Jovita J. Vence, Assistant Division Chief, Bureau of Trade and Industrial Policy Research, the Philippines Department of Trade and Industry

Why this topic ?

The Philippines’ ID System (PhilSys) is administered by the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) with the aim of promoting seamless service delivery. PhilSys has been rolled out in phases, with priority use given to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The 5-year program will culminate in 2022 with the mass registration of 105 million Filipinos. Yet, challenges remain such as a lack of accountability, the lack of public trust and a lack of budgetary support.