (SWS), it reflected how Filipinos view the newly-signed bill on National ID system.

Results show that 73% of Filipinos support the move to have one Identification Card for different transactions whether in the government or in private companies.

Moreover, 46% of the respondents “strongly” agreed on having a national ID while 27% just answered “agree.”

On the other hand, KAMI learned that only 18% of the respondents “disapprove” to the move and 7% said they have no idea about the matter.

When asked about the extent of help that the national ID system will bring to Filipinos, 32% said it will be a “very big help” while 28% stated that it is a “big help” to them.

Also, 26% of the respondents considered the move as a “moderate help” while 8% believed it brings “little help.”

In the security features, 60% of the surveyed individuals believed that the specs of the ID can ensure the protection of their private information.

Here is the sample of the National ID Card posted in Instagram:

Meanwhile, in a previous article by KAMI, it can be remembered that President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Philippine System Identification Act (PhilSys Act) which aims to secure every adult Filipino a “Filipino ID Card.”

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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