MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Some six million Filipinos will receive their nationl ID when the first batch will be released in September this year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.
However, not all Filipinos favor the implementation of a national identification card. Some would rather have multiple IDs, including those fake ones being printed and sold at the corner of Taft Ave and Recto St.
They claim ‘invasion of privacy,’ not realizing that everything about them is already public just by being on Facebook, having a bank or credit card, applying for a passport, shopping online or purchasing a smart phone.
Regardless, those who oppose a national ID will get one anyway, and the good news is that it’s free.
The only difference between the legitimate national ID and the ID for those who oppose it is that instead of the word “Resident” (Res) under the category line, those opposing will have “TNT” printed on the face of their ID.
”TNT” stands for ‘tago ng tago’ (always hiding) and refers to undocumented Filipinos in the U.S. who constantly change addresses in order to avoid immigration authorities.