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Pbs - Umak Partnership To Promote Philsys #idnatin: Ang Id Ng Pilipino



In exceptional times such as the ongoing global pandemic, the country found the need for more efficient and convenient ways of doing transactions.  


Republic Act No. 11055, otherwise known as the Philippine Identification System Act, signed into law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in August 2018, is a valid platform for simplifying public and private transactions. The youth sector is covered in the enrollment and registration into the Philippine Identification System, otherwise known as the PhilSys.  Consequently, the Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the University of Makati (UMak) Office of the Vice President for Student Services and Community Development (OVPSSCD) joined hands to encourage and inform the youth, particularly those between 15 to 30 years of age, of the National ID System through the #IDNatin: Ang ID ng Pilipino campaign.


The ceremonial turn-over of the marketing materials and the signed Memorandum of Understanding was held on March 23, 2021, at UMak. The event was attended by PBS Focal Projects Specialist Earl Jan S. Ogremin and Radyo ng Pilipinas Focal Projects Head George C. Arceño, Jr., together with UMak Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) Elyxzur C. Ramos and UMak Center for Culture and the Arts (CCA) Director Wovi W. Villanueva, representing OVPSSCD.



In this partnership, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) through PBS will be releasing infomercials under the #IDNATIN: Ang ID ng Pilipino campaign to UMak.  For its part, UMak will help promote and distribute the materials through online classes and other modes of media to enlighten the students.






Indeed, young Filipinos face the same level of difficulties in transacting with various government agencies because of the need for at least two valid identification cards. Now more than ever, the Filipinos including the youth need an efficient and convenient way of accessing the basic services of the government. The Philippine Identification System is valid proof that the delivery of these services can be simplified and accelerated.




Written by Liezl D. Sarmiento, a student from the University of Makati School of Law; Photos courtesy of OVPSSCD


In Photos: Mr. George C. Arceño, Jr., Radyo ng Pilipinas Focal Projects Head; Dr. Elyxzur C. Ramos, UMak VPAA; Prof. Wovi W. Villanueva, UMak OVPSSCD-CCA Director