MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The National ID Law is headed for approval in Congress, but the fight is not yet over.
Congresswoman Geraldine Roman (1st District, Bataan), the first openly transgender woman elected to the Philippine Congress, has introduced an amendment to the Bill that would mandate the inclusion of sexual orientation on the the ID.
Speaking to The Adobo Chronicles, Roman said, “If we’re going to have a national ID, it should contain all the pertinent information about the individual, and that includes sexual orientation, para wala nang tanong tanong. (No questions asked.)
We happen to agree with Roman.